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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666136/the-biological-significance-of-bornavirus-derived-genes-in-mammals
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REVIEW
Masayuki Horie
The discoveries of sequences derived from non-retroviral viruses in eukaryotic genomes have significantly expanded our knowledge about virus evolution as well as the co-evolution between viruses and eukaryotes. However, the biological functions of such sequences in the host are largely unknown. Endogenous bornavirus-like elements (EBLs) have been relatively well studied by molecular biological methods, which have provided evidence that some EBLs have been co-opted by their hosts. This review highlights the current knowledge on the biological significance of EBLs, and discusses possible functions of EBLs...
June 27, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634359/infections-of-horses-and-shrews-with-bornaviruses-in-upper-austria-a-novel-endemic-area-of-borna-disease
#2
Herbert Weissenböck, Zoltán Bagó, Jolanta Kolodziejek, Barbara Hager, Günter Palmetzhofer, Ralf Dürrwald, Norbert Nowotny
Borna disease, a lethal infection with Borna disease virus-1 (BoDV-1), was diagnosed in four horses from Upper Austria in 2015 and 2016. All cases occurred in winter (two cases in February 2015 and two cases in December 2016), and the maximal distance of the affected stables was 17 km. To demonstrate whether the causative agent was also harbored by its reservoir host, the bicolored white-toothed shrew (Crocidura leucodon), 28 shrews from this geographic area were collected in 2015 and investigated for the presence of BoDV-1...
June 21, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593419/multiple-detection-of-zoonotic-variegated-squirrel-bornavirus-1-rna-in-different-squirrel-species-suggests-a-possible-unknown-origin-for-the-virus
#3
Kore Schlottau, Bernd Hoffmann, Timo Homeier-Bachmann, Christine Fast, Rainer G Ulrich, Martin Beer, Donata Hoffmann
The recently discovered variegated squirrel bornavirus 1 (VSBV-1) caused the death of three squirrel breeders in Germany. Subsequent first screening of squirrels with in vivo collected swab samples and a VSBV-1-specific RT-qPCR revealed not only variegated squirrel infections (Sciurus variegatoides), but also Prevost's squirrels (Callosciurus prevostii) as positive for VSBV-1 genome. In this study, 328 squirrels were tested using the established RT-qPCR assays. In 16 individual animals VSBV-1 RNA could be detected; 15 individuals were from small breedings and zoological gardens in Germany, with the remaining individual being from a zoological garden in Croatia...
June 7, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488446/plasma-protein-haematologic-and-blood-chemistry-changes-in-african-grey-parrots-psittacus-erithacus-experimentally-infected-with-bornavirus
#4
Charlotte Högemann, Rüdiger Richter, Rüdiger Korbel, Monika Rinder
Bornaviruses are considered to be the causative agent of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) in psittacine birds. In order to detect haematological and blood chemistry changes during the development of PDD and a possible correlation with clinical signs and the virological status, six African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) were experimentally infected with parrot bornavirus 4 (PaBV-4) by subcutaneous route. All six parrots developed clinical signs of varying extent and successful infection was confirmed in all the birds by seroconversion or detection of RNA of the PaBV-4 infection strain...
July 13, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465146/antiviral-activity-of-favipiravir-t-705-against-mammalian-and-avian-bornaviruses
#5
Tomoya Tokunaga, Yusuke Yamamoto, Madoka Sakai, Keizo Tomonaga, Tomoyuki Honda
Bornaviruses, non-segmented, negative-strand RNA viruses, are emerging agents with the potential for causing various types of neurological symptoms. Previous studies have shown that ribavirin, a nucleic acid analog with broad-spectrum antiviral activity, has a potent antiviral effect on infections with a mammalian bornavirus, Borna disease virus (BoDV-1), as well as avian bornaviruses. However, ribavirin-based treatment does not eliminate bornaviruses from persistently infected cells and viral replication resumes after treatment cessation...
April 29, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445657/aquatic-bird-bornavirus-associated-disease-in-free-living-canada-geese-branta-canadensis-in-the-northeastern-usa
#6
Maureen Murray, Jianhua Guo, Ian Tizard, Samuel Jennings, H L Shivaprasad, Susan Payne, Julie C Ellis, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Kathleen M O'Brien
During the winter of 2013-14, 22 Canada geese ( Branta canadensis ) were admitted to the Wildlife Clinic at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University with nonspecific neurologic abnormalities and emaciation. Five of these geese, along with three geese that were submitted dead, were evaluated via histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) for bornaviruses. Histopathologically, six of the eight birds had lymphoplasmacytic encephalitis. One bird, which also had encephalitis, had a dilated esophagus...
