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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739303/cpg-oligonucleotides-increase-hbv-specific-cytokine-responses-in-whole-blood-and-enhance-cytokine-release-assay-sensitivity
#1
Werner Dammermann, Julia Dornbrack, Katharina Bröker, Frank Bentzien, Stefan Lüth
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B leads to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. To develop a therapeutic vaccine for chronic hepatitis B patients it is necessary to assess cellular immune responses to hepatitis B virus(HBV) antigens. We investigated the potential of toll-like receptor(TLR) 9 agonists, i.e. CpG oligonucleotides, as costimulators to increase diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of our HBV specific cytokine release assay. METHODS: Whole blood from 80 healthy individuals(n=51 hepatitis B vaccinated, n=29 unvaccinated) was stimulated with hepatitis B surface antigen(HBsAg) or hepatitis B core antigen(HBcAg) in presence or absence of CpG oligonucleotides...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739302/comparison-of-the-analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-five-tests-for-the-detection-of-human-papillomavirus-genital-infection
#2
M Del Pino, I Alonso, A Trujillo, S Bernal, D Geraets, N Guimerà, A Torne, J Ordi
HPV-based screening provides greater protection against cervical cancer (CC) than cytology-based strategies. Currently, several molecular diagnostic assays for the detection of human papillomavirus (HPV) are available. In this study, we analyzed 5 different HPV testing and genotyping techniques (Hybrid Capture 2 [HC2; Qiagen, Hilden, Germany], AnyplexTMII HPV28 [Anyplex; Seegene, Seoul, Korea], Linear Array [Roche, Branchburg, NJ, USA], GP5+/6+ PCR-EIA-RH [Labo Bio-medical Products, Rijswijk, The Netherlands] and CLART2 [Genomica, Madrid, Spain]) in 295 women referred to the hospital Colposcopy Clinic from 2007 to 2008 due to positive HPV test results or an abnormal Pap test...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734843/a-high-resolution-melting-hrm-technology-based-assay-for-cost-efficient-clinical-detection-and-genotyping-of-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-1-and-hsv-2
#3
M Lieveld, A Carregosa, I Benoy, N Redzic, M Berth, D Vanden Broeck
Genital herpes can be caused by two very similar viruses, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 or HSV-2. These two HSV types cannot be distinguished clinically, but genotyping is recommended in the first-episodes of genital herpes to guide counselling and management. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is the preferred diagnostic method for HSV typing. However, commercial qPCR methods use expensive fluorescent labeled probes for detection. Furthermore, most low-cost methods are not able to differentiate between HSV-1 and -2...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732692/analytical-and-clinical-performance-of-the-hologic-aptima-hcv-quant-dx-assay-for-the-quantification-of-hcv-rna-in-plasma-samples
#4
Kristian Schønning, Martin Schou Pedersen, Kim Johansen, Bodil Landt, Lone Gilmor Nielsen, Nina Weis, Henrik Westh
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can be effectively treated with directly acting antiviral (DAA) therapy. Measurement of HCV RNA is used to evaluate patient compliance and virological response during and after treatment. OBJECTIVES: To compare the analytical performance of the Aptima HCV Quant Dx Assay (Aptima) and the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test v2.0 (CAPCTMv2) for the quantification of HCV RNA in plasma samples, and compare the clinical utility of the two tests in patients undergoing treatment with DAA therapy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728835/a-multiplex-pcr-for-detection-of-six-viruses-in-ducks
#5
Yongjuan Wang, Shanyuan Zhu, Weiming Hong, Anping Wang, Weiyong Zuo
In this study, six pairs of specific primers that can amplify DNA fragments of different sizes were designed and synthesized according to viral protein gene sequences published in GenBank. Then, a multiplex PCR method was established for rapid detection of duck hepatitis virus 1, duck plague virus, duck Tembusu virus, muscovy duck parvovirus, muscovy duck reovirus, and duck H9N2 avian influenza virus, and achieve simple and rapid detection of viral diseases in ducks. Single PCR was used to confirm primer specificity, and PCR conditions were optimized to construct a multiplex PCR system...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720542/one-step-reverse-transcription-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay-for-detection-of-apple-chlorotic-leaf-spot-virus
#6
Dandan Peng, Jipeng Xie, Wei Qiang, Kai-Shu Ling, Liyun Guo, Zaifeng Fan, Tao Zhou
A reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assay was developed for the detection of Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV). In this method, a set of four primers was designed based on the conserved regions in the coat protein gene of ACLSV, and the primers were synthesized for the RT-LAMP assay using total RNA extracted from ACLSV-infected leaf tissues. The optimal reaction temperature and assay time were determined to be 64°C and 75min, respectively. The sensitivity of RT-LAMP reactions was reliable up to a maximum dilution of 1:3125, which was more sensitive than the RT-PCR assay...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709614/generation-of-recombinant-protein-shells-of-johnson-grass-chlorotic-stripe-mosaic-virus-in-tobacco-plants-and-their-use-as-drug-carrier
#7
E Alemzadeh, K Izadpanah, F Ahmadi
