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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817345/reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-for-detection-of-and-differentiation-between-rna-and-dna-of-hiv-1-based-lentiviral-vectors
#1
Melanie Pavlovic, Nina Koehler, Martina Anton, Anna Dinkelmeier, Maren Haase, Thorsten Stellberger, Ulrich Busch, Armin E Baiker
The purpose of the described method is the detection of and differentiation between RNA and DNA of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-derived lentiviral vectors (LV) in cell culture supernatants and swab samples. For the analytical surveillance of genetic engineering, operations methods for the detection of the HIV-1-based LV generations are required. Furthermore, for research issues, it is important to prove the absence of LV particles for downgrading experimental settings in terms of the biosafety level. Here, a quantitative polymerase chain reaction method targeting the long terminal repeat U5 subunit and the start sequence of the packaging signal ψ is described...
August 2017: Human Gene Therapy Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814231/hiv-type-1-integrase-natural-polymorphisms-in-viral-variants-circulating-in-fsu-countries
#2
Ilya Lapovok, Vita Laga, Elena Kazennova, Marina Bobkova
BACKGROUND: Natural variability of integrase (IN) across HIV-1 variants may influence the emergence of resistant viruses. The most apparent explanation of these fact is the IN polymorphism and the associated differences in codon usage, which, in turn, influence the probability and the terms of DRMs acquisition. Possible mechanisms by which polymorphisms affect DRMs emergence remain disputed and should still be clarified because these substitutions may be associated with a reduced activity of some INSTIs and may impact on ART regimen choice depending of HIV-1 subtype...
August 15, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813462/a-comprehensive-profiling-of-t-and-b-lymphocyte-receptor-repertoires-from-a-chinese-origin-rhesus-macaque-by-high-throughput-sequencing
#3
Longfei Fu, Xinyang Li, Wei Zhang, Changxi Wang, Jinghua Wu, Huanming Yang, Jian Wang, Xiao Liu
Due to the close genetic background, high similarity of physiology, and susceptibility to infectious and metabolic diseases with humans, rhesus macaques have been widely used as an important animal model in biomedical research, especially in the study of vaccine development and human immune-related diseases. In recent years, high-throughput sequencing based immune repertoire sequencing (IR-SEQ) has become a powerful tool to study the dynamic adaptive immune responses. Several previous studies had analyzed the responses of B cells to HIV-1 trimer vaccine or T cell repertoire of rhesus macaques using this technique, however, there are little studies that had performed a comprehensive analysis of immune repertoire of rhesus macaques, including T and B lymphocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812054/influenza-a-virus-infection-and-nucleotide-sequencing-in-hiv-infected-children-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Visal Moolasart, Suthat Chottanapund, Jarurnsook Ausavapipit, Srisuda Samadchai, Sirirat Likanonsakul, Sumonmal Uttayamakul, Somkid Srisopha, Don Changsom, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Pilaipan Puthavathana
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811638/the-cpg-dinucleotide-content-of-the-hiv-1-envelope-gene-may-predict-disease-progression
#5
Mishi Kaushal Wasson, Jayanta Borkakoti, Amit Kumar, Banhi Biswas, Perumal Vivekanandan
The clinical course of HIV-1 varies greatly among infected individuals. Despite extensive research, virus factors associated with slow-progression remain poorly understood. Identification of unique HIV-1 genomic signatures linked to slow-progression remains elusive. We investigated CpG dinucleotide content in HIV-1 envelope gene as a potential virus factor in disease progression. We analysed 1808 HIV-1 envelope gene sequences from three independent longitudinal studies; this included 1280 sequences from twelve typical-progressors and 528 sequences from six slow-progressors...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811070/evaluation-of-sequence-variability-in-hiv-1-gp41-c-peptide-helix-grafted-proteins
#6
Rachel L Tennyson, Susanne N Walker, Terumasa Ikeda, Reuben S Harris, Brian R McNaughton
Many therapeutically-relevant protein-protein interactions (PPIs) have been reported that feature a helix and helix-binding cleft at the interface. Given this, different approaches to disrupting such PPIs have been developed. While short peptides (<15 amino acids) typically do not fold into a stable helix, researchers have reported chemical approaches to constraining helix structure. However, these approaches rely on laborious, and often expensive, chemical synthesis and purification. Our premise is that protein-based solutions that stabilize a therapeutically-relevant helix offer a number of advantages...
