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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351775/vaccine-resistant-pseudorabies-virus-causes-mink-infection-in-china
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Gui-Sheng Wang, Yijun Du, Jia-Qiang Wu, Fu-Lin Tian, Xue-Jie Yu, Jin-Bao Wang
BACKGROUND: Pseudorabies, a highly contagious infectious disease of swine is caused by pseudorabies virus (PRV). PRV can cause fatal infection in other animal species. RESULTS: We report a deadly outbreak of pseudorabies that killed 87.2% (3522/4028) minks in a farm in 2014 in Shandong Province, China. PRV was isolated by using Vero cell culture and detected in mink samples by PCR from minks died during the outbreak. Epidemiological analysis indicated that 5.8% of minks (33/566) were PCR positive to PRV in Shandong Province...
January 19, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351764/quantification-and-kinetics-of-viral-rna-transcripts-produced-in-orthohantavirus-infected-cells
#2
Julia Wigren Byström, Jonas Näslund, Fredrik Trulsson, Magnus Evander, Olivia Wesula Lwande, Clas Ahlm, Göran Bucht
BACKGROUND: Rodent borne viruses of the Orthohantavirus genus cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome among people in Eurasia, and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in the Americas. At present, there are no specific treatments or efficient vaccines against these diseases. Improved understanding of viral transcription and replication may instigate targeted treatment of Orthohantavirus infections. For this purpose, we investigated the kinetics and levels of viral RNA transcription during an ongoing infection in-vitro...
January 19, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349663/ibandronate-metal-complexes-solution-behavior-and-antiparasitic-activity
#3
Bruno Demoro, Santiago Rostán, Mauricio Moncada, Zhu-Hong Li, Roberto Docampo, Claudio Olea Azar, Juan Diego Maya, Julia Torres, Dinorah Gambino, Lucía Otero
To face the high costs of developing new drugs, researchers in both industry and academy are looking for ways to repurpose old drugs for new uses. In this sense, bisphosphonates that are clinically used for bone diseases have been studied as agents against Trypanosoma cruzi, causative parasite of Chagas disease. In this work, the development of first row transition metal complexes (M = Co2+, Mn2+, Ni2+) with the bisphosphonate ibandronate (iba, H4iba representing the neutral form) is presented. The in-solution behavior of the systems containing iba and the selected 3d metal ions was studied by potentiometry...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348093/antifungal-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-selected-medicinal-plants-from-malaysia
#4
Yik Sin Chan, Yit Hong Cheah, Poh Zen Chong, Hui Lai Khor, Wen Siang Teh, Kong Soo Khoo, Hean Chooi Ong, Nam Weng Sit
This study was conducted to investigate the antifungal potential and cytotoxicity of selected medicinal plants from Malaysia. The extracts from the stem of Cissus quadrangularis and the leaves of Asplenium nidus, Pereskia bleo, Persicaria odorata and Sauropus androgynus were assayed against six fungi using p-iodonitrotetrazolium-based on colorimetric broth microdilution method. All the plant extracts were found to be fungicidal against at least one type of fungus. The strongest fungicidal activity (minimum fungicidal concentration=0...
January 2018: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339753/efficient-isolation-on-vero-dogslamtag-cells-and-full-genome-characterization-of-dolphin-morbillivirus-dmv-by-next-generation-sequencing
#5
Simone Peletto, Claudio Caruso, Francesco Cerutti, Paola Modesto, Cristina Biolatti, Alessandra Pautasso, Carla Grattarola, Federica Giorda, Sandro Mazzariol, Walter Mignone, Loretta Masoero, Cristina Casalone, Pier Luigi Acutis
The Dolphin Morbillivirus (DMV) genome from the first Mediterranean epidemic (1990-'92) is the only cetacean Morbillivirus that has been completely sequenced. Here, we report the first application of next generation sequencing (NGS) to morbillivirus infection of aquatic mammals. A viral isolate, representative of the 2006-'08 Mediterranean epidemic (DMV_IZSPLV_2008), efficiently grew on Vero.DogSLAMtag cells and was submitted to whole genome characterization by NGS. The final genome length was 15,673 nucleotides, covering 99...
