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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226776/an-in-silico-model-of-the-effects-of-vitamin-d3-on-mycobacterium-infected-macrophage
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Maya Gough, Elebeoba May, Maya Gough, Elebeoba May, Maya Gough, Elebeoba May
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a global health concern, causing over one million deaths a year. Alveolar macrophages, as the primary host cell of this intracellular bacterium, play an important role in the course of disease. Vitamin D3 is known to have a potent effect on macrophage behavior during infection, modulating the production of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines and immune effector molecules. In a vitamin D3 deficient host, the immune systems response to infection is greatly impaired. We used a quantitative systems biology approach to model the intracellular effects of vitamin D3 and compared our simulation output to our in vitro model of mycobacterium infection of macrophages in the presence and absence of Vitamin D3...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225907/characterisation-of-iunh-gene-knockout-strain-from-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Anne Drumond Villela, Valnês da Silva Rodrigues, Antônio Frederico Michel Pinto, Priscila Lamb Wink, Zilpa Adriana Sánchez-Quitian, Guilherme Oliveira Petersen, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Diógenes Santiago Santos
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused mainly by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The better understanding of important metabolic pathways from M. tuberculosis can contribute to the development of novel therapeutic and prophylactic strategies to combat TB. Nucleoside hydrolase (MtIAGU-NH), encoded by iunH gene (Rv3393), is an enzyme from purine salvage pathway in M. tuberculosis. MtIAGU-NH accepts inosine, adenosine, guanosine, and uridine as substrates, which may point to a pivotal metabolic role...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225901/tuberculosis-associated-factors-caused-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-of-the-rdrio-genotype
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Eloise Brasil Moraes, Letícia Slompo, Amanda Juliane Finardi, Heloisa Paro Pedro da Silveira, Luciana Ruiz, Harrison Magdinier Gomes, Virginia Bodelão Richini, Philip Suffys, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Ricardo Cavalcanti, Ida Maria Foschiani Dias Baptista
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a disease that affects many countries around the world, including Brazil. Recently, a subtype of Latin American-Mediterranean family strain was identified and characterised by RDRio. The strain has been associated with different characteristics of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In the present study we investigated the association of epidemiological, clinical, radiological and bacteriological variables with pulmonary tuberculosis caused by RDRioMycobacterium tuberculosis strain in large regions of São Paulo...
March 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225895/tuberculosis-associated-factors-caused-by-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-of-the-rdrio-genotype
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Eloise Brasil Moraes, Letícia Slompo, Amanda Juliane Finardi, Heloisa Paro Pedro da Silveira, Luciana Ruiz, Harrison Magdinier Gomes, Virginia Bodelão Richini, Philip Suffys, Carlos Magno Castelo Branco Fortaleza, Ricardo Cavalcanti, Ida Maria Foschiani Dias Baptista
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a disease that affects many countries around the world, including Brazil. Recently, a subtype of Latin American-Mediterranean family strain was identified and characterised by RDRio. The strain has been associated with different characteristics of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In the present study we investigated the association of epidemiological, clinical, radiological and bacteriological variables with pulmonary tuberculosis caused by RDRioMycobacterium tuberculosis strain in large regions of São Paulo...
February 16, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225541/perceived-barriers-to-adherence-to-tuberculosis-infection-control-measures-among-health-care-workers-in-the-dominican-republic
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Helena J Chapman, Bienvenido A Veras-Estévez, Jamie L Pomeranz, Eddy N Pérez-Then, Belkys Marcelino, Michael Lauzardo
INTRODUCTION Health care workers have an increased risk of infection due to occupational Mycobacterium tuberculosis exposure, including multidrug-resistant strains. Health care workers' risk of developing tuberculosis is greater than that of the general population, whether in low-, intermediate- or high-incidence countries. Adherence to infection control measures (administrative controls, environmental controls, and personal respiratory protection) is essential to reduce risk of disease transmission between suspected tuberculosis patients and health care workers, but for different reasons, both objective and subjective, adherence is low...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225540/antituberculosis-drug-resistance-in-pulmonary-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-cuba-2012-2014
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Dihadenys Lemus, Miguel Echemendía, Raúl Díaz, María J Llanes, Lourdes Suárez, Antonio Marrero
INTRODUCTION Systematic surveillance of antituberculosis drug resistance allows identification of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Surveillance studies of antituberculosis drug resistance systematically conducted in Cuba for over 15 years have revealed low circulation of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, under 1% in new cases. OBJECTIVE Characterize antituberculosis drug resistance in isolates of M. tuberculosis recovered from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in Cuba in 2012-2014...
