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Archives of Virology

Chimoné S Dalton, Karen van de Rakt, Åsa Fahlman, Kathreen Ruckstuhl, Peter Neuhaus, Richard Popko, Susan Kutz, Frank van der Meer
Herpesviruses (HVs) have a wide range of hosts in the animal kingdom. The result of infection with HVs can vary from asymptomatic to fatal diseases depending on subtype, strain, and host. To date, little is known about HVs naturally circulating in wildlife species and the impact of these viruses on other species. In our study, we used genetic and comparative approaches to increase our understanding of circulating HVs in Canadian wildlife. Using nested polymerase chain reaction targeting a conserved region of the HV DNA polymerase gene, we analyzed material derived from wildlife of western and northern Canada collected between February 2009 and Sept 2014...
October 24, 2016: Archives of Virology
O Lenz, J Přibylová, J Fránová, I Koloniuk, J Špak
The complete genomic sequence of a new virus from cherry trees was determined. Its genome is 5857 nt long and resembles that of members of the genus Luteovirus in its genomic organization and nucleotide sequence. Based on the species demarcation criteria for luteoviruses, the virus represents a new luteovirus species. Furthermore, a 47-nt-long inverted repeat was found at the 3' end of its genome. The virus has been provisionally named cherry-associated luteovirus (ChALV) and is the fourth member of the family Luteoviridae reported to naturally infect woody plants...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Virology
Lara Ambrosio Leal Dutra, Gabriel Magno de Freitas Almeida, Graziele Pereira Oliveira, Jônatas Santos Abrahão, Erna Geessien Kroon, Giliane de Souza Trindade
Vaccinia virus (VACV) is responsible for outbreaks in Brazil and has immense potential as an emerging virus. VACV can be found naturally circulating in India, Pakistan and South America, where it causes infections characterised by exanthematic lesions in buffaloes, cattle and humans. The transmission cycle of Brazilian VACV has still not been fully characterised; one of the most important gaps in knowledge being the role of wild animals. Capybaras, which are restricted to the Americas, are the world's largest rodents and have peculiar characteristics that make them possible candidates for being part of a natural VACV reservoir...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Virology
Meripet Polat, Hla Hla Moe, Takeshi Shimogiri, Kyaw Kyaw Moe, Shin-Nosuke Takeshima, Yoko Aida
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the etiological agent of enzootic bovine leukosis, which is the most common neoplastic disease of cattle. BLV infects cattle worldwide and affects both health status and productivity. However, no studies have examined the distribution of BLV in Myanmar, and the genetic characteristics of Myanmar BLV strains are unknown. Therefore, the aim of this study was to detect BLV infection in Myanmar and examine genetic variability. Blood samples were obtained from 66 cattle from different farms in four townships of the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory of central Myanmar...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Virology
Cui Xiao, Run-Xian Yao, Fang Li, Su-Ming Dai, Grazia Licciardello, Antonino Catara, Alessandra Gentile, Zi-Niu Deng
Stem-pitting (SP) is the main type of citrus tristeza virus (CTV) that causes severe damage to citrus trees, especially those of sweet orange, in Hunan province, China. Understanding the local CTV population structure should provide clues for effective mild strain cross-protection (MSCP) of the SP strain of CTV. In this study, markers for the p23 gene, multiple molecular markers (MMMs), and sequence analysis of the three silencing suppressor genes (p20, p23 and p25) were employed to analyze the genetic diversity and genotype composition of the CTV population based on 51 CTV-positive samples collected from 14 citrus orchards scattered around six major citrus-growing areas of Hunan...
October 22, 2016: Archives of Virology
Marie Umber, Rose-Marie Gomez, Suzia Gélabale, Lydiane Bonheur, Claudie Pavis, Pierre-Yves Teycheney
The complete genome sequence of Dioscorea bacilliform TR virus (DBTRV) was determined. The closest relatives of DBTRV are Dioscorea bacilliform AL virus (DBALV) and Dioscorea bacilliform RT virus 1 (DBRTV1). Specific primers were designed and used to determine the prevalence of DBTRV in a yam germplasm collection. It was found that this virus infects Dioscorea alata and D. trifida plants in Guadeloupe and French Guyana. DTRBV was not detected in any of the tested D. cayenensis-rotundata accessions. In silico analysis provided evidence for the presence of DBTRV-like endogenous sequences in the genome of D...
