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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772254/effect-of-interferon-alpha-and-cyclosporine-treatment-separately-and-in-combination-on-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-mers-cov-replication-in-a-human-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-culture-model
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H S Li, Denise I T Kuok, M C Cheung, Mandy M T Ng, K C Ng, Kenrie P Y Hui, J S Malik Peiris, Michael C W Chan, John M Nicholls
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has emerged as a coronavirus infection of humans in the past 5 years. Though confined to certain geographical regions of the world, infection has been associated with a case fatality rate of 35%, and this mortality may be higher in ventilated patients. As there are few readily available animal models that accurately mimic human disease, it has been a challenge to ethically determine what optimum treatment strategies can be used for this disease. We used in-vitro and human ex-vivo explant cultures to investigate the effect of two immunomodulatory agents, interferon alpha and cyclosporine, singly and in combination, on MERS-CoV replication...
May 14, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771234/an-observational-clinical-case-of-zika-virus-associated-neurological-disease-is-associated-with-primary-igg-response-and-enhanced-tnf-levels
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Edson Delatorre, Milene Miranda, Diogo A Tschoeke, Patrícia Carvalho de Sequeira, Simone Alves Sampaio, Giselle Barbosa-Lima, Yasmine Rangel Vieira, Luciana Leomil, Fernando A Bozza, José Cerbino-Neto, Patricia T Bozza, Rita Maria Ribeiro Nogueira, Patrícia Brasil, Fabiano L Thompson, Ana M B de Filippis, Thiago Moreno L Souza
Descriptive clinical data help to reveal factors that may provoke Zika virus (ZIKV) neuropathology. The case of a 24-year-old female with a ZIKV-associated severe acute neurological disorder was studied. The levels of ZIKV in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were 50 times higher than the levels in other compartments. An acute anti-flavivirus IgG, together with enhanced TNF-alpha levels, may have contributed to ZIKV invasion in the CSF, whereas the unbiased genome sequencing [obtained by next-generation sequencing (NGS)] of the CSF revealed that no virus mutations were associated with the anatomic compartments (CSF, serum, saliva and urine)...
May 17, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770763/a-radiomics-nomogram-for-preoperative-prediction-of-microvascular-invasion-risk-in-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jie Peng, Jing Zhang, Qifan Zhang, Yikai Xu, Jie Zhou, Li Liu
PURPOSE: We aimed to develop and validate a radiomics nomogram for preoperative prediction of microvascular invasion (MVI) in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: A total of 304 eligible patients with HCC were randomly divided into training (n=184) and independent validation (n=120) cohorts. Portal venous and arterial phase computed tomography data of the HCCs were collected to extract radiomic features. Using the least absolute shrinkage and selection operator algorithm, the training set was processed to reduce data dimensions, feature selection, and construction of a radiomics signature...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768548/balance-functional-mobility-and-fall-occurrence-in-patients-with-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-associated-myelopathy-tropical-spastic-paraparesis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Erika Pedreira da Fonseca, Katia Nunes Sá, Rebeca Freitas Reis Nunes, Antônio Carlos Ribeiro Junior, Síntia Freitas Bastos Lira, Elen Beatriz Pinto
INTRODUCTION: Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) may lead to reduced functional mobility and balance. It is important to establish specific parameters that identify these changes and predict the risk of falls in these patients. The aim was to compare balance, functional mobility, and occurrence of falls among patients with and without HAM/TSP and to suggest values to predict the risk of falls in these patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in patients with and without HAM/TSP involved balance assessments based on the berg balance scale (BBS) and functional mobility evaluation based on the timed up and go (TUG) test...
March 2018: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768530/ns1-codon-usage-adaptation-to-humans-in-pandemic-zika-virus
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Caio César de Melo Freire, Giuseppe Palmisano, Carla T Braconi, Fernanda R Cugola, Fabiele B Russo, Patricia Cb Beltrão-Braga, Atila Iamarino, Daniel Ferreira de Lima Neto, Amadou Alpha Sall, Livia Rosa-Fernandes, Martin R Larsen, Paolo Marinho de Andrade Zanotto
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) was recognised as a zoonotic pathogen in Africa and southeastern Asia. Human infections were infrequently reported until 2007, when the first known epidemic occurred in Micronesia. After 2013, the Asian lineage of ZIKV spread along the Pacific Islands and Americas, causing severe outbreaks with millions of human infections. The recent human infections of ZIKV were also associated with severe complications, such as an increase in cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome and the emergence of congenital Zika syndrome...
