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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113112/interplay-between-hiv-1-innate-sensing-and-restriction-in-mucosal-dendritic-cells-balancing-defense-and-viral-transmission
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Nina Hertoghs, Teunis B H Geijtenbeek, Carla M S Ribeiro
Innate sensing of HIV-1 by dendritic cells (DCs) initiates cell-intrinsic signalling programs that direct virus restriction and antiviral defenses. These responses include the production of type I interferon (IFN) and a large number of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) with a broad spectrum of antiviral effector functions. Initial interactions of HIV-1 at the mucosal surfaces with DC-expressed innate immune factors including cGAS, TRIM5α and SAMHD1 are predictive of viraemia, inflammation and disease pathogenesis...
January 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088686/immune-history-and-influenza-virus-susceptibility
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Sarah Cobey, Scott E Hensley
Antibody responses to influenza viruses are critical for protection, but the ways in which repeated viral exposures shape antibody evolution and effectiveness over time remain controversial. Early observations demonstrated that viral exposure history has a profound effect on the specificity and magnitude of antibody responses to a new viral strain, a phenomenon called 'original antigenic sin.' Although 'sin' might suppress some aspects of the immune response, so far there is little indication that hosts with pre-existing immunity are more susceptible to viral infections compared to naïve hosts...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088124/nipah-virus-transmission-of-a-zoonotic-paramyxovirus
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Bronwyn Anne Clayton
Nipah virus is a recently-recognised, zoonotic paramyxovirus that causes severe disease and high fatality rates in people. Outbreaks have occurred in Malaysia, Singapore, India and Bangladesh, and a putative Nipah virus was also recently associated with human disease in the Philippines. Worryingly, human-to-human transmission is common in Bangladesh, where outbreaks occur with near-annual frequency. Onward human transmission of Nipah virus in Bangladesh is associated with close contact with clinically-unwell patients or their infectious secretions...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088123/antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-and-influenza-virus
#4
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Hillary A Vanderven, Sinthujan Jegaskanda, Adam K Wheatley, Stephen J Kent
Antibodies are a key defence against influenza infection and disease, but neutralizing antibodies are often strain-specific and of limited utility against divergent or pandemic viruses. There is now considerable evidence that influenza-specific antibodies with Fc-mediated effector functions, such as antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), can assist in the clearance of influenza infection in vitro and in animal models. Further, ADCC-mediating antibodies that recognize a broad array of influenza strains are common in humans, likely as a result of being regularly exposed to influenza infections...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086150/the-role-of-cd27-in-anti-viral-t-cell-immunity
#5
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Emma J Grant, Simone Nüssing, Sneha Sant, E Bridie Clemens, Katherine Kedzierska
CD27 is a co-stimulatory immune-checkpoint receptor, constitutively expressed on a broad range of T-cells (αβ and γδ), NK-cells and B-cells. Ligation of CD27 with CD70 results in potent co-stimulatory effects. In mice, co-stimulation of CD8(+) T-cells through CD27 promotes immune activation and enhances primary, secondary, memory and recall responses towards viral infections. Limited in vitro human studies support mouse experiments and show that CD27 co-stimulation enhances antiviral T-cell immunity. Given the potent co-stimulatory effects of CD27, manipulating CD27 signalling is of interest for viral, autoimmune and anti-tumour immunotherapies...
January 10, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081485/the-elucidation-of-non-classical-mhc-class-ii-antigen-processing-through-the-study-of-viral-antigens
#6
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Asha Purnima Veerappan Ganesan, Laurence C Eisenlohr
By convention, CD4(+) T cells are activated predominantly by Major Histocompatibility Complex class II-bound peptides derived from extracellular (exogenous) antigens. It has been known for decades that alternative sources of antigen, particularly those synthesized within the antigen-presenting cell, can also supply peptides but the impact on TCD4+ responses, sometimes considerable, has only recently become appreciated. This review focuses on the contributions that studies of viral antigen have made to this shift in perspective, concluding with discussions of relevance to rational vaccine design, autoimmunity and cancer immunotherapy...
