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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436273/proteome-analysis-of-sheep-b-lymphocytes-in-the-course-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-induced-leukemia
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Michal Reichert
Presented are the results of a study of the expression pattern of different proteins in the course of bovine leukemia virus-induced leukemia in experimental sheep and I discuss how the obtained data may be useful in gaining a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease, diagnosis, and for the selection of possible therapeutic targets. In cattle, the disease is characterized by life-long persistent lymphocytosis leading to leukemia/lymphoma in about 5% of infected animals. In sheep, as opposed to cattle, the course of the disease is always fatal and clinical symptoms usually occur within a three-year period after infection...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433855/the-electrophysiology-of-neurohiv-a-systematic-review-of-eeg-and-meg-studies-in-people-with-hiv-infection-since-the-advent-of-highly-active-antiretroviral-therapy
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Ana Lucia Fernández-Cruz, Lesley K Fellows
OBJECTIVE: The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has an impact on the brain, even when the infection is well-controlled with modern highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). While dementia is rare in those on HAART, milder cognitive impairment is common. The causes, patterns, and evolution of brain dysfunction in people living with HIV remain uncertain. We evaluate whether electrophysiological methods provide informative measures of brain dysfunction in this population. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies that used EEG or MEG to evaluate persons living with HIV published between 1996 (when HAART became available) and 2016...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432378/advances-in-anti-viral-immune-defence-revealing-the-importance-of-the-ifn-jak-stat-pathway
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Nicola Raftery, Nigel J Stevenson
Interferon-alpha (IFN-α) is a potent anti-viral cytokine, critical to the host immune response against viruses. IFN-α is first produced upon viral detection by pathogen recognition receptors. Following its expression, IFN-α embarks upon a complex downstream signalling cascade called the JAK/STAT pathway. This signalling pathway results in the expression of hundreds of effector genes known as interferon stimulated genes (ISGs). These genes are the basis for an elaborate effector mechanism and ultimately, the clearance of viral infection...
April 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427491/identification-of-a-newly-isolated-getah-virus-in-the-china-laos-border-china
#4
Yuan Yuan Li, Shi Hong Fu, Xiao Fang Guo, Wen Wen Lei, Xiao Long Li, Jing Dong Song, Lei Cao, Xiao Yan Gao, Zhi Lyu, Ying He, Huan Yu Wang, Xiao Jie Ren, Hong Ning Zhou, Gui Qin Wang, Guo Dong Liang
In this study, we isolated a virus strain (YN12031) from specimens of Armigeres subalbatus collected in the China-Laos border. BHK-21 cells infected with YN12031 exhibited an evident cytopathic effect (CPE) 32 h post-infection. The virus particles were spherical, 70 nm in diameter, and enveloped; they also featured surface fibers. Molecular genetic analysis revealed that YN12031 was closely related to alpha viruses such as Chikungunya virus and Sindbis virus, and located in the same clade as MM2021, the prototype of Getahvirus (GETV) isolated in Malaysia in 1955...
