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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428715/impact-of-interferon-free-antivirus-therapy-on-lipid-profiles-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1b
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Daisuke Endo, Kenichi Satoh, Noritomo Shimada, Atsushi Hokari, Yoshio Aizawa
AIM: To investigate the influence of interferon-free antivirus therapy on lipid profiles in chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1b (HCV1b) infection. METHODS: Interferon-free antiviral agents were used to treat 276 patients with chronic HCV1b infection, and changes in serum lipids of those who achieved sustained virologic response (SVR) were examined. The treatment regimen included 24 wk of daclatasvir plus asunaprevir (DCV + ASV) or 12 wk of sofosbuvir plus ledipasvir (SOF + LDV)...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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/28395583/isolation-and-identification-of-compounds-from-kalanchoe-pinnata-having-human-alphaherpesvirus-and-vaccinia-virus-antiviral-activity
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Matthew Cryer, Kyle Lane, Mary Greer, Rex Cates, Scott Burt, Merritt Andrus, Jiping Zou, Paul Rogers, Marc D H Hansen, Jillybeth Burgado, Subbian Satheshkumar Panayampalli, Craig W Day, Donald F Smee, Brent F Johnson
CONTEXT: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. (Crassulaceae) is a succulent plant that is known for its traditional antivirus and antibacterial usage. OBJECTIVE: This work examines two compounds identified from the K. pinnata plant for their antivirus activity against human alphaherpesvirus (HHV) 1 and 2 and vaccinia virus (VACV). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Compounds KPB-100 and KPB-200 were isolated using HPLC and were identified using NMR and MS. Both compounds were tested in plaque reduction assay of HHV-2 wild type (WT) and VACV...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387317/transgenic-mouse-model-for-imaging-of-atf4-translational-activation-related-cellular-stress-responses-in-vivo
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Takao Iwawaki, Ryoko Akai, Takae Toyoshima, Naoki Takeda, Tomo-O Ishikawa, Ken-Ichi Yamamura
Activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4) is a translationally activated protein that plays a role in cellular adaptation to several stresses. Because these stresses are associated with various diseases, the translational control of ATF4 needs to be evaluated from the physiological and pathological points of view. We have developed a transgenic mouse model to monitor the translational activation of ATF4 in response to cellular stress. By using this mouse model, we were able to detect nutrient starvation response, antivirus response, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, and oxidative stress in vitro and ex vivo, as well as in vivo...
April 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341883/conformational-dynamics-play-important-roles-upon-the-function-of-n-acetylglutamate-kinase
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REVIEW
Xiaorong Yang
N-acetylglutamate kinase (NAGK) catalyzes the phosphorylation of N-acetylglutamate. In many bacteria, NAGK catalysis is the rate controlling step in the L-arginine biosynthesis pathway from glutamate to L-arginine and is allosterically inhibited by L-arginine. Many data show that conformational dynamics of NAGKs are essential for their function. The demonstration of the conformational mechanism provides a potential way to improve the yield of arginine. Due to the lack of NAGK catalysis step in arginine synthesis route of mammals, the elucidation of the dynamic mechanism can also provide a way to design a new antivirus drug...
March 24, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279792/transcriptome-data-analysis-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-infected-by-reovirus-provides-insights-into-two-immune-related-genes
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Zao Dai, Jicheng Li, Chengyu Hu, Fang Wang, Binhua Wang, Xiao Shi, Qunhao Hou, Waigen Huang, Gang Lin
Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) was one of the economically important freshwater fish in China. However, hemorrhagic disease caused by grass carp reovirus (GCRV) results in a tremendous loss in the process of grass carp cultivation. Transcriptome analysis could provide a comprehensive understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in specific biological processes and diseases for the resistance to reovirus infection of grass carp. In this study, the raw data from NCBI (accession number: SRA099702) were analyzed, in which, 50 significant differentially expressed genes by routine transcriptome analysis and 84 notably differentially expressed genes by co-expression network method...
May 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266101/synthesis-of-azanucleosides-by-anodic-oxidation-in-a-lithium-perchlorate-nitroalkane-medium-and-diversification-at-the-4-nitrogen-position
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Takao Shoji, Shokaku Kim, Kazuhiro Chiba
Azanucleosides, in which the 4'-oxygen atom has been replaced with a nitrogen atom, have drawn much attention owing to their anticancer and antivirus activity, and tolerance towards nucleases. However, the traditional synthetic strategy requires multiple steps and harsh conditions, thereby limiting the structural and functional diversity of the products. Herein we describe the synthesis of azanucleosides by an electrochemical reaction in a lithium perchlorate-nitroethane medium, followed by postmodification at the 4'-N position...
