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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911112/treatment-of-alpha-and-beta-herpesvirus-infections-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients
#1
C L Abad, R R Razonable
Human herpesviruses frequently cause infections in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Areas covered: We provide an overview of the clinical impact of alpha and beta herpesviruses and highlight the mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, clinical indications, and adverse effects of antiviral drugs for the management of herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus and cytomegalovirus. We comprehensively evaluated key clinical trials that led to drug approval, and served as the foundation for management guidelines...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905197/adult-hepatoblastoma-a-review-of-47-cases
#2
Xiao-Feng Duan, Qiang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Adult hepatoblastoma is a very rare and aggressive neoplasm. The aim of this study was to review the cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients. METHODS: A search of all case reports about adult hepatoblastoma from 1958 to 2016 by medical database was performed. Data about demographic information, clinical symptoms and signs, laboratory test and imaging examination, treatment and clinical outcomes were extracted and analysed. RESULTS: A total of 43 English articles including 47 cases of adult hepatoblastoma patients were collected...
November 30, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904883/interactions-of-respiratory-viruses-and-the-nasal-microbiota-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-healthy-infants
#3
Insa Korten, Moana Mika, Shkipe Klenja, Elisabeth Kieninger, Ines Mack, Maria Teresa Barbani, Meri Gorgievski, Urs Frey, Markus Hilty, Philipp Latzin
Traditional culture techniques have shown that increased bacterial colonization is associated with viral colonization; however, the influence of viral colonization on the whole microbiota composition is less clear. We thus aimed to understand the interaction of viral infections and the nasal microbiota in early life to appraise their roles in disease development. Thirty-two healthy, unselected infants were included in this prospective longitudinal cohort study within the first year of life. Biweekly nasal swabs (n = 559) were taken, and the microbiota was analyzed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing, and 10 different viruses and 2 atypical bacteria were characterized by real-time PCR (combination of seven duplex samples)...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904617/the-interferon-lambda-4-rs368234815-predicts-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-alpha-and-ribavirin-in-hemophilic-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
#4
Maryam Keshvari, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Bita Behnava, Ali Pouryasin, Heidar Sharafi
BACKGROUND: A dinucleotide variant rs368234815 in interferon lambda 4 (IFNL4) gene was recently found to be associated with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment response. This study aimed to assess the impact of IFNL4 rs368234815 polymorphism on treatment response to pegylated-IFN alpha (Peg-IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) in hemophilic patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 92 hemophilic patients with CHC who were treated with Peg-IFN-α/RBV were investigated...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902331/the-plasma-virome-of-febrile-adult-kenyans-shows-frequent-parvovirus-b19-infections-and-a-novel-arbovirus-kadipiro-virus
#5
Carolyne Ngoi, Juliana Siqueira, Linlin Li, Xutao Deng, Peter Mugo, Susan Graham, Matt Price, Eduard Sanders, Eric Delwart
Viral nucleic acids present in the plasma of 498 Kenyan adults with unexplained fever were characterized by metagenomics analysis of 51 sample pools. The highest to lowest fraction of plasma pools was positive for parvovirus B19 (75%), pegivirus C (GBV-C) (67%), alpha anellovirus (59%), gamma anellovirus (55%), beta anellovirus (41%), Dengue virus genotype 2 (DENV-2) (16%), HIV-1 (6%), HHV-6 (6%), HBV (4%), rotavirus (4%), norovirus (4%), rhinovirus C (2%), Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)(2%) and Kadipiro virus (2%)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902314/newcastle-disease-virus-degrades-hif-1%C3%AE-through-proteasomal-pathways-independent-of-vhl-and-p53
#6
Noraini Abd-Aziz, Eric Stanbridge, Norazizah Shafee
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is a candidate agent for oncolytic virotherapy. Despite its potential, the exact mechanism of its oncolysis is still not known. Recently, we reported that NDV exhibited an increased oncolytic activity in hypoxic cancer cells. These types of cells negatively affect therapeutic outcome by overexpressing pro-survival genes under the control of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF). HIF-1 is a heterodimeric transcriptional factor consisting of a regulated alpha (HIF-1α) and a constitutive beta subunit (HIF-1β)...
