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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634750/t135i-substitution-in-the-nonstructural-protein-2c-enhances-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-replication
#1
Tiangang Yuan, Haiwei Wang, Chen Li, Decheng Yang, Guohui Zhou, Li Yu
The foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) nonstructural protein 3A plays an important role in viral replication, virulence, and host range. It has been shown that deletions of 10 or 19-20 amino acids in the C-terminal half of 3A attenuate serotype O and C FMDVs, which replicate poorly in bovine cells but normally in porcine-derived cells, and the C-terminal half of 3A is not essential for serotype Asia1 FMDV replication in BHK-21 cells. In this study, we constructed a 3A deletion FMDV mutant based on a serotype O FMDV, the wild-type virus O/YS/CHA/05, with a 60-amino acid deletion in the 3A protein sequence, between residues 84 and 143...
June 20, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634337/evolutionary-and-network-analysis-of-virus-sequences-from-infants-infected-with-an-australian-recombinant-strain-of-human-parechovirus-type-3
#2
Soren Alexandersen, Tiffanie M Nelson, Jason Hodge, Julian Druce
We present the near complete virus genome sequences with phylogenetic and network analyses of potential transmission networks of a total of 18 Australian cases of human parechovirus type 3 (HPeV3) infection in infants in the period from 2012-2015. Overall the results support our previous finding that the Australian outbreak strain/lineage is a result of a major recombination event that took place between March 2012 and November 2013 followed by further virus evolution and possibly recombination. While the nonstructural coding region of unknown provenance appears to evolve significantly both at the nucleotide and amino acid level, the capsid encoding region derived from the Yamagata 2011 lineage of HPeV3 appears to be very stable, particularly at the amino acid level...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633366/magnesium-deficiency-induced-alterations-of-gas-exchange-major-metabolites-and-key-enzymes-differ-among-roots-and-lower-and-upper-leaves-of-citrus-sinensis-seedlings
#3
Chun-Ping Li, Yi-Ping Qi, Jiang Zhang, Lin-Tong Yang, Dan-Hong Wang, Xin Ye, Ning-Wei Lai, Ling-Ling Tan, Dan Lin, Li-Song Chen
Magnesium (Mg)-deficiency is a widespread problem adversely affecting the quality and yield of crops, including citrus. 'Xuegan' [Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck] seedlings were irrigated every other day with nutrient solution at an Mg concentration of 0 mM (Mg-deficiency) or 1 mM (Mg-sufficiency) for 16 weeks. Thereafter, biomass, leaf mass per area, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco), pigments in the upper and lower leaves, Mg, gas exchange, organic acids, nonstructural carbohydrates, total soluble proteins, amino acids, phenolics and anthocyanins, and key enzymes related to organic acid, amino acid and phenolic metabolisms in the roots, and upper and lower leaves were assayed in order to test the hypothesis that Mg-deficiency-induced alterations of gas exchange, major metabolites and key enzymes may differ among the roots, and upper and lower leaves...
June 14, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631603/a-single-point-mutation-in-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-nss-protein-is-sufficient-to-overcome-tsw-gene-mediated-resistance-in-pepper
#4
Asztéria Almási, Katalin Nemes, Zsófia Csömör, István Tóbiás, László Palkovics, Katalin Salánki
The nonstructural protein (NSs) of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) was previously identified as an avirulence determinant for Tsw-based resistance on pepper. The NSs of wild-type (WT) and resistance-breaking (RB) TSWV strains isolated in Hungary had only two amino acid substitutions (104, 461). We have analysed the ability of the NSs and their point mutant variants to trigger Tsw-mediated hypersensitive responses and RNA silencing suppressor (RSS) activity in patch assays. We identified a single amino acid change at position 104 (T-A) that was responsible for the necrosis induction or loss, while a significant difference was not detected in the RSS activity of the two parental strains...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621007/effectiveness-of-a-fixed-combination-formula-of-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-for-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-patients-on-maintenance-haemodialysis
#5
Norihiko Morisawa, Yohei Koshima, Satoru Kuriyama, Momoko Matsuyama, Naomi Hayashi, Jun-Ichi Satoh, Morimasa Amemiya, Takashi Yokoo
A fixed-dose formula that combines Ombitasvir (OBV), Paritaprevir (PTV) and Ritonavir (RTV) has been launched into the field of anti-HCV therapy in Japan for patients infected with HCV genotypes 1 and 2 in 2015. However, little is yet known as to the efficacy and safety of this novel therapy in patients on maintenance haemodialysis (HD). The present report describes a preliminary experience in 10 patients (five males and five females) who underwent maintenance HD. All of them had HCV genotype 1b, without having the resistance-associated variants at Y93 or L31 in the nonstructural proteins 5A (NS5A) region...