March 7, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237828/the-development-of-hepatocarcinoma-after-long-term-antivirus-treatment-of-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-predictive-factors
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Zhi-Qin Li, Chun-Ling Hu, Ping Yu, Xin-Yu Gu, Jia-Jia Zhang, Hua Li, Hong-Yu Zhang, Jun Lv, Yan-Min Liu, Qing-Lei Zeng, Jing-Ya Yan, Zu-Jiang Yu, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are at high risk for progressing to decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although long-term treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) benefits patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), many develop HCC. Therefore, the clinical outcomes of patients CHB who undergo long-term treatment with NAs remain to be identified. The aim of this study therefore was to evaluate the risk and predictors of patients with CHB who develop hepatitis B-induced HCC...
February 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212834/death-associated-protein-1-dap-1-positively-regulates-virus-replication-and-apoptosis-of-hemocytes-in-shrimp-marsupenaeus-japonicus
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Wen-Li Xia, Li-Hua Kang, Chang-Bin Liu, Cui-Jie Kang
Death-associated protein 1 (DAP1) is a small proline-rich cytoplasmic protein that functions both in the apoptosis and autophage process of mammalian and in the clinical cancer of human. However, little knowledge is known about the homologue gene of DAP1 and its roles in the physiological process of invertebrates. In this paper, we report a novel function of DAP1 in the antivirus immunity of shrimp. A homologue gene of DAP1 was cloned from Marsupenaeus japonicus and named as Mjdap-1. The full-length of Mjdap-1 was 1761 bp with a 309 bp open reading frame that encoded 102 amino acids...
February 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211536/expression-profiling-of-trim-protein-family-in-thp1-derived-macrophages-following-tlr-stimulation
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Mei-Xiu Jiang, Xuan Hong, Bin-Bin Liao, Shui-Zhen Shi, Xiao-Fang Lai, Huai-Yu Zheng, Lin Xie, Yuan Wang, Xiao-Lei Wang, Hong-Bo Xin, Mingui Fu, Ke-Yu Deng
Activated macrophages play an important role in many inflammatory diseases including septic shock and atherosclerosis. However, the molecular mechanisms limiting macrophage activation are not completely understood. Members of the tripartite motif (TRIM) family have recently emerged as important players in innate immunity and antivirus. Here, we systematically analyzed mRNA expressions of representative TRIM molecules in human THP1-derived macrophages activated by different toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands. Twenty-nine TRIM members were highly induced (>3 fold) by one or more TLR ligands, among which 19 of them belong to TRIM C-IV subgroup...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187792/evolution-of-rna-and-dna-guided-antivirus-defense-systems-in-prokaryotes-and-eukaryotes-common-ancestry-vs-convergence
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REVIEW
Eugene V Koonin
Complementarity between nucleic acid molecules is central to biological information transfer processes. Apart from the basal processes of replication, transcription and translation, complementarity is also employed by multiple defense and regulatory systems. All cellular life forms possess defense systems against viruses and mobile genetic elements, and in most of them some of the defense mechanisms involve small guide RNAs or DNAs that recognize parasite genomes and trigger their inactivation. The nucleic acid-guided defense systems include prokaryotic Argonaute (pAgo)-centered innate immunity and CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity as well as diverse branches of RNA interference (RNAi) in eukaryotes...
February 10, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165366/lychee-seed-saponins-improve-cognitive-function-and-prevent-neuronal-injury-via-inhibiting-neuronal-apoptosis-in-a-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Xiuling Wang, Jianming Wu, Chonglin Yu, Yong Tang, Jian Liu, Haixia Chen, Bingjin Jin, Qibing Mei, Shousong Cao, Dalian Qin
Lychee seed is a traditional Chinese medicine and possesses many activities, including hypoglycemia, liver protection, antioxidation, antivirus, and antitumor. However, its effect on neuroprotection is still unclear. The present study investigated the effects of lychee seed saponins (LSS) on neuroprotection and associated mechanisms. We established a rat model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by injecting Aβ25-35 into the lateral ventricle of rats and evaluated the effect of LSS on spatial learning and memory ability via the Morris water maze...
February 4, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068175/cpg-methylation-signature-predicts-recurrence-in-early-stage-hepatocellular-carcinoma-results-from-a-multicenter-study
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Jiliang Qiu, Baogang Peng, Yunqiang Tang, Yeben Qian, Pi Guo, Mengfeng Li, Junhang Luo, Bin Chen, Hui Tang, Canliang Lu, Muyan Cai, Zunfu Ke, Wei He, Yun Zheng, Dan Xie, Binkui Li, Yunfei Yuan
Purpose Early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (E-HCC) is being diagnosed increasingly, and in one half of diagnosed patients, recurrence will develop. Thus, it is urgent to identify recurrence-related markers. We investigated the effectiveness of CpG methylation in predicting recurrence for patients with E-HCCs. Patients and Methods In total, 576 patients with E-HCC from four independent centers were sorted by three phases. In the discovery phase, 66 tumor samples were analyzed using the Illumina Methylation 450k Beadchip...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998118/controlled-hybrid-assembly-of-hpv16-18-l1-bi-vlps-in-vitro
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Shi Jin, Dong-Dong Zheng, Bo Sun, Xianghui Yu, Xiao Zha, Yongjiang Liu, Shuming Wu, Yuqing Wu
Based on the helix4-exchanged HPV16 L1 and HPV18 L1, HPV16 L1 Bi and HPV18 L1 Bi, we have successfully realized the controlled hybrid-assembly of HPV16/18 L1 Bi VLPs (bihybrid-VLPs) in vitro. The bihybrid-VLPs were further confirmed by fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) and complex-immunoprecipitation (Co-IP) assays. The ratio of 16 L1 Bi and 18 L1 Bi in bihybrid-VLPs was verified to be 3:5 based on a modified magnetic Co-IP procedure, when mixing 1 equiv pentamer in assembly buffer solution, but it changed with conditions...