March 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422873/clinical-features-of-treatment-naive-patients-with-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-community-based-survey-from-high-and-intermediate-hepatitis-b-endemicity-regions-in-southeast-china
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Wei Wu, Yu Zhu, Chenbo Yu, Shigui Yang, Bing Ruan, Yu Chen, Lanjuan Li
The aim of study was to investigate the clinical features of treatment-naive patients in 2 regions with high- and intermediate-hepatitis B endemicity level in Southeast China and provide the baseline data for monitoring health or planning therapy.This study included 8207 cases of treatment-naive patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection from Yuhuan (YH, high-hepatitis B endemicity region) and Shaoxing (SX, intermediate-hepatitis B endemicity region) during 2014-2015. Clinical data were collected from the patients...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420741/new-mechanism-by-which-human-cytomegalovirus-micrornas-negate-the-proinflammatory-response-to-infection
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Andrew D Yurochko
Viruses have evolved many novel mechanisms to promote infection and to mitigate the host cell response to that infection. In the article by M. H. Hancock et al. (mBio 8:e00109-17, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00109-17), the authors describe a new mechanism by which human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) microRNAs (miRNAs; miR-US5-1 and miR-UL112-3p) negate the proinflammatory response to infection. The authors document that these two viral miRNAs downregulate the NF-κB response through direct targeting of the IKKα and IKKβ mRNAs, which in turn, through diminished IκB kinases (IKKs), block production of proinflammatory cytokines (interleukin-6 [IL-6], CCL5, and tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-α])...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418440/an-all-atom-molecular-dynamics-study-of-the-anti-interferon-signaling-of-ebola-virus-interaction-mechanisms-of-ebov-vp24-binding-to-karyopherin-alpha5
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Jing-Na Ding, Yan-Jun Zhang, Hui Zhong, Cheng-Cheng Ao, Jing Li, Ju-Guang Han
Ebola virus (EBOV) is highly lethal due to virally encoded immune antagonists, and the combination of EBOV VP24 with karyopherin alpha (KPNA) will trigger anti-interferon (IFN) signaling. The crystal structure of VP24-KPNA5 has been proposed in recent studies, but the precise binding mechanisms are still unclear. In order to explore the VP24-KPNA5 protein binding micro-mechanisms, Molecular Dynamic (MD) simulations and Molecular Mechanics Generalized Born Surface Area (MM-GB/SA) energy calculation are performed...
April 18, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417913/comparative-study-on-the-antivirus-activity-of-shuang-huang-lian-injectable-powder-and-its-bioactive-compound-mixture-against-human-adenovirus-iii-in-vitro
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Qinhai Ma, Dedong Liang, Shuai Song, Qintian Yu, Chunyu Shi, Xuefeng Xing, Jia-Bo Luo
Shuang-Huang-Lian injectable powder (SHL)-a classical purified herbal preparation extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis, Lonicera japonica, and Forsythia suspense-has been used against human adenovirus III (HAdV₃) for many years. The combination herb and its major bioactive compounds, including chlorogenic acid, baicalin, and forsythia glycosides A, are effective inhibitors of the virus. However, no comprehensive studies are available on the antiviral effects of SHL against HAdV₃. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the mixture of chlorogenic acid, baicalin, and forsythia glycosides A (CBF) has enhanced antiviral activity compared with SHL...
April 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415995/type-i-interferon-signaling-is-required-for-the-apobec3-rfv3-dependent-neutralizing-antibody-response-but-not-innate-retrovirus-restriction
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Bradley S Barrett, Michael S Harper, Sean T Jones, Kejun Guo, Karl J Heilman, Ross M Kedl, Kim J Hasenkrug, Mario L Santiago
BACKGROUND: APOBEC3/Rfv3 restricts acute Friend retrovirus (FV) infection and promotes virus-specific neutralizing antibody (NAb) responses. Classical Rfv3 studies utilized FV stocks containing lactate-dehydrogenase elevating virus (LDV), a potent type I interferon inducer. Previously, we showed that APOBEC3 is required for the anti-FV activity of exogenous IFN-alpha treatment. Thus, type I interferon receptor (IFNAR) signaling may be required for the APOBEC3/Rfv3 response. RESULTS: To test if the APOBEC3/Rfv3 response is dependent on type I IFN signaling, we infected IFNAR knockout versus IFNAR/APOBEC3 double-knockout mice with FV/LDV or LDV-free FV, and evaluated acute FV infection and subsequent NAb titers...
April 17, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413993/efficacy-of-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-with-or-without-peginterferon-alfa-in-treatment-of-a-cohort-of-egyptian-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Ossama Ashraf Ahmed, Hany Haroun Kaisar, Nehad Hawash, Hossam Samir, Sherif Sadek Taha Shabana, Mohamed Hassan Ahmed Fouad, Fatma Rizk, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background &Aims: Sofosbuvir is a powerful drug for treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. In comparison to preceding remedies, sofosbuvir-based regimens provide a higher cure rate, fewer side effects, and much lower duration of treatment. The aim of the work was to assess the efficacy and safety of sofosbuvir plus ribavirin with or without peginterferon-alfa in treatment of a cohort of Egyptian patients with hepatitis C virus infection. METHODS: Two hundred treatment naive patients who were HCV-antibody positive and HCV RNA by PCR positive aged more than 18 years were enrolled in the study and patients were classified into two groups: Group I which included 100 patients who received dual therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin and Group II which included 100 patients triple therapy with sofosbuvir plus oral weight based ribavirin (as with the dual therapy) and a 180 mcg Peg-INF alpha 2a subcutaneous injection weekly for 12 weeks...
