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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971017/using-experimental-de-worming-to-measure-the-immunological-and-pathological-impacts-of-lungworm-infection-in-cane-toads
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Patrick B Finnerty, Catherine M Shilton, Richard Shine, Gregory P Brown
The immunological and pathological consequences of parasite infection can be more rigorously assessed from experimental manipulation than from correlational studies of natural infections. We used anthelmintic treatment to experimentally decrease intensities of lungworm infection in captive and free-ranging wild cane toads to assess parasite impacts on host immune responses. First, we administered the anthelmintic drug Ivermectin to both infected and uninfected toads, to distinguish drug effects per se from the impacts of killing lungworms...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869965/the-neuropeptide-neuromedin-u-stimulates-innate-lymphoid-cells-and-type-2-inflammation
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Christoph S N Klose, Tanel Mahlakõiv, Jesper B Moeller, Lucille C Rankin, Anne-Laure Flamar, Hiroki Kabata, Laurel A Monticelli, Saya Moriyama, Gregory Garbès Putzel, Nikolai Rakhilin, Xiling Shen, Evi Kostenis, Gabriele M König, Takashi Senda, Dustin Carpenter, Donna L Farber, David Artis
The type 2 cytokines interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-9 and IL-13 have important roles in stimulating innate and adaptive immune responses that are required for resistance to helminth infection, promotion of allergic inflammation, metabolic homeostasis and tissue repair. Group 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) produce type 2 cytokines, and although advances have been made in understanding the cytokine milieu that promotes ILC2 responses, how ILC2 responses are regulated by other stimuli remains poorly understood...
September 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864921/invasive-pulmonary-fungal-infections-in-cystic-fibrosis
#3
Carsten Schwarz, Claudia Brandt, Paul Whitaker, Sivagurunathan Sutharsan, Heino Skopnik, Silvia Gartner, Christina Smazny, Jobst F Röhmel
Invasive pulmonary mycosis is after allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) a frequent and severe complication of CF lung disease. Among CF caregivers, there is an insecurity when and how to treat infections of the lung parenchyma caused by different fungi in patients with CF. This case series provides a multicenter experience on diagnostic, manifestation, and treatment of non-ABPA cases of pulmonary. Non-ABPA cases of pulmonary mycoses in patients with CF have been collected from the CF Centers in Berlin, Essen, Worms, Frankfurt (Germany), Leeds (UK), and Barcelona (Spain)...
September 1, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814544/direct-detection-of-early-stage-cancers-using-circulating-tumor-dna
#4
Jillian Phallen, Mark Sausen, Vilmos Adleff, Alessandro Leal, Carolyn Hruban, James White, Valsamo Anagnostou, Jacob Fiksel, Stephen Cristiano, Eniko Papp, Savannah Speir, Thomas Reinert, Mai-Britt Worm Orntoft, Brian D Woodward, Derek Murphy, Sonya Parpart-Li, David Riley, Monica Nesselbush, Naomi Sengamalay, Andrew Georgiadis, Qing Kay Li, Mogens Rørbæk Madsen, Frank Viborg Mortensen, Joost Huiskens, Cornelis Punt, Nicole van Grieken, Remond Fijneman, Gerrit Meijer, Hatim Husain, Robert B Scharpf, Luis A Diaz, Siân Jones, Sam Angiuoli, Torben Ørntoft, Hans Jørgen Nielsen, Claus Lindbjerg Andersen, Victor E Velculescu
Early detection and intervention are likely to be the most effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality of human cancer. However, development of methods for noninvasive detection of early-stage tumors has remained a challenge. We have developed an approach called targeted error correction sequencing (TEC-Seq) that allows ultrasensitive direct evaluation of sequence changes in circulating cell-free DNA using massively parallel sequencing. We have used this approach to examine 58 cancer-related genes encompassing 81 kb...
