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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735964/bovine-a20-gene-overexpression-during-bovine-viral-diarrhea-virus-1-infection-blocks-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-mdbk-cells
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Melina Villalba, Nivia Canales, Nicolas Maldonado, Carola Otth, Fernanda Fredericksen, Pablo Garcés, Cristopher Stepke, Valentina Arriagada, Víctor H Olavarría
Viruses have developed cellular strategies to ensure progeny survival. One of the most interesting is immune camouflage, where the virus triggers a controlled-intensity immune response that prevents total destruction of the infected cell, thus "winning time" for the virus. This study explored the regulatory contexts of the bovine A20 gene during bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)-1 infection, using IL-8 as an immune-response sentinel molecule. Assessments were conducted through RT-qPCR, Western blotting, gene silencing/overexpression, luciferase assays, and the use of pharmacological inhibitors, among other approaches...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735963/selenium-accelerates-chicken-dendritic-cells-differentiation-and-affects-selenoproteins-expression
#2
Zhepeng Sun, Ci Liu, Tingru Pan, Haidong Yao, Shu Li
Selenium (Se) promotes immune cell differentiation and improves immune response. Antigen-presenting cells such as dendritic cells (DCs) play an important role in immune system, however, the impact of Se on DCs is still unclear. In this study, we successfully induced and cultured chicken DCs from peripheral blood mononuclear cells by incubating mononuclear cells with 50 ng/mL recombinant chicken granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor and 10 ng/mL recombinant chicken interleukin-4 for total 9 days...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735962/enhancement-of-antiviral-capacity-of-transgenic-silkworms-against-cytoplasmic-polyhedrosis-virus-via-knockdown-of-multiple-viral-genes
#3
Liang Jiang, Zhengwen Peng, Huizhen Guo, Jingchen Sun, Qiang Sun, Fei Xia, Chunlin Huang, Guowen Xu, Qingyou Xia
Bombyx mori cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (BmCPV), a major pathogen of silkworms, causes serious economic losses in sericulture. The BmCPV genome contains 10 discrete dsRNA segments; among these, S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, and S7 encode virus structural proteins, whereas S5, S8, S9, and S10 encode nonstructural proteins. In an attempt to create an anti-BmCPV silkworm strain, we constructed transgenic RNAi vector pb-CNS for knockdown of S5, S8, S9, and S10, and pb-SNS targeting S1, S2, S4, S5, and S8. Transgenic silkworm line CNS and SNS were generated via microinjection of the practical diapause silkworm strain Furong...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735961/binding-of-pmclipsp2-to-microbial-cell-wall-components-and-activation-of-the-propo-activating-system-in-the-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon
#4
Narach Khoratanakulchai, Piti Amparyup, Anchalee Tassanakajon
Clip domain serine proteinases (ClipSPs) play an important role in the prophenoloxidase-activating (proPO) system. In the shrimp Penaeus monodon, the ClipSP PmClipSP2 has been previously shown to bind to microbial polysaccharides (LPS and β-1,3-glucan) and likely activates the proPO system. To reveal the binding site of the PmClipSP2 protein, the N-terminal clip domain (Clip-PmClipSP) and C-terminal SP domain (SP-PmClipSP2) were separately cloned. The recombinant proteins were then assayed for their binding properties and involvement in proPO activation...
July 20, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713009/aeromonas-hydrophila-induced-alterations-in-cytosolic-calcium-activate-pro-apoptotic-cpkc-mek1-2-tnf%C3%AE-axis-in-infected-headkidney-macrophages-of-clarias-gariepinus
#5
Asha Shelly, Chaitali Banerjee, Gunjan Kumar Saurav, Atish Ray, Vipin Singh Rana, Rajagopal Raman, Shibnath Mazumder
Alterations in intracellular-calcium (Ca(2+))i homeostasis is critical to Aeromonas hydrophila-induced headkidney macrophages (HKM) apoptosis of Clarias gariepinus, though the implications are poorly understood. Here, we describe the role of intermediate molecules of Ca(2+-)signaling pathway that are involved in HKM apoptosis. We observed phosphoinositide-3-kinase/phospholipase C is critical for (Ca(2+))i release in infected HKM. Heightened protein kinase-C (PKC) activity and phosphorylation of MEK1/2-ERK1/2 was noted which declined in presence of 2-APB, Go6976 and PD98059, inhibitors to IP3-receptor, conventional PKC isoforms (cPKC) and MEK1/2 respectively implicating Ca(2+)/cPKC/MEK-ERK1/2 axis imperative in A...
