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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430100/discovery-of-african-bat-polyomaviruses-and-infrequent-recombination-in-the-large-t-antigen-in-the-polyomaviridae
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Michael Carr, Gabriel Gonzalez, Michihito Sasaki, Kimihito Ito, Akihiro Ishii, Bernard M Hang'ombe, Aaron S Mweene, Yasuko Orba, Hirofumi Sawa
Bat species represent natural reservoirs for a number of high-consequence human pathogens. The present study investigated the diversity of polyomaviruses (PyVs) in Zambian insectivorous and fruit bat species. We describe the complete genomes from four newly proposed African bat PyV species employing the recently recommended criteria provided by the Polyomaviridae Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. A comprehensive phylogenetic and recombination analysis was performed to determine genetic relationships and the distribution of recombination events in PyV from mammalian and avian species...
April 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418354/-clinical-and-morphological-signs-of-viral-damage-to-a-kidney-transplant
#2
S E Solovyeva, E M Paltseva, M M Morozova, M M Kaabak, N A Krainik, A V Matveev
AIM: Тo compare morphological changes and results of immunohistochemical (IHC) identification of viruses (polyomaviruses, adenoviruses, and herpesviruses) in the biopsy specimens with their clinical manifestations in recipients of renal transplants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Morphological and IHC studies were conducted using 71 needle renal transplant biopsy specimens from patients in the study group and 10 renal biopsy specimens from those in the control group. A number of clinical indicators were estimated...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415933/incidence-risk-factors-and-the-effect-of-polyomavirus-infection-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#3
Jianhua Hu, Siying Li, Meifang Yang, Lichen Xu, Xuan Zhang, Hong Zhao, Huihui Dong, Yaping Huang, Jun Fan, Lanjuan Li
Objective The effect of polyomavirus infection in HSCT recipients is poorly understood. Methods We evaluated 38 HSCT recipients. Polyomavirus was detected by nested qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays of urine. The risk factors for BK virus and JC virus were analysed. The kidney and liver functions of infected and uninfected patients were compared. Results BK virus, JC virus, and simian virus 40 were detected in 21%, 42%, and 0% of HSCT recipients respectively. HCMV infection was found to be an independent risk factor for JC virus infection (odds ratio (OR): 8...
April 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414163/droplet-digital-pcr-ddpcr-vs-quantitative-real-time-pcr-qpcr-approach-for-detection-and-quantification-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-mcpyv-dna-in-formalin-fixed-paraffin-embedded-ffpe-cutaneous-biopsies
#4
Rosaria Arvia, Mauro Sollai, Federica Pierucci, Carmelo Urso, Daniela Massi, Krystyna Zakrzewska
BACKGROUND: Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) is associated with Merkel cell carcinoma and high viral load in the skin was proposed as a risk factor for the occurrence of this tumour. MCPyV DNA was detected, with lower frequency, in different skin cancers but since the viral load was usually low, the real prevalence of viral DNA could be underestimated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of two assays (qPCR and ddPCR) for MCPyV detection and quantification in formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissue samples...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410427/tcr-stimulation-strength-is-inversely-associated-with-establishment-of-functional-brain-resident-memory-cd8-t-cells-during-persistent-viral-infection
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Saumya Maru, Ge Jin, Todd D Schell, Aron E Lukacher
Establishing functional tissue-resident memory (TRM) cells at sites of infection is a newfound objective of T cell vaccine design. To directly assess the impact of antigen stimulation strength on memory CD8 T cell formation and function during a persistent viral infection, we created a library of mouse polyomavirus (MuPyV) variants with substitutions in a subdominant CD8 T cell epitope that exhibit a broad range of efficiency in stimulating TCR transgenic CD8 T cells. By altering a subdominant epitope in a nonstructural viral protein and monitoring memory differentiation of donor monoclonal CD8 T cells in immunocompetent mice, we circumvented potentially confounding changes in viral infection levels, virus-associated inflammation, size of the immunodominant virus-specific CD8 T cell response, and shifts in TCR affinity that may accompany temporal recruitment of endogenous polyclonal cells...