August 16, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761463/the-33-1-kda-excretory-secretory-protein-produced-by-toxocara-canis-larvae-serves-as-a-potential-common-biomarker-for-serodiagnosis-of-toxocariasis-in-paratenic-animals-and-human
#5
Huu-Hung Nguyen, Doan-Trung Vo, Thi-Tuyet-Trinh Thai, Thi-Thanh-Thao LE, Thanh-Dong LE, Nghia-Son Hoang
BACKGROUND: Toxocariasis is a prevalent zoonosis disease caused by the closely related nematode species Toxocara canis and Toxocara cati which parasitise Canidae and Felidae respectively. In paratenic hosts, larvae of these worms cause multiple organ damage. However, how these paratenic hosts response to these worms and whether any common biomarker can be applied for diagnosis are still unclear. METHODS: Excreted/secreted (E/S) antigens were prepared by culture of T...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755871/cyclohexene-fused-1-3-oxazines-with-selective-antibacterial-and-antiparasitic-action-and-low-cytotoxic-effects
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Maria R M de Brito, Walter J Peláez, Martín S Faillace, Gardenia C G Militão, Jackson R G S Almeida, Gustavo A Argüello, Zsolt Szakonyi, Ferenc Fülöp, Maria C Salvadori, Fernanda S Teixeira, Rivelilson M Freitas, Pedro L S Pinto, Ana C Mengarda, Marcos P N Silva, Ademar A Da Silva Filho, Josué de Moraes
Oxazine derivatives, a class of heterocyclic compounds, exhibit a variety of biological properties, such as anticonvulsant and antitumor activities. In this study, we evaluated the effect of two cyclohexene-fused 1,3-oxazines (cis‑1-benzyl-N-phenyl-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-3,1-benzoxazin-2-imine (1) and trans‑N-phenyl-1,4,4a,5,8,8a-hexahydro-3,1-benzoxazin-2-imine (2)) in cultures of Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella enterica, Serratia marcescens, Shigella flexneri and Staphylococcus aureus by the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC)...
October 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725552/repeated-inoculations-with-the-lung-and-heartworm-nematode-angiostrongylus-vasorum-result-in-increasing-larval-excretion-and-worm-burden-in-the-red-fox-vulpes-vulpes
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Ian David Woolsey, P Webster, S Thamsborg, Manuela Schnyder, Jesper Monrad, C M O Kapel
The French heartworm Angiostongylus vasorum is found in European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and dog populations, where it appears to be spreading geographically. Once introduced into new areas, it establishes in local fox populations, typically to over 50% prevalence in a few years. High susceptibility and constant excretion of first stage larvae (L1) by the definitive hosts are prerequisites for sustaining high parasite biomass in a particular habitat. The present study explores the hypothesis that repeated ingestion of gastropods in nature will result in accumulation of adult worms and elevated excretion of L1 in feces...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651962/fatty-acid-composition-of-free-living-and-parasitic-stages-of-the-bovine-lungworm-dictyocaulus-viviparus
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Ann-Christin Becker, Ina Willenberg, Andrea Springer, Nils Helge Schebb, Pablo Steinberg, Christina Strube
The development of parasitic nematodes proceeds via multiple stages, often implicating the necessity to adapt to different environments. Especially the transition from free-living to parasitic stages is accompanied by a significant change in the environmental conditions. To shed light on possible adaptations to these transitions, the fatty acid composition of different developmental stages of the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus was investigated. Fatty acids of D. viviparus eggs, the free-living first, second and third larval stage (L1-L3) as well as the parasitic preadult stage and adult male and female worms residing in the lungs of infected hosts were quantified by gas chromatography after transesterification to their fatty acid methyl esters...
June 23, 2017: Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628916/comprehensive-biomarker-analyses-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-prospectively-treated-with-the-polo-like-kinase-1-inhibitor-bi2536
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Frank Breitenbuecher, Joachim von Pawel, Martin Sebastian, Cornelius Kortsik, Saskia Ting, Stefan Kasper, Jeremias Wohlschläger, Karl Worm, Alicia Morresi-Hauf, Arno Schad, Daniela Westerwick, Beatrice Wehler, Martin Werner, Gerd Munzert, Birgit Gaschler-Markefski, Kurt W Schmid, Martin Schuler
BACKGROUND: Polo like kinase 1 (PLK1) is frequently upregulated in tumors and is thus viewed as a promising therapeutic target in various cancers. Several PLK1 inhibitors have recently been developed and clinically tested in solid cancers, albeit with limited success. So far, no predictive biomarkers for PLK1 inhibitors have been established. To this end, we conducted a post-hoc biomarker analysis of tumor samples from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with the PLK1 inhibitor BI2536 in a phase II study...
