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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086758/toxoplasmosis-associated-iris-involving-the-cns-a-case-report-with-longitudinal-analysis-of-t-cell-subsets
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Rita Rb-Silva, Claudia Nobrega, Eugénia Reiriz, Soraia Almeida, Rui Sarmento-Castro, Margarida Correia-Neves, Ana Horta
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected patients may present an unforeseen clinical worsening after initiating antiretroviral therapy known as immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (IRIS). This syndrome is characterized by a heightened inflammatory response toward infectious or non-infectious triggers, and it may affect different organs. Diagnosis of IRIS involving the central nervous system (CNS-IRIS) is challenging due to heterogeneous manifestations, absence of biomarkers to identify this condition, risk of long-term sequelae and high mortality...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079886/hiv-1-nef-is-released-in-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-astrocytes-evidence-for-nef-mediated-neurotoxicity
#2
A Sami Saribas, Stephanie Cicalese, Taha Mohseni Ahooyi, Kamel Khalili, Shohreh Amini, Ilker Kudret Sariyer
Human immunodeficiency virus-associated neurological disorders (HANDs) affect the majority of AIDS patients and are a significant problem among HIV-1-infected individuals who live longer because of combined anti-retroviral therapies. HIV-1 utilizes a number of viral proteins and subsequent cytokine inductions to unleash its toxicity on neurons. Among HIV-1 viral proteins, Nef is a small protein expressed abundantly in astrocytes of HIV-1-infected brains and has been suggested to have a role in the pathogenesis of HAND...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075409/the-hiv-1-vpr-protein-a-multifaceted-target-for-therapeutic-intervention
#3
REVIEW
María Eugenia González
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Vpr protein is an attractive target for antiretroviral drug development. The conservation both of the structure along virus evolution and the amino acid sequence in viral isolates from patients underlines the importance of Vpr for the establishment and progression of HIV-1 disease. While its contribution to virus replication in dividing and non-dividing cells and to the pathogenesis of HIV-1 in many different cell types, both extracellular and intracellular forms, have been extensively studied, its precise mechanism of action nevertheless remains enigmatic...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074940/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-is-required-for-amyloid-pathology-in-brain-endothelial-cells-induced-by-glycoprotein-120-methamphetamine-and-nicotine
#4
Liqun Liu, Jingyi Yu, Li Li, Bao Zhang, Lingjuan Liu, Chun-Hua Wu, Ambrose Jong, Ding-An Mao, Sheng-He Huang
One of the most challenging issues in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) caused by HIV-1 virotoxins and drug abuse is the lack of understanding the underlying mechanisms that are commonly associated with disorders of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which mainly consists of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMEC). Here, we hypothesized that Glycoprotein 120 (gp120), methamphetamine (METH) and nicotine (NT) can enhance amyloid-beta (Aβ) accumulation in BMEC through Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR)...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074419/deciphering-the-molecular-mechanisms-involved-in-hiv-associated-lipoatrophy-by-transcriptomics-a-pilot-study
#5
Patricia Pérez-Matute, María Iñiguez, Emma Recio-Fernández, José-Antonio Oteo
HIV-associated lipoatrophy (LA) has considerable implications for risk of metabolic diseases, quality of life, and adherence to treatments. Although it has decreased in high-income countries, it is still very common in resource-limited countries. Understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of LA can open the possibility to explore new ways to treat or prevent this condition. To identify new markers for an accurate and quick diagnosis will be also of interest. Thus, we aimed to examine functional classes of genes implicated in LA and to identify potential new markers for an accurate/quick diagnosis of LA and future complications...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072889/in-depth-analysis-of-compartmentalization-of-hiv-1-matrix-protein-p17-in-pbmc-and-plasma
#6
Marina Selleri, Riccardo Dolcetti, Francesca Caccuri, Emanuela Giombini, Gabriella Rozera, Isabella Abbate, Alessia Mammone, Stefania Zanussi, Debora Martorelli, Simona Fiorentini, Arnaldo Caruso, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi
HIV-1 p17 plays an important role in the virus life-cycle and disease pathogenesis. Recent studies indicated a high heterogeneity of p17. A high number of insertions in the p17 carboxy-terminal region have been more frequently detected in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), suggesting a role of altered p17 in lymphomagenesis. Based on p17 heterogeneity, possible PBMC/plasma compartmentalization of p17 variants was explored by ultra-deep pyrosequencing in five NHL patients. The high variability of p17 with insertions at the carboxy-terminal region was confirmed in plasma and observed for the first time in proviral genomes...
January 9, 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069597/chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-dysregulation-of-mitochondrial-related-genes-in-skeletal-muscle-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infected-rhesus-macaques-at-end-stage-disease
#7
Anthony A Duplanty, Liz Simon, Patricia E Molina
AIMS: Alcohol use disorders are more prevalent in HIV patients than the general population. Both chronic alcohol consumption and HIV infection have been linked to mitochondrial dysregulation; and this is considered an important mechanism in the pathogenesis of muscle myopathy. This study investigated if chronic binge alcohol (CBA) administration impairs the expression of genes involved in mitochondrial homeostasis in SIV-infected macaques. METHODS: Male rhesus macaques were administered daily CBA (to achieve peak blood alcohol concentrations of 50-60 mM within 2 h after start of infusion) or sucrose (SUC) intragastrically 3 months prior to intravenous SIVmac251 inoculation and continued until macaques met criteria for end-stage disease...
