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Hepatitis C virus lipids

Zeinab A Elkabbany, Nancy S Elbarbary, Eman A Ismail, Nesrine A Mohamed, Dina Ragab, Shereen Abdel Alem, Yasmine M Ezzat, Sarah S Maurice, Noha U Hashem
AIM: To identify the prevalence and effect of hepatopathies of different etiologies among pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using transient elastography (TE) and its relation to glycemic control. METHODS: One hundred T1DM patients were studied focusing on liver functions, fasting lipid profile, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), hepatitis C virus (HCV), serum immunoglobulins, autoimmune antibodies; anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA), and anti-liver kidney microsomal antibody (anti-LKM)...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Fabian Elgner, Huimei Ren, Regina Medvedev, Daniela Ploen, Kiyoshi Himmelsbach, Klaus Boller, Eberhard Hildt
BACKGROUND: HCV particles are described as lipoviroparticles which are released similar to VLDLs. However, the release mechanism is still poorly understood; the canonical ERGIC pathway as well as the endosome-dependent release has been proposed. Recently, also the role of exosomes in the transmission of HCV has been reported. Only a minor fraction of the de novo synthesized lipoviroparticles are finally released by the infected cell. METHODS: To investigate the relevance of MVBs for viral morphogenesis and release, the MVB inhibitor U18666A was used...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Flavia Feijó Nunes, Lílian Bassani, Sabrina Alves Fernandes, Maria Eugênia Deutrich, Bianca Coccaro Pivatto, Cláudio Augusto Marroni
Background: Patients with liver disease often present protein-energy malnutrition. The assessment of food intake is very important in the investigation regarding the "health-disease" process. Objective: To assess dietary intake of cirrhotic patients through food record during 3 days, correlating it with the nutritional status of the patient and the stage of the disease. Methods: Cirrhotic outpatients from the Santa Casa de Misericórdia Hospital, RS, Brazil, were assessed...
October 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Miguel A Martín-Acebes, Ángela Vázquez-Calvo, Juan-Carlos Saiz
Flaviviruses are emerging arthropod-borne pathogens that cause life-threatening diseases such as yellow fever, dengue, West Nile encephalitis, tick-borne encephalitis, Kyasanur Forest disease, tick-borne encephalitis, or Zika disease. This viral genus groups >50 viral species of small enveloped plus strand RNA virus that are phylogenetically closely related to hepatitis C virus. Importantly, the flavivirus life cycle is intimately associated to host cell lipids. Along this line, flaviviruses rearrange intracellular membranes from the endoplasmic-reticulum of the infected cells to develop adequate platforms for viral replication and particle biogenesis...
October 1, 2016: Progress in Lipid Research
Na Fu, Hui Yao, Yuemin Nan, Liang Qiao
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the predominant cause of chronic liver diseases and HCC, particularly in Western countries. Multiple molecular mechanisms are involved in the development and progression of HCV-related HCC, of which oxidative stress plays a pivotal role. HCV infection induces overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and impairs the function of endogenous antioxidants. Excessive amount of ROS directly damages DNA, lipids and proteins...
September 26, 2016: Current Cancer Drug Targets
Yoko Tsukuda, Goki Suda, Seiji Tsunematsu, Jun Ito, Fumiyuki Sato, Katsumi Terashita, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Osamu Maehara, Tomoe Shimazaki, Megumi Kimura, Kenichi Morikawa, Mitsuteru Natsuizaka, Koji Ogawa, Shunsuke Ohnishi, Makoto Chuma, Naoya Sakamoto
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been reported to hijack fatty acid metabolism in infected hepatocytes, taking advantage of lipid droplets for virus assembly. In this study, we analyzed the anti-HCV activity of l-carnitine, a substance involved in the transport of fatty acids into mitochondria. JFH-1 or HCV replicon-transfected Huh7.5.1 cells were treated with or without l-carnitine to examine its anti-HCV effects. The effects of l-carnitine on HCV entry, HCV-induced adipogenesis and lipid droplet formation, and HCV-induced oxidative stress were examined...
September 24, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Omar Ramos-Lopez, Sonia Roman, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Nora A Fierro, Karina Gonzalez-Aldaco, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Arturo Panduro
AIM: To analyze the association of the CD36 polymorphism (rs1761667) with dietary intake and liver fibrosis (LF) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients. METHODS: In this study, 73 patients with CHC were recruited. The CD36 genotype (G > A) was determined by a TaqMan real-time PCR system. Dietary assessment was carried out using a three-day food record to register the daily intake of macronutrients. Serum lipids and liver enzymes were measured by a dry chemistry assay...
