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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746838/whole-genome-characterization-of-a-novel-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-1-isolate-genetic-evidence-for-recombination-between-amervac-vaccine-and-circulating-strains-in-mainland-china
#1
Nanhua Chen, Qiaorong Liu, Mingming Qiao, Xiaoyu Deng, Xizhao Chen, Ming Sun
Genotype 1 porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV 1) have been continuously isolated in China in recent years. Complete genome sequences of these isolates are important to investigate the prevalence and evolution of Chinese PRRSV 1. Herein, we describe the isolation of a novel PRRSV 1 isolate, denominated HLJB1, in the Heilongjiang province of China. Complete genome sequencing of HLJB1 showed that it shares 90.66% and 58.21% nucleotide identities with PRRSV 1 and 2 prototypic strains Lelystad virus and ATCC VR-2332, respectively...
July 23, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739428/novel-class-1-integrons-and-sequence-types-in-vim-2-and-vim-11-producing-clinical-strains-of-enterobacter-cloacae
#2
D De Belder, D Faccone, N Tijet, R Melano, M Rapoport, A Petroni, C Lucero, F Pasteran, A Corso, S A Gomez
All VIM-producing Enterobacteriaceae (six Enterobacter cloacae) submitted to the Argentinian Reference Laboratory in Antimicrobial Resistance in the period 2008-13 were characterized. The isolates were referred from 6 nosocomial institutions located in 5 different cities across the country. All isolates showed carbapenem disk diffusion inhibition zones ≤22mm and synergism between a carbapenem disk and EDTA/SMA. The six isolates were PCR positive for blaVIM. Imipenem MICs were ≤1 to 8μg/ml. Typing by PFGE and MLST distinguished six pulsotypes and sequence types with blaVIM located on novel class 1 integron arrays: ECL-1: ST182, In883; ECL-2, ST90, In885; ECL-3, ST88, In346 with blaVIM-11; ECL-4, ST184, In900; ECL-5, ST749-new, In900; ECL-6, ST91 and uncharacterized In...
July 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739427/the-impact-of-genetic-variation-in-il28b-ifnl4-and-hla-genes-on-treatment-responses-against-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
#3
Fatemeh Sakhaee, Morteza Ghazanfari, Farzam Vaziri, Fatemeh Rahimi Jamnani, Mehdi Davari, Safoora Gharibzadeh, Roohollah Fateh, Farid Abdolrahimi, Shahin Pourazar Dizaji, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) near the interleukin-28B (IL28B), interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4) and the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene are associated with treatment responses in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) virus infection treated with pegylated interferon-α and ribavirin (pegIFN-α/RBV). We compared the role of IL28B SNPs (rs12979860, rs12980275, and rs8099917), IFNL4 ss469415590 and HLA rs4273729 with treatment outcomes in patients with CHC virus. A total of 520 Iranian patients with CHC infection were enrolled...
July 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734764/comparative-genomic-analysis-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-beijing-like-strains-revealed-specific-genetic-variations-associated-with-virulence-and-drug-resistance
#4
Juan Germán Rodríguez-Castillo, Camilo Pino, Luis Fernando Niño, Juan Carlos Rozo, Claudia Llerena-Polo, Carlos A Parra-López, Andreas Tauch, Martha Isabel Murcia-Aranguren
Isolates of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 2/East-Asian are considered one of the most successful strains due to their increased pathogenicity, hyper-virulence associated with drug resistance, and high transmission. Recent studies in Colombia have shown that the Beijing-like genotype is associated with multidrug-resistance and high prevalence in the southwest of the country, but the genetic basis of its success in dissemination is unknown. In contribution to this matter, we obtained the whole sequences of six genomes of clinical isolates assigned to the Beijing-like genotype...
July 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734763/uncleaved-2a-peptide-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-can-display-foreign-epitope-tag-at-the-virion-surface
#5
Jitendra K Biswal, Saravanan Subramaniam, Rajeev Ranjan, Bramhadev Pattnaik
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) capsid precursor protein P1-2A is cleaved by viral-encoded 3C protease (3C(pro)) to generate VP0, VP3, VP1 and 2A proteins. It was reported earlier that substitution of a single amino acid residue within the 2A peptide sequence (L2P) blocked the 3C(pro) mediated VP1/2A cleavage and produced 'self-tagged' FMDV particles containing uncleaved 2A-peptide. To determine whether the uncleaved 2A-peptide can function as a target structure to harbour and display exogenous epitope on FMDV particles, a full-length FMDV cDNA clone containing a HA-tag within the uncleaved 2A-peptide sequence was constructed...