January 8, 2017: Alcohol and Alcoholism: International Journal of the Medical Council on Alcoholism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068521/hiv-and-its-relationship-to-insulin-resistance-and-lipid-abnormalities
#8
REVIEW
Lemuel R Non, Gerome V Escota, William G Powderly
Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionized the care of people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by reducing morbidity and mortality from acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related conditions. Despite longer life expectancy, however, HIV-infected individuals continue to have a higher risk of death compared with the general population. This has been attributed to the increasing incidence of noncommunicable diseases, in particular, atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. This is driven, in part, by the emergence of metabolic disorders, particularly dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and lipodystrophy, in those on antiretroviral therapy...
December 23, 2016: Translational Research: the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060843/modeling-the-mechanisms-by-which-hiv-associated-immunosuppression-influences-hpv-persistence-at-the-oral-mucosa
#9
Meghna Verma, Samantha Erwin, Vida Abedi, Raquel Hontecillas, Stefan Hoops, Andrew Leber, Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Stanca M Ciupe
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients are at an increased risk of co-infection with human papilloma virus (HPV), and subsequent malignancies such as oral cancer. To determine the role of HIV-associated immune suppression on HPV persistence and pathogenesis, and to investigate the mechanisms underlying the modulation of HPV infection and oral cancer by HIV, we developed a mathematical model of HIV/HPV co-infection. Our model captures known immunological and molecular features such as impaired HPV-specific effector T helper 1 (Th1) cell responses, and enhanced HPV infection due to HIV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060008/acute-hiv-1-infection-is-associated-with-increased-plasma-levels-of-heme-oxygenase-1-ho-1-and-presence-of-ho-1-specific-regulatory-t-cells
#10
Mathieu Angin, Anahita Fathi, Melanie King, Mary B Ledoux, Alicja Piechocka-Trocha, Marcus Altfeld, Marylyn M Addo
OBJECTIVE: Heme-oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is an inducible stress-response protein with potent anti-inflammatory activity and recent data suggest a potentially beneficial role in HIV pathogenesis. We here investigated the impact of HO-1 and a novel subset of HO-1-specific CD8 regulatory T cells on virus-specific T cell immunity in HIV-1-infected individuals. METHODS: HO-1 protein levels were quantified in plasma from individuals at different stages of HIV-1 disease and longitudinally following primary HIV infection...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058461/pet-brain-imaging-in-hiv-associated-neurocognitive-disorders-hand-in-the-era-of-combination-antiretroviral-therapy
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REVIEW
Jaime H Vera, Basil Ridha, Yvonne Gilleece, Aliza Amlani, Patrick Thorburn, Sabina Dizdarevic
Effective combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has lead to a significant reduction in the prevalence and incidence of central nervous system (CNS) HIV-associated brain disease, particularly CNS opportunistic infections and HIV encephalitis. Despite this, cognitive deficits in people living with HIV, also known as HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) have become more prevalent in recent years. The pathogenesis of HAND is likely to be multifactorial, however recent evidence suggests that brain microglial activation is the most likely pathogenic mechanism...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057254/hiv-and-nonischemic-heart-disease
#12
REVIEW
Pravin Manga, Keir McCutcheon, Nqoba Tsabedze, Ahmed Vachiat, Don Zachariah
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated heart disease encompasses a broad spectrum of diseases. HIV infection may involve the pericardium, myocardium, coronary arteries, pulmonary vasculature, and valves, as well as the systemic vasculature. Access to combination antiretroviral therapy, as well as health resources, has had a significant influence on the prevalence and severity of the effects on each cardiac structure. Investigations over the recent past have improved our understanding of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057253/hiv-and-ischemic-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Ahmed Vachiat, Keir McCutcheon, Nqoba Tsabedze, Don Zachariah, Pravin Manga
The association of coronary heart disease (CHD) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection has been well recognized for many years. The etiology of the increased prevalence of CHD in HIV-infected populations is the result of complex interactions among the viral infection, host factors, traditional risk factors, and therapies for HIV. As the HIV population is living longer, largely attributable to combination antiretroviral therapy, there is concern about the effect of the rising prevalence of CHD on morbidity and mortality, as well its effect on health systems around the world...
January 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052761/increased-activity-of-the-complement-system-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-the-patients-with-non-hiv-cryptococcal-meningitis
#14
Lei Shen, Jianming Zheng, Yan Wang, Mengqi Zhu, Haoxiang Zhu, Qi Cheng, Qian Li
BACKGROUNDS: Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) has been known to lead to significant morbidity and mortality. The relative contribution of the complement system in protection and pathogenesis during CM remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the baseline complement component profiles in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma from non-HIV patients with CM, and therefore to provide insights of possible roles of the complement system in CM. METHODS: CSF and blood samples from forty two CM patients not infected with HIV and thirteen non-CM control patients (Ctrl) were retrospectively selected and evaluated from the patients admitted to the hospital with a suspected diagnosis of CM...