July 14, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713011/the-genomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-of-serine-proteases-and-their-homologs-in-an-endoparasitoid-pteromalus-puparum
#6
Lei Yang, Zhe Lin, Qi Fang, Jiale Wang, Zhichao Yan, Zhen Zou, Qisheng Song, Gongyin Ye
In insects, serine proteases (SPs) and serine protease homologs (SPHs) constitute a large family of proteins involved in multiple physiological processes such as digestion, development, and immunity. Here we identified 145 SPs and 38 SPHs in the genome of an endoparasitoid, Pteromalus puparum. Gene duplication and tandem repeats were observed in this large SPs/SPHs family. We then analyzed the expression profiles of SP/SPH genes in response to different microbial infections (Gram-positive bacterium Micrococcus luteus, Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli, and entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana), as well as in different developmental stages and tissues...
July 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713010/hemolectin-expression-reveals-functional-heterogeneity-in-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-hemocytes
#7
Erika Gábor, Gyöngyi Cinege, Gábor Csordás, Tibor Török, Katalin Folkl-Medzihradszky, Zsuzsanna Darula, István Andó, Éva Kurucz
The identification of molecular markers considerably facilitated the classification and functional analysis of blood cell types. Apis mellifera hemocytes have been classified by morphological criteria and lectin binding properties; however, the use of molecular markers has been minimal. Here we describe a monoclonal antibody to a non-phagocytic subpopulation of A. mellifera hemocytes and to a constituent of the hemolymph clot. We demonstrate that the antibody identifies the A. mellifera hemolectin, a protein carrying human von Willebrand factor homology domains, characteristic of proteins involved in blood coagulation and platelet aggregation in mammals...
July 13, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711463/modulation-of-atlantic-salmon-mirnome-response-to-sea-louse-infestation
#8
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Valentina Valenzuela-Muñoz, Beatriz Novoa, Antonio Figueras, Cristian Gallardo-Escárate
MicroRNAs are non-coding RNA that plays a crucial role in post-transcriptional regulation and immune system regulation. On other hand, sea lice are prevalent parasites that affect salmon farming, generating different degrees of immune suppression depending on the salmon and sea louse species. Caligus rogercresseyi for example, which affects the salmon industry in Chile, decreases Th1 response, macrophage activation, TLR-mediated response and iron regulation in infected fish. In this study, we explore Atlantic salmon miRNome during infestation by C...
July 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711462/genetic-and-evolutionary-patterns-of-innate-immune-genes-in-the-pacific-oyster-crassostrea-gigas
#9
Kai Song, Yingxiang Li, Baoyu Huang, Li Li, Guofan Zhang
The invertebrate innate immune system functions in immune defence and the stress response. However, knowledge of the genetic and evolutionary patterns of innate immune genes in Mollusca is limited, especially for oysters. Such information would help clarify how oysters adapt to pathogen-rich environments. Here, we characterized the genetic and evolutionary patterns of the innate immune genes in Crassostrea gigas, using population diversity analysis and evolution rates comparison. Innate immune genes have higher median nucleotide diversity than non-immune genes...
July 12, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709908/variable-rna-expression-from-recently-acquired-endogenous-viral-elements-eve-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-wssv-in-shrimp
#10
Heny Budi Utari, Chumporn Soowannayan, Timothy W Flegel, Boonsirm Whityachumnarnkul, Maleeya Kruatrachue
The viral accommodation hypothesis proposes that endogenous viral elements (EVE) from both RNA and DNA viruses are being continually integrated into the shrimp genome by natural host processes and that they can result in tolerance to viral infection by fortuitous production of antisense, immunospecific RNA (imRNA). Thus, we hypothesized that previously reported microarray results for the presence of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) open reading frames (ORFs) formerly called 151, 366 and 427 in a domesticated giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) breeding stock might have represented expression from EVE, since the stock had shown uninterrupted freedom from white spot disease (WSD) for many generations...