July 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728880/genetic-adaptation-to-historical-pathogen-burdens
#6
Johannes W Fedderke, Robert E Klitgaard, Valerio Napolioni
Historical pathogen burdens are examined as possible triggers for genetic adaptation. Evidence of adaptation emerges for the acid phosphatase locus 1 (ACP1), interleukin-6 (IL6), interleukin-10 (IL10 ), human leukocyte antigen (HLA) polymorphisms, along with a measure of heterozygosity over 783 alleles. Results are robust to controlling for the physical and historical environment humans faced, and to endogeneity of the historical pathogen burden measure. The present study represents a proof-of-concept which may pave the way to the analysis of future aggregate measures coming from whole-genome sequencing/genotyping data...
July 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728879/identification-of-universal-diagnostic-peptide-candidates-for-neglected-tropical-diseases-caused-by-cestodes-through-the-integration-of-multi-genome-wide-analyses-and-immunoinformatic-predictions
#7
Sebastián Miles, Marco Navatta, Sylvia Dematteis, Gustavo Mourglia-Ettlin
Neglected tropical diseases caused by helminth infections currently affect millions of people worldwide. Among them, there are three tapeworm species of outstanding importance: Echinococcus granulosus, E. multilocularis, and Taenia solium, which are responsible for cystic echinococcosis, alveolar echinococcosis, and cysticercosis, respectively. Despite several attempts, there is still a need for an effective and low-cost serological diagnostic test that can be used in endemic countries. In the present work, we described an innovative bioinformatic workflow for a rational prediction of putative peptide candidates for one-step serological diagnosis of any of these infections...
July 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720440/first-report-of-two-complete-clostridium-chauvoei-genome-sequences-and-detailed-in-silico-genome-analysis
#8
Prasad Thomas, Torsten Semmler, Inga Eichhorn, Antina Lübke-Becker, Christiane Werckenthin, Mostafa Y Abdel-Glil, Lothar H Wieler, Heinrich Neubauer, Christian Seyboldt
Clostridium (C.) chauvoei is a Gram-positive, spore forming, anaerobic bacterium. It causes black leg in ruminants, a typically fatal histotoxic myonecrosis. High quality circular genome sequences were generated for the C. chauvoei type strain DSM 7528(T) (ATCC 10092(T)) and a field strain 12S0467 isolated in Germany. The origin of replication (oriC) was comparable to that of Bacillus subtilis in structure with two regions containing DnaA boxes. Similar prophages were identified in the genomes of both C. chauvoei strains which also harbored hemolysin and bacterial spore formation genes...
July 15, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713014/a-recombinant-type-2-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-between-nadc30-like-and-a-mlv-like-genetic-characterization-and-pathogenicity-for-piglets
#9
Ting Bian, Yingfeng Sun, Meng Hao, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Xin Guo, Jun Han, Hanchun Yang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an economically important pathogen for swine industry worldwide. The recombination occurring among PRRSV strains has been recognized as one of important molecular mechanisms for the evolution of PRRSV. Current prevalence of PRRSV NADC30-like causing clinical disease outbreaks is highly concerned in China. In the present study, the genetic characterization of a recombinant type 2 PRRSV (designated TJnh1501) was analyzed and its pathogenicity for piglets was examined...