July 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619163/frequent-occurrence-of-nonprimate-hepacivirus-infections-in-thoroughbred-breeding-horses-a-cross-sectional-study-for-the-occurrence-of-infections-and-potential-risk-factors
#6
Claudia Reichert, Amely Campe, Stephanie Walter, Stephanie Pfaender, Kathrin Welsch, Inga Ruddat, Harald Sieme, Karsten Feige, Eike Steinmann, Jessika M V Cavalleri
Recently, several new hepaciviruses have been identified of which the nonprimate hepacivirus (NPHV) - the closest relative to hepatitis C virus (HCV) discovered to date - is highly prevalent in horses. However, potential risk factors for the transmission of NPHV among horses remain still unknown. Therefore, the objective of this study was to investigate the occurrence of NPHV infections in Thoroughbreds in northern and western Germany and to identify potential risk factors associated with NPHV infections. Using a cross-sectional study design, a total of 733 serum samples from Thoroughbred broodmares and stallions from northern and western Germany were analyzed for the presence of anti-NPHV nonstructural protein 3 (NS3) antibodies and NPHV RNA using the luciferase immunoprecipitation system (LIPS) and a quantitative real-time PCR, respectively...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612639/finding-paradise-within-how-spirituality-protects-palliative-care-clients-and-caregivers-from-depression
#7
Joy Penman
The aims of this article are to explore the experience of depression among palliative care clients and caregivers, describe the strategies they use in coping with depression, and clarify the role of spirituality in preventing and/or overcoming depression. This article discusses an aspect of the findings of a larger doctoral study that explored the nature of spirituality and spiritual engagement from the viewpoint of individuals with life-limiting conditions and their caregivers. van Manen's phenomenology was used in the study...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Holistic Nursing: Official Journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597195/identification-of-epitopes-on-nonstructural-protein-7-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-recognized-by-monoclonal-antibodies-using-phage-display-technology
#8
Heng Wang, Rongchang Liu, Weidong Zhang, Lingshuang Sun, Zhangyong Ning, Fangxiao Ji, Jin Cui, Guihong Zhang
Nonstructural protein 7 (nsp7) of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is considered to be a suitable reagent for the development of serological diagnostic assays. It can be expressed as a soluble recombinant protein in Escherichia coli, and its antibody response may continue up to 202 days post-infection. Furthermore, the region encoded by nsp7 is highly homologous among various strains within the genotype, and the results of nsp7-based enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) showed high agreement with previous Idexx ELISA results...
June 8, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592628/chemiluminescence-immunoassay-for-the-detection-of-antibodies-against-the-2c-and-3abc-nonstructural-proteins-induced-by-infecting-pigs-with-the-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus
#9
Zezhong Liu, Junjun Shao, Furong Zhao, Guangqing Zhou, Shandian Gao, Wei Liu, Jianliang Lv, Xiumei Li, Yangfan Li, Huiyun Chang, Yongguang Zhang
The potential diagnostic value of chemiluminescence immunoassays (CLIAs) has been accepted in recent years, although its use for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) diagnostics has not been reported. Full-length 3ABC and 2C proteins were expressed in bacteria and purified by affinity chromatography to develop a rapid and accurate approach to distinguish pigs infected with foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) from vaccinated pigs (DIVA). The recombinant proteins were then used as antigens to develop two CLIAs for the detection of antibodies against nonstructural viral proteins...
June 7, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592335/disaster-management-structure-of-universities-case-study-of-the-central-campus-of-the-university-of-tehran
#10
Babak Omidvar, Kayvan Karimloo, Sadegh Tavakoli Sani, Hassan Darabi
OBJECTIVE: Research on the disaster management plans of renowned universities worldwide shows that such plans are generally compiled in 3 categories: structural, nonstructural, and organizational sections. The importance of earthquakes in Tehran and the high vulnerability of the University of Tehran to earthquakes encouraged us to challenge the university's plans concerning disaster management. METHODS: An initial attempt was made to analyze the disaster management of 23 renowned universities worldwide and their structure compared with the present organizational structure of the University of Tehran...
