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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783767/direct-detection-of-t-and-b-memory-lymphocytes-by-immunospot%C3%A2-assays-reveals-hcmv-exposure-that-serum-antibodies-fail-to-identify
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Fredrik Terlutter, Richard Caspell, Tobias M Nowacki, Alexander Lehmann, Ruliang Li, Ting Zhang, Anna Przybyla, Stefanie Kuerten, Paul V Lehmann
It is essential to identify donors who have not been infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in order to avoid transmission of HCMV to recipients of blood transfusions or organ transplants. In the present study, we tested the reliability of seronegativity as an indicator for the lack of HCMV exposure in healthy human blood donors. Eighty-two HCMV seronegative individuals were identified, and their peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were tested in ImmunoSpot® assays for the presence of HCMV-specific T- and B-memory lymphocytes...
May 19, 2018: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769344/efficient-delivery-of-hcmv-t-cell-antigens-by-attenuated-sendai-virus-vectors
#2
Richard Kiener, Markus Fleischmann, Marian Alexander Wiegand, Niels A W Lemmermann, Christiane Schwegler, Christine Kaufmann, Angelique Renzaho, Simone Thomas, Eva Felder, Hans Helmut Niller, Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner
Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) represents a major cause of clinical complications during pregnancy as well as immunosuppression and the licensing of a protective HCMV vaccine remains an unmet global need. Herein, we designed and validated novel Sendai virus (SeV) vectors delivering T cell immunogens IE-1 and pp65. To enhance vector safety, we used a replication-deficient strain (rdSeV) that infects target cells in a non-productive manner while retaining viral gene expression. In this study, we explored the impact that transduction with rdSeV has on human dendritic cells (DCs) by comparing it to the parental, replication-competent Sendai virus strain (rcSeV) as well as the poxvirus strain Modified Vaccinia Ankara (MVA)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768545/hcmv-ul97-phosphotransferase-gene-mutations-may-be-associated-with-antiviral-resistance-in-immunocompromised-patients-in-bel%C3%A3-m-pa-northern-brazil
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Dorotéa de Fátima Lobato da Silva, Jedson Ferreira Cardoso, Sandro Patroca da Silva, Leda Mani França Arruda, Renato Lopes Fernandes de Medeiros, Marluce Matos Moraes, Rita Catarina Medeiros Sousa
INTRODUCTION: Human cytomegalovirus is one of the causes of opportunist infections in immunocompromised patients, and is triggered by factors such as state of viral latency, weakened immune responses, and development of antiviral resistance to ganciclovir, the only drug offered by the public health system in Brazil to treat the infection. The goal of this study was to identify mutations that may be associated with antiviral resistance in immunocompromised patients. METHODS: Molecular analysis was performed in 82 blood samples and subjected to genomic DNA extraction by a silica-based method...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758495/a-rapid-magnetic-particle-based-enzyme-immunoassay-for-human-cytomegalovirus-glycoprotein-b-quantification
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F Pires, M Julia Arcos-Martinez, A Cristina Dias-Cabral, Juan C Vidal, Juan R Castillo
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a herpes virus that can cause severe infections. Still, the available methods for its diagnostic have the main disadvantage of requiring long time to be performed. In this work, a simple magnetic particle-based enzyme immunoassay (mpEIA) for the quantification of glycoprotein B of Human cytomegalovirus (gB-HCMV) in urine samples is proposed. The immunosensor scheme is based on the analyte protein gB-HCMV sandwiched between a primary monoclonal antibody, (MBs-PrG-mAb1), and a secondary anti-gB-HCMV antibody labelled with Horseradish peroxidase (Ab2-HRP) to allow spectrophotometric detection...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752343/unexpected-role-of-the-human-cytomegalovirus-contribute-to-essential-hypertension-in-the-kazakh-chinese-population-of-xinjiang
#5
Qian Feng, Jing Hui, Na Tang, Yong-Min Liu, Hua Zhong, Zhen Li, La-Mei Wang, Yuan-Yuan Qu, Feng-Mei Deng, Fang He
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection, chronic inflammation and oxidative stress, the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), endothelial function, and DNA methylation play roles in the pathogenesis of essential hypertension (EH); however, the mechanism by which HCMV predisposes patients to hypertension remain unclear. Our group previously demonstrated an association between EH and HCMV infection in Kazakh Chinese; Here, we investigated the relationship between HCMV infection and other clinicopathological features in 720 Kazakhs individuals with or without hypertension (n = 360 each; age, 18-80)...
