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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930910/the-neurobiology-of-zika-virus
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Hongda Li, Laura Saucedo-Cuevas, Sujan Shresta, Joseph G Gleeson
Zika virus (ZIVK) represents a new threat to global health, with particular relevance to neuroscientists, due to associated newborn and adult neurological disease. Consequences of vertical infection include microcephaly with brain and eye anomalies, and consequences of adult infection include Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and meningoencephalitis. Recent data suggest specific vulnerability of neural progenitors to infection, leading to cell death and brain calcification, reminiscent of other viral syndromes...
December 7, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930836/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-propagates-through-interactions-between-syndecan-1-and-cd81-and-impacts-the-hepatocyte-glycocalyx
#2
Boyan Grigorov, Emma Reungoat, Alice Gentil Dit Maurin, Mihayl Varbanov, Julie Blaising, Maud Michelet, Rachel Manuel, Romain Parent, Birke Bartosch, Fabien Zoulim, Florence Ruggiero, Eve-Isabelle Pécheur
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects hepatocytes after binding to heparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPG), in particular Syndecan-1, followed by recognition of the tetraspanin CD81 and other receptors. HSPGs are found in a specific microenvironment coating the hepatocyte surface called the glycocalyx, and are receptors for extracellular matrix proteins, cytokines, growth factors, lipoproteins and infectious agents. We investigated the mutual influence of HCV infection on the glycocalyx, and revealed new links between Syndecan-1 and CD81...
December 8, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930721/both-cerebral-and-hematopoietic-deficiencies-in-ccr2-result-in-uncontrolled-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-mice
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Rafik Menasria, Coraline Canivet, Jocelyne Piret, Jean Gosselin, Guy Boivin
CCR2 is a chemokine receptor expressed on the surface of blood leukocytes, particularly «Ly6Chi» inflammatory monocytes and microglia. Signaling through this receptor is thought to influence the immune activity of microglia as well as monocytes egress from the bone marrow (BM) and their trafficking into the central nervous system (CNS) in several neurological diseases. During experimental herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) encephalitis (HSE), CCR2 deficiency has been reported to exacerbate the outcome of the disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930647/allelic-variation-in-cxcl16-determines-cd3-t-lymphocyte-susceptibility-to-equine-arteritis-virus-infection-and-establishment-of-long-term-carrier-state-in-the-stallion
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Sanjay Sarkar, Ernest Bailey, Yun Young Go, R Frank Cook, Ted Kalbfleisch, John Eberth, R Lakshman Chelvarajan, Kathleen M Shuck, Sergey Artiushin, Peter J Timoney, Udeni B R Balasuriya
Equine arteritis virus (EAV) is the causative agent of equine viral arteritis (EVA), a respiratory, systemic, and reproductive disease of horses and other equid species. Following natural infection, 10-70% of the infected stallions can become persistently infected and continue to shed EAV in their semen for periods ranging from several months to life. Recently, we reported that some stallions possess a subpopulation(s) of CD3+ T lymphocytes that are susceptible to in vitro EAV infection and that this phenotypic trait is associated with long-term carrier status following exposure to the virus...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930093/kir-gene-content-diversity-in-a-zimbabwean-population-does-kir2dl2-have-a-role-in-protection-against-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Kudakwashe Mhandire, Lynn Sodai Zijenah, Louis-Marie Yindom, Kerina Duri, Tommy Mlambo, Mqondisi Tshabalala, Lovemore Ronald Mazengera, Doreen Zvipo Mhandire, Cuthbert Musarurwa, Collet Dandara, Sarah Rowland-Jones, Hilda Tendisa Matarira, Babill Stray-Pedersen
Killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs) mediate natural killer cell function through interaction with their cognate human leukocyte antigen ligands. Thus, KIR gene variants have been implicated in resistance or susceptibility to viral infections. However, research on the role of these variants remains contradictory and inconclusive. In the present study, we investigated KIR gene content diversity and its association with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in an adult Black Zimbabwean population...
