Anthrax

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Anthrax

Anthrax is a sickness caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis. Although anthrax is mostly seen in livestock and wild game, humans can be affected too through contact with sick animals. Anthrax can be passed through open skin wounds, consuming the bacteria, or inhaling it. Symptoms vary from skin sores and nausea to shock. Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, however inhalation of the bacteria is more serious and sometimes fatal. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with anthrax, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options available.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 571 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mapping the Distribution of Anthrax in Mainland China, 2005-2013.
 

Author(s): Wan-Jun Chen, Sheng-Jie Lai, Yang Yang, Kun Liu, Xin-Lou Li, Hong-Wu Yao, Yu Li, Hang Zhou, Li-Ping Wang, Di Mu, Wen-Wu Yin, Li-Qun Fang, Hong-Jie Yu, Wu-Chun Cao

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Anthrax, a global re-emerging zoonotic disease in recent years is enzootic in mainland China. Despite its significance to the public health, spatiotemporal distributions of the disease in human and livestock and its potential driving factors remain poorly understood.

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2016

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A Comparison of the Adaptive Immune Response between Recovered Anthrax Patients and Individuals Receiving Three Different Anthrax Vaccines.
 

Author(s): Thomas R Laws, Tinatin Kuchuloria, Nazibriola Chitadze, Stephen F Little, Wendy M Webster, Amanda K Debes, Salome Saginadze, Nikoloz Tsertsvadze, Mariam Chubinidze, Robert G Rivard, Shota Tsanava, Edward H Dyson, Andrew J H Simpson, Matthew J Hepburn, Nino Trapaidze

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Several different human vaccines are available to protect against anthrax. We compared the human adaptive immune responses generated by three different anthrax vaccines or by previous exposure to cutaneous anthrax. Adaptive immunity was measured by ELISPOT to count cells that produce ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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Anthrax Toxin Receptor 1 Is Essential for Arteriogenesis in a Mouse Model of Hindlimb Ischemia.
 

Author(s): N J Andersen, E A Boguslawski, A S Naidu, C Szot, J L Bromberg-White, K Kits, C Y Kuk, L E Holton, B St Croix, C M Chambers, N S Duesbery

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Anthrax toxin receptor 1/tumor endothelial marker 8 (Antxr1 or TEM8) is up-regulated in tumor vasculature and serves as a receptor for anthrax toxin, but its physiologic function is unclear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of Antxr1 in arteriogenesis. The role ...

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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The terms "Anthrax" returned 64 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Anthrax Toxins in Context of Bacillus anthracis Spores and Spore Germination.
 

Author(s): Christopher K Cote, Susan L Welkos

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The interaction of anthrax toxin or toxin components with B. anthracis spores has been demonstrated. Germinating spores can produce significant amounts of toxin components very soon after the initiation of germination. In this review, we will summarize the work performed that has ...

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2015

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New insights into gastrointestinal anthrax infection.
 

Author(s): Jennifer L Owen, Tao Yang, Mansour Mohamadzadeh

Journal: Trends Mol Med. 2015 Mar;21(3):154-63.

 

Bacterial infections are the primary cause of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders in both developing and developed countries, and are particularly dangerous for infants and children. Bacillus anthracis is the 'archetype zoonotic' pathogen; no other infectious disease affects such a broad ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Statistical analysis, optimization, and prioritization of virtual screening parameters for zinc enzymes including the anthrax toxin lethal factor.
 

Author(s): Kimberly M Maize, Xia Zhang, Elizabeth Ambrose Amin

Journal: Curr Top Med Chem. 2014 ;14(18):2105-14.

 

The anthrax toxin lethal factor (LF) and matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3, stromelysin-1) are popular zinc metalloenzyme drug targets, with LF primarily responsible for anthrax-related toxicity and host death, while MMP-3 is involved in cancer- and rheumatic disease-related tissue ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infection; Hypertension; Pain; Reflux; Edema; Hyperlipidemia; Hypotension; Hypercholesterolemia; Sedation; Anxiolysis; Benzodiazepine Withdrawal; Bipolar Disorder; Autistic Disorder; Schizophrenia; Influenza Treatment or Prophylaxis; Acute Decompensated Heart Failure; Stable Angina; Life-threatening Fungal Infections; Nosocomial Pneumonia; Community Acquired Pneumonia; Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis; Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Uncomplicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections; Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis; Complicated Urinary Tract Infections; Acute Pyelonephritis; Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections; Inhalational Anthrax (Post-Exposure); Infantile Hemangioma; Withdrawal; Inflammation; Bacterial Septicemia; Cytomegalovirus Retinitis; Herpes Simplex Virus; Adenovirus; Brain Swelling; Airway Swelling; Adrenal Insufficiency; Anxiety; Nausea; Vomiting; Convulsions; Muscle Spasms; Seizures; Epilepsy; Bartonellosis; Brucellosis; Cholera; Plague; Psittacosis; Q Fever; Relapsing Fever; Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever; Trachoma; Tularemia; Typhus Fever; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Arrest; Hypersensitivity Reaction; Cyanide Poisoning; Acute Bacterial Sinusitis; Bacterial Meningitis; Sepsis; Gastroparesis; Opioid Addiction; Migraines; Headaches

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Effect of Raxibacumab on Immunogenicity of Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Infections, Bacterial

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2016

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