April 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403382/molecular-profiling-of-multiple-primary-merkel-cell-carcinoma-to-distinguish-genetically-distinct-tumors-from-clonally-related-metastases
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Kelly L Harms, Lorena Lazo de la Vega, Daniel H Hovelson, Samantha Rahrig, Andi K Cani, Chia-Jen Liu, Douglas R Fullen, Min Wang, Aleodor A Andea, Christopher K Bichakjian, Timothy M Johnson, Scott A Tomlins, Paul W Harms
Importance: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma. In rare cases, the development of an additional cutaneous MCC tumor is clinically consistent with a second primary MCC tumor rather than a cutaneous metastasis, which has important treatment and prognostic implications. Objective: To evaluate genetic relatedness in 4 cases with the clinical diagnosis of multiple primary MCCs. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this case series, 7 cases of clinically designated multiple primary MCC were identified; 4 cases met inclusion criteria for next-generation sequencing (NGS) analysis...
April 12, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393313/molecular-detection-of-viruses-in-kenyan-bats-and-discovery-of-novel-astroviruses-caliciviruses-and-rotaviruses
#7
Cecilia Waruhiu, Sheila Ommeh, Vincent Obanda, Bernard Agwanda, Francis Gakuya, Xing-Yi Ge, Xing-Lou Yang, Li-Jun Wu, Ali Zohaib, Ben Hu, Zheng-Li Shi
This is the first country-wide surveillance of bat-borne viruses in Kenya spanning from 2012-2015 covering sites perceived to have medium to high level bat-human interaction. The objective of this surveillance study was to apply a non-invasive approach using fresh feces to detect viruses circulating within the diverse species of Kenyan bats. We screened for both DNA and RNA viruses; specifically, astroviruses (AstVs), adenoviruses (ADVs), caliciviruses (CalVs), coronaviruses (CoVs), flaviviruses, filoviruses, paramyxoviruses (PMVs), polyomaviruses (PYVs) and rotaviruses...
April 6, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380668/spontaneous-lung-metastasis-formation-of-human-merkel-cell-carcinoma-cell-lines-transplanted-into-scid-mice
#8
Jill Knips, Manja Czech-Sioli, Michael Spohn, Max Heiland, Ingrid Moll, Adam Grundhoff, Udo Schumacher, Nicole Fischer
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin cancer entity that frequently leads to rapid death due to its high propensity to metastasize. The etiology of most MCC cases is linked to Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV), a virus which is monoclonally integrated in up to 95% of tumors. While there are presently no animal models to study the role of authentic MCPyV infection on transformation, tumorigenesis or metastasis formation, xenograft mouse models employing engrafted MCC derived cell lines (MCCL) represent a promising approach to study certain aspects of MCC pathogenesis...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363396/the-requirement-of-integrins-for-breast-epithelial-proliferation
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Paulina Moreno-Layseca, Ahmet Ucar, Heyuan Sun, Amber Wood, Safiah Olabi, Andrew P Gilmore, Keith Brennan, Charles H Streuli
Epithelial cells forming mammary gland ducts and alveoli require adhesion to the extracellular matrix for their function. Mammary epithelial cells need β1-integrins for normal cell cycle regulation. However, the role of β1-integrins in tumorigenesis has not been fully resolved. β1-integrin is necessary for tumour formation in transgenic mice expressing the Polyomavirus Middle T antigen, but it is dispensable in those overexpressing ErbB2. This suggests that some oncogenes can manage without β1-integrin to proliferate and form tumours, while others still require it...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359267/aberrant-expression-of-alk-and-ezh2-in-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#10
Tuukka Veija, Virve Koljonen, Tom Bohling, Mia Kero, Sakari Knuutila, Virinder Kaur Sarhadi
BACKGROUND: Distinct characteristic features categorize Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) into two subgroups according to the Merkel cell polyomavirus infection. Many mutational studies on MCC have been carried out in recent years without identifying a prominent driver mutation. However, there is paucity reporting the expression of cancer genes at the RNA level in MCC tumors. In this study, we studied the RNA expression profiles of 26 MCC tumors, with a goal to identify prospective molecular targets that could improve the treatment strategies of MCC...