2017: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622369/comparative-sequence-analysis-reveals-regulation-of-genes-in-developing-schistosomula-of-schistosoma-mansoni-exposed-to-host-portal-serum
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Wander de Jesus Jeremias, Flávio Marcos Gomes Araújo, Fábio Ribeiro Queiroz, Fabiano Sviatopolk Mirsky Pais, Ana Carolina Alves de Mattos, Anna Christina de Matos Salim, Paulo Marcos Zech Coelho, Guilherme Correa Oliveira, John Robert Kusel, Renata Guerra-Sá, Roney Santos Coimbra, Élio Hideo Babá
Once inside a vertebrate host after infection, individual schistosomula of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni find a new and complex environment, which requires quick adjustments for survival, such as those that allow it to avoid the innate immune response of the host. Thus, it is very important for the parasite to remain within the skin after entering the host for a period of about 3 days, at which time it can then reach the venous system, migrate to the lungs and, by the end of eighth day post-infection, it reach the portal venous system, while undergoing minimal changes in morphology...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620263/immunopathological-response-of-leukocytes-against-microfilariae-and-adult-worms-in-white-rats-infected-with-setaria-cervi
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Sharba Kausar, Wajihullah Khan
AIM: Aim of this study was to see the immunopathological changes against the microfilariae (Mf) and adult worms of a bovine filarid, Setaria cervi in the tissues of vital organs of experimentally infected white rats. The effect of diethylcarbamazine (DEC) was also observed on the Mf, as leukocytes especially lymphocytes produce immunoglobulins which opsonize and increase the efficacy of DEC against circulating Mf. Effect of this drug was also assessed on liver enzymes in the microfilaremic rats...
May 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583216/the-role-of-rare-innate-immune-cells-in-type-2-immune-activation-against-parasitic-helminths
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Lauren M Webb, Elia D Tait Wojno
The complexity of helminth macroparasites is reflected in the intricate network of host cell types that participate in the Type 2 immune response needed to battle these organisms. In this context, adaptive T helper 2 cells and the Type 2 cytokines interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-9 and IL-13 have been the focus of research for years, but recent work has demonstrated that the innate immune system plays an essential role. Some innate immune cells that promote Type 2 immunity are relatively abundant, such as macrophages and eosinophils...
June 6, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497228/18-des-hydroxy-cytochalasin-an-antiparasitic-compound-of-diaporthe-phaseolorum-92c-an-endophytic-fungus-isolated-from-combretum-lanceolatum-pohl-ex-eichler
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Elson Rudimar Brissow, Igor Pereira da Silva, Kátia Aparecida de Siqueira, Jaqueline Alves Senabio, Leticia Pereira Pimenta, Ana Helena Januário, Lizandra Guidi Magalhães, Ricardo Andrade Furtado, Denise Crispim Tavares, Policarpo Ademar Sales Junior, Jane Lima Santos, Marcos Antônio Soares
Chemical investigation of the ethyl acetate extract from the endophytic fungus Diaporthe phaseolorum-92C (92C) isolated from the roots of Combretum lanceolatum led to the isolation of 18-des-hydroxy Cytochalasin H (compound 1). The trypanocidal and schistosomicidal activity and cytotoxicity of the extract from 92C were evaluated. The schistosomicidal, leishmanicidal, antimicrobial, and antioxidant actions, as well as the antitumor activity against the breast cancer cells MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7, and the cytotoxicity towards normal human lung fibroblasts GM07492A of compound 1 was tested...
July 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493001/study-on-the-tolerance-and-adaptation-of-rats-to-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-infection
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Liu Ji, Xu Yiyue, He Xujin, Zheng Minghui, Zhang Mengying, Hu Yue, Wu Yanqi, Song Langui, Zeng Xin, Lin Datao, Wan Shuo, Zheng Huanqin, Wu Zhongdao, Lv Zhiyue
Angiostrongylus cantonensis (A. cantonensis) is the most common infectious agent causing eosinophilic meningitis. As an important food-borne parasitic disease, angiostrongyliasis cantonensis is an emerging infectious disease which brings severe harm to central nerve system of human. Rat, one of the few permissive hosts of A. cantonensis known to date, plays an indispensable role in the worm's life cycle. However, the tolerance and adaptation of rat to A. cantonensis infection is rarely understood. In this study, we infected rats with different numbers the third stage larvae (L3) of A...
July 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490518/chk1-inhibition-in-small-cell-lung-cancer-produces-single-agent-activity-in-biomarker-defined-disease-subsets-and-combination-activity-with-cisplatin-or-olaparib
#15
Triparna Sen, Pan Tong, C Allison Stewart, Sandra Cristea, Aly Valliani, David S Shames, Abena B Redwood, You Hong Fan, Lerong Li, Bonnie S Glisson, John D Minna, Julien Sage, Don L Gibbons, Helen Piwnica-Worms, John V Heymach, Jing Wang, Lauren Averett Byers
Effective targeted therapies for small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), the most aggressive form of lung cancer, remain urgently needed. Here we report evidence of preclinical efficacy evoked by targeting the overexpressed cell-cycle checkpoint kinase CHK1 in SCLC. Our studies employed RNAi-mediated attenuation or pharmacologic blockade with the novel second-generation CHK1 inhibitor prexasertib (LY2606368), currently in clinical trials. In SCLC models in vitro and in vivo, LY2606368 exhibited strong single-agent efficacy, augmented the effects of cisplatin or the PARP inhibitor olaparib, and improved the response of platinum-resistant models...