January 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334948/molecular-identification-and-investigations-of-contagious-ecthyma-orf-virus-in-small-ruminants-north-west-ethiopia
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Mebrahtu Tedla, Nega Berhan, Wassie Molla, Wudu Temesgen, Sefinew Alemu
BACKGROUND: Orf virus, the prototype of parapoxvirus, is the main causative agent of contagious ecthyma. Little is known about the status of the disease in Ethiopia and this study was aimed at determining its status using PCR as a confirmatory tool. METHODS: a total of 400 randomly selected sheep and goat was screened for the identification of the virus using amplification of B2L gene and transfection of mammalian cells (VERO cells). RESULTS: Out of 400 animals screened for infection of the virus, 48 animals were found positive to PCR and revealed an overall incidence of 12%...
January 15, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334246/screening-of-north-east-mexico-medicinal-plants-with-activities-against-herpes-simplex-virus-and-human-cancer-cell-line
#7
David Silva-Mares, Veronica M Rivas-Galindo, Ricardo Salazar-Aranda, Luis Alejandro Pérez-Lopez, Noemí Waksman De Torres, Jonathan Pérez-Meseguer, Ernesto Torres-Lopez
The plants examined in this study have previous biological activity reports indicating the possibility of found activity against herpes and cancer cell. The aim of this contribution was to carry out a screening of Juglans mollis (Juglandaceae), Persea americana (Lauraceae), Hamelia patens (Rubiaceae), Salvia texana (Lamiaceae), Salvia ballotaeflora (Lamiaceae), Ceanothus coeruleus (Rhamnaceae), Chrysactinia mexicana (Asteraceae) y Clematis drummondii (Ranunculaceae), against HeLa cells, VHS-1 and VHS-2. The method MTT was used to determine the 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50), in Vero and HeLa cell lines...
January 15, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330501/novel-endogenous-simian-retroviral-integrations-in-vero-cells-implications-for-quality-control-of-a-human-vaccine-cell-substrate
#8
Chisato Sakuma, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Makoto Kuroda, Fumio Kasai, Kyoko Saito, Masaki Ikeda, Toshiyuki Yamaji, Naoki Osada, Kentaro Hanada
African green monkey (AGM)-derived Vero cells have been utilized to produce various human vaccines. The Vero cell genome harbors a variety of simian endogenous type D retrovirus (SERV) sequences. In this study, a transcriptome analysis showed that DNA hypomethylation released the epigenetic repression of SERVs in Vero cells. Moreover, comparative genomic analysis of three Vero cell sublines and an AGM reference revealed that the genomes of the sublines have ~80 SERV integrations. Among them, ~60 integrations are present within all three cell sublines and absent from the reference sequence...
January 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329484/effects-of-teriparatide-compared-with-risedronate-on-the-risk-of-fractures-in-subgroups-of-postmenopausal-women-with-severe-osteoporosis-the-vero-trial
#9
Piet Geusens, Fernando Marin, David L Kendler, Luis A Russo, Cristiano A F Zerbini, Salvatore Minisola, Jean Jacques Body, Eric Lespessailles, Susan L Greenspan, Alicia Bagur, Jan J Stepan, Péter Lakatos, Enrique Casado, Rüdiger Moericke, Pedro López-Romero, Astrid Fahrleitner-Pammer
The 2-year, randomized, double-blind, active-controlled fracture endpoint VERO study included postmenopausal women with established osteoporosis, who had at least 2 moderate or 1 severe baseline vertebral fractures (VFx), and BMD T-score ≤-1.5. Patients were treated with either s.c. daily teriparatide 20 μg or oral weekly risedronate 35 mg. As previously reported, the risk of new VFx and clinical fractures (a composite of clinical VFx and non vertebral fragility fractures [NVFFx]) was statistically significantly reduced with teriparatide compared with risedronate...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327672/linear-epitopes-in-african-swine-fever-virus-p72-recognized-by-monoclonal-antibodies-prepared-against-baculovirus-expressed-antigen
#10
Mallory E Heimerman, Maria V Murgia, Ping Wu, Andre D Lowe, Wei Jia, Raymond R Rowland
Protein p72 is the major capsid protein of African swine fever virus (ASFV) and is an important target for test and vaccine development. Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) were prepared against a recombinant antigenic fragment, from amino acid (aa) 20-303, expressed in baculovirus. A total of 29 mAbs were recovered and tested by immunofluorescent antibody (IFA) staining on ASFV Lisbon-infected Vero cells. Six antibodies were IFA-positive and selected for further characterization. Epitope mapping was performed against overlapping polypeptides expressed in E...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327614/intracellular-african-swine-fever-virus-dna-remains-unmethylated-in-infected-vero-cells
#11
Stefanie Weber, Astghik Hakobyan, Hovakim Zakaryan, Walter Doerfler
AIM: Sequence-specific CpG methylation of eukaryotic promoters is an important epigenetic signal for long-term gene silencing. We have now studied the methylation status of African swine fever virus (ASFV) DNA at various times after infection of Vero cells in culture. METHODS & RESULTS: ASFV DNA was detectable throughout the infection cycle and was found unmethylated in productively infected Vero cells as documented by bisulfite sequencing of 13 viral DNA segments...