October 6, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893662/the-transcriptomic-g1-g6-signature-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-an-asian-population-association-of-g3-with-microvascular-invasion
#7
John Carson Allen, Jean-Charles Nault, Guili Zhu, Andrew Yu Keat Khor, Jin Liu, Tony Kiat Hon Lim, Jessica Zucman-Rossi, Pierce K H Chow
In this study, a transcriptomic group classification based on a European population is tested on a Singapore cohort. The results highlight the genotype/phenotype correlation in a Southeast Asian population. The G1-G6 transcriptomic classification derived from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) resected from European patients, robustly reflected group-specific clinical/pathological features. We investigated the application of this molecular classification in Southeast Asian HCC patients.Gene expression analysis was carried out on HCC surgically resected in Singapore patients who were grouped into G1-G6 transcriptomic categories according to expression of 16 predictor genes (illustrated in Supplementary Table 1, http://links...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890169/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-rheumatic-diseases-the-impact-of-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
#8
REVIEW
Patrice Cacoub, Cloé Commarmond, David Sadoun, Anne Claire Desbois
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with liver and extrahepatic complications, including B-cell lymphoma, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, glucose metabolism impairment and rheumatic conditions ie, arthralgia, myalgia, cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, sicca syndrome and the production of autoantibodies. The treatment has long been based on interferon alpha (IFN) that was found poorly effective, and contraindicated in many autoimmune/inflammatory disorders because of possible exacerbation of rheumatic disorders...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888407/targeting-the-rhesus-macaque-trim5%C3%AE-gene-to-enhance-the-susceptibility-of-cd4-t-cells-to-hiv-1-infection
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Xiaoli Wang, Qing Yu, Yahong Yuan, Zhiping Teng, Dongsheng Li, Yi Zeng
The host range of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is extremely narrow, which has hampered the establishment of non-human primate models for HIV-1 infection. The species-specific innate immune factor tripartite motif 5 alpha (TRIM5α) is a key molecule that confers potent resistance against HIV-1 infection. In this study, we targeted the TRIM5α gene of rhesus macaques (rhTRIM5α) using the transcription activator-like effector nuclease (TALEN) to study the effect on HIV-1 infection. CD4(+) T cells were separated from the peripheral blood of rhesus macaques by magnetic cell sorting, and the positive rate was greater than 99%...
November 25, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881976/the-roles-of-alpha-momorcharin-and-jasmonic-acid-in-modulating-the-response-of-momordica-charantia-to-cucumber-mosaic-virus
#10
Ting Yang, Yao Meng, Li-Juan Chen, Hong-Hui Lin, De-Hui Xi
Alpha-momorcharin (α-MMC) is a type-I ribosome inactivating protein with a molecular weight of 29 kDa that is found in Momordica charantia, and has been shown to be effective against a broad range of human viruses as well as having anti-tumor activities. However, the role of endogenous α-MMC under viral infection and the mechanism of the anti-viral activities of α-MMC in plants are still unknown. To study the effect of α-MMC on plant viral defense and how α-MMC increases plant resistance to virus, the M...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881846/naturally-occurring-fc-dependent-antibody-from-hiv-seronegative-individuals-promotes-hiv-induced-ifn-%C3%AE-production
#11
Thomas Lum, Jon A Green
A majority of adults without HIV infection and with a low risk of HIV-exposure have plasma IgG antibodies that enhance the rate and magnitude of HIV-induced interferon alpha (IFN-α) production. Fc-dependent IgG-HIV complexes induce IFN-α rapidly and in high titers in response to HIV concentrations that are too low to otherwise stimulate an effective IFN-α response. IFN-α promoting antibody (IPA) counters HIV-specific inhibition of IFN-α production, and compensates for the inherent delay in IFN-α production common to HIV infection and other viruses...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881614/performance-characteristics-of-a-new-consensus-commercial-kit-for-hepatitis-d-virus-rna-viral-load-quantification
#12
Frédéric Le Gal, Samira Dziri, Athenaïs Gerber, Chakib Alloui, Zahia Ben Abdesselam, Dominique Roulot, Ségolène Brichler, Emmanuel Gordien
Hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) is responsible for fulminant hepatitis and liver failure, and accelerates evolution towards cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus-infected patients. To date treatment relies upon long-term administration of pegylated alpha-interferon with sustained virological response in 30% of the patients. Very recently, new promising anti HDV therapies have been developed and are already used in clinical trials. HDV-RNA viral load (HDVL) monitoring must be an integral part of the management of the infected-patients...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879319/amp-activated-kinase-ampk-promotes-innate-immunity-and-antiviral-defense-through-modulation-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-signaling
#13
Daniel Prantner, Darren J Perkins, Stefanie N Vogel
The host protein Stimulator of Interferon Genes (STING) has been shown to be essential for recognition of both viral and intracellular bacterial pathogens, but its regulation remains unclear. Previously, we reported that mitochondrial membrane potential regulates STING-dependent IFN-beta induction independently of ATP synthesis. Since mitochondrial membrane potential controls calcium homeostasis, and AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is regulated, in part, by intracellular calcium, we postulated that AMPK participates in STING activation; however, its role has yet to be been defined...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878101/regulation-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-by-herpesviruses
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REVIEW
Kevin J Zwezdaryk, Joseph A Combs, Cindy A Morris, Deborah E Sullivan
The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway is instrumental in successful differentiation and proliferation of mammalian cells. It is therefore not surprising that the herpesvirus family has developed mechanisms to interact with and manipulate this pathway. Successful coexistence with the host requires that herpesviruses establish a lifelong infection that includes periods of latency and reactivation or persistence. Many herpesviruses establish latency in progenitor cells and viral reactivation is linked to host-cell proliferation and differentiation status...