January 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051320/correlation-of-antibody-responses-to-a-peptide-antigen-gp120-c5-sup-501-512-sup-gp41-sup-732-744-sup-with-hiv-disease-progression
#15
Birger Sørensen, Maja A Sommerfelt, Grete Stjernholm, Peter Lawrence Smith, Mats Ökvist, Arnt-Ove Hovden, Gunnar Hoddevik, Robert R Redfield, Valentina Ustina, Øyvind Jelmert, Jerome Zeldis, Angus Dalgleish
Antibodies to the carboxyterminal constant (C5) region 5 of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein gp120 have previously been associated with slow disease progression. This is one of the regions on gp120 that interact with the transmembrane glycoprotein, gp41, anchoring it to the viral and infected cell membrane. This study analyzed humoral responses to a novel heterodimeric peptide construct comprising the C5<sup>501-512</sup> region and a compatible region on gp41<sup>732-744</sup>. Antibody prevalence to C5<sup>501-512</sup>/gp41<sup>732-744</sup> was associated with slow disease progression in a treatment naive historical longitudinal cohort from Norway (n=32; p=0...
January 4, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043314/hepatitis-b-leading-to-megaloblastic-anemia-and-catastrophic-peripheral-thrombocytopenia
#16
Muhammad Hafeez, Tariq Sarfraz, Raja Ghayas Khan, Abdul Rafe, Ghulam Rasool, Kamran Nazir Ahmed
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) typically causes chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is associated with a variety of extrahepatic complications. We herein, present a rare extrahepatic complication of HBV infection. A 32-year man presented with melena, bleeding from gums and fever. Peripheral blood examination revealed anemia, macrocytosis and severe thrombocytopenia. His hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) was positive but deoxyribonucleic acid (HBV DNA) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was negative...
December 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043029/cd4-il-21-t-cells-are-correlated-with-regulatory-t-cells-and-il-21-promotes-regulatory-t-cells-survival-during-hiv-infection
#17
Zi-Ning Zhang, Li-Xin Bai, Ya-Jing Fu, Yong-Jun Jiang, Hong Shang
INTRODUCTION: IL-21 enhances T and natural killer cells survival and antiviral functions without promoting T cell activation during HIV infection, which makes it a better adjuvant in anti-HIV immunotherapy. Due to the pleiotropy and redundancy of cytokines, it is vital to have a comprehensive knowledge of the role of IL-21 in the regulation of immune responses. Regulatory T cells (Tregs) play an important role in immune regulation and are a determinant of immune therapeutic efficacy in certain circumstances...
December 30, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039305/effect-of-antiretroviral-therapy-on-the-memory-and-activation-profiles-of-b-cells-in-hiv-infected-african-women
#18
Ramla F Tanko, Andreia P Soares, Tracey L Müller, Nigel J Garrett, Natasha Samsunder, Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Salim S Abdool Karim, Catherine Riou, Wendy A Burgers
Human immunodeficiency virus infection induces a wide range of effects in B cells, including skewed memory cell differentiation, compromised B cell function, and hypergammaglobulinemia. However, data on the extent to which these B cell abnormalities can be reversed by antiretroviral therapy (ART) are limited. To investigate the effect of ART on B cells, the activation (CD86) and differentiation (IgD, CD27, and CD38) profiles of B cells were measured longitudinally in 19 HIV-infected individuals before (median, 2 mo) and after ART initiation (median, 12 mo) and compared with 19 age-matched HIV-uninfected individuals using flow cytometry...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035717/the-role-of-cd4-cell-count-as-discriminatory-measure-to-guide-chemoprophylaxis-against-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-negative-immunocompromised-patients-a-systematic-review
#19
Peter E Messiaen, Senne Cuyx, Tom Dejagere, Jeroen C Van der Hilst
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the incidence of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) has increased in immunocompromised patients without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Chemoprophylaxis with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) is highly effective in preventing PJP in both HIV-positive and -seronegative patients. In HIV-positive patients, the risk of PJP is strongly correlated with decreased CD4 cell count. The role of CD4 cell count in the pathogenesis of PJP in non-HIV immunocompromised patients is less well studied...
December 30, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031642/plausible-role-of-acute-hiv-infection-mediated-immune-activation-in-causing-renal-allograft-rejection-a-case-report
#20
Vivek Jayaschandran, Prejith P Rajendran, Mamata Khanal, Prathik Krishnan, Poornima Ramadas, Asha Alex, Lakshmi Nambiar, David A Hirschwerk, Joseph P McGowan, Nicole Ali, Amit Basu, Madhu Bhaskaran, Ernesto P Molmenti
Current research states that AIDS pathogenesis has its roots in a chronic activation of immune system secondary to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-induced proliferation of T cells, B cells, NK cells, and macrophages. Immune activation due to acute HIV infection can be highly detrimental to allograft survival in a renal transplant recipient. In this report, we describe a 32-year-old African-American male patient who underwent a second live donor renal transplant, following which he developed acute allograft rejection coincident with newly acquired HIV seropositivity...
December 2016: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
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