The development and use of virus-like particles (VLPs) is a growing field with a powerful potential in generation of nanoparticles. In the present study we have attempted to generate and use empty shells of Johnson grass chlorotic stripe mosaic virus (JgCSMV, a member of the genus Aureusvirus, family Tombusviridae) as VLP nanoparticles for drug loading. In order to successfully produce recombinant JgCSMV-derived VLPs, we followed an approach based on cloning of the JgCSMV CP gene into pBI121 vector and introduction of the latter into Agrobacterium rhizogenes and transformation of tobacco cells for coat protein expression...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690087/an-exo-probe-based-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-assay-for-the-rapid-detection-of-porcine-parvovirus
#8
Jian-Chang Wang, Li-Bing Liu, Qing-An Han, Jin-Feng Wang, Wan-Zhe Yuan
Recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA), an isothermal amplification technology, has been developed as an alternative to PCR in pathogen detection. A real-time RPA assay (rt-RPA) was developed to detect the porcine parvovirus (PPV) using primers and exo probe specific for the VP2 gene. The amplification was performed at 39°C for 20min. There was no cross-reaction with other pathogens tested. Using the recombinant plasmid pPPV-VP2 as template, the analytical sensitivity was 103 copies. The assay performance was evaluated by testing 115 field samples by rt-RPA and a real-time PCR assay...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687436/a-novel-fully-automated-system-for-quantification-of-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-using-magnetic-bead-based-method-combined-with-real-time-pcr
#9
Wen Jing Li, Hong Xing Xu, Dong Sheng Wu, Yuan Jian Wu, Wei Dong Xu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major global health problem and causes liver damage as cirrhosis of the liver or liver cancer. Development of an accurate, sensitive and reproducible detection method for detecting and monitoring HBV DNA is very necessary and urgent. OBJECTIVES: The aims were to evaluate the analytical performances of the fully automated Pre-NAT system comparing to domestic assay, and to explore the role of highly sensitive quantification of HBV DNA in the management of chronic HBV infection...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673856/a-luciferase-immunoprecipitation-system-lips-assay-for-profiling-human-norovirus-antibodies
#10
Christine M Tin, Lijuan Yuan, Rachel J Dexter, Gabriel I Parra, Tammy Bui, Kim Y Green, Stanislav V Sosnovtsev
A luciferase immunoprecipitation systems (LIPS) assay was developed to define the antigenic specificity and titer of antibodies directed against human norovirus (HuNoV). Recombinant proteins, expressed by plasmid constructs encoding Renilla luciferase (Ruc) fused to the full-length HuNoV major capsid protein (VP1) (Ruc-antigen), were generated for ten HuNoV strains. In addition, subdomain constructs Ruc-Shell (S) and Ruc-Protruding (P) were engineered for a representative GII.4 norovirus (strain GII.4/2006b)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673857/development-and-application-of-a-reverse-transcriptase-droplet-digital-pcr-rt-ddpcr-for-sensitive-and-rapid-detection-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus
#11
Xulong Wu, Hua Lin, Shijie Chen, Lu Xiao, Miao Yang, Wei An, Yin Wang, Xueping Yao, Zexiao Yang
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is one of the most common zoonoses caused by Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). Droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) is a novel sensitive, accurate method that enables absolute quantitation without the need for calibration curves. The aim of this study was to develop a RT-ddPCR method to detect JEV, and to compare its sensitivity with real-time TaqMan RT-PCR by analysis of clinical samples. The methods of JEV real-time RT-PCR and RT-ddPCR were established and optimal reaction conditions were confirmed...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673855/immiscible-phase-filter-extraction-and-equivalent-amplification-of-genotypes-1-6-of-hepatitis-c-rna-the-building-blocks-for-point-of-care-diagnosis
#12
Mário F Neto, Matthew A Butzler, Jennifer L Reed, Xiang Rui, Mark J Fisher, David M Kelso, Sally M McFall
The lack of hepatitis C virus (HCV) diagnostic tests designed for use in decentralized settings is a major obstacle for providing access to treatment and prevention services particularly in low and middle income countries. Here we describe the development and validation of two building blocks of the HCV Quant Assay, a test in development for point-of-care use: 1) an RT-qPCR assay with noncompetitive internal control that equivalently detects the 6 major HCV genotypes and 2) an automated sample prep method using immiscible phase filter technology...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668710/accurate-virus-quantitation-using-a-scanning-transmission-electron-microscopy-stem-detector-in-a-scanning-electron-microscope
#13
Candace D Blancett, David P Fetterer, Keith A Koistinen, Elaine M Morazzani, Mitchell K Monninger, Ashley E Piper, Kathleen A Kuehl, Brian J Kearney, Sarah L Norris, Cynthia A Rossi, Pamela J Glass, Mei G Sun
A method for accurate quantitation of virus particles has long been sought, but a perfect method still eludes the scientific community. Electron Microscopy (EM) quantitation is a valuable technique because it provides direct morphology information and counts of all viral particles, whether or not they are infectious. In the past, EM negative stain quantitation methods have been cited as inaccurate, non-reproducible, and with detection limits that were too high to be useful. To improve accuracy and reproducibility, we have developed a method termed Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy - Virus Quantitation (STEM-VQ), which simplifies sample preparation and uses a high throughput STEM detector in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) coupled with commercially available software...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662914/development-of-single-step-multiplex-real-time-rt-pcr-assays-for-rapid-diagnosis-of-enterovirus-71-coxsackievirus-a6-and-a16-in-patients-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
