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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820498/interference-of-apoptosis-by-hepatitis-b-virus
#1
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Shaoli Lin, Yan-Jin Zhang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) causes liver diseases that have been a consistent problem for human health, leading to more than one million deaths every year worldwide. A large proportion of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases across the world are closely associated with chronic HBV infection. Apoptosis is a programmed cell death and is frequently altered in cancer development. HBV infection interferes with the apoptosis signaling to promote HCC progression and viral proliferation. The HBV-mediated alteration of apoptosis is achieved via interference with cellular signaling pathways and regulation of epigenetics...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820495/human-papillomavirus-and-the-dna-damage-response-exploiting-host-repair-pathways-for-viral-replication
#2
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Chelsey C Spriggs, Laimonis A Laimins
High-risk human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are the causative agents of cervical and other genital cancers. In addition, HPV infections are associated with the development of many oropharyngeal cancers. HPVs activate and repress a number of host cellular pathways to promote their viral life cycles, including those of the DNA damage response. High-risk HPVs activate the ataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM and Rad3-related (ATR) DNA damage repair pathways, which are essential for viral replication (particularly differentiation-dependent genome amplification)...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820485/disentangling-the-frames-the-state-of-research-on-the-alphavirus-6k-and-tf-proteins
#3
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Jolene Ramsey, Suchetana Mukhopadhyay
For 30 years it was thought the alphavirus 6K gene encoded a single 6 kDa protein. However, through a bioinformatics search 10 years ago, it was discovered that there is a frameshifting event and two proteins, 6K and transframe (TF), are translated from the 6K gene. Thus, many functions attributed to the 6K protein needed reevaluation to determine if they properly belong to 6K, TF, or both proteins. In this mini-review, we reevaluate the past research on 6K and put those results in context where there are two proteins, 6K and TF, instead of one...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820470/adaption-of-fmdv-asia-1-to-suspension-culture-cell-resistance-is-overcome-by-virus-capsid-alterations
#4
Veronika Dill, Bernd Hoffmann, Aline Zimmer, Martin Beer, Michael Eschbaumer
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes a highly contagious disease with catastrophic economic impact for affected countries. BHK21 suspension cells are preferred for the industrial production of FMDV vaccine antigen, but not all virus strains can be successfully propagated in these cells. Serotype Asia-1 is often affected by this phenomenon. In this study, the Asia-1 strain Shamir was used to examine viral, cellular and environmental factors that contribute to resistance to cell culture infection. Cell media composition, pH and ammonium chloride concentration did not affect Asia-1 differently than other serotypes...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820456/deciphering-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-evolutionary-trends-in-isolates-of-the-cydia-pomonella-granulovirus
#5
Jörg T Wennmann, Pit Radtke, Karolin E Eberle, Gianpiero Gueli Alletti, Johannes A Jehle
Six complete genome sequences of Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV) isolates from Mexico (CpGV-M and CpGV-M1), England (CpGV-E2), Iran (CpGV-I07 and CpGV-I12), and Canada (CpGV-S) were aligned and analyzed for genetic diversity and evolutionary processes. The selected CpGV isolates represented recently identified phylogenetic lineages of CpGV, namely, the genome groups A to E. The genomes ranged from 120,816 bp to 124,269 bp. Several common differences between CpGV-M, -E2, -I07, -I12 and -S to CpGV-M1, the first sequenced and published CpGV isolate, were highlighted...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820433/targeting-persistent-human-papillomavirus-infection
#6
REVIEW
Srinidhi Shanmugasundaram, Jianxin You
While the majority of Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are transient and cleared within a couple of years following exposure, 10-20% of infections persist latently, leading to disease progression and, ultimately, various forms of invasive cancer. Despite the clinical efficiency of recently developed multivalent prophylactic HPV vaccines, these preventive measures are not effective against pre-existing infection. Additionally, considering that the burden associated with HPV is greatest in regions with limited access to preventative vaccination, the development of effective therapies targeting persistent infection remains imperative...
August 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812996/reliable-detection-of-herpes-simplex-virus-sequence-variation-by-high-throughput-resequencing
#7
Alison M Morse, Kaitlyn R Calabro, Justin M Fear, David C Bloom, Lauren M McIntyre
High-throughput sequencing (HTS) has resulted in data for a number of herpes simplex virus (HSV) laboratory strains and clinical isolates. The knowledge of these sequences has been critical for investigating viral pathogenicity. However, the assembly of complete herpesviral genomes, including HSV, is complicated due to the existence of large repeat regions and arrays of smaller reiterated sequences that are commonly found in these genomes. In addition, the inherent genetic variation in populations of isolates for viruses and other microorganisms presents an additional challenge to many existing HTS sequence assembly pipelines...
