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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150375/type-i-interferon-and-proinflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-newborns-with-rotavirus-associated-leukoencephalopathy
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Kyung Yeon Lee, Chang Hoon Moon, Seong Hoon Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to identify whether there is an increase in type I interferon and proinflammatory cytokine levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of newborns with rotavirus-associated leukoencephalopathy. METHODS: Levels of type I interferons (interferon-alpha and interferon-beta) and proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin-6 and interferon-gamma) were measured in the cerebrospinal fluid of 23 newborns with rotavirus-associated leukoencephalopathy (patient group) and 39 infants under 90 days-of-age (control group)...
November 14, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146139/how-to-prevent-renal-cachexia-a-clinical-randomized-pilot-study-testing-oral-supplemental-nutrition-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-and-without-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
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Michael Zilles, Christoph Betz, Oliver Jung, Stefan Gauer, Renate Hammerstingl, Astrid Wächtershäuser, Thomas J Vogl, Helmut Geiger, Aida Asbe-Vollkopf, Rainer U Pliquett
OBJECTIVE: End-stage renal disease associates with catabolism and sarcopenia. Hypothetically, peroral supplemental nutrition over 6 months prevents catabolism in hemodialysis patients. DESIGN: Prospective randomized pilot study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00687050). SUBJECTS: Twenty-three hemodialysis patients (15 males and 7 females) with or without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection of 2 ambulatory hemodialysis centers...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145306/dynamic-noninvasive-markers-predict-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-without-sustained-virological-response-after-interferon-based-therapy-prioritize-who-needs-urgent-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
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Chao-Min Huang, Tsung-Hui Hu, Kuo-Chin Chang, Po-Lin Tseng, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chien-Hung Chen, Jing-Houng Wang, Chuan-Mo Lee, Ming-Chao Tsai, Ming-Tsung Lin, Yi-Hao Yen, Chao-Hung Hung, Chung-Lung Cho, Cheng-Kun Wu
Some patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections who fail to achieve sustained virological responses (SVRs) after interferon (IFN) therapy do not develop hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Risk stratification of these patients may help identify those who would benefit most from treatment with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs).A total of 552 HCV-infected patients with non-SVR status were enrolled. Laboratory data before and after IFN treatment were analyzed to determine the relationship of changes in serum markers with development of HCC during the 7-year study period...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143101/candidate-biomarkers-in-the-cervical-vaginal-fluid-for-the-self-diagnosis-of-cervical-precancer
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Xaveer Van Ostade, Martin Dom, Wiebren Tjalma, Geert Van Raemdonck
PURPOSE: Despite improvement in vaccines against human papilloma virus (HPV), the causative agent of cervical cancer, screening women for cervical precancer will remain indispensable in the coming 30-40 years. A simple test that could be performed at home or at a doctor's practice and that informs the woman whether she is at risk would significantly help make a broader group of patients who aware that they need medical treatment. Cervical vaginal fluid (CVF) is a body fluid that is very well suited for such a test...
November 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142571/in-vitro-transcription-analysis-of-ns5a-from-hcv-3a-circulating-in-pakistani-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-and-their-differential-response-to-antiviral-therapy
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Shameem Bhatti, Sobia Manzoor, Fahed Parvaiz, Javed Ashraf, Farakh Javed
Objective: Mutations in HCV nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) play a vital role in virus resistance. The aim of this study was to develop a correlation between NS5A mutations (genotype 3a) and virological response towards interferon alpha (IFN-α) plus ribavirin therapy. Methods: In this study, which was conducted from 09-02-2013 to 25-11-2015 in the rural area of Province Sindh - Pakistan, total patients' responses to peg-IFN therapy were investigated. Patients were given peg-IFN therapy for 24 to 48 weeks and categorized as sustained virologic responders (SVR) or non-responders (NR) to HCV infection...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141743/prognostic-and-predictive-factors-of-ebola-virus-disease-outcome-in-elderly-people-during-the-2014-outbreak-in-guinea
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Mahamoud Sama Cherif, Shyam Prakash Dumre, Diénaba Kassé, Fatoumata Cherif, Facély Camara, Alpha Koné, Mandiou Diakité, Mohamed Cisse, Mamadou Pathé Diallo, Edouard Le Gall, Juntra Karbwang, Kenji Hirayama
Elderly people occupy a prominent position in African societies; however, their potential linkage to high case fatality rate (CFR) in Ebola virus disease (EVD) was often overlooked. We describe the predictive factors for EVD lethality in the elderly. A total of 2,004 adults and 309 elderly patients with confirmed EVD were included in the analysis. The median age (interquartile range) was 35 years (23-44) in adults and 65 years (60-70) in the elderly. The proportion of funeral participation was significantly higher in the elderly group than in the adult group...
