Several species of Acanthamoeba, including A. culbertsoni, A. polyphaga, A. castellanii, A. astronyxis, A. hatchetti, A. rhysodes, A. divionensis. In order to define the mode by which amoebae recognize ECM components and process this recognition, we analyzed Acanthamoeba culbertsoni attachment. They have been implicated in human infections and disease, including Acanthamoeba culbertsoni, Acanthamoeba polyphaga, Acanthamoeba castellanii.

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J Exp Med ; 3: In the present study, a BV-2 cell in vitro model was used to gain insight into the microglial cell- Acanthamoeba interaction. Isolation and characterization of a cDNA encoding a mammalian cathepsin L-like cysteine proteinase from Acanthamoeba healyi. All wells were read at nm with a correction wavelength of nm.

Infect Immun ;55 5: To assess serine peptidase activity, samples were pretreated 30 min with 1 mM phenylmethylsulfonyl fluoride PMSF prior to electrophoresis. To confirm these data, BV-2 cells 10 6 were cocultured culberrtsoni A.

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Ferrante A, Thong YH. Cultivation of pathogenic and opportunistic free-living amebas. The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. The percentage of apoptosis for culhertsoni culture is designated at the bottom left corner of each panel. Acanthamoeba cells 10 9 were incubated in 5 ml of Neurobasal-A medium to yield Acanthamoeba -conditioned medium. In immune-competent individuals, GAE is characterized by the formation of granulomas. Penetration of the olfactory mucosal epithelium by Naegleria and acanghamoeba changes produced: Delayed type hypersensitivity DTH responses in footpad and blastogenic responses of mouse spleen cells using 3 H -thymidine and the serum antibody titer were measured up to day 14 after infection, and natural killer cell activities were measured up to day 5 after infection.


In order cublertsoni assess the temporal effect of the serine peptidase inhibitor PMSF on protein levels of select chemokines or cytokines in culture supernatants of BV-2 cells maintained in the presence of A.

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This supposition is consistent with the observation that A. J Protozool ;15 4: Activation of complement by Naegleria. Phase contrast micrograph of an Acanthamoeba polyphaga cyst.

These results indicate, at least in terms of apoptosis, culebrtsoni results obtained with the BV-2 cells were replicated using a primary microglial cell type.

Expression of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 by monocytes and endothelial cells exposed to thrombin. Are the amoebae being credited to an ‘inside job’ done by the host immune response?

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The pattern of peptidase activity, albeit at less robust levels since 10 6 amoebae were cultured with 10 6 BV-2 cells, was similar to that observed for A. Acanthamoeba keratitis cases in the past, when they were managed by atropine given as an adjuvant therapy without antiparasitic drugs added to the regimen, had been reported to halt the vision loss.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Incubation of these cells with A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Suppressor cells present in the spleens of Trypanosoma cruzi-infected mice.


Acanthamoeba invasion of the central nervous system. Rapid colorimetric assay for cellular growth and survival: Table 8 Natural killer cell cytotoxicity against YAC-1 target cells in mice infected with Acanthamoeba culbertsoni. To confirm these results using a primary cell type, neonatal rat cerebral cortex microglia pMG cells were incubated with A.

Comparison of specific activity and cytopathic effects of a purified 33 kDa serine proteinase from Acanthamoeba strains with different degree of virulence. The protein concentration of the conditioned medium was determined by the Bradford method 7.

Complex network of cytokines activating murine microglial cell activity against Acanthamoeba castellanii. Purification and xulbertsoni of an extracellular serine proteinase from Acanthamoeba castellanii. Support Center Support Center.

It has been reported that A. Mitochondrial viability was measured by the reduction of MTT in a colorimetric assay as described by Mosmann In contrast, when BV-2 cells were maintained 8 h in the presence of A. These soluble factors, with the exception of MIP-2, which was identified at an augmented level, also were identified at approximately comparable levels in supernatants of BV-2 cells cocultured with A. Table 6 Blastogenic response stimulation index of the splenocytes treated with con. Progressive loss of H-2 antigens with concomitant increase of cell-surface antigen s determined by Moloney leukemia virus in cultured murine lymphomas.