April 17, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410454/transcriptomic-analysis-of-host-immune-response-in-the-skin-of-chickens-infected-with-marek-s-disease-virus
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Mohammad Heidari, Phillip C Delekta
Marek's disease virus (MDV), a highly cell-associated oncogenic α-herpesvirus, is the causative agent of T cell lymphoma and neuropathic disease called Marek's disease. The skin is the only anatomical site where infectious enveloped cell-free virions are produced and shed into the environment. Studies have demonstrated that MDV infection induces immunological responses within the skin, including the release of cytokines and the recruitment of T lymphocytes. The host immune response, however, is not sufficient to block replication and shedding of the virus particles from the skin...
April 14, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408179/5-year-expression-and-neutrophil-defect-repair-after-gene-therapy-in-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Christian Mueller, Gwladys Gernoux, Alisha M Gruntman, Florie Borel, Emer P Reeves, Roberto Calcedo, Farshid N Rouhani, Anthony Yachnis, Margaret Humphries, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Louis Messina, Jeffrey D Chulay, Bruce Trapnell, James M Wilson, Noel G McElvaney, Terence R Flotte
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a monogenic disorder resulting in emphysema due principally to the unopposed effects of neutrophil elastase. We previously reported achieving plasma wild-type alpha-1 antitrypsin concentrations at 2.5%-3.8% of the purported therapeutic level at 1 year after a single intramuscular administration of recombinant adeno-associated virus serotype 1 alpha-1 antitrypsin vector in alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient patients. We analyzed blood and muscle for alpha-1 antitrypsin expression and immune cell response...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407817/preliminary-study-of-the-ul55-gene-based-on-infectious-chinese-virulent-duck-enteritis-virus-bacterial-artificial-chromosome-clone
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Ying Wu, Yangguang Li, Mingshu Wang, Kunfeng Sun, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Dekang Zhu, Mafeng Liu, Qiao Yang, Xinxin Zhao, Xiaoyue Chen, Anchun Cheng
BACKGROUND: Lethal Duck Enteritis Virus (DEV) infection can cause high morbidity and mortality of many species of waterfowl within the order Anseriformes. However, little is known about the function of viral genes including the conserved UL55 gene among alpha herpes virus due to the obstacles in maintenance and manipulation of DEV genome in host cells. METHODS: In this paper, we constructed an infectious bacteria artificial chromosome (BAC) clone of the lethal clinical isolate duck enteritis virus Chinese virulent strain (DEV CHv) by inserting a transfer vector containing BAC mini-F sequence and selection marker EGFP into UL23 gene using homologous recombination...
April 13, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407271/a-potent-hbsag-response-in-subjects-with-inactive-hbsag-carrier-treated-with-pegylated-interferon-alpha
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Zhenhuan Cao, Yali Liu, Lina Ma, Junfeng Lu, Yi Jin, Shan Ren, Zhimin He, Chengli Shen, Xinyue Chen
BACKGROUND: HBsAg clearance represents a clinical cure although the clearance rate is extremely low. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety profiles of pegylated-interferon α-2a (PEG-IFNα-2a) as a therapeutic option for inactive HBsAg carriers (IHCs). METHODS: 144 IHCs were enrolled and divided into a therapeutic group (102 subjects) and control group (42 subjects). PEG-IFNα-2a and PEG-IFNα-2a combined with Adefovir Dipivoxil (ADV) were used for treatment group subjects with hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA <20 IU/mL and 20 IU/mL≤HBV DNA<2000 IU/mL, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403220/a-derivative-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-alpha-binds-to-the-trimer-of-human-cytomegalovirus-and-inhibits-entry-into-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells
#15
Cora Stegmann, Daniel Hochdorfer, Diana Lieber, Narmadha Subramanian, Dagmar Stöhr, Kerstin Laib Sampaio, Christian Sinzger
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a widely distributed herpesvirus that causes significant morbidity in immunocompromised hosts. Inhibitors of viral DNA replication are available, but adverse effects limit their use. Alternative antiviral strategies may include inhibition of entry. We show that soluble derivatives of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFR-alpha), a putative receptor of HCMV, can inhibit HCMV infection of various cell types. A PDGFR-alpha-Fc fusion protein binds to and neutralizes cell-free virus particles at an EC50 of 10-30 ng/ml...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399797/a-machine-learning-approach-for-viral-genome-classification
#16
Mohamed Amine Remita, Ahmed Halioui, Abou Abdallah Malick Diouara, Bruno Daigle, Golrokh Kiani, Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo
BACKGROUND: Advances in cloning and sequencing technology are yielding a massive number of viral genomes. The classification and annotation of these genomes constitute important assets in the discovery of genomic variability, taxonomic characteristics and disease mechanisms. Existing classification methods are often designed for specific well-studied family of viruses. Thus, the viral comparative genomic studies could benefit from more generic, fast and accurate tools for classifying and typing newly sequenced strains of diverse virus families...