October 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140409/ebolavirus-interferon-antagonists-protein-interaction-perspectives-to-combat-pathogenesis
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Anupam Banerjee, Abantika Pal, Debnath Pal, Pralay Mitra
Zaire ebolavirus, one of the most pathogenic species of Ebolavirus, is a significant threat to the human community being both highly infectious and lethal. The viral proteins (VPs), specifically VP24 and VP35, antagonize the interferon (IFN) proteins accountable for human immune response. Several efforts have been made to design vaccines and therapeutics drugs. However, the success is not encouraging because of limited knowledge about the binding site information of the VPs. Such limitations stem largely from the highly infectious nature of the virus that requires specialized personnel and biosafety laboratories...
November 13, 2017: Briefings in Functional Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138913/postoperative-albumin-bilirubin-grade-change-predicts-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatitis-b-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-the-milan-criteria
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Chuan Li, Xiao-Yun Zhang, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Lu-Nan Yan, Bo Li, Jia-Yin Yang, Wen-Tao Wang, Ming-Qing Xu
OBJECTIVE: Albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade has been validated as a simple, evidence-based, and objective prognostic tool for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, minimal information is available concerning postoperative ALBI grade changes in HCC. This study aimed to investigate the prognostic value of postoperative ALBI grade changes in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related HCC within the Milan criteria after liver resection. METHODS: Patients with HBV-related HCC within the Milan criteria who underwent liver resection between 2010 and 2016 at West China Hospital were reviewed (N = 258)...
November 14, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135370/pharmacokinetics-based-adjusted-versus-standard-dose-of-ribavirin-does-not-improve-virologic-response-rates-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ibrahim H Altraif, Faisal Sanai, Mohammed A Babatin, Abduljaleel A Alalwan, Ayman A Abdo, Waleed Alhamoudi, Musthafa Peedikayil, Hamdan Alghamdi, Fahad Alsohaibani, Khalid A Alswat, Shazia Murtaza, Abdullah Alghamdi, Sara Altraif, Abdulrahman Aljumah, Fayaz A Handoo, Abdulkareem M AlBekairy, Hamad I Al-Ashgar, Mohammed Alquaiz, Mohammed A Alblawi, Waleed AlTamimi, Véronique Loustaud-Ratti, Pierre Marquett
Optimal doses of Ribavirin (RBV) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment are not known. To assess the safety and efficacy of PegIFNalfa-2a in combination with an adjusted (ADJ) RBV dose based on early pharmacokinetics versus a fixed standard (STD) dose of RBV in chronic HCV genotype (GT) 4-naive patients in a randomized trial. One hundred eighty-one patients were randomized. The baseline variables were similar in both arms and females were 50.3% of the patients, 76.5% had minimal-moderate fibrosis (F0-2). Sustained virologic response (SVR) was achieved in 99 (54...
November 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133129/hbsag-mrna-degradation-induced-by-dihydroquinolizinone-molecule-depends-on-hbv-posttranscriptional-regulatory-element
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Tianlun Zhou, Timothy Block, Fei Liu, Andrew S Kondratowicz, Liren Sun, Siddhartha Rawat, Jeffrey Branson, Fang Guo, Hongyan Liang, Lauren Bailey, Chris Moore, Xiaohe Wang, Andy Cuconatti, Min Gao, Amy C H Lee, Troy Harasym, Tim Chiu, Dimitar Gotchev, Bruce Dorsey, Rene Rijnbrand, Michael J Sofia
In pursuit of novel therapeutics targeting the hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, we evaluated a dihydroquinolizinone compound (DHQ-1) that possessed nanomolar activities against the production of virion and surface protein (HBsAg) in tissue culture. This compound also showed broad HBV genotype coverage and was inactive against a panel of DNA and RNA viruses of other species. Oral administration of DHQ-1 in the AAV-HBV mouse model resulted in a strong reduction of serum HBsAg as soon as 4 days following the commencement of treatment...