August 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806866/molecular-screening-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-typing-of-molluscum-contagiosum-virus-mcv-from-genital-specimens-between-2012-and-2015
#7
Sedigheh Taghinezhad-S, Amir Hossein Mohseni, Hossein Keyvani, Narges Ghobadi
Background: The present study is the first comprehensive report of the Molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) in Iran based on the molecular technique for differentiation and typing of the MCV1 and MCV2. Methods: Patients were diagnosed as having tumor-like genital warts less than 5 mm in diameter, and HIV seronegative samples were chosen for this cross-sectional study. TaqMan real-time PCR was used to identify MCV following clinical examination. Typing of the MCV-positive specimens was performed in the SNP A27451G region of MC021L gene...
August 15, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806198/pre-treatment-integrase-strand-transfer-inhibitor-resistance-in-north-carolina-from-2010-2016
#8
Timothy W Menza, Rachael Billock, Erika Samoff, Joseph J Eron, Ann M Dennis
OBJECTIVE: We sought to define the prevalence of pre-treatment INSTI resistance and assess the transmission networks of those with pre-treatment INSTI resistance. DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of HIV-positive patients with genotypic resistance testing sent to a single referral laboratory in North Carolina between 2010 and 2016. METHODS: We linked genotype and public health data for in-care HIV-positive individuals to determine the prevalence of INSTI resistance among treatment-naïve (defined as those with a first genotype ≤3 months after diagnosis) and treatment-experienced (defined as those with a first genotype >3 months after diagnosis) patients...
August 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803141/the-poly-proline-tail-of-sivmac-vpx-provides-gain-of-function-for-resistance-to-a-cryptic-proteasome-dependent-degradation-pathway
#9
Nannan Zhang, Haoran Guo, Jiaxin Yang, Guanchen Liu, Shuang Li, Siying Li, Dongyin Wang, Rui Li, Chang Shu, Hongmei Xu, Zhentong Wei, Honglan Huang, Songling Zhang, Pujun Gao, Shan Cen, Richard Markham, Yongsheng Wang, Xiao-Fang Yu, Wei Wei
The lentiviral accessory protein Vpx is critical for viral infection of myeloid cells and acts by hijacking CRL4(DCAF1) E3 ubiquitin ligase to induce the degradation of the host restriction factor SAMHD1. It has been observed that the sequences from HIV-2 and SIVsmm/SIVmac Vpx contain a poly-proline tail which is distinct from other SIV Vpx proteins. However, the role of this region in Vpx function is controversial. Herein, we found proteasome-dependent degradation of a Vpx mutant lacking the poly-proline tail in the nucleus in a CRL4(DCAF1) E3 ligase-independent fashion...
August 10, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803088/treat-the-pain-program
#10
Megan O'Brien, Amanda Schwartz, Laura Plattner
CONTEXT: Globally, low and middle-income countries are home to 70% of cancer deaths and 99% of HIV deaths, but they consume just 7% of opioid analgesics. OBJECTIVE: The American Cancer Society's Treat the Pain program partners with governments in low and middle-income countries to improve access to high-quality essential pain medicines. METHOD: Treat the Pain has developed the MORPHINE Framework to provide a structure to describe challenges to access to pain relief and to group and sequence interventions to address these challenges...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799325/comparison-between-next-generation-and-sanger-based-sequencing-for-the-detection-of-transmitted-drug-resistance-mutations-among-recently-infected-hiv-1-patients-in-israel-2000-2014
#11
Roy Moscona, Daniela Ram, Marina Wax, Efrat Bucris, Itzchak Levy, Ella Mendelson, Orna Mor
INTRODUCTION: Transmitted drug-resistance mutations (TDRM) may hamper successful anti-HIV-1 therapy and impact future control of the HIV-1 epidemic. Recently infected, therapy-naïve individuals are best suited for surveillance of such TDRM. In this study, TDRM, detected by next-generation sequencing (NGS) were compared to those identified by Sanger-based population sequencing (SBS) in recently infected HIV-1 patients. METHODS: Historical samples from 80 recently infected HIV-1 patients, diagnosed between 2000 and 2014, were analysed by MiSeq (NGS) and ABI (SBS)...