October 21, 2016: Archives of Virology
Qiang Fu, Huijun Shi, Chuangfu Chen
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are an important class of small, non-coding RNAs that control target genes expression by degradation of target mRNAs or by inhibiting protein translation in many biological processes and cellular pathways. In a previous study, we found that miR-29b interfered with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) replication. However, the mechanisms of regulation of miR-29b expression are not well known. DNA methylation is an important epigenetic mechanism for silencing gene transcription, and plays an important role in promoter choice, protein expression, and regulation of miRNAs expression...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Virology
Jinxin Xie, Huancheng Guo, Wenjie Gong, Daliang Jiang, Li Zhang, Junjie Jia, Changchun Tu
NS5A is a multifunctional non-structural protein of classical swine fever virus (CSFV) that plays an important role in viral replication, but how it exerts its functions is unknown. Here, we report the cleavage of NS5A of the vaccine C-strain, resulting in two truncated forms (b and c). Further experiments using calpain- and caspase-family-specific inhibitors, followed by a caspase-6-specific shRNAs and inhibitor, showed that the cleavage of C-strain NS5A to produce truncated form c is mediated by caspase-6, mapping to (272)DTTD(275), while the cleavage producing truncated form b is probably mediated by another unknown protease...
October 20, 2016: Archives of Virology
Claudio Caruso, Simone Peletto, Francesco Cerutti, Paola Modesto, Serena Robetto, Lorenzo Domenis, Loretta Masoero, Pier Luigi Acutis
Evidence of association between the novel putative border disease virus genotype 8 (BDV-8) and fatal disease in an Alpine chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is reported. Diagnostically, we also demonstrated, as already previously reported, the failure of BDV-specific primers (PDB1 and PDB2) to detect BDV-8.
October 19, 2016: Archives of Virology
Natalya M Gashnikova, Darya P Zyryanova, Ekaterina M Astakhova, Vladimir V Ivlev, Maria P Gashnikova, Natalya V Moskaleva, Sergey S Aikin, Tatyana N Bulatova, Sergey V Pustylnikov, Evgeny F Bocharov, Aleksey V Totmenin
Kemerovo Oblast (KO) has had the highest rate of HIV spread in Russia since 2011. The aim of this work was to study the genetic variation of HIV-1 in Kemerovo Oblast. Blood was sampled from a total of 91 HIV-positive antiretroviral-therapy-naïve individuals in 2013 (38) and 2015 (53). HIV-1 subtypes, pol gene drug resistance mutations, and viral tropism were analyzed. In 2013-2015, the prevalence of HIV-1 subtype A decreased in KO from 60.5 to 7.5 %. The samples collected in 2015 from the patients with newly diagnosed HIV demonstrate the current dominance of HIV-1 CRF63_02A1 (71...
October 19, 2016: Archives of Virology
Hoyun Choi, Suk Kyeong Lee
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of noncoding RNA molecules approximately 19 to 25 nucleotides in length that downregulate the expression of target genes at the post-transcriptional level by binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR). Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) generates at least 44 miRNAs, but the functions of most of these miRNAs have not yet been identified. Previously, we reported BRUCE as a target of miR-BART15-3p, a miRNA produced by EBV, but our data suggested that there might be other apoptosis-associated target genes of miR-BART15-3p...
October 18, 2016: Archives of Virology
Minmin Zhang, Jinying Ge, Zhiyuan Wen, Weiye Chen, Xijun Wang, Renqiang Liu, Zhigao Bu
Bovine ephemeral fever (BEF) is caused by the arthropod-borne bovine ephemeral fever virus (BEFV), which is a member of the family Rhabdoviridae and the genus Ephemerovirus. BEFV causes an acute febrile infection in cattle and water buffalo. In this study, a recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the glycoprotein (G) of BEFV (rL-BEFV-G) was constructed, and its biological characteristics in vitro and in vivo, pathogenicity, and immune response in mice and cattle were evaluated. BEFV G enabled NDV to spread from cell to cell...
October 18, 2016: Archives of Virology
Libin Wen, Fangfang Jiao, Dan Zhang, Aihua Mao, Chuanmin Liu, Jianping Xie, Kongwang He
A new porcine circovirus-like virus P1 mutant was isolated and sequenced in China in 2015. This P1 mutant has a mutation in its ORF1-encoded capsid protein that results in its elongation by eight amino acids.