August 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809802/effects-of-the-hn-antigenic-difference-between-the-vaccine-strain-and-the-challenge-strain-of-newcastle-disease-virus-on-virus-shedding-and-transmission
#8
Jingjing Liu, Jie Zhu, Haixu Xu, Juan Li, Zenglei Hu, Shunlin Hu, Xiaoquan Wang And, Xiufan Liu
Newcastle disease (ND) leading to heavy economic losses to the poultry industry worldwide is caused by Newcastle disease virus (NDV). Even though intensive vaccination programs have been implemented in many countries, virulent NDV can still be frequently isolated in well-vaccinated flocks. We compared the protection efficiency of LaSota and two sub-genotype VIId vaccines, NDV/AI4 and NDV O/AI4, in which NDV O/AI4 was constructed by replacing the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) gene of the vaccine strain NDV/AI4 with that from the variant NDV strain JS-14-12-Ch by the cross hemagglutination inhibition test and immune protection test...
August 15, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805681/influenza-virus-infection-interferon-response-viral-counter-response-and-apoptosis
#9
REVIEW
Jung Min Shim, Jinhee Kim, Tanel Tenson, Ji-Young Min, Denis E Kainov
Human influenza A viruses (IAVs) cause global pandemics and epidemics, which remain serious threats to public health because of the shortage of effective means of control. To combat the surge of viral outbreaks, new treatments are urgently needed. Developing new virus control modalities requires better understanding of virus-host interactions. Here, we describe how IAV infection triggers cellular apoptosis and how this process can be exploited towards the development of new therapeutics, which might be more effective than the currently available anti-influenza drugs...
August 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805676/inhibitors-of-deubiquitinating-enzymes-block-hiv-1-replication-and-augment-the-presentation-of-gag-derived-mhc-i-epitopes
#10
Christian Setz, Melanie Friedrich, Pia Rauch, Kirsten Fraedrich, Alina Matthaei, Maximilian Traxdorf, Ulrich Schubert
In recent years it has been well established that two major constituent parts of the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS)-the proteasome holoenzymes and a number of ubiquitin ligases-play a crucial role, not only in virus replication but also in the regulation of the immunogenicity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). However, the role in HIV-1 replication of the third major component, the deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), has remained largely unknown. In this study, we show that the DUB-inhibitors (DIs) P22077 and PR-619, specific for the DUBs USP7 and USP47, impair Gag processing and thereby reduce the infectivity of released virions without affecting viral protease activity...
August 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805675/changing-stem-cell-dynamics-during-papillomavirus-infection-potential-roles-for-cellular-plasticity-in-the-viral-lifecycle-and-disease
#11
REVIEW
Katerina Strati
Stem cells and cellular plasticity are likely important components of tissue response to infection. There is emerging evidence that stem cells harbor receptors for common pathogen motifs and that they are receptive to local inflammatory signals in ways suggesting that they are critical responders that determine the balance between health and disease. In the field of papillomaviruses stem cells have been speculated to play roles during the viral life cycle, particularly during maintenance, and virus-promoted carcinogenesis but little has been conclusively determined...
August 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805674/hepatitis-c-virus-induced-autophagy-and-host-innate-immune-response
#12
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Stephanie T Chan, Jing-Hsiung James Ou
Autophagy is a catabolic process that is important for maintaining cellular homeostasis. This pathway in hepatocytes is stimulated and controlled by the hepatitis C virus (HCV)-upon infection-to promote its own replication. HCV induces autophagy indirectly and directly through different mechanisms and temporally controls the autophagic flux. This enables the virus to maximize its replication and attenuate the innate immune responses that it activates. In this review, we discuss the relationship between HCV and autophagy, and the crosstalk between HCV-induced autophagy and host innate immune responses...
August 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800086/the-potential-for-reassortment-between-oropouche-and-schmallenberg-orthobunyaviruses
#13
Natasha L Tilston-Lunel, Xiaohong Shi, Richard M Elliott, Gustavo Olszanski Acrani
A number of viruses within the Peribunyaviridae family are naturally occurring reassortants, a common phenomenon for segmented viruses. Using a minigenome-reporter and virus-like particle (VLP) production assay, we have accessed the potential of Oropouche virus (OROV), Schmallenberg virus (SBV), and other orthobunyaviruses within the Simbu serogroup to reassort. We found that the untranslated region (UTR) in the medium segment is a potential contributing factor for reassortment by the tested viruses. We demonstrate that for promoter activity to occur it was essential that the viral RNA polymerase (L) and nucleocapsid (N) proteins were from the same virus, reinforcing the hypothesis that the large and small segments that encode these proteins segregate together during genome reassortment...
August 11, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792475/human-papillomavirus-and-the-stroma-bidirectional-crosstalk-during-the-virus-life-cycle-and-carcinogenesis
#14
REVIEW
Megan E Spurgeon, Paul F Lambert
Human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) tumor viruses that are causally associated with human cancers of the anogenital tract, skin, and oral cavity. Despite the availability of prophylactic vaccines, HPVs remain a major global health issue due to inadequate vaccine availability and vaccination coverage. The HPV life cycle is established and completed in the terminally differentiating stratified epithelia, and decades of research using in vitro organotypic raft cultures and in vivo genetically engineered mouse models have contributed to our understanding of the interactions between HPVs and the epithelium...