December 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929123/rnai-mediated-mortality-of-the-whitefly-through-transgenic-expression-of-double-stranded-rna-homologous-to-acetylcholinesterase-and-ecdysone-receptor-in-tobacco-plants
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Hassan Jamil Malik, Amir Raza, Imran Amin, Jodi A Scheffler, Brian E Scheffler, Judith K Brown, Shahid Mansoor
The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) is a pest and vector of plant viruses to crop and ornamental plants worldwide. Using RNA interference (RNAi) to down regulate whitefly genes by expressing their homologous double stranded RNAs in plants has great potential for management of whiteflies to reduce plant virus disease spread. Using a Tobacco rattle virus-derived plasmid for in planta transient expression of double stranded RNA (dsRNA) homologous to the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and ecdysone receptor (EcR) genes of B...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929099/stat1-is-essential-for-the-inhibition-of-hepatitis-c-virus-replication-by-interferon-%C3%AE-but-not-by-interferon-%C3%AE
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Shota Yamauchi, Kenji Takeuchi, Kazuyasu Chihara, Chisato Honjoh, Yuji Kato, Hatsumi Yoshiki, Hak Hotta, Kiyonao Sada
Interferon-α (IFN-α) and IFN-λ are structurally distinct cytokines that bind to different receptors, but induce expression of similar sets of genes through Janus kinase (JAK)-signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) pathways. The difference between IFN-α and IFN-λ signaling remains poorly understood. Here, using the CRISPR/Cas9 system, we examine the role of STAT1 and STAT2 in the inhibition of hepatitis C virus (HCV) replication by IFN-α and IFN-λ. Treatment with IFN-α increases expression of IFN-stimulated genes (ISGs) such as double-stranded RNA-activated protein kinase (PKR) and decreases viral RNA and protein levels in HCV-infected Huh-7...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929061/structural-basis-for-epstein-barr-virus-host-cell-tropism-mediated-by-gp42-and-ghgl-entry-glycoproteins
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Karthik Sathiyamoorthy, Yao Xiong Hu, Britta S Möhl, Jia Chen, Richard Longnecker, Theodore S Jardetzky
Herpesvirus entry into host cells is mediated by multiple virally encoded receptor binding and membrane fusion glycoproteins. Despite their importance in host cell tropism and associated disease pathology, the underlying and essential interactions between these viral glycoproteins remain poorly understood. For Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), gHgL/gp42 complexes bind HLA class II to activate membrane fusion with B cells, but gp42 inhibits fusion and entry into epithelial cells. To clarify the mechanism by which gp42 controls the cell specificity of EBV infection, here we determined the structure of gHgL/gp42 complex bound to an anti-gHgL antibody (E1D1)...
December 8, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928865/canine-distemper-virus-in-the-serengeti-ecosystem-molecular-adaptation-to-different-carnivore-species
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Veljko M Nikolin, Ximena A Olarte-Castillo, Nikolaus Osterrieder, Heribert Hofer, Edward Dubovi, Camila J Mazzoni, Edgar Brunner, Katja V Goller, Robert D Fyumagwa, Patricia D Moehlman, Dagmar Thierer, Marion L East
Was the 1993/1994 fatal canine distemper virus (CDV) epidemic in lions and spotted hyaenas in the Serengeti ecosystem caused by the recent spillover of a virulent domestic dog strain or one well adapted to these noncanids? We examine this question using sequence data from 13 'Serengeti' strains including five complete genomes obtained between 1993 and 2011. Phylogenetic and haplotype network analyses reveal that strains from noncanids during the epidemic were more closely related to each other than to those from domestic or wild canids...
December 7, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928637/molecular-functions-of-xanthomonas-type-iii-effector-avrbst-and-its-plant-interactors-in-cell-death-and-defense-signaling
#10
REVIEW
Sang Wook Han, Byung Kook Hwang
Xanthomonas effector AvrBsT interacts with plant defense proteins and triggers cell death and defense response. This review highlights our current understanding of the molecular functions of AvrBsT and its host interactor proteins. The AvrBsT protein is a member of a growing family of effector proteins in both plant and animal pathogens. Xanthomonas type III effector AvrBsT, a member of the YopJ/AvrRxv family, suppresses plant defense responses in susceptible hosts, but triggers cell death signaling leading to hypersensitive response (HR) and defense responses in resistant plants...