January 2017: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225345/results-of-xpert-%C3%A2-mtb-rif-implementation-in-kyrgyzstan
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G Kurbaniyazova, M Joncevska, S Kalon, G Kalmambetova, T Mohr, A Toktogonova, K Takieva, K M Monirul Islam, F Luelmo
INTRODUCTION: In July 2012, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Quality Health Care Project introduced the Xpert® MTB/RIF assay at the facility level of the primary health care system in Kyrgyzstan. This study analysed the results of the implementation of Xpert. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Test results from 2734 patients from July 2012 to December 2014 were analysed. The sensitivity and specificity of Xpert in routine programme conditions were evaluated using culture and phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST) as gold standard...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225341/patterns-of-drug-resistance-among-patients-with-tuberculous-pleural-effusion-in-greece
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V Anastasakos, V Skouras, C Moschos, S Tsikrika, S Karabela, I Marinou, E Vogiatzakis, K Konstantinou, A Papavasiliou, I Kalomenidis
SETTING: Data on the relationship between pleural tuberculosis (TB) and anti-tuberculosis drug resistance are scarce. OBJECTIVE: To determine the patterns of drug resistance among pleural Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in Greece and the incidence of tuberculous pleural effusion (TPE) among patients with multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant (XDR) pulmonary TB. DESIGN: Drug susceptibility testing (DST) results recorded in the database of the National Reference Centre for Tuberculosis in Athens, Greece, over a 9-year period (2003-2011) were reviewed...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225340/pattern-of-first-and-second-line-drug-resistance-among-pulmonary-tuberculosis-retreatment-cases-in-pakistan
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A Javaid, R Hasan, A Zafar, M A Chaudry, S Qayyum, E Qadeer, Z Shaheen, N Agha, N Rizvi, M Z Afridi, M K Chima, A R Khan, A Ghafoor, S Khan, S R Awan, S Akhtar, K Choudry, Z H Iqbal, M Ansarie, N Ahmad
BACKGROUND: Drug resistance in general, and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in particular, threatens global tuberculosis (TB) control efforts. Population-based estimates of drug resistance are needed to develop strategies for controlling drug-resistant TB in Pakistan. OBJECTIVE: To obtain population-based data on Mycobacterium tuberculosis drug resistance in Pakistan. METHODS: To obtain drug resistance data, we conducted a population-based study of TB cases in all provinces of Pakistan...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225339/latent-tuberculous-infection-in-household-contacts-of-multidrug-resistant-and-newly-diagnosed-tuberculosis
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G J Fox, N T Anh, N V Nhung, N T Loi, N B Hoa, L T Ngoc Anh, N K Cuong, T N Buu, G B Marks, D Menzies
BACKGROUND: Differences in the prevalence of latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis (TB) disease among contacts of patients with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and drug-susceptible TB are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of tuberculin skin test (TST) positivity in household contacts of patients with MDR-TB and in contacts of patients never previously treated for TB ('new TB'). DESIGN: Consecutive patients with MDR-TB and their household contacts at nine urban district clinics in Viet Nam were screened for TB and LTBI, and followed up for 6 months...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225337/multiple-cytokines-for-the-detection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-infection-in-children-with-tuberculosis
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N Nausch, C Lundtoft, G Schulz, H Henckel, E Mayatepek, B Fleischer, F M Marx, M Jacobsen
SETTING: Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs) play an important role in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. However, in children with tuberculosis (TB), some studies have shown increased frequencies of false-negative or indeterminate IGRA results. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the spectrum of different cytokines to improve the diagnostic accuracy of IGRAs in latent tuberculous infection (LTBI) and active TB. DESIGN: We performed multiplex cytokine expression analysis of QuantiFERON® Gold In-Tube supernatants in children with active TB (n = 21) and disease-free contacts with (n = 15) and without LTBI (n = 12), to determine the sensitivity and specificity of the modified tests...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225105/elucidating-the-biosynthetic-pathways-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-a-computational-approach
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Purva Bhatter, Karthik Raman, Vani Janakiraman
Microbial volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have gained prominence in the recent past for their potential use as disease markers. The discovery of microbial VOCs has benefited 'difficult to detect' diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). Few of the identified VOCs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) are currently being explored for their diagnostic potential. However, very little is known about the biosynthesis of these small lipophilic molecules. Here, we propose putative biosynthetic pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis for three VOCs, namely methyl nicotinate, methyl phenylacetate and methyl p-anisate, using computational approaches...
February 22, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224849/tuberculosis
#13
Lynne Pearce
Essential facts Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection caused by a bacterium, mycobacterium tuberculosis. While it can affect any part of the body, only pulmonary TB is infectious. According to the charity TB Alert, there were 5,758 cases of TB in the UK in 2015 and 39% of them were in London. This represented a fall from a peak of 8,919 cases in 2011. Left untreated, TB is life-threatening, but is usually curable with antibiotics. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better, both for the person's health and in preventing them from passing the infection on to others...
February 22, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224437/baseline-hbv-load-increases-the-risk-of-anti-tuberculous-drug-induced-hepatitis-flares-in-patients-with-tuberculosis
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Chun-Hui Zhu, Man-Zhi Zhao, Guang Chen, Jun-Ying Qi, Jian-Xin Song, Qin Ning, Dong Xu
Hepatitis associated anti-tuberculous treatment (HATT) has been a main obstacle in managing patients co-infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Therefore, we evaluated the factors related to the severity of adverse effects during HATT, especially those associated with liver failure. A retrospective study was carried out at Tongji Hospital from 2007 to 2012. Increases in serum transaminase levels of >3, 5, and 10 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) were used to define liver damage as mild, moderate, and severe, respectively...