#14
Jiratchaya Puenpa, Kamol Suwannakarn, Jira Chansaenroj, Sompong Vongpunsawad, Yong Poovorawan
Real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) to detect enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) and coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16) has facilitated the rapid and accurate identification of the two most common etiological agents underlying hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). However, the worldwide emergence of CV-A6 infection in HFMD necessitates development of an improved multiplex rRT-PCR method. To rapidly determine the etiology of HFMD, two rRT-PCR assays using TaqMan probes were developed to differentiate among three selected common enteroviruses (EV-A71, CV-A16 and CV-A6) and to enable broad detection of enteroviruses (pan-enterovirus assay)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655566/determination-of-suitable-reference-genes-for-rt-qpcr-analysis-of-murine-cytomegalovirus-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#15
Marion Griessl, Michael Gutknecht, Charles H Cook
Reverse transcription quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) is the most commonly used method to evaluate gene expression. Reliable qPCR results are highly dependent on accurate normalization using suitable reference genes. We investigated expression of commonly used reference genes during murine Cytomegalovirus (mCMV) infection and latency to determine those genes least perturbed by infection. Following mCMV infection in BALB/c mice, lung, salivary gland, liver, spleen and kidney were evaluated. Liver sinusoidal endothelial cells and NIH-3T3 cells were also evaluated...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633964/sampling-methods-for-recovery-of-human-enteric-viruses-from-environmental-surfaces
#16
REVIEW
Nicole L Turnage, Kristen E Gibson
Acute gastroenteritis causes the second highest infectious disease burden worldwide. Human enteric viruses have been identified as leading causative agents of acute gastroenteritis as well as foodborne illnesses in the U.S. and are generally transmitted by fecal-oral contamination. There is growing evidence of transmission occurring via contaminated fomite including food contact surfaces. Additionally, human enteric viruses have been shown to remain infectious on fomites over prolonged periods of time. To better understand viral persistence, there is a need for more studies to investigate this phenomenon...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633963/comparison-of-gargle-samples-and-throat-swab-samples-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-pathogens
#17
Susan Bennett, Rhona S Davidson, Rory N Gunson
Respiratory illness causes significant morbidity especially in children, the elderly and the immunocompromised. The sample type taken and the quality of that sample are of great significance in providing an accurate diagnosis. Gargle samples are easy to take and sample the same area as a throat swab (THS). In this study, we assessed the utility of gargle samples for the molecular detection of common respiratory infections. Paired gargle and THS samples collected on the same day from the same patient were compared...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633962/evaluation-of-three-commercial-multiplex-assays-for-the-detection-of-respiratory-viral-infections
#18
Sandi Radko, J Ian Stuart, George Zahariadis
BACKGROUND: Timely identification of respiratory virus infection is essential to mitigate inappropriate antibiotic use and to implement appropriate treatment and/or infection control procedures. As such, multiplexed PCR assays have become standard in many virology laboratories. OBJECTIVES: To compare the Seeplex RV15 (test of record) with two newer generation multiplex assays, the Anyplex II RV16 and the xTAG respiratory virus panels. STUDY DESIGN: Two hundred and three retrospective and 36 prospective respiratory samples were tested by all three assays...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633961/full-genome-amplification-and-sequencing-of-zika-viruses-using-a-targeted-amplification-approach
#19
Mariana Leguia, Cristhopher D Cruz, Vidal Felices, Armando Torre, Gilda Troncos, Victoria Espejo, Carolina Guevara, Christopher Mores
We have developed methods for full-genome sequencing of Zika viruses (ZIKVs) based on a targeted amplification approach. We used alignments of publicly available complete genome data to design a primer set that selectively amplifies ZIKVs. The approach includes amplification strategies for templates present at both high- and low-copy number, and PCR cycling conditions that have been normalized across genome fragments in order to streamline laboratory handling. Abundant templates can be amplified using a strategy that uses 6 overlapping amplicons to cover the complete viral genome, whereas scarce templates can be amplified using a strategy that uses 11 overlapping amplicons of smaller size...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629711/single-step-construction-of-a-picornavirus-replicon-rna-with-precise-ends
#20
Qing Xiong, Yuya Wang, Bingyu Xie, Xinyi Pei, Yihong Peng
A versatile single-step method is described for constructing a picornavirus replicon RNA with precise ends to facilitate improved understanding of viral genome function and mimic native virus replication in host cells as far as possible. The key innovation in this new approach is the use of a bridge primer to both introduce a ribozyme sequence for cis-cleavage of RNA to generate precise 5' ends of EV71 RNA and also mediate overlapping assembly of two fragments. Using an EV71 replicon as a test case, precise ends for the viral replicon were shown to be important for efficient virus replication...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
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