September 8, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Michael Fichter, Keti Piradashvili, Anette Pietrzak-Nguyen, Leah Pretsch, Gabor Kuhn, Susanne Strand, Markus Knuf, Fred Zepp, Frederik R Wurm, Volker Mailänder, Katharina Landfester, Stephan Gehring
Targeting antigen combined with adjuvants to hepatic antigen-presenting cells (APCs) is essential for the induction of intrahepatic T cellular immunity controlling and resolving viral infections of the liver. Intravenous injection of antigen-loaded nanoparticles is a promising approach for the delivery of antigens to liver APCs. Accordingly, polymeric nanocapsules (NCs) synthesized exclusively of hepatitis C virus non-structural protein 5A (NS5A) and the adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid A (MPLA) adsorbed to the nanocapsule surface were developed...
November 2016: Biomaterials
Nada M El-Ekiaby, Radwa Y Mekky, Sarah E Riad, Dalia S Elhelw, Mohammed El-Sayed, Gamal Esmat, Ahmed I Abdelaziz
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) promotes lipid droplet (LD) formation and perturbs the expression of the LD associated PAT proteins ADRP and TIP47, to promote its own lifecycle. HCV enhances TIP47 and suppresses ADRP by displacing it from LD surface in infected cell models. We have previously shown that suppression of TIP47 by miR-148a and miR-30a decreased intracellular LDs and HCV RNA. Thus, this study aimed at examining whether this microRNA-mediated suppression of HCV would limit HCV-dependent displacement of ADRP from LDs...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
Frauke Beilstein, Matthieu Lemasson, Véronique Pène, Dominique Rainteau, Sylvie Demignot, Arielle R Rosenberg
OBJECTIVE: HCV is intimately linked with the liver lipid metabolism, devoted to the efflux of triacylglycerols stored in lipid droplets (LDs) in the form of triacylglycerol-rich very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDLs): (i) the most infectious HCV particles are those of lowest density due to association with triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins and (ii) HCV-infected patients frequently develop hepatic steatosis (increased triacylglycerol storage). The recent identification of lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase 1 (LPCAT1) as an LD phospholipid-remodelling enzyme prompted us to investigate its role in liver lipid metabolism and HCV infectious cycle...
August 31, 2016: Gut
Yun-Sook Lim, Huong T T Ngo, Jihye Lee, Kidong Son, Eun-Mee Park, Soon B Hwang
The life cycle of hepatitis C virus (HCV) is tightly coupled to the lipid metabolism of host cells. In order to identify host factors involved in HCV propagation, we have previously screened a small interfering RNA (siRNA) library targeting host genes that control lipid metabolism and lipid droplet (LD) formation using cell culture-grown HCV (HCVcc)-infected cells. In this study, we selected and characterized the gene encoding ADP-ribosylation factor-related protein 1 (ARFRP1). ARFRP1 is essential for LD growth and is involved in the regulation of lipolysis...
2016: Scientific Reports
Ángela Rojas, Jose A Del Campo, Sophie Clement, Matthieu Lemasson, Marta García-Valdecasas, Antonio Gil-Gómez, Isidora Ranchal, Birke Bartosch, Juan D Bautista, Arielle R Rosenberg, Francesco Negro, Manuel Romero-Gómez
Quercetin is a natural flavonoid, which has been shown to have anti hepatitis C virus (HCV) properties. However, the exact mechanisms whereby quercetin impacts the HCV life cycle are not fully understood. We assessed the effect of quercetin on different steps of the HCV life cycle in Huh-7.5 cells and primary human hepatocytes (PHH) infected with HCVcc. In both cell types, quercetin significantly decreased i) the viral genome replication; ii) the production of infectious HCV particles and iii) the specific infectivity of the newly produced viral particles (by 85% and 92%, Huh7...
2016: Scientific Reports
Zaili Yang, Xiaoning Wang, Xiumei Chi, Fanfan Zhao, Jinxu Guo, Pengjuan Ma, Jin Zhong, Junqi Niu, Xiaoyu Pan, Gang Long
: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of chronic liver disease, infecting approximately 170 million people worldwide. HCV assembly is tightly associated with the lipoprotein pathway. Exchangeable apolipoprotein E (apoE) is incorporated on infectious HCV virions and is important for infectious HCV virion morphogenesis and entry. Moreover, the virion apoE level is positively correlated with its ability to escape E2 antibody neutralization. However, the role of apoE exchange in the HCV life cycle is unclear...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Virology
Nam-Joon Cho, Edward A Pham, Rachel J Hagey, Vincent J Lévêque, Han Ma, Klaus Klumpp, Jeffrey S Glenn
Therapeutic targeting of membrane-associated viral proteins is complicated by the challenge of investigating their enzymatic activities in the native membrane-bound state. To permit functional characterization of these proteins, we hypothesized that the supported lipid bilayer (SLB) can support in situ reconstitution of membrane-associated viral protein complexes. As proof-of-principle, we selected the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase which is essential for HCV genome replication, and determined that the SLB platform enables functional reconstitution of membrane protein activity...