August 9, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792463/the-telomeric-response-to-viral-infection
#15
REVIEW
Zhuo Wang, Zhong Deng, Steve Tutton, Paul M Lieberman
The ends of linear genomes, whether viral or cellular, can elicit potent DNA damage and innate immune signals. DNA viruses entering the nucleus share many features with telomeres in their ability to either suppress or co-opt these pathways. Here, we review some of the common mechanisms that viruses and telomeres use to manage the DNA damage and innate immune response pathways. We highlight recent studies on the role of the telomere repeat-containing RNA (TERRA) in response to viral infection. We discuss how TERRA can be activated through a p53-response element embedded in a retrotransposon-like repeat found in human subtelomeres...
August 9, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792435/regulation-of-telomere-homeostasis-during-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-immortalization
#16
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Siamak A Kamranvar, Maria G Masucci
The acquisition of unlimited proliferative potential is dependent on the activation of mechanisms for telomere maintenance, which counteracts telomere shortening and the consequent triggering of the DNA damage response, cell cycle arrest, and apoptosis. The capacity of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) to infect B-lymphocytes in vitro and transform the infected cells into autonomously proliferating immortal cell lines underlies the association of this human gamma-herpesvirus with a broad variety of lymphoid and epithelial cell malignancies...
August 9, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786952/poxviruses-utilize-multiple-strategies-to-inhibit-apoptosis
#17
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Daniel Brian Nichols, William De Martini, Jessica Cottrell
Cells have multiple means to induce apoptosis in response to viral infection. Poxviruses must prevent activation of cellular apoptosis to ensure successful replication. These viruses devote a substantial portion of their genome to immune evasion. Many of these immune evasion products expressed during infection antagonize cellular apoptotic pathways. Poxvirus products target multiple points in both the extrinsic and intrinsic apoptotic pathways, thereby mitigating apoptosis during infection. Interestingly, recent evidence indicates that poxviruses also hijack cellular means of eliminating apoptotic bodies as a means to spread cell to cell through a process called apoptotic mimicry...
August 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786949/an-inactivated-novel-genotype-fowl-adenovirus-4-protects-chickens-against-the-hydropericardium-syndrome-that-recently-emerged-in-china
#18
Qing Pan, Yanchao Yang, Yulong Gao, Xiaole Qi, Changjun Liu, Yanping Zhang, Hongyu Cui, Xiaomei Wang
Since 2015, China has experienced outbreaks of severe hydropericardium syndrome (HPS), associated with a novel genotype and hypervirulent fowl adenovirus serotype 4 (FAdV-4) infection, with a prevalence in various provinces of the country. This has resulted in huge economic losses in the poultry industry. The novel FAdV-4 showed new genome characters, such as the natural deletion of open reading frame (ORF) 19 and ORF 27 (1966 bp), and high pathogenicity toward chickens. These are coupled with severe hydropericardium, inclusion body hepatitis, and mortality rates ranging from 30% to 90%...
August 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786944/can-antiretroviral-drugs-be-used-to-treat-porcine-endogenous-retrovirus-perv-infection-after-xenotransplantation
#19
REVIEW
Joachim Denner
Porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) are integrated in the genome of all pigs; they are released as infectious particles, and under certain conditions they can infect human cells. Therefore, they represent a risk when pigs are used as sources of cells, tissues, or organs for xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is under development due to the increasing shortage of human transplants. Whereas most porcine microorganisms which may be able to induce a disease (zoonosis) in the transplant recipient can be eliminated, this is not possible in the case of PERVs...
August 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786930/characterization-of-monoclonal-antibodies-against-ha-protein-of-h1n1-swine-influenza-virus-and-protective-efficacy-against-h1-viruses-in-mice
#20
Yun Liu, Hongtao Li, Yujia Xue, Shuang Zhao, Chenxi Li, Liandong Qu, Yun Zhang, Ming Liu
H1N1 swine influenza viruses (SIV) are prevalent in pigs globally, and occasionally emerge in humans, which raises concern about their pandemic threats. To stimulate hemagglutination (HA) of A/Swine/Guangdong/LM/2004 (H1N1) (SW/GD/04) antibody response, eukaryotic expression plasmid pCI-neo-HA was constructed and used as an immunogen to prepare monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). Five mAbs (designed 8C4, 8C6, 9D6, 8A4, and 8B1) against HA protein were obtained and characterized. Western blot showed that the 70 kDa HA protein could be detected by all mAbs in MDCK cells infected with SW/GD/04...
August 8, 2017: Viruses
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