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Chaoting Zhang, Rui Zhang, Zhiqiang Chen, Jing Chen, Jigang Ruan, Zheming Lu, Hongchao Xiong, Wenjun Yang
Objective: This study aimed to comprehensively assess Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced methylation alterations of B cell across whole genome. Methods: We compared DNA methylation patterns of primary B cells and corresponding lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs) from eight participants. The genome-wide DNA methylation profiles were compared at over 850,000 genome-wide methylation sites. Results: DNA methylation analysis revealed 87,732 differentially methylated CpG sites, representing approximately 12...
February 2018: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
Tiziana Lazzarotto, Angela Chiereghin, Antonio Piralla, Giulia Piccirilli, Alessia Girello, Giulia Campanini, Liliana Gabrielli, Cristina Costa, Arcangelo Prete, Francesca Bonifazi, Alessandro Busca, Roberto Cairoli, Anna Amelia Colombo, Marco Zecca, Francesca Sidoti, Gabriele Bianco, Pierpaolo Paba, Carlo Federico Perno, Rossana Cavallo, Fausto Baldanti
Currently, no consensus has been reached on the optimal blood compartment to be used for surveillance of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNAemia. Although several comparative studies have been performed correlating CMV and EBV DNA loads in whole blood (WB) vs plasma, to our knowledge, no studies have ever analyzed the kinetics of both viruses in the two blood compartments. In this retrospective non-interventional multicenter cohort study the kinetics of CMV and EBV DNA in 121 hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients (HSCTR) have been investigated by analyzing in parallel 569 and 351 paired samples from 80 and 58 sequential episodes of CMV and EBV DNAemia, respectively...
March 12, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Ikram Ul-Haq, Alessia Dalla Pria, Elisa Suardi, David J Pinato, Fieke Froeling, John Forni, Paul Randell, Mark Bower
In HIV-seronegative patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viraemia at diagnosis predicts a worse progression-free survival (PFS), independent of the International Prognostic Score. However, its role in HIV-associated HL is uncharacterised. We collected clinico-pathologic and treatment data from a prospective series of 44 HIV-associated HLs from 2000 to 2016. We evaluated circulating EBV DNA as a prognostic factor on uni- and multivariable analyses in relationship to the International Prognostic Index criteria...
March 13, 2018: Medical Oncology
Marina A Pereira, Marcus F K P Ramos, Sheila F Faraj, Andre R Dias, Osmar K Yagi, Bruno Zilberstein, Ivan Cecconello, Venancio A F Alves, Evandro S de Mello, Ulysses Ribeiro
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gastric cancer (GC) has recently been categorized in molecular subtypes, which include Epstein-Barr (EBV)-positive and microsatellite instability (MSI) tumors. This distinction may provide prognostic information and identifies therapeutic targets. The aim of this study was to evaluate EBV, MSI, and PD-L1 immunoexpression in GC and its relationship with clinicopathological characteristics and patient's prognosis. METHODS: We evaluated 287 GC patients who underwent D2-gastrectomy through immunohistochemistry for DNA mismatch repair proteins and PD-L1, and in situ hybridization for EBV detection utilizing tissue microarray...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Li Liu, Xuyan Zhang, Sizhou Feng
Epstein-Barr virus related post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (EBV-PTLDs) are rare but potentially fatal complications of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), characterized by uncontrolled proliferation of EBV-infected lymphocytes. The most frequent risk factors include T cell depletion of graft, HLA mismatch, severe graft versus host disease (GVHD), EBV sero-mismatch (recipient-/donor+) and so on. EBV-PTLDs commonly manifest as fever and lymphadenopathy and may rapidly progress to multi-organ failure and even death...
March 9, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Chawalit Lertbutsayanukul, Danita Kannarunimit, Buntipa Netsawang, Sarin Kitpanit, Chakkapong Chakkabat, Pokrath Hansasuta, Anussara Prayongrat
Objective: Plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA concentration at the time of diagnosis (pre-EBV) can be used to stratify risk for nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) patients. However, pre-EBV cut-off values vary among studies. Methods: This was a post hoc analysis of 208 NPC patients from a phase II/III study comparing sequential (SEQ) vs. simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) intensity modulated radiation therapy. The objective was to identify the optimal pre-EBV cut-off value to predict overall survival (OS), progression free survival (PFS) and distant metastatic free survival (DMFS) rates...