July 27, 2016: ACS Central Science
Vincent Agnello
In commemoration of Henry Kunkel's 100th birthday, the effect of his legacy on the investigation of hepatitis C virus is recounted. The delineation of a major cross-idiotype (WA) among patients with essential mixed cryoglobulinemia led to the discovery that HCV was the etiologic agent for this disease. Studies of the cryoglobulins led to the discovery that WA RF reacted specifically with HCV-VLDL like particles that on electronmicroscopy and binding studies appeared to be the virion within a lipid shell. This particle mediates cell entry via LDLr and may serve to avoid the immune response by masking the virion...
August 6, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
Nicole Holzmann, Christophe Chipot, François Penin, François Dehez
The viroporin p7 of the hepatitis C virus forms multimeric channels eligible for ion transport across the endoplasmic reticulum membrane. Currently the subject of many studies and discussion, the molecular assembly of the ion channel and the structural characteristics of the p7 monomer are not yet fully understood. Structural investigation of p7 has been carried out only in detergent environments, making the interpretation of the experimental results somewhat questionable. Here, we analyze by means of molecular dynamics simulations the structure of the p7 monomer as a function of its sequence, initial conformation and environment...
October 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Robert J Wong, Robert G Gish
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with many extrahepatic manifestations that contribute to morbidity and mortality. It is especially important to be aware of metabolic manifestations and serious complications that affect other organs and cancer risks. Chronic HCV infection itself contributes to de novo development of insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis, both of which increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Through these metabolic pathways (as well as through other hypothesized mechanisms that involve lipid metabolism, systemic inflammatory signals, and endothelial dysfunction), chronic HCV infection also contributes to significant systemic cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
May 2016: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Syo Nakajima, Koichi Watashi, Hirofumi Ohashi, Shinji Kamisuki, Jesus Izaguirre-Carbonell, Andrew Tae-Jun Kwon, Harukazu Suzuki, Michiyo Kataoka, Senko Tsukuda, Maiko Okada, Meng Ling Moi, Toshifumi Takeuchi, Minetaro Arita, Ryosuke Suzuki, Hideki Aizaki, Takanobu Kato, Tadaki Suzuki, Hideki Hasegawa, Tomohiko Takasaki, Fumio Sugawara, Takaji Wakita
UNLABELLED: Cell culture systems reproducing virus replication can serve as unique models for the discovery of novel bioactive molecules. Here, using a hepatitis C virus (HCV) cell culture system, we identified neoechinulin B (NeoB), a fungus-derived compound, as an inhibitor of the liver X receptor (LXR). NeoB was initially identified by chemical screening as a compound that impeded the production of infectious HCV. Genome-wide transcriptome analysis and reporter assays revealed that NeoB specifically inhibits LXR-mediated transcription...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Virology
Ioanna Vallianou, Dimitra Dafou, Niki Vassilaki, Penelope Mavromara, Margarita Hadzopoulou-Cladaras
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection presents with a disturbed lipid profile and can evolve to hepatic steatosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4 alpha (HNF4α) is the most abundant transcription factor in the liver, a key regulator of hepatic lipid metabolism and a critical determinant of Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition and hepatic development. We have previously shown that transient inhibition of HNF4α initiates transformation of immortalized hepatocytes through a feedback loop consisting of miR-24, IL6 receptor (IL6R), STAT3, miR-124 and miR-629, suggesting a central role of HNF4α in HCC...
September 2016: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
Shi Lei, Run-Zhu Sun, Di Wang, Mei-Zhen Gong, Xiang-Ping Su, Fei Yi, Zheng-Wu Peng
Hyperlipidemia is one of the major risk factors of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases. This study aimed to investigate the impact of leucine rich pentatricopeptide repeat containing protein (LRPPRC)-driven hepatic oxidative phoshorylation on blood lipid levels. The hepatic LRPPRC level was modulated by liver-specific transgenic or adeno-associated virus 8 carried shRNA targeting Lrpprc (aav-shLrpprc). Mice were fed with a high fat diet to induce obesity. Gene expression was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR and / or western blot...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
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