November 10, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131863/long-term-retinal-cone-rescue-using-a-capsid-mutant-aav8-vector-in-a-mouse-model-of-cnga3-achromatopsia
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Xufeng Dai, Ying He, Hua Zhang, Yangyang Zhang, Yan Liu, Muran Wang, Hao Chen, Ji-Jing Pang
Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are important gene delivery tools for the treatment of many recessively inherited retinal diseases. For example, a wild-type (WT) AAV5 vector can deliver a full-length Cnga3 (cyclic nucleotide-gated channel alpha-3) cDNA to target cells of the cone photoreceptor function loss 5 (cpfl5) mouse, a spontaneous animal model of achromatopsia with a Cnga3 mutation. Gene therapy restores cone-mediated function and blocks cone degeneration in the mice. However, since transgene expression delivered by an AAV vector shows relatively short-term effectiveness, this cannot be regarded as a very successful therapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130055/gene-therapy-with-hsv-encoding-p55tnfr-gene-for-hiv-neuropathic-pain-an-evidence-based-mini-review
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Hirotsugu Kanda, Shue Liu, Megumi Kanao, Hyun Yi, Takafumi Iida, Wan Huang, Takayuki Kunisawa, David A Lubarsky, Shuanglin Hao
While effective antiretroviral treatment makes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related death decreased dramatically, neuropathic pain becomes one of the most common complications in patients with HIV/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The exact mechanisms of HIV-related neuropathic pain are not well understood yet, and no effective therapy is for HIV-pain. Evidence has shown that proinflammatory factors (e.g., tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα)) released from glia, are critical to contributing to chronic pain...
2017: Translational Perioperative and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128662/activation-of-innate-immunity-in-primary-human-cells-using-a-plant-virus-derived-nanoparticle-tlr7-8-agonist
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Damien Carignan, Sabine Herblot, Marie-Ève Laliberté-Gagné, Marilène Bolduc, Michel Duval, Pierre Savard, Denis Leclerc
Rod-shaped virus-like nanoparticles (VLNP) made of papaya mosaic virus (PapMV) coat proteins (CP) self-assembled around a single stranded RNA (ssRNA) were showed to be a TLR7 agonist. Their utilization as an immune modulator in cancer immunotherapy was showed promising. To establish a clinical relevance in human for PapMV VLNP, we showed that stimulation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) with VLNP induces the secretion of interferon alpha (IFNα) and other pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
November 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126399/production-and-purification-of-chimeric-hbc-virus-like-particles-carrying-influenza-virus-lah-domain-as-vaccine-candidates
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Andris Kazaks, I-Na Lu, Sophie Farinelle, Alex Ramirez, Vincenzo Crescente, Benjamin Blaha, Olotu Ogonah, Tarit Mukhopadhyay, Mapi Perez de Obanos, Alejandro Krimer, Inara Akopjana, Janis Bogans, Velta Ose, Anna Kirsteina, Tatjana Kazaka, Nicola J Stonehouse, David J Rowlands, Claude P Muller, Kaspars Tars, William M Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: The lack of a universal influenza vaccine is a global health problem. Interest is now focused on structurally conserved protein domains capable of eliciting protection against a broad range of influenza virus strains. The long alpha helix (LAH) is an attractive vaccine component since it is one of the most conserved influenza hemagglutinin (HA) stalk regions. For an improved immune response, the LAH domain from H3N2 strain has been incorporated into virus-like particles (VLPs) derived from hepatitis B virus core protein (HBc) using recently developed tandem core technology...