January 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081484/new-insights-into-antiviral-immunity-gained-through-intravital-imaging
#7
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Heather D Hickman
Viral infections pose an ongoing challenge for mankind. Much of our knowledge of the immune response to viral infections comes from ex vivo analyses of infected animals, which provide important yet static information about events occurring within the host. Recently, a relatively new technique known as intravital microscopy (IVM) has been applied to the study of antiviral immunity. Intravital imaging affords a unique, real-time view of both viral dynamics and the ensuing immune response (along with their interplay) in the living animal...
January 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056379/capturing-norovirus-transmission
#8
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M de Graaf, Nele Villabruna, Marion Pg Koopmans
Human norovirus is a leading cause of gastroenteritis and is efficiently transmitted between humans and around the globe. The burden of norovirus infections in the global community and in health-care settings warrant the availability of outbreak prevention strategies and control measures that are tailored to the pathogen, outbreak setting and population at risk. A better understanding of viral and host determinants of transmission would aid in developing and fine-tuning such efforts. Here, we describe mechanisms of transmission, available model systems for studying norovirus transmission and their strengths and weaknesses as well as future research strategies...
January 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012412/human-transmission-of-ebola-virus
#9
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Philip Lawrence, Nicolas Danet, Olivier Reynard, Valentina Volchkova, Viktor Volchkov
Ever since the first recognised outbreak of Ebolavirus in 1976, retrospective epidemiological analyses and extensive studies with animal models have given us insight into the nature of the pathology and transmission mechanisms of this virus. In this review focusing on Ebolavirus, we present an outline of our current understanding of filovirus human-to-human transmission and of our knowledge concerning the molecular basis of viral transmission and potential for adaptation, with particular focus on what we have learnt from the 2014 outbreak in West Africa...
December 21, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987416/tissue-resident-memory-t-cells-and-viral-immunity
#10
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Pamela C Rosato, Lalit K Beura, David Masopust
Tissue resident memory T cells (TRM) constitute a recently identified T cell lineage that is responsible for frontline defense against viral infections. In contrast to central and effector memory T cells, which constitutively recirculate between tissues and blood, TRM reside permanently within tissues. As the main surveyors of non-lymphoid tissues, TRM are positioned to rapidly respond upon reinfection at barrier sites. During a viral reinfection, TRM trigger the local tissue environment to activate and recruit immune cells and establish an antiviral state...
December 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951430/protect-this-house-cytosolic-sensing-of-viruses
#11
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Michael J McFadden, Nandan S Gokhale, Stacy M Horner
The ability to recognize invading viral pathogens and to distinguish their components from those of the host cell is critical to initiate the innate immune response. The efficiency of this detection is an important factor in determining the susceptibility of the cell to viral infection. Innate sensing of viruses is, therefore, an indispensable step in the line of defense for cells and organisms. Recent discoveries have uncovered novel sensors of viral components and hallmarks of infection, as well as mechanisms by which cells discriminate between self and non-self...
December 9, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936448/flavivirus-transmission-focusing-on-zika
#12
REVIEW
Nikos Vasilakis, Scott C Weaver
Flaviviruses are among the most diverse viruses with over 85 species recognized. Taxonomically, this genus is one of the 4 recognized genera within the family Flaviviridae. Most flaviviruses of human public health significance, for example, dengue, yellow fever and Zika viruses, are arthropod-borne (arboviruses) and have two evolutionarily and ecologically distinct transmission cycles: a sylvatic transmission cycle, where the virus circulates between zoonotic vertebrate reservoir and amplification hosts and arboreal mosquitoes; and an urban transmission cycle, where the virus circulates between humans and peridomestic Aedes spp...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918958/drivers-of-airborne-human-to-human-pathogen-transmission
#13
REVIEW
Sander Herfst, Michael Böhringer, Basel Karo, Philip Lawrence, Nicola S Lewis, Michael J Mina, Charles J Russell, John Steel, Rik L de Swart, Christian Menge
Airborne pathogens - either transmitted via aerosol or droplets - include a wide variety of highly infectious and dangerous microbes such as variola virus, measles virus, influenza A viruses, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Bordetella pertussis. Emerging zoonotic pathogens, for example, MERS coronavirus, avian influenza viruses, Coxiella, and Francisella, would have pandemic potential were they to acquire efficient human-to-human transmissibility. Here, we synthesize insights from microbiological, medical, social, and economic sciences to provide known mechanisms of aerosolized transmissibility and identify knowledge gaps that limit emergency preparedness plans...