July 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711373/comparative-genomic-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-a-toxigenic-clinical-isolate-of-corynebacterium-diphtheriae-strain-b-d-16-78-from-malaysia
#10
Kar-Wai Hong, A W Asmah Hani, C A Nurul Aina Murni, R R Pusparani, Chee Kheong Chong, Khebir Verasahib, Wan Noraini W Yusoff, Noorliza M Noordin, Kok Keng Tee, Wai-Fong Yin, Choo Yee Yu, Geik Yong Ang, Kok-Gan Chan
In this study, we report the comparative genomics and phylogenetic analysis of Corynebacterium diphtheriae strain B-D-16-78 that was isolated from a clinical specimen in 2016. The complete genome of C. diphtheriae strain B-D-16-78 was sequenced using PacBio Single Molecule, Real-Time sequencing technology and consists of a 2,474,151-bp circular chromosome with an average GC content of 53.56%. The core genome of C. diphtheriae was also deduced from a total of 74 strains with complete or draft genome sequences and the core genome-based phylogenetic analysis revealed close genetic relationship among strains that shared the same MLST allelic profile...
July 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710018/first-detection-and-genetic-characterization-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-market-sold-oysters-in-china
#11
Wei Cong, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Jun-Ling Hou, Xin-Chen Wang, Jian-Gang Ma, Xing-Quan Zhu, Guan-Jun Chen
Toxoplasma gondii oocysts in the water might be filtered through the gills of shellfish in the process of feeding, and can be concentrated in the digestive glands. Consumers might become infected through ingestion of the shellfish unless they are discharged or inactivated by the shellfish. Thus, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the presence of T. gondii in market-sold oysters in China under natural conditions using a molecular approach. A total of 998 oysters were collected from markets in four cities (Weihai, Qingdao, Yantai and Rizhao) of Shandong province, eastern China...
July 12, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710017/response-to-sequence-data-management-for-scientific-purposes
#12
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Hein Sprong, Claudia Coipan, Kitty C B Maassen
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July 11, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705718/antimicrobial-peptide-repertoire-of-thitarodes-armoricanus-a-host-species-of-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-predicted-based-on-de-novo-transcriptome-sequencing-and-analysis
#13
Min Wang, Xianda Hu
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is an entomopathogenic fungus that parasitizes the larvae of ghost moths. The fungus-caterpillar complex resulting from fungal parasitism is a medicinally and economically important traditional Chinese medicine famous for its tonic, aphrodisiac and immunomodulatory activity. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which play predominant roles in responding to infection of pathogenic microorganisms in the immune system of ghost moths, may remain behind the fungus-caterpillar complex. Thitarodes armoricanus, as a widely distributed ghost moth on the Tibetan Plateau, is the first reported and one of the most common host insects of O...
July 11, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705719/prevalence-of-ebv-hpv-and-mmtv-in-pakistani-breast-cancer-patients-a-possible-etiological-role-of-viruses-in-breast-cancer
#14
Wasifa Naushad, Orooj Surriya, Hajra Sadia
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer being a multifactorial disease, the role of infectious agent in development of disease is of great interest. The high incidence of breast cancer around the world has woken the interest in a viral etiology of breast cancer. Despite decades of research, no etiologic factor(s) for human breast cancer has been known and the quest for a contributing cause has all but been abandoned during the past years. Recent investigations have linked breast cancer to viral infections, such as Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), Human papillomavirus (HPV) and mouse mammary tumor virus...
July 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705717/whole-genome-characterization-of-uruguayan-strains-of-avian-infectious-bronchitis-virus-reveals-extensive-recombination-between-the-two-major-south-american-lineages
#15
Ana Marandino, Gonzalo Tomás, Yanina Panzera, Gonzalo Greif, Adriana Parodi-Talice, Martín Hernández, Claudia Techera, Diego Hernández, Ruben Pérez
Infectious bronchitis virus (Gammacoronavirus, Coronaviridae) is a genetically variable RNA virus that causes one of the most persistent respiratory diseases in poultry. The virus is classified in genotypes and lineages with different epidemiological relevance. Two lineages of the GI genotype (11 and 16) have been widely circulating for decades in South America. GI-11 is an exclusive South American lineage while the GI-16 lineage is distributed in Asia, Europe and South America. Here, we obtained the whole genome of two Uruguayan strains of the GI-11 and GI-16 lineages using Illumina high-throughput sequencing...
July 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705716/occult-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-greek-patients-with-congenital-bleeding-disorders
#16
Agoritsa Varaklioti, Anna Kouramba, Panagiota Ioannidou, Olga Katsarou
Occult hepatitis B infection (OBI) is a form of chronic HBV infection characterized by low level HBV DNA, without detectable HBV surface antigen (HBsAg). OBI is frequently associated with the presence of anti-HBc and in some cases also with anti-HBs. Patients, who formerly received non-inactivated factor concentrates, can potentially be considered at high risk for OBI, especially since these patients usually are HIV or HCV co-infected. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of occult HBV infection in Greek patients with hereditary bleeding disorders...