April 11, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396717/annexin-a2-as-a-biomarker-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-egyptian-patients
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Mohamed K Shaker, Hanzada I Abdel Fattah, Ghada S Sabbour, Iman F Montasser, Sara M Abdelhakam, Eman El Hadidy, Rehab Yousry, Ahmed K El Dorry
AIM: To investigate the clinical utility of serum annexin A2 (ANXA2) as a diagnostic marker for early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: This study was performed in HCC Clinic of Ain Shams University Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt and included: Group 1: Fifty patients with early stage HCC (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer stage A); Group 2: Twenty five patients with chronic liver disease; and Control Group: Fifteen healthy, age- and sex-matched subjects who were seronegative for viral hepatitis markers...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396471/contact-tracing-performance-during-the-ebola-virus-disease-outbreak-in-kenema-district-sierra-leone
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Mikiko Senga, Alpha Koi, Lina Moses, Nadia Wauquier, Philippe Barboza, Maria Dolores Fernandez-Garcia, Etsub Engedashet, Fredson Kuti-George, Aychiluhim Damtew Mitiku, Mohamed Vandi, David Kargbo, Pierre Formenty, Stephane Hugonnet, Eric Bertherat, Christopher Lane
Contact tracing in an Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak is the process of identifying individuals who may have been exposed to infected persons with the virus, followed by monitoring for 21 days (the maximum incubation period) from the date of the most recent exposure. The goal is to achieve early detection and isolation of any new cases in order to prevent further transmission. We performed a retrospective data analysis of 261 probable and confirmed EVD cases in the national EVD database and 2525 contacts in the Contact Line Lists in Kenema district, Sierra Leone between 27 April and 4 September 2014 to assess the performance of contact tracing during the initial stage of the outbreak...
May 26, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390175/molecular-analysis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-sub-genotypes-and-incidence-of-pres1-pres2-region-mutations-in-hbv-infected-egyptian-patients-from-mansoura
#19
Mohammed El-Mowafy, Abdelaziz Elgaml, Mohamed El-Mesery, Mohamed Elegezy
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the major causes of viral hepatitis worldwide. Despite the prevalence of HBV infection in Egypt, few studies have focused on sub-genotyping of the virus. Moreover, no studies are available regarding the mutational analysis of the preS1/preS2 region of the viral genome, or its impact on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in Egypt. In this study, we have analyzed the sub-genotypes and incidence of mutations in the preS1/preS2 region of HBV present in HBV-infected patients, from Mansoura city (located in the centre of Nile Delta region of Egypt), via partial sequencing of this specific region...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384913/study-of-dickkopf-1-dkk-1-gene-expression-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
#20
Mona Watany, Rehab Badawi, Walaa Elkhalawany, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
INTRODUCTION: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is the sixth most common cancer in the world. Dickkopf -1 (DKK-1) protein is a new biomarker used in conjunction with Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) to differentiate HCC from "non-malignant" liver disease. DKK-1 is an inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway which is involved in embryogenesis and has been implicated in tumorigenesis in many tissues. AIM: To investigate the level of DKK-1 gene expression in the peripheral blood of patients with HCC who had a history of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and schistosomal infections...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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