February 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224119/vesicular-stomatitis-virus-vectored-multi-antigen-tuberculosis-vaccine-limits-bacterial-proliferation-in-mice-following-a-single-intranasal-dose
#15
Ming Zhang, Chunsheng Dong, Sidong Xiong
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a serious health problem worldwide, and an urgent need exists to improve or replace the available vaccine, Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG). Most vaccination protocols adapt two or three doses to induce long-term lasting immunity. Our previous study showed that the naked DNA encoding the triple-antigen fusion TFP846 (Rv3615c-Mtb10.4-Rv2660c) induced robust T cellular immune responses accompanying four inoculations against mycobacteria infection. However, a number of compliance issues exist in some areas lacking the appropriate medical infrastructure with multiple administrations...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224118/heparin-binding-hemagglutinin-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-is-an-inhibitor-of-autophagy
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Qing Zheng, Zhi Li, Shan Zhou, Qian Zhang, Lei Zhou, Xiaorui Fu, Liu Yang, Yueyun Ma, Xiaoke Hao
Airway epithelial cell is often the initial site of attack by pathogens, and cell death is commonly caused by internalization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). However, the mechanism of interaction between epithelial cells and Mtb is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the role of the heparin-binding hemagglutinin (HBHA) protein of Mtb in the function of epithelial cells. In particular, the autophagy of A549 cells was determined based on microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 alpha (LC3) activity...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223969/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-prolyl-oligopeptidase-induces-in-vitro-secretion-of-proinflammatory-cytokines-by-peritoneal-macrophages
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Brina Portugal, Flávia N Motta, Andre F Correa, Diego O Nolasco, Hugo de Almeida, Kelly G Magalhães, Ana L V Atta, Francisco D Vieira, Izabela M D Bastos, Jaime M Santana
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that leads to death over 1 million people per year worldwide and the biological mediators of this pathology are poorly established, preventing the implementation of effective therapies to improve outcomes in TB. Host-bacterium interaction is a key step to TB establishment and the proteases produced by these microorganisms seem to facilitate bacteria invasion, migration and host immune response evasion. We presented, for the first time, the identification, biochemical characterization, molecular dynamics (MDs) and immunomodulatory properties of a prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis (POPMt)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223967/secretome-prediction-of-two-m-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-reveals-their-high-antigenic-density-and-potential-drug-targets
#18
Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Zyanya L Zatarain-Barrón, Vito A Cantu-Robles, Alfredo Mendoza-Vargas, Camilo Molina-Romero, Filiberto Sánchez, Luis Del Pozo-Yauner, Rogelio Hernández-Pando, Adrián Ochoa-Leyva
The Excreted/Secreted (ES) proteins play important roles during Mycobacterium tuberculosis invasion, virulence, and survival inside the host and they are a major source of immunogenic proteins. However, the molecular complexity of the bacillus cell wall has made difficult the experimental isolation of the total bacterial ES proteins. Here, we reported the genomes of two Beijing genotype M. tuberculosis clinical isolates obtained from patients from Vietnam (isolate 46) and South Africa (isolate 48). We developed a bioinformatics pipeline to predict their secretomes and observed that ~12% of the genome-encoded proteins are ES, being PE, PE-PGRS, and PPE the most abundant protein domains...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223515/rational-design-of-adjuvants-targeting-the-c-type-lectin-mincle
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Alexiane Decout, Sandro Silva-Gomes, Daniel Drocourt, Sophie Barbe, Isabelle André, Francisco J Cueto, Thierry Lioux, David Sancho, Eric Pérouzel, Alain Vercellone, Jacques Prandi, Martine Gilleron, Gérard Tiraby, Jérôme Nigou
The advances in subunit vaccines development have intensified the search for potent adjuvants, particularly adjuvants inducing cell-mediated immune responses. Identification of the C-type lectin Mincle as one of the receptors underlying the remarkable immunogenicity of the mycobacterial cell wall, via recognition of trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate (TDM), has opened avenues for the rational design of such molecules. Using a combination of chemical synthesis, biological evaluation, molecular dynamics simulations, and protein mutagenesis, we gained insight into the molecular bases of glycolipid recognition by Mincle...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223451/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-proteasome-accessory-factor-a-pafa-can-transfer-prokaryotic-ubiquitin-like-protein-pup-between-substrates
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Susan Zhang, Kristin E Burns-Huang, Guido V Janssen, Huilin Li, Huib Ovaa, Lizbeth Hedstrom, K Heran Darwin
The protein degradation machinery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis includes a proteasome and a ubiquitin-like protein (Pup). Proteasome accessory factor A (PafA) attaches Pup to proteins to target them for degradation by the proteasome. Free Pup is unstable and never observed in extracts of M. tuberculosis, an observation that led us to hypothesize that PafA may need alternative sources of Pup. Here, we show that PafA can move Pup from one proteasome substrate, inositol 1-phosphate synthetase (Ino1), to two different proteins, malonyl coenzyme A (CoA)-acyl carrier protein transacylase (FabD) and lonely guy (Log)...
February 21, 2017: MBio
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