July 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698157/prevalence-molecular-epidemiology-and-zoonotic-potential-of-entamoeba-spp-in-nonhuman-primates-in-china
#17
Haiju Dong, Junqiang Li, Meng Qi, Rongjun Wang, Fuchang Yu, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Longxian Zhang
Amebiasis is a major public-health concern. It has a global distribution, and is listed as the third leading parasitic cause of human mortality. To survey the prevalence and assess the potential zoonotic transmission of Entamoeba spp. in nonhuman primates (NHPs) in China, 2688 fresh fecal specimens were collected from NHPs reared in farms or zoos/parks or free ranging in 13 districts. The overall prevalence of Entamoeba spp. infection determined with microscopy analysis was 39.4% (1059/2688). Higher infection rates were detected in the free ranging group (41...
July 8, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698156/disruption-of-predicted-dengue-virus-type-3-major-outbreak-cycle-coincided-with-switching-of-the-dominant-circulating-virus-genotype
#18
Kim-Kee Tan, Nurul-Izzani Zulkifle, Juraina Abd-Jamil, Syuhaida Sulaiman, Che Norainon Yaacob, Noor Syahida Azizan, Nurul Asma Anati Che Mat Seri, Nur Izyan Samsudin, Nur Hidayana Mahfodz, Sazaly AbuBakar
Dengue is hyperendemic in most of Southeast Asia. In this region, all four dengue virus serotypes are persistently present. Major dengue outbreak cycle occurs in a cyclical pattern involving the different dengue virus serotypes. In Malaysia, since the 1980s, the major outbreak cycles have involved dengue virus type 3 (DENV3), dengue virus type 1 (DENV1) and dengue virus type 2 (DENV2), occurring in that order (DENV3/DENV1/DENV2). Only limited information on the DENV3 cycles, however, have been described. In the current study, we examined the major outbreak cycle involving DENV3 using data from 1981 to 2016...
July 8, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688979/remarkable-richness-of-trypanosomes-in-tsetse-flies-glossina-morsitans-morsitans-and-glossina-pallidipes-from-the-gorongosa-national-park-and-niassa-national-reserve-of-mozambique-revealed-by-fluorescent-fragment-length-barcoding-fflb
#19
Herakles A Garcia, Carla M F Rodrigues, Adriana C Rodrigues, Dagmar L Pereira, Carlos L Pereira, Erney P Camargo, P B Hamilton, Marta M G Teixeira
Trypanosomes of African wild ungulates transmitted by tsetse flies can cause human and livestock diseases. However, trypanosome diversity in wild tsetse flies remains greatly underestimated. We employed FFLB (fluorescent fragment length barcoding) for surveys of trypanosomes in tsetse flies (3086) from the Gorongosa National Park (GNP) and Niassa National Reserve (NNR) in Mozambique (MZ), identified as Glossina morsitans morsitans (GNP/NNR=77.6%/90.5%) and Glossina pallidipes (22.4%/9.5%). Trypanosomes were microscopically detected in 8...
July 5, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688978/molecular-characterization-of-complete-genomic-segment-2-of-picobirnavirus-strains-detected-in-a-cat-and-a-dog
#20
Ryan Navarro, Chan Yibin, Rajeev Nair, Andrea Peda, Meiji Soe Aung, Jennifer Ketzis, Yashpal S Malik, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Souvik Ghosh
We report here molecular characterization of complete genomic segment-2 of picobirnavirus (PBV) strains PBV/Cat/KNA/K40/2014 and PBV/Dog/KNA/RVC7/2015 detected in a cat (Felis catus) and a dog (Canis lupus familiaris), respectively, on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. To obtain the full-length nucleotide (nt) sequence of gene segment-2 of the canine and feline PBV strains, the 5'- and 3'- portions of gene segment-2 containing an overlapping region were amplified using a non-specific primer-based amplification method with modifications...
July 5, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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