October 15, 2016: Archives of Virology
Zhenhua Zhang, Yafei Zhang, Nan Xu, Cheng Huang, Xu Li, Jun Li
In this study, we assessed the prevalence of overt and occult hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among leukemia patients. Among 256 leukemia patients and 377 fracture patients (control group), we found that the hepatitis B surface-antigen-positive rate was greater in leukemia patients than in the controls (odds ratio, 2.08; p = 0.01). Moreover, the prevalence of occult HBV infection was higher in leukemia patients than in the controls (10.5 % vs. 2.9 %; odds ratio, 3.92; p < 0.001). The HBV genotype distribution differed significantly between the leukemia and chronic hepatitis B or control groups (p < 0...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Wenwu Lin, Wenkai Yan, Wenting Yang, Chaowei Yu, Huihuang Chen, Wen Zhang, Zujian Wu, Liang Yang, Lianhui Xie
We characterised the virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNA) of bamboo mosaic virus (Ba-vsiRNAs) and its associated satellite RNA (satRNA)-derived siRNAs (satsiRNAs) in a bamboo plant (Dendrocalamus latiflorus) by deep sequencing. Ba-vsiRNAs and satsiRNAs of 21-22 nt in length, with both (+) and (-) polarity, predominated. The 5'-terminal base of Ba-vsiRNA was biased towards A, whereas a bias towards C/U was observed in sense satsiRNAs, and towards A in antisense satsiRNAs. A large set of bamboo genes were identified as potential targets of Ba-vsiRNAs and satsiRNAs, revealing RNA silencing-based virus-host interactions in plants...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Ken Komatsu, Kazuo Yamashita, Kota Sugawara, Martin Verbeek, Naoko Fujita, Kaoru Hanada, Tamaki Uehara-Ichiki, Shin-Ichi Fuji
Plantago asiatica mosaic virus (PlAMV) is a member of the genus Potexvirus and has an exceptionally wide host range. It causes severe damage to lilies. Here we report on the complete nucleotide sequences of two new Japanese PlAMV isolates, one from the eudicot weed Viola grypoceras (PlAMV-Vi), and the other from the eudicot shrub Nandina domestica Thunb. (PlAMV-NJ). Their genomes contain five open reading frames (ORFs), which is characteristic of potexviruses. Surprisingly, the isolates showed only 76.0-78...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Jun Zhou, Xudong Fan, Yafeng Dong, Zunping Zhang, Fang Ren, Guojun Hu, Zhengnan Li
The complete RNA1 and RNA2 sequences of a new grapevine fanleaf virus isolate (GFLV-SDHN) from northeastern China were determined. The two RNAs are 7,367 and 3,788 nucleotides (nt) in length, respectively, excluding the poly(A) tails. Compared to other GFLV isolates, GFLV-SDHN has a 22- to 24-nt insertion in the RNA1 5' untranslated region, and there was 19.1-20.1 % and 11.7 %-13.0 % sequence divergence in RNA1, and 15.5 %-20.5 % and 8.5-13.5 % in RNA2, at the nt and amino acid level, respectively. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that the origins of GFLV-SDHN are distinct from those of other GFLV isolates...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Juan Carlos Vaca-Vaca, Emerson Clovis Carrasco-Lozano, Karina López-López
The complete genome sequence of a bipartite begomovirus (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) infecting yellow passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) in the state of Valle del Cauca (Colombia) has been determined. The complete DNA-A and DNA-B components were determined to be 2600 and 2572 nt in length, respectively. The DNA-A showed the highest nucleotide sequence identity (87.2 %) to bean dwarf mosaic virus (M88179), a begomovirus found in common bean crops in Colombia, and only 77.4 % identity to passion fruit severe leaf distortion virus (FJ972767), a begomovirus identified infecting passion fruit in Brazil...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Ting Y Yeh
Unlike Ff-like coliphages, certain filamentous Inoviridae phages integrate their genomes into the host chromosome and enter a prophage state in their infectious cycle. This lysogenic life cycle was first reported for Xanthomonas citri Cf phage. However, except for the X. citri phages Cf and XacF1, complete genome sequence information about lysogenic Xanthomonas phages is not available to date. A proviral sequence of Xf109 phage was identified in the genome of Xanthomonas oryzae, the rice bacterial blight pathogen, and revived as infectious virions to lysogenize its host de novo...
October 14, 2016: Archives of Virology
Mina Yasaki, Yasushi Hirano, Hiroyuki Uga, Kaoru Hanada, Tamaki Uehara-Ichiki, Takeshi Toda, Hiromitsu Furuya, Shin-Ichi Fuji
An isometric virus was isolated from a cultivated Adonis plant (A. ramosa). The purified virus particle is 28 nm in diameter and is composed of a single coat protein and a single RNA genome of 3,991 nucleotides. Sequence analysis showed that the virus is closely related to carnation mottle virus. The virus was used to mechanically infect healthy A. ramosa plants, resulting in mosaic and leaf curl symptoms; however, attempts to inoculate carnation plants did not result in infection. We propose the virus as a new carmovirus and have named it adonis mosaic virus (AdMV)...
October 13, 2016: Archives of Virology
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