May 11, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750988/contribution-of-the-residue-at-position-4-within-classical-nuclear-localization-signals-to-modulating-interaction-with-importins-and-nuclear-targeting
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Kate M Smith, Veronica Di Antonio, Luca Bellucci, David R Thomas, Fabiana Caporuscio, Francesco Ciccarese, Hanieh Ghassabian, Kylie M Wagstaff, Jade K Forwood, David A Jans, Giorgio Palù, Gualtiero Alvisi
Nuclear import involves the recognition by importin (IMP) superfamily members of nuclear localization signals (NLSs) within protein cargoes destined for the nucleus, the best understood being recognition of classical NLSs (cNLSs) by the IMPα/β1 heterodimer. Although the cNLS consensus [K-(K/R)-X-(K/R) for positions P2-P5] is generally accepted, recent studies indicated that the contribution made by different residues at the P4 position can vary. Here, we apply a combination of microscopy, molecular dynamics, crystallography, in vitro binding, and bioinformatics approaches to show that the nature of residues at P4 indeed modulates cNLS function in the context of a prototypical Simian Virus 40 large tumor antigen-derived cNLS (KKRK, P2-5)...
May 8, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744199/putative-periodontopathic-bacteria-and-herpes-viruses-interactions-in-the-subgingival-plaque-of-patients-with-aggressive-periodontitis-and-healthy-controls
#7
Amal Elamin, Raouf Wahab Ali, Vidar Bakken
The microbial profile of aggressive periodontitis patients is considered to be complex with variations among populations in different geographical areas. The aim of this study was to assess the presences of 4 putative periodontopathic bacteria (Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia, and Treponema denticola) and 2 periodontal herpes viruses (Epstein-Barr virus type 1 [EBV-1] and human cytomegalovirus [HMCV]) in subgingival plaque of Sudanese subjects with aggressive periodontitis and healthy controls...
October 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743376/transmembrane-protein-pul50-of-human-cytomegalovirus-inhibits-isgylation-by-downregulating-ube1l
#8
Myoung Kyu Lee, Ye Ji Kim, Young-Eui Kim, Tae-Hee Han, Jens Milbradt, Manfred Marschall, Jin-Hyun Ahn
Interferon-stimulated gene (ISG) 15 encodes a ubiquitin-like protein that can be conjugated to proteins via an enzymatic cascade involving the E1, E2, and E3 enzymes. ISG15 expression and protein ISGylation modulate viral infection; however, the viral mechanisms regulating the function of ISG15 and ISGylation are not well understood. We recently showed that ISGylation suppresses the growth of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) at multiple steps of the virus life cycle, and that the virus-encoded pUL26 protein inhibits protein ISGylation...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743375/expression-levels-of-glycoprotein-o-go-vary-between-strains-of-human-cytomegalovirus-influencing-the-assembly-of-gh-gl-complexes-and-virion-infectivity
#9
Le Zhang, Momei Zhou, Richard Stanton, Jeremy Kamil, Brent J Ryckman
Tropism of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is influenced by the envelope glycoprotein complexes gH/gL/gO and gH/gL/UL128-131. During virion assembly, gO and the UL128-131 proteins compete for binding to gH/gL in the ER. This assembly process clearly differs among strains since Merlin (ME) virions contain abundant gH/gL/UL128-131 and little gH/gL/gO, whereas TR contains much higher levels of total gH/gL, mostly in the form of gH/gL/gO, but much less gH/gL/UL128-131 than ME. Remaining questions include 1) what are the mechanisms behind these assembly differences, and 2) do differences reflect in vitro culture adaptations or natural genetic variations? Since the UL74(gO) ORF differs by 25% of amino acids between TR and ME, we analyzed recombinant viruses in which the UL74(gO) ORF was swapped...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743358/the-chromatin-remodeling-factor-spoc1-acts-as-a-cellular-restriction-factor-against-human-cytomegalovirus-by-repressing-the-major-immediate-early-promoter
#10
Anna Reichel, Anne-Charlotte Stilp, Myriam Scherer, Nina Reuter, Sören Lukassen, Bahram Kasmapour, Sabrina Schreiner, Luka Cicin-Sain, Andreas Winterpacht, Thomas Stamminger
The cellular protein SPOC1 (survival time-associated PHD finger protein in ovarian cancer 1) acts as a regulator of chromatin structure and DNA damage response. It binds H3K4me2/3 containing chromatin and promotes DNA condensation by recruiting corepressors such as KAP-1 and H3K9 methyltransferases. Previous studies identified SPOC1 as a restriction factor against human adenovirus (HAdV) infection that is antagonized by E1B-55K/E4orf6-dependent proteasomal degradation. Here, we demonstrate that, in contrast to HAdV-infected cells, SPOC1 is transiently upregulated during the early phase of HCMV replication...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739904/cd147-promotes-entry-of-pentamer-expressing-human-cytomegalovirus-into-epithelial-and-endothelial-cells
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Adam L Vanarsdall, Sarah R Pritchard, Todd W Wisner, Jing Liu, Ted S Jardetzky, David C Johnson
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replicates in many diverse cell types in vivo , and entry into different cells involves distinct entry mechanisms and different envelope glycoproteins. HCMV glycoprotein gB is thought to act as the virus fusogen, apparently after being triggered by different gH/gL proteins that bind distinct cellular receptors or entry mediators. A trimer of gH/gL/gO is required for entry into all cell types, and entry into fibroblasts involves trimer binding to platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα)...