March 31, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356524/sgta-dependent-regulation-of-hsc70-promotes-cytosol-entry-of-sv40-from-the-er
#11
Allison Dupzyk, Jeffrey M Williams, Parikshit Bagchi, Takamasa Inoue, Billy Tsai
Membrane penetration by non-enveloped viruses remains enigmatic. In the case of the non-enveloped polyomavirus SV40, the virus penetrates the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane to reach the cytosol and then traffics to the nucleus to cause infection. We previously demonstrated that the cytosolic Hsc70-SGTA-Hsp105 complex is tethered to the ER membrane where Hsp105 and SGTA facilitate the extraction of SV40 into the cytosol. We now find that Hsc70 also ejects SV40 into the cytosol in a step regulated by SGTA...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355579/stability-of-bk-polyomavirus-igg-seroreactivity-and-its-correlation-with-preceding-viremia
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Herman F Wunderink, Els van der Meijden, Caroline S van der Blij-de Brouwer, Hans L Zaaijer, Aloys C M Kroes, Erik W van Zwet, Joris I Rotmans, Mariet C W Feltkamp
BACKGROUND: Recently we showed that the level of BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) IgG seroreactivity in kidney donors predicted viremia and BKPyV-associated nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). This observation could be explained by assuming a direct association between BKPyV seroreactivity and the amount of persistent infectious virus in the renal allograft. OBJECTIVES: Since the renal BKPyV reservoir is probably sowed by viremia during primary BKPyV infection, we systematically analysed the dynamics of BKPyV IgG seroreactivity in relation to preceding BKPyV viremia in KTRs and healthy individuals...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348775/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-black-fungus-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-without-severe-lymphocytopenia
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Marieke J A de Regt, Jean-Luc Murk, Tilman Schneider-Hohendorf, Mike P Wattjes, Andy I M Hoepelman, Joop E Arends
INTRODUCTION: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating brain infection caused by JC polyomavirus (JCV), primarily seen in patients with severely compromised cellular immunity. Clinical presentation varies depending on the affected white matter. PML prognosis is variable and effective treatments are lacking. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old Chinese woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis, treated with low-dose methotrexate and prednisolone for 2...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342387/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-putative-human-polyomavirus
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Tarik Gheit, Sankhadeep Dutta, Javier Oliver, Alexis Robitaille, Shalaka Hampras, Jean-Damien Combes, Sandrine McKay-Chopin, Florence Le Calvez-Kelm, Neil Fenske, Basil Cherpelis, Anna R Giuliano, Silvia Franceschi, James McKay, Dana E Rollison, Massimo Tommasino
The small double-stranded DNA polyomaviruses (PyVs) form a family of 73 species, whose natural hosts are primarily mammals and birds. So far, 13 PyVs have been isolated in humans, and some of them have clearly been associated with several diseases, including cancer. In this study, we describe the isolation of a novel PyV in human skin using a sensitive degenerate PCR protocol combined with next-generation sequencing. The new virus, named Lyon IARC PyV (LIPyV), has a circular genome of 5269 nucleotides. Phylogenetic analyses showed that LIPyV is related to the raccoon PyV identified in neuroglial tumours in free-ranging raccoons...
March 22, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340807/prevalence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-and-bk-polyoma-virus-infections-in-end-stage-renal-disease-and-the-influence-of-renal-transplantation
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A Turkmen, O Guven, S Mese, A Agacfidan, B Yelken, M Onel, Y Caliskan, G Celik, S Turkoglu, B Kocak
Viral infections lead to significant morbidity and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. We evaluated 49 kidney transplant recipients for human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) and BK polyomavirus infections in conjunction with data obtained from 43 donors. The seroprevalence of HHV-8 was 6.9% in donors and 12.2% in recipients. HHV-8 DNA was detected below the limit of quantification (<5000 copies/mL) in a recipient with HHV-8 seropositivity at the pretransplant period and was undetectable at month 3 after transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340681/seeking-standards-for-the-detection%C3%A2-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-and-its-clinical%C3%A2-significance
#16
Mary Eid, Jannett Nguyen, Isaac Brownell
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare skin cancer associated with Merkel cell polyomavirus in most cases. Prior studies associating Merkel cell carcinoma viral status with prognosis have inconsistent findings. Moshiri et al. used multimodal virus detection to determine that the 81% of patients with virus-positive Merkel cell carcinoma tumors had earlier stage disease and better outcomes relative to virus-negative cases.