July 11, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705457/a-novel-c-type-lectin-gene-is-a-strong-candidate-gene-for-benedenia-disease-resistance-in-japanese-yellowtail-seriola-quinqueradiata
#11
Masatoshi Nakamoto, Yusuke Takeuchi, Kazuki Akita, Ryo Kumagai, Junpei Suzuki, Takashi Koyama, Tsutomu Noda, Kazunori Yoshida, Akiyuki Ozaki, Kazuo Araki, Takashi Sakamoto
Little is known about mechanisms of resistance to parasitic diseases in marine finfish. Benedenia disease is caused by infection by the monogenean parasite Benedenia seriolae. Previous quantitative trait locus (QTL) analyses have identified a major QTL associated with resistance to Benedenia disease in linkage group Squ2 of the Japanese yellowtail/amberjack Seriola quinqueradiata. To uncover the bioregulatory mechanism of Benedenia disease resistance, complete Illumina sequencing of BAC clones carrying genomic DNA for the QTL region in linkage group Squ2 was performed to reveal a novel C-type lectin in this region...
July 10, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698048/identification-and-functional-evaluation-of-two-stat3-variants-in-grass-carp-implication-for-the-existence-of-specific-alternative-splicing-of-stat3-gene-in-teleost
#12
Linyong Du, Hong Zhou, Lei Qin, He Wei, Anying Zhang, Kun Yang, Xinyan Wang
A STAT family member, STAT3, becomes activated as a DNA binding protein in response to cytokines and growth factors. In teleost, STAT3 cDNA has been cloned and identified in a few species, but only a single STAT3 transcript is revealed in these studies. In the present study, two variants of STAT3 gene generated by alternative splicing were isolated from grass carp and nominated as STAT3α1 and STAT3α2 based on the homology with their mammalian orthologs. In particular, the homologs of STAT3α1/2 were also found in various fish species, including zebrafish, takifugu, tilapia, medaka and goldfish...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694169/differential-expression-and-functional-roles-of-chemokine-c-c-motif-ligand-23-and-its-receptor-chemokine-c-c-motif-receptor-type-1-in-the-uterine-endometrium-during-early-pregnancy-in-pigs
#13
Wooyoung Jeong, Hyocheol Bae, Whasun Lim, Fuller W Bazer, Gwonhwa Song
Many chemokines expressed by cells of the uterine endometrium of mammals are involved in cell-cell interactions. However, little is known about expression and functional roles of chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 23 (CCL23) in the uterine endometrium. Results of this study demonstrated that CCL23 and its receptor, chemokine (C-C motif) receptor type 1 (CCR1), are up-regulated in porcine endometria during pregnancy. CCL23 and CCR1 mRNAs were strongly expressed in endometrial glandular (GE) and luminal (LE) epithelial cells...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694168/characterizing-porcine-invariant-natural-killer-t-cells-a-comparative-study-with-nk-cells-and-t-cells
#14
Guan Yang, Bianca L Artiaga, Sarah T Lewis, John P Driver
CD1d-restricted invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are innate-like T cells that share phenotypic characteristics of both NK and conventional T cells (Tconv). Although iNKT cells have been well characterized in mice and humans, functional CD1d and CD1d-restricted iNKT cells are not universally expressed in mammals. Swine express iNKT cells that can be detected using α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer)-loaded CD1d tetramers. In the present study, we characterized iNKT cells from the blood, spleen, lymph node, lung and liver of commercial mixed-breed pigs, and compared their phenotype to NK cells and Tconv...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689774/expression-of-il-1ra-il-6-il-8-il-18-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-genes-in-peripheral-blood-leukocytes-of-rabbits-infected-with-rhdv-rabbit-haemorrhagic-disease-virus
#15
Alicja Trzeciak-Ryczek, Beata Tokarz-Deptuła, Wiesław Deptuła
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) induces a highly contagious and extremely lethal disease that fulfils many requirements of an animal model of fulminant hepatic failure (FHF); however, the pathogenesis of RHD has still not been fully elucidated. Cytokines play an important role in regulation of the immune response and pathogenesis of many diseases, including those caused by viral infections. Furthermore, recent studies indicate a role of the immune response, especially peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL), in the pathogenesis of RHD...