May 8, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731749/adaptive-nkg2c-cd57-natural-killer-cell-and-tim-3-expression-during-viral-infections
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Hassen Kared, Serena Martelli, Shu Wen Tan, Yannick Simoni, Meng Li Chong, Siew Hwei Yap, Evan W Newell, Sylvia L F Pender, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Reena Rajasuriar, Anis Larbi
Repetitive stimulation by persistent pathogens such as human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) induces the differentiation of natural killer (NK) cells. This maturation pathway is characterized by the acquisition of phenotypic markers, CD2, CD57, and NKG2C, and effector functions-a process regulated by Tim-3 and orchestrated by a complex network of transcriptional factors, involving T-bet, Eomes, Zeb2, promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger protein, and Foxo3. Here, we show that persistent immune activation during chronic viral co-infections (HCMV, hepatitis C virus, and HIV) interferes with the functional phenotype of NK cells by modulating the Tim-3 pathway; a decrease in Tim-3 expression combined with the acquisition of inhibitory receptors skewed NK cells toward an exhausted and cytotoxic phenotype in an inflammatory environment during chronic HIV infection...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729547/the-risk-of-herpes-simplex-virus-and-human-cytomegalovirus-infection-during-pregnancy-upon-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-a-meta-analysis
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Ting-Li Shi, Li-Ju Huang, Yi-Quan Xiong, Yan-Yun Zhong, Jin-Jun Yang, Ting Fu, Xie-Fen Lei, Qing Chen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) are widespread infections in humans, yet their impact on adverse pregnancy outcomes is controversial. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of HSV and HCMV infections during pregnancy on adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using Web of Science, Scopus, Medline, Embase, PubMed, and the Cochrane Library database for relevant publications up to 2nd August 2017...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727474/high-prevalence-and-correlates-of-human-herpesvirus-6a-in-nevocytic-nevus-and-seborrheic-diseases-implication-from-a-pilot-study-of-skin-patient-tissues-in-shanghai
#14
Ling Ding, Xiaohui Mo, Liming Zhang, Feng Zhou, Caixia Zhu, Yuyan Wang, Cankun Cai, Yeqiang Liu, Fang Wei, Qiliang Cai
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity, and the causes of these disorders are largely unknown. Human herpesvirus (HHV) has been shown to cause many diseases. However, the prevalence and correlate of each HHV infection with different skin disorders remains obscure. To reveal the potential link of certain type of skin disease with herpesvirus infection, a total of 272 patient tissues with inflammatory or neoplastic skin diseases including 7 subtypes in Shanghai, China, were investigated. We found that the overall prevalence of HHV-6A in inflammatory or neoplastic skin tissues is the most common (40...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712861/hcmv-glycoprotein-b-subunit-vaccine-efficacy-mediated-by-nonneutralizing-antibody-effector-functions
#15
Cody S Nelson, Tori Huffman, Jennifer A Jenks, Eduardo Cisneros de la Rosa, Guanhua Xie, Nathan Vandergrift, Robert F Pass, Justin Pollara, Sallie R Permar
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common congenital infection worldwide, frequently causing hearing loss and brain damage in afflicted infants. A vaccine to prevent maternal acquisition of HCMV during pregnancy is necessary to reduce the incidence of infant disease. The glycoprotein B (gB) + MF59 adjuvant subunit vaccine platform is the most successful HCMV vaccine tested to date, demonstrating ∼50% efficacy in preventing HCMV acquisition in multiple phase 2 trials. However, the mechanism of vaccine protection remains unknown...