May 10, 2018: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765238/higher-baseline-viral-diversity-correlates-with-lower-hbsag-decline-following-pegylated-interferon-alpha-therapy-in-patients-with-hbeag-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Hu Li, Li Zhang, Hong Ren, Peng Hu
Background: Viral diversity seems to predict treatment outcomes in certain viral infections. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between baseline intra-patient viral diversity and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) decline following PEGylated interferon-alpha (Peg-IFN-α) therapy. Patients and methods: Twenty-six HBeAg-positive patients who were treated with Peg-IFN-α were enrolled. Nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR), cloning, and sequencing of the hepatitis B virus S gene were performed on baseline samples, and normalized Shannon entropy (Sn) was calculated as a measure of small hepatitis B surface protein (SHBs) diversity...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764952/samhd1-phosphorylation-coordinates-the-anti-hiv-1-response-by-diverse-interferons-and-tyrosine-kinase-inhibition
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Matthew A Szaniawski, Adam M Spivak, James E Cox, Jonathan L Catrow, Timothy Hanley, Elizabeth S C P Williams, Michel J Tremblay, Alberto Bosque, Vicente Planelles
Macrophages are susceptible to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection despite abundant expression of antiviral proteins. Perhaps the most important antiviral protein is the restriction factor sterile alpha motif domain and histidine/aspartic acid domain-containing protein 1 (SAMHD1). We investigated the role of SAMHD1 and its phospho-dependent regulation in the context of HIV-1 infection in primary human monocyte-derived macrophages and the ability of various interferons (IFNs) and pharmacologic agents to modulate SAMHD1...
May 15, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760565/genome-wide-association-pathway-analysis-to-identify-candidate-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-and-molecular-pathways-associated-with-tp53-expression-status-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Xiwen Liao, Long Yu, Xiaoguang Liu, Chuangye Han, Tingdong Yu, Wei Qin, Chengkun Yang, Guangzhi Zhu, Hao Su, Tao Peng
Background: The aim of this investigation was to identify candidate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and molecular pathways associated with tumor protein p53 (TP53) expression status in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), clarify their potential mechanisms, and generate SNP-to-gene to pathway hypothesis. Materials and methods: Identify candidate Causal SNPs and Pathways (ICSNPathway) was used to perform pathway analysis based on the results of our previous genome-wide association study of TP53 expression status in 387 HBV-related HCC patients...
2018: Cancer Management and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751011/differential-innate-immune-responses-induced-by-classical-and-variant-infectious-bronchitis-viruses-in-specific-pathogen-free-chicks
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Rajesh Chhabra, Christopher Ball, Julian Chantrey, Kannan Ganapathy
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) continues to cause serious economic losses in global chicken production. Concurrent circulation of both classic and variant IBVs have been identified in most parts of the world, raising major challenges to global prevention and control efforts. Therefore, immunopathogenesis, particularly early host responses, needs to be better understood for effective control of diseases caused by different strains of IBVs. We investigated differing immunopathogenesis in chickens following infection with IS/885/00-like (885), QX-like (QX) and M41 IBV strains...
May 8, 2018: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749668/signal-detection-on-a-patient-cohort-a-disproportionality-analysis-of-the-anrs-co22-hepather-cohort-to-identify-associations-between-direct-acting-antivirals-and-adverse-events-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-chronic-infection
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Sarah F Feldman, Nathanaël Lapidus, Céline Dorival, Alpha Diallo, Imane Amri, Hélène Fontaine, Stanislas Pol, Fabrice Carrat
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May 11, 2018: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749584/droplet-digital-pcr-detects-high-rate-of-tp53-r249s-mutants-in-cell-free-dna-of-middle-african-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Agnès Marchio, Marie Amougou Atsama, Aubin Béré, Narcisse-Patrice Komas, Dominique Noah Noah, Paul Jean Adrien Atangana, Serge-Magloire Camengo-Police, Richard Njouom, Claudine Bekondi, Pascal Pineau
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still a major killing malignancy in sub-Saharan Africa. Lifelong intoxication with aflatoxin B1 is considered as one of the primary causes of this situation. The role of aflatoxin in HCC from a given population is commonly estimated through the prevalence of R249S mutation of TP53, a hallmark for previous exposure to the mycotoxin. However, the role of AFB1 is barely known in large part of Africa. We conducted a survey on circulating cell-free DNA from 149 patients with HCC and 213 control subjects with and without liver diseases from Cameroon and Central African Republic using droplet digital PCR technique...
May 10, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746587/metabolic-reprogramming-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpes-virus-infected-b-cells-in-hypoxia
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Rajnish Kumar Singh, Fengchao Lang, Yonggang Pei, Hem Chandra Jha, Erle S Robertson
Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection stabilizes hypoxia inducible factors (HIFs). The interaction between KSHV encoded factors and HIFs plays a critical role in KSHV latency, reactivation and associated disease phenotypes. Besides modulation of large-scale signaling, KSHV infection also reprograms the metabolic activity of infected cells. However, the mechanism and cellular pathways modulated during these changes are poorly understood. We performed comparative RNA sequencing analysis on cells with stabilized hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (HIF1α) of KSHV negative or positive background to identify changes in global and metabolic gene expression...