July 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413724/are-anti-ganglioside-antibodies-associated-with-proventricular-dilatation-disease-in-birds
#7
Jeann Leal de Araujo, Ian Tizard, Jianhua Guo, J Jill Heatley, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Raquel R Rech
The identification of Parrot bornaviruses (PaBV) in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) has not been sufficient to explain the pathogenesis of this fatal disease, since not all infected birds develop clinical signs. Although the most accepted theory indicates that PaBV directly triggers an inflammatory response in this disease, another hypothesis suggests the disease is triggered by autoantibodies targeting neuronal gangliosides, and PDD might therefore resemble Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) in its pathogenesis...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301249/investigation-of-different-infection-routes-of-parrot-bornavirus-in-cockatiels
#8
Julia Heckmann, Dirk Enderlein, Anne K Piepenbring, Sibylle Herzog, Ursula Heffels-Redmann, Sara Malberg, Christiane Herden, Michael Lierz
The aim of this study was to determine the natural infection route of parrot bornavirus (PaBV), the causative agent of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) in psittacines. For this purpose, nine cockatiels ( Nymphicus hollandicus ) were inoculated orally, and nine cockatiels were inoculated intranasally, with a PaBV-4 isolate. To compare the results of the trials, the same isolate and the same experimental design were used as in a previous study where infection was successful by intravenous as well as intracerebral inoculation...
March 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221112/variegated-squirrel-bornavirus-1-in-squirrels-germany-and-the-netherlands
#9
Kore Schlottau, Maria Jenckel, Judith van den Brand, Christine Fast, Christiane Herden, Dirk Höper, Timo Homeier-Bachmann, Jens Thielebein, Niels Mensing, Bert Diender, Donata Hoffmann, Rainer G Ulrich, Thomas C Mettenleiter, Marion Koopmans, Dennis Tappe, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Chantal B E M Reusken, Martin Beer, Bernd Hoffmann
We screened squirrels in Germany and the Netherlands for the novel zoonotic variegated squirrel bornavirus 1 (VSBV-1). The detection of VSBV-1 in 11 squirrels indicates a considerable risk for transmission to humans handling those animals. Therefore, squirrels in contact with humans should routinely be tested for VSBV-1.
March 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155804/the-pathogenesis-of-proventricular-dilatation-disease
#10
Ian Tizard, H L Shivaprasad, Jianhua Guo, Samer Hameed, Judith Ball, Susan Payne
Bornaviruses cause neurologic diseases in several species of birds, especially parrots, waterfowl and finches. The characteristic lesions observed in these birds include encephalitis and gross dilatation of the anterior stomach - the proventriculus. The disease is thus known as proventricular dilatation disease (PDD). PDD is characterized by extreme proventricular dilatation, blockage of the passage of digesta and consequent death by starvation. There are few clinical resemblances between this and the bornaviral encephalitides observed in mammals...
December 2016: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050187/detection-of-borna-disease-virus-bdv-in-patients-with-first-episode-of-schizophrenia
#11
Hasan Soltani, Serwa Mohammadzadeh, Manoochehr Makvandi, Siroos Pakseresht, Alireza Samarbaf-Zadeh
Objective: Schizophrenia is a complex widespread neuropsychiatric disorder. This illness encompasses a complex debilitating mental disorder causing illusion, delusion, disturbed relationship, low motivation and decline of emotion. Viral infection of the brain including Borna Disease Virus (BDV) may play a role in transient or permanent neurological and behavioral abnormalities. This role of Borna virus has not been resolved outright yet, and based on published papers investigation examining the role of this virus in schizophrenia is in progress worldwide...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017426/viral-vector-vaccines-protect-cockatiels-from-inflammatory-lesions-after-heterologous-parrot-bornavirus-2-challenge-infection
#12
Solveig Runge, Marita Olbert, Christiane Herden, Sara Malberg, Angela Römer-Oberdörfer, Peter Staeheli, Dennis Rubbenstroth
Avian bornaviruses are causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD), a chronic neurologic and often fatal disorder of psittacines including endangered species. To date no causative therapy or immunoprophylaxis is available. Our previous work has shown that viral vector vaccines can delay the course of homologous bornavirus challenge infections but failed to protect against PDD when persistent infection was not prevented. The goal of this study was to refine our avian bornavirus vaccination and infection model to better represent natural bornavirus infections in order to achieve full protection against a heterologous challenge infection...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830736/viral-vector-vaccines-expressing-nucleoprotein-and-phosphoprotein-genes-of-avian-bornaviruses-ameliorate-homologous-challenge-infections-in-cockatiels-and-common-canaries
#13
Marita Olbert, Angela Römer-Oberdörfer, Christiane Herden, Sara Malberg, Solveig Runge, Peter Staeheli, Dennis Rubbenstroth
Avian bornaviruses are causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD), an often fatal disease of parrots and related species (order Psittaciformes) which is widely distributed in captive psittacine populations and may affect endangered species. Here, we established a vaccination strategy employing two different well described viral vectors, namely recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) that were engineered to express the phosphoprotein and nucleoprotein genes of two avian bornaviruses, parrot bornavirus 4 (PaBV-4) and canary bornavirus 2 (CnBV-2)...