March 7, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Qian Fei, Xiao-Kang Tian, Jing Wu, Hong-Ming Zhu, Yan Wang, Fan-Yu Peng, Wen-Jun Zhang, Li Yin, Xia He
Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma is closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. However, the prognostic value of EBV-DNA in extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma remains unclear. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis to estimate its prognostic significance. PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science were used to search for studies conducted until June 12, 2017. The pooled hazard ratio (HR) and its 95% confidence interval (CI) were calculated to evaluate the prognostic value of pretreatment EBV-DNA on the overall survival of extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma...
2018: OncoTargets and Therapy
Kimberly Boyd, Joshua M Harrison, Michael J Kavanaugh
The heterophile antibody (Monospot), initial test of choice for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated infectious mononucleosis, is both sensitive (70-92%) and specific (96-100%). False positives have been demonstrated in cases of viral hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia, lymphoma, pancreatic cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rubella. We present a case of a 46-yr-old male who developed fever, chills, headaches, myalgia, fatigue, and photophobia 1 d after returning from the Philippines. He demonstrated a mild transaminitis and significant thrombocytopenia (12,000 cells/μL)...
March 1, 2018: Military Medicine
Renu Verma, Prakash C Sharma
Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the leading causes of cancer related mortality in the world. Being asymptomatic in nature till advanced stage, diagnosis of gastric cancer becomes difficult in early stages of the disease. The onset and progression of gastric cancer has been attributed to multiple factors including genetic alterations, epigenetic modifications, Helicobacter pylori and Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) infection, and dietary habits. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based approaches viz . Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS), Whole Exome Sequencing (WES), RNA-Seq, and targeted sequencing have expanded the knowledge base of molecular pathogenesis of gastric cancer...
2018: American Journal of Cancer Research
Natalia C Drosu, Elazer R Edelman, David E Housman
We present the case of an HIV-negative patient clinically diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS who achieved significant disease improvement on Combivir (zidovudine/lamivudine). Within months of treatment, the patient reported complete resolution of previously unremitting fatigue and paresthesiae, with simultaneous improvements in lesion burden detected by MRI. All improvements have been sustained for more than three years. This response may be related to the action of zidovudine as a known inhibitor of EBV lytic DNA replication, suggesting future directions for clinical investigation...
February 27, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Jianan Zhou, Canjing Zhang, Xianxian Sui, Shengxuan Cao, Feng Tang, Shuhui Sun, Songmei Wang, Bobin Chen
We investigated the anti-tumour effects and the underlying molecular mechanisms of a new oral histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi), chidamide, in NK/T cell lymphoma (NKTCL), a rare and highly aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma with poor outcomes. SNT-8 and SNK-10 NKTCL cell lines were exposed to different concentrations of chidamide for the indicated time. The treated cells were analysed for cell proliferation, cell cycle progression, and cell apoptosis. Proteins in the AKT/mTOR and MAPK signalling pathways and the DNA damage response (DDR) cell cycle checkpoint pathway were measured by Western blotting...
March 5, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
Sha-Sha He, Yan Wang, Yong Bao, Xiu-Yu Cai, Xing-Li Yang, Dan-Ming Chen, Yong Chen, Li-Xia Lu
Circulating plasma Epstein-Barr virus DNA (EBV DNA) is related to tumor recurrence and metastasis and has potential as a dynamic, sensitive, and specific marker in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). We investigated the clinical significance of assessing plasma EBV DNA load at various time points during treatment. Patients with NPC (n = 949) for whom plasma EBV DNA load was measured by real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) before treatment (pre-EBV) and at midtreatment (mid-EBV), end of treatment (end-EBV), and 3 months after completing treatment (3 m-EBV) were retrospectively assessed...