June 8, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580734/sars-unique-fold-in-the-rousettus-bat-coronavirus-hku9
#11
Robert G Hammond, Xuan Tan, Margaret A Johnson
The coronavirus nonstructural protein 3 (nsp3) is a multifunctional protein that comprises multiple structural domains. This protein assists viral polyprotein cleavage, host immune interference, and may play other roles in genome replication or transcription. Here, we report the solution NMR structure of a protein from the "SARS-unique region" of the bat coronavirus HKU9. The protein contains a frataxin fold or double-wing motif, which is an α + β fold that is associated with protein/protein interactions, DNA binding, and metal ion binding...
June 5, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572406/how-an-alloreactive-t-cell-receptor-achieves-peptide-and-mhc-specificity
#12
Yuan Wang, Nishant K Singh, Timothy T Spear, Lance M Hellman, Kurt H Piepenbrink, Rachel H McMahan, Hugo R Rosen, Craig W Vander Kooi, Michael I Nishimura, Brian M Baker
T-cell receptor (TCR) allorecognition is often presumed to be relatively nonspecific, attributable to either a TCR focus on exposed major histocompatibility complex (MHC) polymorphisms or the degenerate recognition of allopeptides. However, paradoxically, alloreactivity can proceed with high peptide and MHC specificity. Although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear, the existence of highly specific alloreactive TCRs has led to their use as immunotherapeutics that can circumvent central tolerance and limit graft-versus-host disease...
June 1, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570623/genetic-diversity-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-ethiopia
#13
Gadissa Bedada Hundie, V Stalin Raj, Daniel GebreMichael, Suzan D Pas, Bart L Haagmans
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is genetically highly divergent and classified in seven major genotypes and approximately hundred subtypes. These genotypes/subtypes have different geographic distribution and response to antiviral therapy. In Ethiopia, however, little is known about their molecular epidemiology and genetic diversity. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and genetic diversity of HCV genotypes/subtypes in Ethiopia, using 49 HCV RNA positive samples. HCV genotypes and subtypes were determined based on the sequences of the core and the nonstructural protein 5B (NS5B) genomic regions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566381/hepatitis-c-virus-subverts-human-choline-kinase-%C3%AE-to-bridge-pi4kiii%C3%AE-and-ns5a-and-upregulates-pi4kiii%C3%AE-activation-thereby-promoting-the-translocation-of-the-ternary-complex-to-the-er-for-viral-replication
#14
Mun-Teng Wong, Steve S Chen
In this study, we elucidated the mechanism by which human choline kinase-α (hCKα) interacts with nonstructural protein (NS)5A and phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase (PI4K)IIIα, the lipid kinase crucial for maintaining the integrity of virus-induced membranous webs, and modulates hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication. hCKα activity positively modulated PI-4-phosphate (PI4P) levels in HCV-expressing cells, and hCKα-mediated PI4P accumulation was abolished by AL-9, a PI4KIIIα-specific inhibitor. hCKα colocalized with NS5A and PI4KIIIα or PI4P, NS5A expression increased hCKα and PI4KIIIα colocalization, and hCKα formed a ternary complex with PI4KIIIα and NS5A, supporting the functional interplay of hCKα with PI4KIIIα and NS5A...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560477/daclatasvir-and-asunaprevir-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-japan
#15
Goki Suda, Norihiro Furusyo, Hidenori Toyoda, Yoshiiku Kawakami, Hiroki Ikeda, Michihiro Suzuki, Keiko Arataki, Nami Mori, Keiji Tsuji, Yoshio Katamura, Koichi Takaguchi, Toru Ishikawa, Kunihiko Tsuji, Noritomo Shimada, Atsushi Hiraoka, Sho Yamsaki, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Kenichi Morikawa, Koji Ogawa, Mineo Kudo, Atsushi Nagasaka, Ken Furuya, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Kanji Kato, Yoshiyuki Ueno, Etsuko Iio, Yasuhito Tanaka, Masayuki Kurosaki, Takashi Kumada, Kazuaki Chayama, Naoya Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common in hemodialysis patients and worsens their prognosis, while antiviral therapy options are limited. Recently, clinical trial and real-world, small-scale studies have reported excellent responses to direct-acting antivirals in patients with advanced chronic kidney diseases. However, real-world, large-scale data were lacking. This large multicenter analysis included HCV-infected hemodialysis patients receiving combination therapy with a nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) inhibitor, daclatasvir (DCV), and a protease inhibitor, asunaprevir (ASV)...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556941/the-buffering-capacity-of-stems-genetic-architecture-of-nonstructural-carbohydrates-in-cultivated-asian-rice-oryza-sativa
#16
Diane R Wang, Rongkui Han, Edward J Wolfrum, Susan R McCouch
Harnessing stem carbohydrate dynamics in grasses offers an opportunity to help meet future demands for plant-based food, fiber and fuel production, but requires a greater understanding of the genetic controls that govern the synthesis, interconversion and transport of such energy reserves. We map out a blueprint of the genetic architecture of rice (Oryza sativa) stem nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC) at two critical developmental time-points using a subpopulation-specific genome-wide association approach on two diverse germplasm panels followed by quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping in a biparental population...