April 30, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712656/the-artemisinin-derivative-artemisone-is-a-potent-inhibitor-of-human-cytomegalovirus-replication
#16
E Oiknine-Djian, Y Weisblum, A Panet, H N Wong, R K Haynes, D G Wolf
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major cause of disease in immunocompromised individuals and the most common cause of congenital infection and neuro-sensorial disease. The expanding target populations for HCMV antiviral treatment along with the limitations of the currently available HCMV DNA polymerase inhibitors underscore the need for new antiviral agents with alternative modes of action. The anti-malarial artemisinin derivative artesunate was shown to inhibit HCMV in vitro , yet has demonstrated limited antiviral efficacy in vivo , prompting our search for more potent anti-HCMV artemisinin derivatives...
April 30, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710549/human-cytomegalovirus-infection-induced-autophagy-was-associated-with-the-biological-behavioral-changes-of-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cell-huvec
#17
Jun Zhao, Feng Zhong, Haiyang Yu, Zhiwu Chen, Mingli Wang, Jason Chen
In this study, we investigated the enacted role of autophagy in biological behavioral changes of human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) infected with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV). It was found that in HCMV-infected cells, the number of punctuate structures increased from 24 h to 48 h p.i. while decreased at 60 h p.i. by GFP-LC3 tranfecting, Monodansylcadaverine (MDC), acridine orange (AO) staining, which suggested that autophagy was induced at early stage, but it was inhibited at later stage in responding to HCMV infection...
March 31, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709038/hcmv-triggers-frequent-and-persistent-ul40-specific-unconventional-hla-e-restricted-cd8-t-cell-responses-with-potential-autologous-and-allogeneic-peptide-recognition
#18
Nicolas Jouand, Céline Bressollette-Bodin, Nathalie Gérard, Magali Giral, Pierrick Guérif, Audrey Rodallec, Romain Oger, Tiphaine Parrot, Mathilde Allard, Anne Cesbron-Gautier, Nadine Gervois, Béatrice Charreau
Immune response against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) includes a set of persistent cytotoxic NK and CD8 T cells devoted to eliminate infected cells and to prevent reactivation. CD8 T cells against HCMV antigens (pp65, IE1) presented by HLA class-I molecules are well characterized and they associate with efficient virus control. HLA-E-restricted CD8 T cells targeting HCMV UL40 signal peptides (HLA-EUL40) have recently emerged as a non-conventional T-cell response also observed in some hosts. The occurrence, specificity and features of HLA-EUL40 CD8 T-cell responses remain mostly unknown...
April 30, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706656/the-constitutive-activity-of-the-virally-encoded-chemokine-receptor-us28-accelerates-glioblastoma-growth
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Raimond Heukers, Tian Shu Fan, Raymond H de Wit, Jeffrey R van Senten, Timo W M De Groof, Maarten P Bebelman, Tonny Lagerweij, Joao Vieira, Sabrina M de Munnik, Laura Smits-de Vries, Jody van Offenbeek, Afsar Rahbar, Diane van Hoorick, Cecilia Söderberg-Naucler, Thomas Würdinger, Rob Leurs, Marco Siderius, Henry F Vischer, Martine J Smit
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most aggressive and an incurable type of brain cancer. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) DNA and encoded proteins, including the chemokine receptor US28, have been detected in GBM tumors. US28 displays constitutive activity and is able to bind several human chemokines, leading to the activation of various proliferative and inflammatory signaling pathways. Here we show that HCMV, through the expression of US28, significantly enhanced the growth of 3D spheroids of U251- and neurospheres of primary glioblastoma cells...
April 30, 2018: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705613/false-human-cytomegalovirus-igg-positivity-at-prenatal-screening
#20
Milena Furione, Antonella Sarasini, Alessia Arossa, Chiara Fornara, Daniele Lilleri, Laurent Perez, Maurizio Parea, Maurizio Zavattoni, Arsenio Spinillo, Piero Marone, Fausto Baldanti
BACKGROUND: An incorrect definition of immune status to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) can lead to incorrect management of pregnant women. OBJECTIVES: Aims of the study were: i) to describe 10 cases of unconfirmed HCMV IgG-seroconversion in pregnancy; ii) to develop a panel of confirmatory tests to define HCMV serostatus; iii) to investigate the frequency of false IgG-positive results in pregnant women screened with the LIAISON® CMVIgGII automated assay. STUDY DESIGN: Blood samples from 10 pregnant women referred for HCMV IgG-seroconversion were examined to confirm/exclude a primary infection...
April 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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