July 15, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486498/migratory-phase-of-litomosoides-sigmodontis-filarial-infective-larvae-is-associated-with-pathology-and-transient-increase-of-s100a9-expressing-neutrophils-in-the-lung
#16
Gregory Karadjian, Frédéric Fercoq, Nicolas Pionnier, Nathaly Vallarino-Lhermitte, Emilie Lefoulon, Adélaïde Nieguitsila, Sabine Specht, Leo M Carlin, Coralie Martin
Filarial infections are tropical diseases caused by nematodes of the Onchocercidae family such as Mansonella perstans. The infective larvae (L3) are transmitted into the skin of vertebrate hosts by blood-feeding vectors. Many filarial species settle in the serous cavities including M. perstans in humans and L. sigmodontis, a well-established model of filariasis in mice. L. sigmodontis L3 migrate to the pleural cavity where they moult into L4 around day 9 and into male and female adult worms around day 30. Little is known of the early phase of the parasite life cycle, after the L3 is inoculated in the dermis by the vector and enters the afferent lymphatic vessels and before the moulting processes in the pleural cavity...
May 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476343/immune-responses-to-fungal-aeroallergen-in-heligmosomoides-polygyrus-infected-mice-vary-by-age
#17
Nopporn Apiwattanakul, Maneesha Palipane, Amali Eashani Samarasinghe
Parasite infections in the developing world have been considered to promote resistance to immune-mediated diseases such as asthma. Mouse studies have shown that helminths and their products reduce the development of allergic asthma. Since epidemiologic studies that show similar protection are in relation to geohelminth infections that occur in early life, we hypothesized that the parasite-mediated protection against asthma may differ by age. Mice infected with Heligmosomoides polygyrus at 3-weeks of age had similar asthma phenotype compared to mice infected at 28-weeks of age wherein airway eosinophilia was unaltered but tissue inflammation and GC metaplasia were reduced...
July 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347664/venestatin-a-ca-binding-protein-from-the-parasitic-nematode-strongyloides-venezuelensis-is-involved-in-the-larval-migration-process
#18
Daigo Tsubokawa, Takeshi Hatta, Taisei Kikuchi, Hiroki Maeda, Fusako Mikami, M Abdul Alim, Haruhiko Maruyama, Naotoshi Tsuji
The secretory EF-hand Ca(++)-binding proteins act as calcium signaling molecules for control of cell functions, but those proteins from parasitic helminths are poorly understood. Here, we have identified and characterized an EF-hand Ca(++)-binding protein from the rodent nematode, Strongyloides venezuelensis, termed 'venestatin', which is highly conserved in Strongyloides spp. Canonical two EF-hand domains and a signal peptide are present in venestatin. A gel mobility shift assay and Ruthenium red staining indicated that the recombinant venestatin possesses binding ability with Ca(++) ions...
July 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347653/cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-i-haplotype-diversity-of-angiostrongylus-cantonensis-nematoda-angiostrongylidae
#19
Praphathip Eamsobhana, Sze-Looi Song, Hoi-Sen Yong, Anchana Prasartvit, Sudarat Boonyong, Anchalee Tungtrongchitr
The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis is a food-borne zoonotic parasite of public health importance worldwide. It is the primary etiologic agent of eosinophilic meningitis and eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in humans in many countries. It is highly endemic in Thailand especially in the northeast region. In this study, A. cantonensis adult worms recovered from the lungs of wild rats in different geographical regions/provinces in Thailand were used to determine their haplotype by means of the mitochondrial partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequence...
March 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330511/cytochrome-c-oxidase-subunit-i-haplotype-reveals-high-genetic-diversity-of-angiostrongylus-malaysiensis-nematoda-angiostrongylidae
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P Eamsobhana, H S Yong, S L Song, A Prasartvit, S Boonyong, A Tungtrongchitr
The rat lungworm Angiostrongylus malaysiensis is a metastrongyloid nematode parasite. It has been reported in Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia and Japan. In this study, A. malaysiensis adult worms recovered from the lungs of wild rats in different geographical regions/provinces in Thailand were used to determine their haplotype by means of the mitochondrial partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene sequence. The results revealed high COI haplotype diversity of A. malaysiensis from Thailand...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
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