January 12, 2018: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326018/semisynthesis-cytotoxicity-antimalarial-evaluation-and-structure-activity-relationship-of-two-series-of-triterpene-derivatives
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Simone Tasca Cargnin, Andressa Finkler Staudt, Patrícia Medeiros, Daniel de Medeiros Sol Sol, Ana Paula de Azevedo Dos Santos, Fernando Berton Zanchi, Grace Gosmann, Antonio Puyet, Carolina Bioni Garcia Teles, Simone Baggio Gnoatto
In this report, we describe the semisynthesis of two series of ursolic and betulinic acid derivatives through designed by modifications at the C-3 and C-28 positions and demonstrate their antimalarial activity against chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum (W2 strain). Structural modifications at C-3 were more advantageous to antimalarial activity than simultaneous modifications at C-3 and C-28 positions. The ester derivative, 3β-butanoyl betulinic acid (7b), was the most active compound (IC50 = 3.4 µM) and it did not exhibit cytotoxicity against VERO nor HepG2 cells (CC50 > 400 µM), showing selectivity towards parasites (selectivity index > 117...
December 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321939/isolation-of-rickettsia-amblyommatis-in-huvec-line
#13
S Santibáñez, A Portillo, A M Palomar, J A Oteo
Rickettsia amblyommatis, formerly named Rickettsia amblyommii and 'Candidatus Rickettsia amblyommii' is an intracellular bacterium belonging to the spotted fever group Rickettsia. It is highly prevalent in Amblyomma americanum and in other Amblyomma spp. throughout the Western Hemisphere. R. amblyommatis has been cultivated in chicken fibroblast, primary embryonated chicken eggs, Vero cells and arthropod-derived cells. Because of the affinity of rickettsiae to invade vascular endothelial cells, we tried to isolate R...
January 2018: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315647/antiviral-activity-of-a771726-the-active-metabolite-of-leflunomide-against-jun%C3%A3-n-virus
#14
Claudia S Sepúlveda, Cybele C García, Elsa B Damonte
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of A771726, the active metabolite of leflunomide, against the infection with Junín virus (JUNV), agent of Argentine hemorrhagic fever (AHF). The treatment with non-cytotoxic concentrations of A771726 of Vero and A549 cells infected with JUNV inhibited virus replication in a dose-dependent manner, as determined by virus yield reduction assay. The antiviral effectiveness of A771726 was not importantly affected by the multiplicity of infection and the virus strain...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311415/dose-calculation-and-verification-of-the-vero-gimbal-tracking-treatment-delivery
#15
Heru Prasetio, Jens Wölfelschneider, Marc Ziegler, Marco Serpa, Barbara Witulla, Christoph Bert
The Vero linear accelerator delivers dynamic tumor tracking (DTT) treatment using a gimbal motion. However, the availability of treatment planning systems (TPS) to simulate DTT is limited. This study aims to implement and verify the gimbal tracking beam geometry in the dose calculation . Methods: Gimbal tracking was implemented by rotating the reference CT outside the TPS according to the ring, gantry, and gimbal tracking position obtained from the tracking log file. The dose was calculated using these rotated CTs...