July 8, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689775/gene-characteristics-immune-and-stress-responses-of-pmprx1-in-black-tiger-shrimp-penaeus-monodon-insights-from-exposure-to-pathogenic-bacteria-and-toxic-environmental-stressors
#16
Ruiqian Bu, Pengfei Wang, Chao Zhao, Weiyang Bao, Lihua Qiu
Peroxiredoxins (Prxs) are ubiquitous, multifunctional and evolutionarily conserved enzymes that can protect cells from oxidative damage caused by ROS and play a vital role in immune responses. Here, a full-length Prx1 cDNA sequence (PmPrx1) was isolated from Penaeus monodon. The PmPrx1 cDNA was 951 base pairs (bp), encoding 198 amino acid polypeptides. The results of qRT-PCR showed that the PmPrx1 mRNA was ubiquitously expressed in all tissues tested and had a comparatively high expression level in immune-associated tissues (gill, hepatopancreas)...
July 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689773/the-toll-like-receptor-ligands-hiltonol-%C3%A2-polyiclc-and-imiquimod-effectively-activate-antigen-specific-immune-responses-in-tasmanian-devils-sarcophilus-harrisii
#17
Amanda L Patchett, Cesar Tovar, Lynn M Corcoran, A Bruce Lyons, Gregory M Woods
Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) describes two genetically distinct transmissible tumours that pose a significant threat to the survival of the Tasmanian devil. A prophylactic vaccine could protect devils from DFTD transmission. For this vaccine to be effective, potent immune adjuvants will be required. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) promote robust immune responses in human cancer studies and are highly conserved across mammalian species. In this study, we investigated the proficiency of TLR ligands for immune activation in the Tasmanian devil using in vitro mononuclear cell stimulations and in vivo immunisation trials with a model antigen...
July 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689772/characterization-and-function-of-a-%C3%AE-catenin-homolog-from-litopenaeus-vannamei-in-wssv-infection
#18
Jiazhen Sun, Lingwei Ruan, Congzhao Zhou, Hong Shi, Xun Xu
As a conserved signaling pathway, Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway participates in many physiological activities, including cell differentiation, apoptosis and so on. β-catenin is the key molecule of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and plays a pivotal role. In this article, a β-catenin homolog from Litopenaeus vannamei (designed as Lv-β-catenin) was cloned and its role in WSSV infection was investigated. Sequence analysis suggested that Lv-β-catenin had characters of β-catenin family. Semi-quantitative RT-PCR showed that Lv-β-catenin transcripted in all detected tissues...
July 6, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687485/double-stranded-rna-is-processed-differently-in-two-oyster-species
#19
Muhammad Masood, Marie E Herberstein, David A Raftos, Sham V Nair
Ostreid herpes virus causes serious disease in the Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas), but not in the Sydney Rock Oyster (Saccostrea glomerata). To investigate differences in disease progression, we injected oysters with double stranded RNA (dsRNA). dsRNA is known to mimic viral infection, and can evoke immune responses when Toll-like receptors detect the dsRNA, leading to the production of type 1 interferon and inflammation cytokines. The uptake and processing of dsRNA was tracked in gill and mantle tissue of Crassostrea gigas and Saccostrea glomerata after injection of fluorochrome labelled poly (I:C) dsRNA...
July 4, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684273/chicken-dna-virus-sensor-ddx41-activates-ifn-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-dependent-on-sting
#20
Yuqiang Cheng, Yunxia Liu, Yingying Wang, Qiaona Niu, Quanxin Gao, Qiang Fu, Jingjiao Ma, Hengan Wang, Yaxian Yan, Chan Ding, Jianhe Sun
The recognition of pathogenic DNA is important to the initiation of antiviral responses. Here, we report the identification of the first avian DEAD (Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp) box polypeptide 41 (DDX41), an important DNA sensor, in chicken cells. In our study, we confirmed that chDDX41 is not an interferon-inducible gene. Knockdown of chDDX41 expression by shRNA blocked the ability of DF-1 cells to mount an IFN-β response to DNA and associated viruses. ChDDX41 mRNAs could be upregulated by double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) analogue poly(dA:dT), but not by double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) analogue poly(I:C)...
July 3, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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