November 10, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125588/glucocorticoids-cause-gender-dependent-reversal-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-the-mdr2-knockout-mouse-model
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Anca D Petrescu, Stephanie Grant, Gabriel Frampton, Jessica Kain, Karam Hadidi, Elaina Williams, Matthew McMillin, Sharon DeMorrow
Hepatic cholestasis is associated with a significant suppression of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA). In the present study, we tested the hypothesis that activation of the HPA axis by corticosterone treatment can reverse liver inflammation and fibrosis in a multidrug resistance protein 2 knockout (MDR2KO) transgenic mouse model of hepatic cholestasis. Friend Virus B NIH-Jackson (FVBN) control and MDR2KO male and female mice were treated with vehicle or corticosterone for two weeks, then serum and liver analyses of hepatic cholestasis markers were performed...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120899/association-of-a-3-untranslated-region-polymorphism-in-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-with-hiv-viral-load-and-cd4-levels-in-hiv-hepatitis-c-virus-coinfected-women
#16
Mark H Kuniholm, Hua Liang, Kathryn Anastos, Deborah Gustafson, Seble Kassaye, Marek Nowicki, Beverly E Sha, Emilia J Pawlowski, Stephen J Gange, Bradley E Aouizerat, Tatiana Pushkarsky, Michael I Bukrinsky, Vinayaka R Prasad
OBJECTIVE: To assess variation in genes that regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to the natural history of HIV infection. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of the Women's Interagency HIV Study. METHODS: We examined 2050 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 19 genes known to regulate cholesterol metabolism in relation to HIV viral load and CD4 T-cell levels in a multiracial cohort of 1066 antiretroviral therapy-naive women...
November 28, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120581/serum-mannose-binding-lectin-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Laila M Yousef, Hesham M Hefny, Asmaa N Mohammad
Approximately 60 - 85% of HCV infections cannot eradicate the virus and progress to chronic hepatitis, this may be explained by failure in host immune responses or by the ability of HCV to defeat host defense mechanisms. Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) may play an immunomodulatory role. This work intended to evaluate the relationship of MBL concentration to chronic HCV infection. Two groups, a patient group (n=50) with chronic hepatitis C, and a control group, (n=35) apparently healthy non-infected subjects were studied...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120573/il-17-induced-the-recruitment-and-functional-activity-of-granulocytes-isolated-from-patients-coinfected-with-schistosoma-mansoni-and-hepatitis-c-virus
#18
Soad Nady, Gamal Esmat
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of Th17 cytokines on granulocytes recruitment and functional activity in Schistosoma mansoni/hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infected patients. Granulocytes were isolated from the co-infected blood and stimulated overnight with Schistosoma soluble egg antigen (SEA) in the presence of IL-17, IL-22, or both cytokines. In parallel, granuloma was induced in vitro using the isolated granulocytes and SEA-coated polyacrylamide beads in the presence of IL-17 and/or IL-22 then the sizes of granulomas were measured after one week...
January 2017: Egyptian Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118993/cellular-characteristics-of-keratin-19-positive-canine-hepatocellular-tumours-explain-its-aggressive-behaviour
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Renee G van Sprundel, Ted Sgam van den Ingh, Baukje A Schotanus, Monique E van Wolferen, Louis C Penning, Jan Rothuizen, Bart Spee
The expression of the hepatic progenitor cell marker keratin 19 (K19) in canine hepatocellular carcinomas is linked with a poor prognosis. To better understand this aggressive behaviour, K19-positive hepatocellular carcinomas (n=5) and K19-negative hepatocellular adenomas (n=6) were immunohistochemically stained for proteins involved in malignant tumour development. The K19-positive carcinomas showed marked positivity for platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha polypeptide (PDGFRα), laminin, integrin beta-1/CD29, B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukaemia virus Integration site 1, glypican-3 (GPC-3) and prominin-1/CD133, in contrast with K19-negative hepatocellular adenomas...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118754/critical-role-of-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cells-in-regulating-gene-expression-and-innate-immune-responses-to-human-rhinovirus-16
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Yang Xi, Niamh M Troy, Denise Anderson, Olga M Pena, Jason P Lynch, Simon Phipps, Anthony Bosco, John W Upham
Though human rhinoviruses (HRVs) are usually innocuous viruses, they can trigger serious consequences in certain individuals, especially in the setting of impaired interferon (IFN) synthesis. Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are key IFN producing cells, though we know little about the role of pDC in HRV-induced immune responses. Herein, we used gene expression microarrays to examine HRV-activated peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from healthy people, in combination with pDC depletion, to assess whether observed gene expression patterns were pDC dependent...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
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