November 12, 2016: World Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872905/interferon-driven-deletion-of-antiviral-b-cells-at-the-onset-of-chronic-infection
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Benedict Fallet, Kerstin Narr, Yusuf I Ertuna, Melissa Remy, Rami Sommerstein, Karen Cornille, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Nicolas Page, Gert Zimmer, Florian Geier, Tobias Straub, Hanspeter Pircher, Kevin Larimore, Philip D Greenberg, Doron Merkler, Daniel D Pinschewer
Inadequate antibody responses and perturbed B cell compartments represent hallmarks of persistent microbial infections, but the mechanisms whereby persisting pathogens suppress humoral immunity remain poorly defined. Using adoptive transfer experiments in the context of a chronic lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection of mice, we have documented rapid depletion of virus-specific B cells that coincided with the early type I interferon response to infection. We found that the loss of activated B cells was driven by type I interferon (IFN-I) signaling to several cell types including dendritic cells, T cells and myeloid cells...
October 21, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867160/morphological-and-taxonomic-properties-of-tokyovirus-the-first-marseilleviridae-member-isolated-from-japan
#16
Masaharu Takemura
Members of the Marseilleviridae family are large DNA viruses with icosahedral particle structures that infect Acanthamoeba cells. The first Marseillevirus to be discovered was isolated in 2009. Since then, several other members of the Marseilleviridae family have been reported, including Lausannevirus, Senegalvirus, Cannes 8 virus, Insectomime virus, Tunisvirus, Melbournevirus, Port-Miou virus, and Brazilian Marseillevirus, which have been isolated from Europe, Africa, Australia, and South America. The morphological and genomic properties of a new Marseilleviridae family member, Tokyovirus, discovered in a water/soil sample from a Japanese river in Tokyo, were described in the present study...
November 19, 2016: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866773/influenza-h7n9-lah-hbc-virus-like-particle-vaccine-with-adjuvant-protects-mice-against-homologous-and-heterologous-influenza-viruses
#17
Dan Zheng, Shaoheng Chen, Di Qu, Jianjun Chen, Fuyan Wang, Ran Zhang, Ze Chen
The long alpha-helix (LAH) region located in influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) shows conservation among different influenza A strains, which could be used as a candidate target of influenza vaccines. Moreover, the hepatitis B virus core protein (HBc) is a carrier for heterologous epitopes in eliciting effective immune responses. We inserted the LAH region of H7N9 influenza virus into the HBc and prepared the LAH-HBc protein, which were capable of self-assembly into virus-like particles (VLP), by using E. coli expression system...
December 12, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863297/degenerate-cysteine-patterns-mediate-two-redox-sensing-mechanisms-in-the-papillomavirus-e7-oncoprotein
#18
Gabriela Camporeale, Juan R Lorenzo, Maria G Thomas, Edgardo Salvatierra, Silvia S Borkosky, Marikena G Risso, Ignacio E Sánchez, Gonzalo de Prat Gay, Leonardo G Alonso
Infection with oncogenic human papillomavirus induces deregulation of cellular redox homeostasis. Virus replication and papillomavirus-induced cell transformation require persistent expression of viral oncoproteins E7 and E6 that must retain their functionality in a persistent oxidative environment. Here, we dissected the molecular mechanisms by which E7 oncoprotein can sense and manage the potentially harmful oxidative environment of the papillomavirus-infected cell. The carboxy terminal domain of E7 protein from most of the 79 papillomavirus viral types of alpha genus, which encloses all the tumorigenic viral types, is a cysteine rich domain that contains two classes of cysteines: strictly conserved low reactive Zn(+2) binding and degenerate reactive cysteine residues that can sense reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
November 12, 2016: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860030/imbalance-of-bacteriome-profiles-within-the-finnish-diabetes-prediction-and-prevention-study-parallel-use-of-16s-profiling-and-virome-sequencing-in-stool-samples-from-children-with-islet-autoimmunity-and-matched-controls
#19
Ondrej Cinek, Lenka Kramna, Jake Lin, Sami Oikarinen, Katerina Kolarova, Jorma Ilonen, Olli Simell, Riitta Veijola, Reija Autio, Heikki Hyöty
BACKGROUND: We set out to explore associations between the stool bacteriome profiles and early-onset islet autoimmunity, taking into account the interactions with the virus component of the microbiome. METHODS: Serial stool samples were longitudinally collected from 18 infants and toddlers with early-onset islet autoimmunity (median age 17.4 months) followed by type 1 diabetes, and 18 tightly matched controls from the Finnish Diabetes Prediction and Prevention (DIPP) cohort...
November 17, 2016: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859587/gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-to-platelet-ratio-is-an-independent-predictor-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-liver-cancer
#20
Yong Eun Park, Beom Kyung Kim, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Sojung Han, Mi Young Jeon, Ja Yoon Heo, Kijun Song, Seung Up Kim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase-to-platelet ratio (GPR) can evaluate the degree of liver fibrosis. We investigated whether GPR can predict the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 1,109 CHB patients that were enrolled between 2006 and 2012, and all patients had available data for the assessment of GPR at enrollment. Three risk groups were defined according to tertile stratification: GPR < 0...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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