August 11, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797705/effects-of-hiv-1-gp41-derived-virucidal-peptides-on-virus-like-lipid-membranes
#12
Pablo Carravilla, Antonio Cruz, Itziar Martin-Ugarte, Itziar R Oar-Arteta, Johanna Torralba, Beatriz Apellaniz, Jesús Pérez-Gil, José Requejo-Isidro, Nerea Huarte, José L Nieva
Membrane fusion induced by the envelope glycoprotein enables the intracellular replication of HIV-1; hence, this process constitutes a major target for antiretroviral compounds. It has been proposed that peptides having propensity to interact with membrane interfaces might exert broad antiviral activity against enveloped viruses. To test this hypothesis, in this contribution we have analyzed the antiviral effects of peptides derived from the membrane-proximal external region and the transmembrane domain of the envelope glycoprotein subunit gp41, which display different degrees of interfacial hydrophobicity...
August 7, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797181/hiv-resistance-with-correlation-to-pmtct-regimen-in-hiv-infected-infants-in-northern-tanzania
#13
Dorothy Elizabeth Dow, Werner Schimana, Balthazar M Nyombi, Blandina T Mmbaga, Aisa M Shayo, John A Bartlett, Charles G Massambu, Emmanuel G Kifaro, Elizabeth L Turner, Todd DeMarco, Fangping Cai, Coleen Cunningham, Ann M Buchanan
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) guidelines recommend that all HIV-infected pregnant woman receive antiretroviral therapy (Option B) and HIV-infected infants should initiate therapy with a protease inhibitor based regimen; however, implementation of these guidelines has lagged in many resource-limited settings. Tanzania only recently implemented these guidelines with little country specific data to inform whether HIV non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) resistance was present among infected infants under the Option A guidelines...
August 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797170/analysis-of-clinical-hiv-1-strains-with-resistance-to-maraviroc-reveals-strain-specific-resistance-mutations-variable-degrees-of-resistance-and-minimal-cross-resistance-to-other-ccr5-antagonists
#14
Jacqueline Flynn, Paula Ellenberg, Renee Duncan, Anne Ellett, Jingling Zhou, Jasminka Sterjovski, Kieran Cashin, Katharina Borm, Lachlan Gray, Marilyn Lewis, Becky Jubb, Mike Westby, Benhur Lee, Sharon Ruth Lewin, Melissa Churchill, Michael Roche, Paul Gorry
Maraviroc (MVC) is an allosteric inhibitor of HIV-1 entry, and is the only CCR5 antagonist licensed for use as an anti-HIV-1 therapeutic. It acts by altering the conformation of the CCR5 extracellular loops, rendering CCR5 unrecognizable by the HIV-1 envelope glycoproteins (Env). This study aimed to understand the mechanisms underlying the development of MVC resistance in HIV-1-infected patients. To do this, we obtained longitudinal plasma samples from 8 subjects who experienced treatment failure with phenotypically verified, CCR5-tropic MVC resistance...