April 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328962/the-blood-dna-virome-in-8-000-humans
#17
Ahmed Moustafa, Chao Xie, Ewen Kirkness, William Biggs, Emily Wong, Yaron Turpaz, Kenneth Bloom, Eric Delwart, Karen E Nelson, J Craig Venter, Amalio Telenti
The characterization of the blood virome is important for the safety of blood-derived transfusion products, and for the identification of emerging pathogens. We explored non-human sequence data from whole-genome sequencing of blood from 8,240 individuals, none of whom were ascertained for any infectious disease. Viral sequences were extracted from the pool of sequence reads that did not map to the human reference genome. Analyses sifted through close to 1 Petabyte of sequence data and performed 0.5 trillion similarity searches...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326672/bk-polyomavirus-specific-9mer-cd8-t-cell-responses-correlate-with-clearance-of-bk-viremia-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-first-report-from-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study-stcs
#18
Céline Leboeuf, Sabrina Wilk, Rita Achermann, Isabelle Binet, Dela Golshayan, Karin Hadaya, Cedric Hirzel, Matthias Hoffmann, Uyen Huynh-Do, Michael T Koller, Oriol Manuel, Nicolas J Mueller, Thomas F Mueller, Stefan Schaub, Christian van Delden, Fabian H Weissbach, Hans H Hirsch
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) causes premature kidney transplant (KT) failure in 1-15% of patients. Since antivirals are lacking, most programs screen for BKPyV-viremia and, if positive, reduce immunosuppression. To evaluate the relationship of viremia and BKPyV-specific immunity, we examined prospectively cryopreserved plasma and PBMCs at T0, T6, and T12 months post-transplant from 28 viremic KT patients and 68 non-viremic controls matched for the transplantation period. BKPyV-IgG seroprevalence was comparable between cases (89...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326649/leflunomide-for-the-treatment-of-trichodysplasia-spinulosa-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient
#19
Rawan Kassar, Janis Chang, An-Wen Chan, Leslie B Lilly, Ayman Al Habeeb, Coleman Rotstein
Trichodysplasia spinulosa (TS) is a rare dermatologic complication associated with the immunosuppressive therapy used in solid organ transplantation. The distinctive clinical manifestation of this condition is spiny follicular papules on the face, ears, extremities, and trunk. Histopathologically, abnormally maturing hair follicles with hyperkeratotic material are noted. The condition is produced by the trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus. Treatment of this condition in the past has entailed a reduction in immunosuppression, topical agents such as cidofovir or retinoidsm or oral valganciclovir...
March 22, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321224/specific-igg-antibodies-react-to-mimotopes-of-bk-polyomavirus-a-small-dna-tumor-virus-in-healthy-adult-sera
#20
Silvia Pietrobon, Ilaria Bononi, Elisa Mazzoni, Francesca Lotito, Marco Manfrini, Andrea Puozzo, Federica Destro, Giovanni Guerra, Pier Francesco Nocini, Fernanda Martini, Mauro G Tognon
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) was isolated in 1971 from the urine of a kidney transplant patient. Soon after its identification, BKPyV was characterized as a kidney-tropic virus, which is responsible of a significant fraction of the rejection of transplant kidney in the host. Moreover, in experimental conditions, BKPyV is able to transform different types of animal and human cells and to induce tumors of different histotypes in experimental animals. BKPyV DNA sequences have been detected in healthy individuals and cancer patients using polymerase chain reaction/Shouthern blot hybridization methods...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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