December 21, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871155/protective-role-of-fucoidan-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibition-of-mapk-signaling-pathway
#15
Nan Che, Yijie Ma, Yinhu Xin
Fucoidan has been reported to exhibit various beneficial activities ranging from to antivirus and anticancer properties. However, little information is available about the effects of fucoidan on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI). Our study aimed to explore the effects of fucoidan on cerebral IRI, as well as the underlying mechanisms. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly subjected to four groups: Sham, IRI+saline (IRI+S), IRI+80 mg/kg fucoidan (IRI+F80), and IRI+160 mg/kg fucoidan (IRI+F160). Fucoidan (80 mg/kg or 160 mg/kg) was intraperitoneally injected from 7 days before the rats were induced to cerebral IRI model with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) method...
November 25, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823946/clinically-mild-encephalitis-encephalopathy-with-a-reversible-splenial-lesion-of-corpus-callosum-in-chinese-children
#16
Qiong Fang, Lang Chen, Qiaobin Chen, Zhi Lin, Fang Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the characteristics and etiology of mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion (MERS) in Chinese children. METHODS: We collected ten pediatric MERS patients from local hospital and enrolled another nineteen patients by reviewing the available literatures. The information of enrolled patients about clinical features, laboratory data, treatment strategies and prognoses were collected for further analysis. RESULTS: A total of 29 children, the median age of twenty-nine patients was (4...
April 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794419/mitochondria-as-a-centrally-positioned-hub-in-the-innate-immune-response
#17
REVIEW
Rajat Sandhir, Avishek Halder, Aditya Sunkaria
Mitochondria are vital organelles involved in numerous cellular functions ranging from energy metabolism to cell survival. Emerging evidence suggests that mitochondria provide a platform for signaling pathways involved in innate immune response. Mitochondrial ROS (mtROS) production, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) release, mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein (MAVS) are key triggers in the activation of innate immune response following variety of stress signals that include infection, tissue damage and metabolic dysregulation...
October 26, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786157/in-vitro-antiviral-efficacy-of-moroxydine-hydrochloride-and-ribavirin-against-grass-carp-reovirus-and-giant-salamander-iridovirus
#18
Xiao-Bo Yu, Xiao-Hui Chen, Li-Peng Shan, Kai Hao, Gao-Xue Wang
Moroxydine hydrochloride (Mor) and ribavirin (Rib) have been reported to exhibit multi-antiviral activities against DNA and RNA viruses, but their antiviral activities and pharmacologies have seldom been studied in aquaculture. This paper has selected 3 aquatic viruses including a double-stranded RNA virus (grass carp reovirus, GCRV), a single-stranded RNA virus (spring viraemia of carp virus, SVCV) and a DNA virus (giant salamander iridovirus, GSIV) for antiviral testing. The results showed that Mor and Rib can effectively control the infection of GCRV and GSIV in respective host cells...
October 27, 2016: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752180/-panuveitis-with-oral-and-genital-ulcer-misdiagnosed-as-behcet-s-disease-two-cases-report-and-literature-review
#19
Y Wang, L Yang, Z L Zhang
Here we reported two patients who presented with panuveitis and were transferred from ophthalmologists to rheumatologists, for both the patients had oral and genital ulcers. They were misdiagnosed with Behcet's disease at first glance. Two young males presented with acute uveitis with history of recurrent oral and genital ulcers. They initially presented with symptoms and signs resembling Behcet's disease and were treated with systemic steroids with suboptimal responses. Routine laboratory test revealed syphilis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection...
October 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695631/bee-venom-apis-mellifera-an-effective-potential-alternative-to-gentamicin-for-specific-bacteria-strains-bee-venom-an-effective-potential-for-bacteria
#20
Hossein Zolfagharian, Mohammad Mohajeri, Mahdi Babaie
OBJECTIVES: Mellitine, a major component of bee venom (BV, Apis mellifera), is more active against gram positive than gram negative bacteria. Moreover, BV has been reported to have multiple effects, including antibacterial, antivirus, and anti-inflammation effects, in various types of cells. In addition, wasp venom has been reported to have antibacterial properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activity of BV against selected gram positive and gram negative bacterial strains of medical importance...
September 2016: Journal of Pharmacopuncture
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