August 11, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797020/brief-report-selection-of-hiv-1-variants-with-higher-transmission-potential-by-1-tenofovir-gel-microbicide
#15
Nobubelo K Ngandu, Jonathan M Carlson, Denis R Chopera, Nonkululeko Ndabambi, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim Abdool Karim, Carolyn Williamson
BACKGROUND: Women in the CAPRISA 004 trial assigned to use 1% tenofovir (TFV) microbicide gel, who became HIV-1 infected, had higher viral load set-point and slower antibody avidity maturation compared with placebo participants. We investigated whether TFV gel was selected for viruses with altered genetic characteristics. SETTING: The participants of the CAPRISA 004 trial (n = 28 TFV and 43 placebo) were from KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa and were infected with HIV-1 subtype C...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795954/the-first-characterization-of-hiv-1-subtypes-and-drug-resistance-mutations-among-antiretrovirally-treated-patients-in-kermanshah-iran
#16
Reza Golmohammadi, Kazem Baesi, Abdolvahab Moradi, Molood Farrokhi, Willi McFarland, Shahryar Parsamajd
BACKGROUND: Insufficient therapy during HIV-1 replication can promote the emergence of drug-resistant strains, reduce the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment (ART), and increase the likelihood of the onward transmission of drug-resistant viruses. We characterized, for the first time, the prevalence of HIV-1 subtypes and drug resistance mutations in a western region of Iran. METHODS: This study was conducted among 122 patients on ART at a major referral center in Kermanshah, Iran...
August 10, 2017: Intervirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794047/no-substantial-evidence-for-sexual-transmission-of-minority-hiv-drug-resistance-mutations-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men
#17
Antoine Chaillon, Masato Nakazawa, Joel O Wertheim, Susan J Little, Davey M Smith, Sanjay R Mehta, Sara Gianella
During primary HIV-infection, the presence of minority drug resistant mutations (DRM) may be a consequence of sexual transmission, de novo mutations or technical errors. Baseline blood samples were collected from 24 HIV-infected antiretroviral-naive, genetically- and epidemiologically- linked source and recipient partners, shortly after the recipient's estimated date of infection. An additional 32 longitudinal samples were available from 11 recipients. Deep-sequencing of HIV reverse transcriptase (RT) was performed (Roche/454) and screened for nucleoside and non-nucleoside RT inhibitor DRM...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792071/high-prevalence-of-hbv-infection-detection-of-subgenotypes-f1b-a2-and-d4-and-differential-risk-factors-among-mexican-risk-populations-with-low-socioeconomic-status
#18
Alexis Jose-Abrego, Arturo Panduro, Nora A Fierro, Sonia Roman
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection may be underestimated among high-risk individuals in regions of low HBs antigenemia. This study aimed to assess HBV serological markers, genotypes and risk factors in Mexican patients with risk of HBV infection and low socioeconomic status. Demographics, clinical and risk factor data were collected in patients with HIV (n = 289), HCV (n = 243), deferred blood donors (D-BD) (n = 83), and two native populations, Mixtecos (n = 57) and Purepechas (n = 44). HBV infection was assessed by HBsAg, anti-HBc and HBV-DNA testing...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783247/bacterial-translocation-and-clinical-progression-of-hcv-related-cirrhosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
#19
Nicolás Merchante, Teresa Aldámiz-Echevarría, Mónica García-Álvarez, Antonio Rivero-Juárez, Juan Macías, Pilar Miralles, María A Jiménez-Sousa, María Mancebo, Leire Pérez-Latorre, Daniel Pineda-Tenor, Juan Berenguer, Salvador Resino, Juan A Pineda
The aim of the study was to evaluate if bacterial translocation (BT) predicts the clinical outcome in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with compensated cirrhosis. Acohort of 282 HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with cirrhosis and no previous liver decompensation (LD) was recuited. Serum levels of the DNA sequences encoding the well-conserved 16S rRNA subunit (16S rDNA), the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and soluble CD14 (sCD14) at diagnosis of cirrhosis were measured. Primary end-point was the emergence of the first LD and/or death of any cause...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780227/insights-into-the-immune-manipulation-mechanisms-of-pollen-allergens-by-protein-domain-profiling
#20
Seema Patel, Aruna Rani, Arun Goyal
Plant pollens are airborne allergens, as their inhalation causes immune activation, leading to rhinitis, conjunctivitis, sinusitis and oral allergy syndrome. A myriad of pollen proteins belonging to profilin, expansin, polygalacturonase, glucan endoglucosidase, pectin esterase, and lipid transfer protein class have been identified. In the present in silico study, the protein domains of fifteen pollen sequences were extracted from the UniProt database and submitted to the interactive web tool SMART (Simple Modular Architecture Research Tool), for finding the protein domain profiles...
July 29, 2017: Computational Biology and Chemistry
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