December 2, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915056/human-to-human-transmission-of-arthropod-borne-pathogens
#14
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Byron E Martina, Luisa Barzon, Gorben P Pijlman, José de la Fuente, Annapaola Rizzoli, Linda J Wammes, Willem Takken, Ronald P van Rij, Anna Papa
Human-to-human (H2H) transmitted arthropod-borne pathogens are a growing burden worldwide, with malaria and dengue being the most common mosquito-borne H2H transmitted diseases. The ability of vectors to get infected by humans during a blood meal to further propel an epidemic depends on complex interactions between pathogens, vectors and humans, in which human interventions and demographic and environmental conditions play a significant role. Herein, we discuss the distal and proximal drivers affecting H2H vector-borne pathogen transmission and identify knowledge gaps and future perspectives...
December 1, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907884/factors-determining-human-to-human-transmissibility-of-zoonotic-pathogens-via-contact
#15
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Mathilde Richard, Sascha Knauf, Philip Lawrence, Alison E Mather, Vincent J Munster, Marcel A Müller, Derek Smith, Thijs Kuiken
The pandemic potential of zoonotic pathogens lies in their ability to become efficiently transmissible amongst humans. Here, we focus on contact-transmitted pathogens and discuss the factors, at the pathogen, host and environmental levels that promote or hinder their human-to-human transmissibility via the following modes of contact transmission: skin contact, sexual contact, respiratory contact and multiple route contact. Factors common to several modes of transmission were immune evasion, high viral load, low infectious dose, crowding, promiscuity, and co-infections; other factors were specific for a pathogen or mode of contact transmission...
November 28, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888698/sustained-fecal-oral-human-to-human-transmission-following-a-zoonotic-event
#16
REVIEW
Miranda de Graaf, Relja Beck, Simone M Caccio, Birgitta Duim, Pieter LA Fraaij, Françoise S Le Guyader, Marc Lecuit, Jacques Le Pendu, Emmie de Wit, Constance Schultsz
Bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic pathogens that transmit via the fecal-oral route have a major impact on global health. However, the mechanisms underlying the emergence of such pathogens from the animal reservoir and their persistence in the human population are poorly understood. Here, we present a framework of human-to-human transmission of zoonotic pathogens that considers the factors relevant for fecal-oral human-to-human transmission route at the levels of host, pathogen, and environment. We discuss current data gaps and propose future research directions...
November 23, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916284/editorial-overview-host-viral-vector-interactions
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EDITORIAL
Roland Herzog, David Markusic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916283/editorial-overview-virus-vector-interactions
#18
EDITORIAL
Rebecca Rico-Hesse
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788400/dynamics-of-west-nile-virus-evolution-in-mosquito-vectors
#19
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Nathan D Grubaugh, Gregory D Ebel
West Nile virus remains the most common cause of arboviral encephalitis in North America. Since it was introduced, it has undergone adaptive genetic change as it spread throughout the continent. The WNV transmission cycle is relatively tractable in the laboratory. Thus the virus serves as a convenient model system for studying the population biology of mosquito-borne flaviviruses as they undergo transmission to and from mosquitoes and vertebrates. This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding the population dynamics of this virus within mosquito vectors...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771517/chikungunya-an-unexpected-emergence-in-europe
#20
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Fadila Amraoui, Anna-Bella Failloux
Since the first outbreak of chikungunya in Italy in 2007, Europe has been facing an increase in local transmission of arboviral diseases. Dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are both transmitted by the mosquito Aedes albopictus present in 20 European countries. CHIKV emergence in Europe was mainly associated with the East-Central-South African (ECSA) genotype, recently exemplified by the 11 CHIKV cases in southern France in 2014. Despite hundreds of travelers returning from the Americas where the Asian CHIKV genotype was responsible for more than one million cases, no autochthonous transmission associated with the Asian genotype was reported in Europe...
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