December 7, 2016: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928110/stable-liver-function-during-long-term-administration-of-eltrombopag-a-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonist-in-patients-with-chronic-liver-disease
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Tomohiro Kurokawa, Soichiro Murata, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Liver cirrhosis is the end stage of chronic liver disease, but no definitive pharmacological treatment is currently available. It has been reported that thrombopoietin (TPO) promotes liver regeneration and improves liver cirrhosis by increasing platelet count. We have shown the direct effect of platelet transfusion on the improvement of liver function in patients with chronic liver disease. However, platelet transfusion often causes adverse events, such as platelet transfusion refractoriness and pruritus. Therefore, we conducted an exploratory clinical trial and administered eltrombopag, an orally bioavailable, small-molecule, non-peptide TPO receptor agonist that has been approved for the treatment of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928019/tlr2-ligation-enhances-hiv-1-replication-in-activated-ccr6-cd4-t-cells-by-increasing-virus-entry-and-establishing-a-more-permissive-environment-to-infection
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Jean-François Bolduc, Michel Ouellet, Laurent Hany, Michel J Tremblay
: In this study, we investigated the effect of TLR2 ligation on the permissiveness of activated CD4(+) T cells to HIV-1 infection by focusing our experiments on the relative susceptibility of cell subsets based on their expression of CCR6. Purified primary human CD4(+) T cells were first subjected to a CD3/CD28 costimulation before treatment with the TLR2 agonist Pam3CSK4. Finally, cells were inoculated with R5-tropic HIV-1 particles that permit to study the effect of TLR2 triggering on virus production at both population and single-cell levels...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928016/promising-role-of-toll-like-receptor-8-agonist-in-concert-with-prostratin-for-activation-of-silent-hiv
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M A Rochat, E Schlaepfer, R F Speck
: The persistence of latently HIV-infected cells in patients under combined anti-retroviral treatment (cART) remains the major hurdle for HIV eradication. Thus far, individual compounds have not been sufficiently potent to reactivate latent virus and guarantee its elimination in vivo Thus, we hypothesized that transcriptional enhancers, in concert with compounds triggering the innate immune system, are more efficient in reversing latency by creating a Th1 supportive milieu that acts against latently HIV-infected cells at various levels...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928010/structural-insights-into-reovirus-%C3%AF-1-interactions-with-two-neutralizing-antibodies
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Melanie H Dietrich, Kristen M Ogden, Sarah P Katen, Kerstin Reiss, Danica M Sutherland, Robert H Carnahan, Matthew Goff, Tracy Cooper, Terence S Dermody, Thilo Stehle
: Reovirus attachment protein σ1 engages glycan receptors and junctional adhesion molecule-A (JAM-A) and is thought to undergo a conformational change during the proteolytic disassembly of virions to infectious subvirion particles (ISVPs) that accompanies cell entry. The σ1 protein is also the primary target of neutralizing antibodies. Here we present a structural and functional characterization of two neutralizing antibodies that target σ1 of serotypes 1 (T1) and 3 (T3) reoviruses...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928003/lassa-virus-cell-entry-reveals-new-aspects-of-virus-host-cell-interaction
#15
Giulia Torriani, Clara Galan-Navarro, Stefan Kunz
Viral entry represents the first step of every viral infection and is a determinant for the host-range and disease potential of a virus. Here we review the latest developments on cell entry of the highly pathogenic Old World arenavirus Lassa, providing novel insights into the complex host cell interaction of this important human pathogen. We will cover new discoveries on the molecular mechanisms of receptor recognition, endocytosis, and the use of late endosomal entry factors.