May 10, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743371/roles-of-fc-domain-and-exudation-in-l2-antibody-mediated-protection-against-human-papillomavirus
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Joshua W Wang, Wai Hong Wu, Tsui-Chin Huang, Margaret Wong, Kihyuck Kwak, Keiko Ozato, Chien-Fu Hung, Richard B S Roden
To address how L2-specific antibodies prevent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the genital tract we generated neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) WW1, a rat IgG2a that binds L2 residues 17-36 (like mouse MAb RG1), and JWW3, a mouse IgG1 derivative of Mab24 specific to L2 residues 58-64. By Western blot, WW1 recognized L2 of 29/34 HPV genotypes tested, compared to only 13/34 for RG1, and 25/34 for JWW3. WW1 IgG and (Fab')2 bound HPV16 pseudovirions similarly, however whole IgG provided better protection against HPV vaginal challenge...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740424/modulation-of-dengue-zika-virus-pathogenicity-by-antibody-dependent-enhancement-and-strategies-to-protect-against-enhancement-in-zika-virus-infection
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Rekha Khandia, Ashok Munjal, Kuldeep Dhama, Kumaragurubaran Karthik, Ruchi Tiwari, Yashpal Singh Malik, Raj Kumar Singh, Wanpen Chaicumpa
Antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) is a phenomenon in which preexisting poorly neutralizing antibodies leads to enhanced infection. It is a serious concern with mosquito-borne flaviviruses such as Dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV). In vitro experimental evidences have indicated the preventive, as well as a pathogenicity-enhancing role, of preexisting DENV antibodies in ZIKV infections. ADE has been confirmed in DENV but not ZIKV infections. Principally, the Fc region of the anti-DENV antibody binds with the fragment crystallizable gamma receptor (FcγR), and subsequent C1q interactions and immune effector functions are responsible for the ADE...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740420/agricultural-freshwater-pond-supports-diverse-and-dynamic-bacterial-and-viral-populations
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Jessica Chopyk, Sarah Allard, Daniel J Nasko, Anthony Bui, Emmanuel F Mongodin, Amy R Sapkota
Agricultural ponds have a great potential as a means of capture and storage of water for irrigation. However, pond topography (small size, shallow depth) leaves them susceptible to environmental, agricultural, and anthropogenic exposures that may influence microbial dynamics. Therefore, the aim of this project was to characterize the bacterial and viral communities of pond water in the Mid-Atlantic United States with a focus on the late season (October-December), where decreasing temperature and nutrient levels can affect the composition of microbial communities...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
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/29736828/the-impact-of-tumor-differentiation-on-the-prognosis-of-hbv-associated-solitary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-following-hepatectomy-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Junyi Shen, Jiaye Liu, Chuan Li, Tianfu Wen, Lvnan Yan, Jiayin Yang
AIM: The role of tumor differentiation in the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after hepatectomy remains controversial. The present study aimed to classify the impact of tumor differentiation on solitary hepatitis B viral (HBV)-associated HCC using propensity score matching analysis. METHODS: Between January 2009 and March 2015, the data of 721 HCC patients in West China Hospital were prospectively collected and analyzed. Propensity matching analysis was applied to overcome the imbalance in baseline characteristics...
May 7, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732647/serum-wfa-m2bp-level-as-a-diagnostic-marker-of-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Natthaya Chuaypen, Salyavit Chittmittraprap, Nutcha Pinjaroen, Boonchoo Sirichindakul, Yong Poovorawan, Yasuhito Tanaka, Pisit Tangkijvanich
AIM: Serum glycosylated Wisteria floribunda agglutinin-positive Mac-2 binding protein (WFA+-M2BP) is a novel marker for staging liver fibrosis and predicting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) occurrence. This study aimed at evaluating the performance of WFA+-M2BP in the diagnosis of HCC in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection METHODS: WFA+-M2BP levels were measured in stored samples collected at initial diagnosis of 150 patients with HBV-related HCC and 150 age- and gender-matched patients with non-malignant chronic HBV infection...
May 6, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730309/a-single-point-mutation-on-the-cucumber-mosaic-virus-surface-induces-an-unexpected-and-strong-interaction-with-the-f1-complex-of-the-atp-synthase-in-nicotiana-clevelandii-plants
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Ákos Gellért, Tímea Pósa, Attila Fábián, László Szabó, Károly Bóka, Barbara Forró, Katalin Salánki, László Drahos, Eszter Tóth, Angéla Juhász, Ervin Balázs
A previous study showed that a single amino acid difference in the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) capsid protein (CP) elicits unusual symptoms. The wild-type strain (CMV-R) induces green mosaic symptoms and malformation while the mutant strain (CMV-R3E79R) causes chlorotic lesions on inoculated leaves and strong stunting with necrosis on systemic leaves. Virion preparations of CMV-R and CMV-R3E79R were partially purified from Nicotiana clevelandii A. Gray and analysed by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Their separated protein patterns showed remarkable differences at the 50-75 kDa range, both in numbers and intensity of spots, with more protein spots for the mutant CMV...
May 3, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726943/hepatitis-b-vaccination-effective-in-children-exposed-to-anti-tnf-alpha-in-utero
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Alison de Lima, Shannon L Kanis, Johanna C Escher, C Janneke van der Woude
INTRODUCTION: Neonates exposed to TNF alpha inhibitors in utero are born with detectable drug levels which can still be detected throughout the first year of life. Since 2011, the hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine is routinely administered to all newborns in the Netherlands. Adults treated with anti-TNF have been reported to respond inadequately to the HBV vaccine. The aim of this study was to compare anti-HBs levels in anti-TNF exposed children with non- exposed children following routine Dutch HBV vaccination...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
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