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R. Inst. Adolfo Lutz ; 76: 1-6, 2017. ilus
Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: vti-16730

Resumo

The immunoblotting reaction for performing the paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) immunodiagnosis is an in-house methodology; and being a laborious task involving two previous steps, SDS-PAGE and Western blot, we evaluated the shelf life of nitrocellulose membranes containing the immobilized P. brasiliensis antigens, stored at -20 o C for 7, 15, 30, 45, 60 and 90 days. Twenty-eight serum samples were analyzed on two nitrocellulose membranes groups: (a) membranes previously blocked with PBS-5 % non-fat dry milk and (b) the priory non-blocked membranes. No difference was detected in the reactivity pattern in serum samples evaluated in the both membrane groups, especially for those stored for 7, 15, 30, 45 and 60 days. It might be emphasized that a good stability of P. brasiliensis antigens, immobilized on the nitrocellulose membranes, enable them to be stored up to 60 days at -20 o C. This finding contributes to the rapid diagnosis of PCM, and for sending them to other laboratories without adequate infrastructure for carrying out the steps that precede the immunodetection as the antigen production, SDS-PAGE and Western blot techniques. This scheme contributes substantially to improve the quality of PCM serodiagnosis, as it provides reproducible results in the units of the Laboratory Network.(AU)


Considerando-se que o immunoblotting para o imunodiagnóstico da paracoccidioidomicose (PCM) é uma metodologia in house e laboriosa envolvendo duas etapas iniciais, SDS-PAGE e Western blot, neste estudo foi avaliado o tempo de prateleira das membranas de nitrocelulose sensibilizadas com antígeno de P. brasiliensis, armazenadas a -20 o C durante 7, 15, 30, 45, 60 e 90 dias. Vinte e oito amostras de soro foram analisadas em dois grupos de membranas de nitrocelulose (membranas previamente bloqueadas com PBS-leite 5 % e as não-bloqueadas). Não houve diferença no padrão de reatividade quando os soros foram avaliados frente a ambos os grupos, especialmente para membranas armazenadas por 7, 15, 30, 45 e 60 dias. A boa estabilidade do antígeno utilizado para sensibilizar as membranas fez com que estas pudessem ser armazenadas a -20 C até 60 dias. Estas características contribuem para efetuar o diagnóstico rápido da PCM, bem como as perspectivas dessas membranas sensibilizadas serem encaminhadas para os laboratórios, que não possuam infraestrutura necessária para executar as etapas que antecedem a realização de immunoblotting, como a produção de antígeno, as técnicas de SDS PAGE e Western blot. Este procedimento contribui substancialmente para melhorar o diagnóstico sorológico da PCM, pois poderá fornecer resultados reprodutíveis nas unidades componentes da Rede de Laboratórios.(AU)


Assuntos
Paracoccidioidomicose/diagnóstico , Prazo de Validade de Produtos , Colódio , Antígenos , Paracoccidioides , Immunoblotting , Testes Sorológicos
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Braz. J. Microbiol. ; 45(4): 1357-1361, Oct.-Dec. 2014. ilus, tab
Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: vti-28456

Resumo

Several reports showed outbreaks of histoplasmosis acquired while bat-inhabited caves were visited by tourists, miners or researchers. We evaluated the performance of double immunodifusion (DI) and immunoblotting (IB) assays, employed for the histoplasmosis outbreak elucidation occurred in Vale do Paraíba, São Paulo. The existence of epidemiologic link, four patients with clinical signs suggestive of histoplasmosis and mycological confirmation has made that all 35 individuals involved to the cave visit were subjected to serological evaluation. By DI, we observed reactivity against H. capsulatum antigen in a single serum examined nearly 20 days after exposure to fungal propagules. On the other hand, IB showed reactivity against H and M fractions in 50% of samples evaluated. The analysis of the second sample batch, collected two months after the exposure showed that 96.7% were reactive by DI with antibodies titers ranging from 1 to 16 and 100% of reactivity against H and M fractions, by IB, suggesting an acute infection. The analysis of the overall agreement between the methods showed to be reasonable (κ = 0.37). This study confirms the importance and efficacy of more sensitive methodologies, such as IB assay, to early elucidation of disease, especially in cases of patients without mycological information.


Assuntos
Humanos , Masculino , Feminino , Adolescente , Adulto , Anticorpos Antifúngicos/sangue , Surtos de Doenças , Testes Diagnósticos de Rotina/métodos , Histoplasma/imunologia , Histoplasmose/diagnóstico , Histoplasmose/epidemiologia , Técnicas Microbiológicas/métodos , Brasil/epidemiologia , Imunoensaio/métodos , Sensibilidade e Especificidade
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 20: 36, 04/02/2014. ilus
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-954717

Resumo

This case reports an immunocompetent 29-year-old woman with suspected pneumonia, suggestive of fungal infection. Immunoblotting analysis reactivity againstHistoplasma capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis were observed. Nested-PCR in blood employing species-specific primers was positive for H. capsulatum andCryptococcus neoformans. The evaluation of paucisymptomatic patients with positive results for H. capsulatum and C. neoformans could be relevant for the prevention as well as the possible evaluation of the reactivated quiescent foci. In conclusion, the associated methodology may have contributed to the monitoring endogenous reactivation of these diseases.(AU)


Assuntos
Testes Imunológicos , Immunoblotting , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Técnicas de Diagnóstico Molecular , Histoplasmose/diagnóstico , Criptococose/diagnóstico , Cryptococcus neoformans , Relatório de Pesquisa , Histoplasma
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Artigo em Inglês | VETINDEX | ID: vti-10986

Resumo

This case reports an immunocompetent 29-year-old woman with suspected pneumonia, suggestive of fungal infection. Immunoblotting analysis reactivity against Histoplasma capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis were observed. Nested-PCR in blood employing species-specific primers was positive for H. capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans. The evaluation of paucisymptomatic patients with positive results for H. capsulatum and C. neoformans could be relevant for the prevention as well as the possible evaluation of the reactivated quiescent foci. In conclusion, the associated methodology may have contributed to the monitoring endogenous reactivation of these diseases.(AU)


Assuntos
Animais , Diagnóstico , Alergia e Imunologia , Histoplasma , Infecções , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/instrumentação
5.
Artigo em Inglês | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1484590

Resumo

This case reports an immunocompetent 29-year-old woman with suspected pneumonia, suggestive of fungal infection. Immunoblotting analysis reactivity against Histoplasma capsulatum and Paracoccidioides brasiliensis were observed. Nested-PCR in blood employing species-specific primers was positive for H. capsulatum and Cryptococcus neoformans. The evaluation of paucisymptomatic patients with positive results for H. capsulatum and C. neoformans could be relevant for the prevention as well as the possible evaluation of the reactivated quiescent foci. In conclusion, the associated methodology may have contributed to the monitoring endogenous reactivation of these diseases.


Assuntos
Animais , Alergia e Imunologia , Diagnóstico , Histoplasma , Infecções , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase/instrumentação
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