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928002/adjuvanting-an-siv-vaccine-with-tlr-ligands-encapsulated-in-nanoparticles-induces-persistent-antibody-responses-and-enhanced-protection-in-trim5%C3%AE-restrictive-macaques
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Sudhir Pai Kasturi, Pamela A Kozlowski, Helder I Nakaya, Matheus C Burger, Pedro Russo, Mathew Pham, Yevgeniy Kovalenkov, Eduardo L V Silveira, Colin Havenar-Daughton, Samantha L Burton, Katie M Kilgore, Mathew J Johnson, Rafiq Nabi, Traci Legere, Zarpheen Jinnah Sher, Xuemin Chen, Rama R Amara, Eric Hunter, Steven E Bosinger, Paul Spearman, Shane Crotty, Francois Villinger, Cynthia A Derdeyn, Jens Wrammert, Bali Pulendran
: Our previous work has shown that antigens adjuvanted with specific ligands for toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) and TLR7/8 encapsulated in poly (lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) based nanoparticles (NP), induced robust and durable immune responses in mice and macaques. We investigated the efficacy of these NP adjuvants in inducing protective immunity against simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). Rhesus macaques (RMs) were immunized with NP containing TLR4 and TLR7/8 agonists mixed with soluble recombinant SIVmac239 derived envelope (Env) gp140 and Gag p55 (Protein), or with virus like particles (VLP) containing SIVmac239 Env and Gag...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926943/the-mouse-cytomegalovirus-gene-m42-targets-surface-expression-of-the-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-cd45-in-infected-macrophages
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Nadine Thiel, Kirsten A Keyser, Niels A W Lemmermann, Jennifer D Oduro, Karen Wagner, Carina Elsner, Anne Halenius, Tihana Lenac Roviš, Melanie M Brinkmann, Stipan Jonjić, Luka Cicin-Sain, Martin Messerle
The receptor-like protein tyrosine phosphatase CD45 is expressed on the surface of cells of hematopoietic origin and has a pivotal role for the function of these cells in the immune response. Here we report that following infection of macrophages with mouse cytomegalovirus (MCMV) the cell surface expression of CD45 is drastically diminished. Screening of a set of MCMV deletion mutants allowed us to identify the viral gene m42 of being responsible for CD45 down-modulation. Moreover, expression of m42 independent of viral infection upon retroviral transduction of the RAW264...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926941/type-1-interferons-and-nk-cells-limit-murine-cytomegalovirus-escape-from-the-lymph-node-subcapsular-sinus
#18
Helen E Farrell, Kimberley Bruce, Clara Lawler, Rhonda D Cardin, Nicholas J Davis-Poynter, Philip G Stevenson
Cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) establish chronic, systemic infections. Peripheral infection spreads via lymph nodes, which are also a focus of host defence. Thus, this is a point at which systemic infection spread might be restricted. Subcapsular sinus macrophages (SSM) captured murine CMV (MCMV) from the afferent lymph and poorly supported its replication. Blocking the type I interferon (IFN-I) receptor (IFNAR) increased MCMV infection of SSM and of the fibroblastic reticular cells (FRC) lining the subcapsular sinus, and accelerated viral spread to the spleen...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926930/cytomegalovirus-specific-il-10-producing-cd4-t-cells-are-governed-by-type-i-ifn-induced-il-27-and-promote-virus-persistence
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Mathew Clement, Morgan Marsden, Maria A Stacey, Juneid Abdul-Karim, Silvia Gimeno Brias, Diana Costa Bento, Martin J Scurr, Peter Ghazal, Casey T Weaver, Gianluca Carlesso, Simon Clare, Simon A Jones, Andrew Godkin, Gareth W Jones, Ian R Humphreys
CD4+ T cells support host defence against herpesviruses and other viral pathogens. We identified that CD4+ T cells from systemic and mucosal tissues of hosts infected with the β-herpesviridae human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) or murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) express the regulatory cytokine interleukin (IL)-10. IL-10+CD4+ T cells co-expressed TH1-associated transcription factors and chemokine receptors. Mice lacking T cell-derived IL-10 elicited enhanced antiviral T cell responses and restricted MCMV persistence in salivary glands and secretion in saliva...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924780/activity-of-ergoferon-against-lethal-influenza-a-h3n2-virus-infection-in-mice
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Maria A Skarnovich, Alexandra G Emelyanova, Nataliia V Petrova, Alena A Borshcheva, Evgeniy A Gorbunov, Oleg Yu Mazurkov, Maksim O Skarnovich, Sergey A Tarasov, Larisa N Shishkina, Oleg I Epstein
BACKGROUND: The Influenza A virus accounts for serious annual viral upper respiratory tract infections. It is constantly able to modify its antigenic structure, thus evading host defence mechanisms. Moreover, currently available anti-influenza agents have a rather limited application, emphasising the further need for new effective treatments. One of them is Ergoferon, a drug, containing combined polyclonal antibodies - anti-interferon gamma, anti-CD4 receptor, and anti-histamine - in released-active form...
December 7, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
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