January 9, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304558/reduction-of-feno-by-tap-water-and-carbonated-water-mouthwashes-magnitude-and-time-course
#16
Paul Guenther Lassmann-Klee, Tuula Lindholm, Markus Metsälä, Lauri Halonen, Anssi Raimo Antero Sovijärvi, Päivi Piirilä
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) assesses eosinophilic inflammation of the airways, but FENO values are also influenced by oral nitric oxide (NO). The aim of this pilot study was to measure FENO and compare the effect of two different mouthwashes on FENO and analyse the duration of the effect. FENO was measured in 12 randomized volunteers (healthy or asthmatic subjects) with a NIOX VERO® analyser at an expiratory flow rate of 50 mL/s. After a baseline measurement, a mouthwash was performed either with tap water or carbonated water and was measured during 20 min in 2 min intervals...
January 5, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300686/220-mutation-in-the-hemagglutinin-of-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-alters-antigenicity-during-vaccine-strain-development
#17
Liqi Liu, Jian Lu, Zi Li, Jianfang Zhou, Junfeng Guo, Xiyan Li, Jia Liu, Yuelong Shu, Dayan Wang
Since the first confirmed case of H7N9 infection was reported in China, there have been five epidemic waves of human H7N9 infections between 2013 and 2017. The fifth wave differed from the previous four waves in that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N9 viruses with multiple basic amino acids at the cleavage site were detected in humans, poultry and environmental samples. The HPAI H7N9 viruses were genetically and antigenically distinct from previous H7N9 viruses. Therefore, a new candidate vaccine virus(CVV) derived from a HPAI A/Guangdong/17SF003/2016-like virus was proposed by the World Health Organization(WHO)...
January 4, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299800/different-effects-of-the-immunostimulatory-drug-stimforte-on-infections-of-hepatitis-c-virus-and-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1
#18
D G Maldov, V L Andronova, S S Grigorian, E I Isaeva, P G Deryabin, D V Mishin, A A Balakina, A V Ilyichev, A A Terentyev, G A Galegov
Stimforte, an immune response-stimulating preparation, is active with respect to hepatitis C virus (HCV) and herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1). The effects of Stimforte in animals infected with either HCV or HSV-1 are fundamentally different. In mice with acute herpes virus infection, Stimforte administration leads to a higher activity of natural killer cells and cytotoxic lymphocytes, and the amount of interferon (IFN) λ grows. In mice infected with HCV, Stimforte administration results in a significant increase in IFN-β but not IFN-λ in blood and affected organs...
November 2017: Doklady Biological Sciences: Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Biological Sciences Sections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295701/evaluation-of-fibroblasts-cells-viability-and-adhesion-on-six-different-titanium-surfaces-an-in-vitro-experimental-study
#19
Sergio Alexandre Gehrke, Leticia Perez-Diaz, Berenice Anina Dedavid
BACKGROUND: The topographical surficial characteristics and properties of materials can induce different cell reactions regards to the viability and adhesion according to the recent patents. The aim of this in vitro experimental study was to evaluate the viability and adhesion of fibroblastic cells seeded on titanium disks with different surface topography. In addition, we revised all patents relating to sintering process titanium powder surface treatment for a of dental implants. METHODS: Fibroblast cells were cultured on 6 surfaces models: mA disks corresponding to titanium surfaces without additional treatment (machined surface) were compared with mB disks, where surfaces were sandblasting etching using aluminum oxide; mC disks where titanium oxide was used for sandblasting etching; mD disks where triple acid conditioning was used, mE disks with laser treated surface and mF disks which were made of titanium powder by a sintering process...
January 1, 2018: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295477/recombinant-zika-ns1-protein-secreted-from-vero-cells-is-efficient-for-inducing-production-of-immune-serum-directed-against-ns1-dimer
#20
Wildriss Viranaicken, Alexia Ndebo, Sandra Bos, Philippe Souque, Gilles Gadea, Chaker El-Kalamouni, Pascale Krejbich-Trotot, Pierre Charneau, Philippe Desprès, Marjolaine Roche
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that recently emerged in the South Pacific, Americas, and Caribbean islands, where the larger epidemics were documented. ZIKV infection in humans is responsible for neurological disorders and microcephaly. Flavivirus NS1 is a non-structural glycoprotein that is expressed on the cell surface and secreted as a hexameric lipoprotein particle. Intracellular NS1 exists as a dimer that is required for viral replication, whereas the secreted NS1 hexamer interacts with host factors, leading to pathophysiological conditions...
December 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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