November 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739501/the-bornavirus-derived-human-protein-ebln1-promotes-efficient-cell-cycle-transit-microtubule-organisation-and-genome-stability
#14
Katie N Myers, Giancarlo Barone, Anil Ganesh, Christopher J Staples, Anna E Howard, Ryan D Beveridge, Sarah Maslen, J Mark Skehel, Spencer J Collis
It was recently discovered that vertebrate genomes contain multiple endogenised nucleotide sequences derived from the non-retroviral RNA bornavirus. Strikingly, some of these elements have been evolutionary maintained as open reading frames in host genomes for over 40 million years, suggesting that some endogenised bornavirus-derived elements (EBL) might encode functional proteins. EBLN1 is one such element established through endogenisation of the bornavirus N gene (BDV N). Here, we functionally characterise human EBLN1 as a novel regulator of genome stability...
October 14, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590473/screening-red-foxes-vulpes-vulpes-for-possible-viral-causes-of-encephalitis
#15
Manon Bourg, Daniel Nobach, Sibylle Herzog, Hildburg Lange-Herbst, Anne Nesseler, Hans-Peter Hamann, Sabrina Becker, Dirk Höper, Bernd Hoffmann, Markus Eickmann, Christiane Herden
BACKGROUND: Next to various known infectious and non-infectious causes, the aetiology of non-suppurative encephalitis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) often remains unclear. Known causes in foxes imply rabies, canine distemper, toxoplasmosis, Aujeszky's disease, as well as parvovirus, adenovirus, circovirus and flavivirus infections. In this study, particular attention was paid on bornaviruses, since red foxes are predators of bicoloured white-toothed shrews, a reservoir of Borna disease virus 1 (BoDV-1)...
2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27537693/phylogenetic-analysis-supports-horizontal-transmission-as-a-driving-force-of-the-spread-of-avian-bornaviruses
#16
Dennis Rubbenstroth, Volker Schmidt, Monika Rinder, Marko Legler, Sönke Twietmeyer, Phillip Schwemmer, Victor M Corman
BACKGROUND: Avian bornaviruses are a genetically diverse group of viruses initially discovered in 2008. They are known to infect several avian orders. Bornaviruses of parrots and related species (Psittaciformes) are causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease, a chronic and often fatal neurologic disease widely distributed in captive psittacine populations. Although knowledge has considerably increased in the past years, many aspects of the biology of avian bornaviruses are still undiscovered...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518265/exaptation-of-bornavirus-like-nucleoprotein-elements-in-afrotherians
#17
Yuki Kobayashi, Masayuki Horie, Ayumi Nakano, Koichi Murata, Takuya Itou, Yoshiyuki Suzuki
Endogenous bornavirus-like nucleoprotein elements (EBLNs), the nucleotide sequence elements derived from the nucleoprotein gene of ancient bornavirus-like viruses, have been identified in many animal genomes. Here we show evidence that EBLNs encode functional proteins in their host. Some afrotherian EBLNs were observed to have been maintained for more than 83.3 million years under negative selection. Splice variants were expressed from the genomic loci of EBLNs in elephant, and some were translated into proteins...
August 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510928/endogenous-non-retroviral-rna-virus-elements-evidence-a-novel-type-of-antiviral-immunity
#18
COMMENT
Tomoyuki Honda, Keizo Tomonaga
Vertebrate genomes contain many virus-related sequences derived from both retroviruses and non-retroviral RNA and DNA viruses. Such non-retroviral RNA sequences are possibly produced by reverse-transcription and integration of viral mRNAs of ancient RNA viruses using retrotransposon machineries. We refer to this process as transcript reversion. During an ancient bornavirus infection, transcript reversion may have left bornavirus-related sequences, known as endogenous bornavirus-like nucleoproteins (EBLNs), in the genome...
May 2016: Mobile Genetic Elements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499253/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-cell-line-derived-from-eptesicus-nilssonii
#19
Masayuki Horie, Takumi Akasaka, Sachiko Matsuda, Haruko Ogawa, Kunitoshi Imai
Bats of the genus Eptesicus have several non-retroviral RNA virus-derived sequences in their genomes, among which an endogenous bornavirus-like L element, named eEBLL-1, was suggested to encode functional proteins in the hosts. However, the function of eEBLL-1 remains unclear due to a lack of appropriate investigation tools, such as cultured cells expressing eEBLL-1. Here, we established a continuous cell line, named HAMOI-EnK cells, from kidney of Eptesicus nilssonii. HAMOI-EnK cells are robust and could be passaged for at least 10 months...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439314/synergistic-antiviral-activity-of-ribavirin-and-interferon-%C3%AE-against-parrot-bornaviruses-in-avian-cells
#20
Antje Reuter, Masayuki Horie, Dirk Höper, Annette Ohnemus, Andreas Narr, Monika Rinder, Martin Beer, Peter Staeheli, Dennis Rubbenstroth
Avian bornaviruses are the causative agents of proventricular dilatation disease (PDD), a widely distributed and often fatal disease in captive psittacines. Because neither specific prevention measures nor therapies against PDD and bornavirus infections are currently available, new antiviral strategies are required to improve animal health. We show here that the nucleoside analogue ribavirin inhibited bornavirus activity in a polymerase reconstitution assay and reduced viral load in avian cell lines infected with two different parrot bornaviruses...
September 2016: Journal of General Virology
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