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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914420/labdane-type-diterpenoids-from-vitex-limonifolia-and-their-antivirus-activities
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Ninh Khac Ban, Nguyen Thi Kim Thoa, Tran My Linh, Do Thi Trang, Phan Van Kiem, Nguyen Xuan Nhiem, Bui Huu Tai, Chau Van Minh, Jae-Hyoung Song, Hyun-Jeong Ko, Seung Hyun Kim
Phytochemical investigation of the methanol extract of Vitex limonifolia leaves led to the isolation of three new labdane-type diterpenoids, vitexlimolides A-C (1-3) and eight known compounds, 5,4'-dihydroxy-3,7-dimethoxyflavone (4), vitecetin (5), 5,4'-dihydroxy-7,3'-dimethoxyflavone (6), verrucosin (7), 2α, 3α-dihydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid (8), euscaphlic acid (9), 18,19-seco, 2α, 3α-dihydroxy-19-oxo-urs-11,13(18)-dien-28-oic acid (10), and maslinic acid (11). Their chemical structures were elucidated by physical and chemical methods...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840680/-pharmacological-effect-and-toxicology-of-sophorae-tonkinensis-radix-et-rhizoma
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REVIEW
Ying Chen, Liang-Mian Chen, Yan Tong, Yun You
Sophorae Tonkinensis Radix et Rhizoma, which has been commonly used in clinic, shows activities in antitumor, antivirus, antibacteria, analgesia, anti-inflammation, anti-liver injury, anti-oxidation and immune enhancement, but can cause liver toxicity, neurotoxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity and respiratory toxicity. Its pharmacological effect and toxicity are related to extraction process, dosage and administration time. Therefore, exploration of appropriate extraction process, toxicity-effect dosage range, toxic substance basis provides guarantee for attenuation and safe clinical medication...
July 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803958/identification-and-characterization-of-lymph-organ-micrornas-in-red-swamp-crayfish-procambarus-clarkii-infected-with-white-spot-syndrome-virus
#3
Zhi-Qiang Du, Xiao-Yun Leng, Xiu-Li Shen, Yan-Hui Jin, Xin-Cang Li
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) were important post-transcriptional regulators and played vital roles in innate immunity system of invertebrates, especially in the aspect of antivirus. In this study, using high-throughput small RNAs Illumina sequencing system, differentially expressed miRNAs (DEMs) from lymph organs in red swamp crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, infected with white spot syndrome virus, were identified. As a result, 32 known miRNAs and 7 novel miRNAs were identified in crayfish lymph organ small RNAs library of NG and WG...
August 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676001/antitumor-activity-of-polysaccharides-an-overview
#4
Ling Chen, Gangliang Huang
BACKGROUND: Polysaccharides are widely found in animals, plants and micro- organisms, and are closely related to various physiological functions. It is one of the four basic substances that constitute life activities. Polysaccharide has antitumor, antivirus, antioxidant, immune regulation and other biological activities. OBJECTIVE: Because the polysaccharide has significant antitumor effect and small side-effects, it has become the focus of the current antitumor drug research...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672161/polintons-virophages-and-transpovirons-a-tangled-web-linking-viruses-transposons-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Eugene V Koonin, Mart Krupovic
Virophages are satellite DNA viruses that depend for their replication on giant viruses of the family Mimiviridae. An evolutionary relationship exists between the virophages and Polintons, large self-synthesizing transposons that are wide spread in the genomes of diverse eukaryotes. Most of the Polintons encode homologs of major and minor icosahedral virus capsid proteins and accordingly are predicted to form virions. Additionally, metagenome analysis has led to the discovery of an expansive family of Polinton-like viruses (PLV) that are more distantly related to bona fide Polintons and virophages...
August 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657148/association-between-mitochondrial-dna-content-and-baseline-serum-levels-of-hbsag-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
#6
Tianbin Chen, Zhen Xun, Jinpiao Lin, Ya Fu, Wennan Wu, Xiaochun Fu, Yuhai Hu, Yongbin Zeng, Qishui Ou
Recent studies have demonstrated a potential link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) content and cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, there are few studies evaluating mtDNA content as a noninvasive marker of chronic hepatitis B infection (CHB). In this study, we conducted a case-control study to determine mtDNA content in peripheral blood leukocyte (PBL) samples from 76 CHB cases naïve to antivirus therapy and 96 healthy controls, and then evaluated the association between mtDNA content and baseline serum concentration of HBV markers...
November 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653889/bioinformatics-methods-for-identifying-differentially-expressed-genes-and-signaling-pathways-in-nano-silica-stimulated-macrophages
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Lin Zhang, Changfu Hao, Juan Li, Yaqian Qu, Lei Bao, Yiping Li, Zhongzheng Yue, Miao Zhang, Xinghao Yu, Huiting Chen, Jianhui Zhang, Di Wang, Wu Yao
The incidence of disease relating to nanoparticle exposure has been rising rapidly in recent years, for which there is no effective treatment. Macrophage is suggested to play a crucial role in the development of pulmonary disease. To investigate the changes in macrophage after being stimulated by nanometer silica dust and to explore potential biomarkers and signaling pathways, the gene chip GSE13005 was downloaded from Gene Expression Omnibus database, which contained 21 samples: 3 samples per group and 7 groups in total...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634719/a-sugarcane-pathogenesis-related-protein-scpr10-plays-a-positive-role-in-defense-responses-under-sporisorium-scitamineum-srmv-sa-and-meja-stresses
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Qiong Peng, Yachun Su, Hui Ling, Waqar Ahmad, Shiwu Gao, Jinlong Guo, Youxiong Que, Liping Xu
A pathogenesis-related gene, ScPR10 , was isolated from sugarcane and its bio-function was characterized, demonstrating that ScPR10 was involved in plant defense responses to Sporisorium scitamineum , SrMV, SA, and MeJA stresses. Plant fungal and viral diseases are the major concerns in sugarcane industry. Many anti-fungal and antivirus components, including pathogenesis-related (PR) proteins, have been identified. The pathogenesis-related protein 10 (PR10) is the dominant group in PR families, involved in the plant defense mechanism...