May 30, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545480/effects-of-hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-and-nonstructural-protein-4b-on-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway
#17
Xiao-Hua Jiang, Yu-Tao Xie, Ya-Ping Cai, Jing Ren, Tao Ma
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein and nonstructural protein 4B (NS4B) are potentially oncogenic. Aberrant activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is closely associated with hepatocarcinogenesis. We investigated the effects of HCV type 1b core protein and NS4B on Wnt/β-catenin signaling in various liver cells, and explored the molecular mechanism underlying HCV-related hepatocarcinogenesis. RESULTS: Compared with the empty vector control, HCV core protein and NS4B demonstrated the following characteristics in the Huh7 cells: significantly enhanced β-catenin/Tcf-dependent transcriptional activity (F = 40...
May 25, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539454/ebola-virus-delta-peptide-is-a-viroporin
#18
Jing He, Lilia I Melnik, Alexander Komin, Gregory Wiedman, Taylor Fuselier, Cameron F Morris, Charles G Starr, Peter C Searson, William R Gallaher, Kalina Hristova, Robert F Garry, William C Wimley
The Ebola virus (EBOV) genome encodes for a partly conserved, 40-residue, nonstructural polypeptide, called the delta peptide, which is produced in abundance during Ebola virus disease. The function of the delta peptide is unknown, but sequence analysis has suggested that delta peptide could be a viroporin, belonging to a diverse family of membrane-permeabilizing small polypeptides involved in replication and pathogenesis of numerous viruses. Full length and conserved C-terminal delta peptide fragments permeabilize the plasma membranes of nucleated cells of rodent, dog, monkey and human origin, increase ion permeability across confluent cell monolayers and permeabilize synthetic lipid bilayers...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535337/overall-structural-model-of-ns5a-protein-from-hepatitis-c-virus-and-modulation-by-mutations-confering-resistance-of-virus-replication-to-cyclosporin-a
#19
Aurelie Badillo, Véronique Receveur-Brechot, Stéphane Sarrazin, François-Xavier Cantrelle, Frédéric Delolme, Marie-Laure Fogeron, Jennifer Molle, Roland Montserret, Anja Bockmann, Ralf Bartenschlager, Volker Lohmann, Guy Lippens, Sylvie Ricard-Blum, Xavier Hanoulle, François Penin
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) is a RNA-binding phosphoprotein composed of a N-terminal membrane anchor (AH), a structured domain 1 (D1), and two intrinsically disordered domains (D2 and D3). The knowledge of the functional architecture of this multifunctional protein remains limited. We report here that NS5A-D1D2D3 produced in a wheat germ cell-free system is obtained under a highly phosphorylated state. Its NMR analysis revealed that these phosphorylations do not change the disordered nature of D2 and D3 domains but increase the number of conformers due to partial phosphorylations...
June 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529975/phylogenetic-analyses-suggest-that-factors-other-than-the-capsid-protein-play-a-role-in-the-epidemic-potential-of-gii-2-norovirus
#20
Kentaro Tohma, Cara J Lepore, Lauren A Ford-Siltz, Gabriel I Parra
Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis worldwide. For over two decades, a single genotype (GII.4) has been responsible for most norovirus-associated cases. However, during the winter of 2014 to 2015, the GII.4 strains were displaced by a rarely detected genotype (GII.17) in several countries of the Asian continent. Moreover, during the winter of 2016 to 2017, the GII.2 strain reemerged as predominant in different countries worldwide. This reemerging GII.2 strain is a recombinant virus that presents a GII...
May 2017: MSphere
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