March 1, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Ilka Engelmann, Enagnon Kazali Alidjinou, Mouna Lazrek, Jean-Marie Pouillaude, Judith Ogiez, François Rose, Alain Duhamel, Anny Dewilde, Didier Hober
PURPOSE: There are few data on the performance of automated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) PCR assays. This study compared EBV quantification for the kPCR PLX EBV DNA (kPCR; Siemens, France) and the EBV R-gene (R-gene; Argene, Biomerieux, France) assays and their correlation with the World Health Organization (WHO) standard. METHODOLOGY: WHO International Standard for EBV (WHO standard) dilution panels in different matrices were submitted to nucleic acid extraction with Versant kPCR Molecular Systems SP followed by the kPCR assay, or to nucleic acid extraction with the MagNA Pure LC System or NucliSENS easyMag followed by the R-gene assay...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Chong Wang, Hufeng Zhou, Yong Xue, Jun Liang, Yohei Narita, Catherine Gerdt, Amy Y Zheng, Runsheng Jiang, Stephen Trudeau, Chih-Wen Peng, Benjamin Gewurz, Bo Zhao
Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (EBNA) leader protein (EBNALP) is one of the first viral genes expressed upon B-cell infection. EBNALP is essential for EBV-mediated B cell immortalization. EBNALP is thought to function primarily by co-activaing EBNA2-mediated transcription. Chromatin immune precipitation followed by deep-sequencing (ChIP-seq) studies highlight that EBNALP frequently co-occupies DNA sites with host cell transcription factors (TFs), in particular EP300, implicating a broader role in transcription regulation...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Virology
Chao Xie, Xia Xu, Bian Wu, Kun-Yu Yang, Jing Huang
RATIONALE: Pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare type of lung squamous cell carcinoma. In situ hybridization test for Epstein-Bar virus-encoded RNA (EBER) is generally used for distinguishing it from other lung cancers. Although plasma EBV DNA quantification has been widely used as a tumor biomarker in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), only a limiting number of studies have suggested that plasma EBV DNA quantification may be used as a tumor marker in pulmonary LELC patients...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ling Wang, Mary E A Howell, Brooke McPeak, Katrina Riggs, Carissa Kohne, Jether Uel Yohanon, Daniel E Foxler, Tyson V Sharp, Jonathan P Moorman, Zhi Q Yao, Shunbin Ning
LIMD1 (LIM domain-containing protein 1) is considered as a tumor suppressor, being deregulated in many cancers to include hematological malignancies; however, very little is known about the underlying mechanisms of its deregulation and its roles in carcinogenesis. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with a panel of malignancies of lymphocytic and epithelial origin. Using high throughput expression profiling, we have previously identified LIMD1 as a common marker associated with the oncogenic transcription factor IRF4 in EBV-related lymphomas and other hematological malignancies...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Qianqian Zhang, Wen Liu, Yang Yang, Zhenzhen Zhao, Bing Luo
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is etiologically linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma, lymphoma and gastric carcinoma. The aim of this study was to assess the association of TM2 domain containing 3 (TM2D3) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (FGFR2) SNPs rs675436 and rs755793 with susceptibility to EBV-associated tumors in Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA of 415 patients with cancer and 99 healthy controls was assessed using a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer, and was genotyped in EBV-associated/-negative gastric cancer (EBVa/nGC), EBV-associated/-negative nasopharyngeal carcinoma (EBVa/nNPC), EBV-associated/ -negative lymphoma (EBVa/nL) and normal controls (NC)...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
Yufeng Chen, Yifei Xu, Weilin Zhao, Xue Xiao, Xiaoying Zhou, Longde Lin, Tingting Huang, Jian Liao, Yancheng Li, Xiaoyun Zeng, Guangwu Huang, Weimin Ye, Zhe Zhang
BACKGROUND: Subjects with elevated Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) immunoglobulin A (IgA) titers have a higher risk of developing nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), indicating that reactivation of EBV in the local mucosa might be important for NPC carcinogenesis. Cigarette smoking appears to be one of the environmental risk factors for NPC. However, it remains unclear whether smoking-induced nasopharyngeal carcinogenesis acts through reactivating EBV in the nasopharyngeal mucosa. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the association between cigarette smoking and nasopharyngeal EBV reactivation in a NPC high-risk population...
February 14, 2018: BMC Cancer
Erika Hissong, Girish Ramrattan, Pan Zhang, Xi Kathy Zhou, Gloria Young, David S Klimstra, Jinru Shia, Helen Fernandes, Rhonda K Yantiss
Gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma is an uncommon variant enriched for mutually exclusive Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) positivity and mismatch repair (MMR) deficiency. We performed this study to evaluate molecular alterations in this morphologically homogeneous subtype and compare them with 295 conventional gastric cancers analyzed in The Cancer Genome Atlas study. We identified 31 study cases and subjected them to in situ hybridization for EBV-encoded RNAs and assessment for MMR status. Immunostains for PD-L1, β-catenin, and HER2 were performed; extracted DNA was sequenced with a Comprehensive Cancer Panel...
February 12, 2018: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
A Laurent, A Klich, P Roy, B Lina, B Kassai, J Bacchetta, P Cochat
Pediatric R-Tx patients are at high risk of developing EBV primary infection. Although high DNA replication is a risk factor for PTLD, some patients develop PTLD with low viral load. In this retrospective single-center study including all pediatric patients having received R-Tx (2003-2012 period), we aimed to identify risk factors for uncontrolled reactions to EBV (defined as the presence of a viral load >10 000 copies/mL or PTLD). A Cox proportional hazard model was performed. A total of 117 patients underwent R-Tx at a mean age of 9...
February 11, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
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