June 20, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571917/targeting-mir-21-with-sophocarpine-inhibits-tumor-progression-and-reverses-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Wei Liu, Beilei Zhang, Guo Chen, Wenjiao Wu, Lin Zhou, Yaru Shi, Qi Zeng, Yanqiu Li, Youwei Sun, Xingming Deng, Fu Wang
A major challenge for cancer chemotherapy is the development of safe and clinically effective chemotherapeutic agents. With its low toxicity profile, sophocarpine (SC), a naturally occurring tetracyclic quinolizidine alkaloid derived from Sophora alopecuroides L, has shown promising therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, and antivirus activities. However, the antitumor efficacy of SC and its underlying mechanisms have not been completely delineated. In the present study, the inhibitory effect of SC on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) progression and possible mechanisms for this effect involving microRNA-21 (miR-21) regulation were investigated...
September 6, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545555/the-complex-domain-architecture-of-samd9-family-proteins-predicted-stand-like-ntpases-suggests-new-links-to-inflammation-and-apoptosis
#10
Sergei L Mekhedov, Kira S Makarova, Eugene V Koonin
We report a comprehensive computational dissection of the domain architecture of the SAMD9 family proteins that are involved in antivirus and antitumor response in humans. We show that the SAMD9 protein family is represented in most animals and also, unexpectedly, in bacteria, in particular actinomycetes. From the N to C terminus, the core SAMD9 family architecture includes DNA/RNA-binding AlbA domain, a variant Sir2-like domain, a STAND-like P-loop NTPase, an array of TPR repeats and an OB-fold domain with predicted RNA-binding properties...
May 25, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542360/evaluating-the-effects-of-common-control-measures-for-influenza-a-h1n1-outbreak-at-school-in-china-a-modeling-study
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Tianmu Chen, Yuanxiu Huang, Ruchun Liu, Zhi Xie, Shuilian Chen, Guoqing Hu
BACKGROUND: Influenza A (H1N1) outbreaks have become common at schools in China since 2009. However, the effects of common countermeasures for school influenza outbreak have not been quantified so far, including isolation, vaccination, antivirus and school closure. We conducted a mathematically modeling study to address this unsolved issue. METHODS: We collected data of all small-scale school outbreaks caused by influenza A that occurred in Changsha city between January 2009 and December 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539068/ethanol-extract-and-chromatographic-fractions-of-tamarindus-indica-stem-bark-inhibits-newcastle-disease-virus-replication
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Omobola O Okoh, Grace E Obiiyeke, Uchechukwu U Nwodo, Anthony I Okoh
CONTEXT: The plethora of ethnomedicinal applications of Tamarindus indica Linn. (Leguminosae), tamarind, includes treatment of human and livestock ailments; preparations are recognized antipyretics in fevers, laxatives and carminatives. African folklore has various applications of tamarind. However, in Nyasaland, domestic fowl are fed with preparations for prophylactic properties. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to evaluate the antiviral properties of T...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488371/biosynthesis-of-oligopeptides-using-atp-grasp-enzymes
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REVIEW
Yasushi Ogasawara, Tohru Dairi
Peptides are biologically occurring oligomers of amino acids linked by amide bonds and are indispensable for all living organisms. Many bioactive peptides are used as antibiotics, antivirus agents, insecticides, pheromones, and food preservatives. Nature employs several different strategies to form amide bonds. ATP-grasp enzymes that catalyze amide bond formation (ATP-dependent carboxylate-amine ligases) utilize a strategy of activating carboxylic acid as an acylphosphate intermediate to form amide bonds and are involved in many different biological processes in both primary and secondary metabolisms...
May 9, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445479/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antivirus-activity-of-an-anti-programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-rat-bovine-chimeric-antibody-against-bovine-leukemia-virus-infection
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Asami Nishimori, Satoru Konnai, Tomohiro Okagawa, Naoya Maekawa, Ryoyo Ikebuchi, Shinya Goto, Yamato Sajiki, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Junko Kohara, Satoshi Ogasawara, Yukinari Kato, Shiro Murata, Kazuhiko Ohashi
Programmed death-1 (PD-1), an immunoinhibitory receptor on T cells, is known to be involved in immune evasion through its binding to PD-ligand 1 (PD-L1) in many chronic diseases. We previously found that PD-L1 expression was upregulated in cattle infected with bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and that an antibody that blocked the PD-1/PD-L1 interaction reactivated T-cell function in vitro. Therefore, this study assessed its antivirus activities in vivo. First, we inoculated the anti-bovine PD-L1 rat monoclonal antibody 4G12 into a BLV-infected cow...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440732/expression-of-microrna-let-7a-positively-correlates-with-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tissues
#15
Dongni Qiu, Jian Chen, Jie Liu, Zhongguang Luo, Weiru Jiang, Jianping Huang, Zhibing Qiu, Wenjie Yue, Lijun Wu
Let-7a miRNA is downregulated in various cancers. However, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), the relationship between let-7a and HBV replication has not been fully elucidated. Liver specimens were collected from 23 HCC patients with chronically active HBV. The serum levels of the HBV antigens hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B virus e antigen (HBeAg), and the HBV antibodies, anti-HBs, anti-HBe and anti-hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) were measured using the microparticle enzyme immunoassay...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428715/impact-of-interferon-free-antivirus-therapy-on-lipid-profiles-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-1b
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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...
May 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
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