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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432563/complete-sequences-of-the-rna-1-and-rna-2-segments-of-chronic-bee-paralysis-virus-strain-cbpv-bj-detected-in-china
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Beibei Li, Shuai Deng, Dahe Yang, Chunsheng Hou, Qingyun Diao
Chronic bee paralysis virus (CBPV) is an important viral pathogen that affects adult bees. Although several CBPV strains have been reported, little information has been obtained from China. In this study, two major segments of the CBPV Chinese isolate CBPV-BJ, RNA 1 and RNA 2, were determined to be 3657 and 2267 nucleotides (nt) in length, respectively. RNA 1 and RNA 2 contained three and four open reading frames (ORFs), respectively, which agreed with known reference strains (EU122229 and EU122230). The RNA 1 had 98% nucleotide sequence identity to a known Chinese strain (KU950353), and RNA 2 had 97% nucleotide sequence identity to another Chinese strain (KU950354)...
April 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430779/a-coevolution-analysis-for-identifying-protein-protein-interactions-by-fourier-transform
#2
Changchuan Yin, Stephen S-T Yau
Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) play key roles in life processes, such as signal transduction, transcription regulations, and immune response, etc. Identification of PPIs enables better understanding of the functional networks within a cell. Common experimental methods for identifying PPIs are time consuming and expensive. However, recent developments in computational approaches for inferring PPIs from protein sequences based on coevolution theory avoid these problems. In the coevolution theory model, interacted proteins may show coevolutionary mutations and have similar phylogenetic trees...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428795/non-canonical-translation-in-plant-rna-viruses
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REVIEW
Manuel Miras, W Allen Miller, Verónica Truniger, Miguel A Aranda
Viral protein synthesis is completely dependent upon the host cell's translational machinery. Canonical translation of host mRNAs depends on structural elements such as the 5' cap structure and/or the 3' poly(A) tail of the mRNAs. Although many viral mRNAs are devoid of one or both of these structures, they can still translate efficiently using non-canonical mechanisms. Here, we review the tools utilized by positive-sense single-stranded (+ss) RNA plant viruses to initiate non-canonical translation, focusing on cis-acting sequences present in viral mRNAs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427960/construct-and-expression-of-recombinant-domains-i-ii-of-dengue-virus-2-and-its-efficacy-to-evaluate-immune-response-in-endemic-area-possible-use-in-prognosis
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Alfredo Eduardo Montes-Gómez, Hector Vivanco-Cid, José Bustos-Arriaga, Mussaret Bano Zaidi, Jazmin Garcia Machorro, Benito Gutierrez-Castañeda, Leticia Cedillo-Barron
The envelope (E) protein from DENV, contain three functional and structural domains (DI, DII and DIII). Some studies suggest that neutralizing antibodies during natural DENV infection are predominantly against DI and DII, in contrast, low proportion of the antibodies were against DIII. Thus it is necessary to establish the proportion of human antibodies against DENV E protein that bind to DI and DII during the normal course of infection; as an indicator of the quality of the antibody response and to further design new vaccine candidates for DENV...
April 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426973/non-linear-enhancement-of-mrna-delivery-efficiencies-by-influenza-a-derived-ns1-protein-engendering-host-gene-inhibition-property
#5
Kyle K L Phua, Yi Liu, Shun Hui Sim
Nucleic acid induced immunogenicity remains a significant impediment in biomedical therapeutics because the innate immune system is a complex network overlaid with functional redundancies. Herein we report that non-structural protein 1 (NS1), an immune evasion protein derived from influenza A virus, when co-delivered in mRNA format is a potent mRNA transfection enhancer without toxicity. Transfection enhancement is mediated by NS1's effector domain through inhibition of IRF3 and PKR, activators of early anti-viral responses as well as CPSF30, a non immunostimulating protein...
April 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426952/plant-viruses-and-bacteriophages-for-delivery-in-medicine-and-biotechnology
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Anna E Czapar, Nicole F Steinmetz
There are a wide variety of synthetic and naturally occurring nanomaterials under development for nanoscale cargo-delivery applications. Viruses play a special role in these developments, because they can be regarded as naturally occurring nanomaterials evolved to package and deliver cargos. While any nanomaterial has its advantage and disadvantages, viral nanoparticles (VNPs), in particular the ones derived from plant viruses and bacteriophages, are attractive options for cargo-delivery as they are biocompatible, biodegradable, and non-infectious to mammals...
April 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425709/beyond-structural-biology-to-functional-biology-solid-state-nmr-experiments-and-strategies-for-understanding-the-m2-proton-channel-conductance
#7
Huajun Qin, Yimin Miao, Timothy A Cross, Riqiang Fu
In terms of structural biology, solid-state NMR experiments and strategies have been well established for resonance assignments leading to the determination of three-dimensional structures of insoluble membrane proteins in their native-like environment. It is also known that NMR has the unique capabilities to characterize structure-function relationships of membrane-bound biological systems beyond structural biology. Here, we report on solid-state NMR experiments and strategies for extracting functional activities on a sub-msec time scale...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425034/the-molluscum-contagiosum-virus-death-effector-domain-containing-protein-mc160-rxdl-motifs-are-not-required-for-its-known-viral-immune-evasion-functions
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Michael Beaury, Uday Kiran Velagapudi, Sarah Weber, Cassandra Soto, Tanaji T Talele, Daniel Brian Nichols
The molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV) uses a variety of immune evasion strategies to antagonize host immune responses. Two MCV proteins, MC159 and MC160, contain tandem death effector domains (DEDs). They are reported to inhibit innate immune signaling events such as NF-κB and IRF3 activation, and apoptosis. The RxDL motif of MC159 is required for inhibition of both apoptosis and NF-κB activation. However, the role of the conserved RxDL motif in the MC160 DEDs remained unknown. To answer this question, we performed alanine mutations to neutralize the arginine and aspartate residues present in the MC160 RxDL in both DED1 and DED2...
April 20, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424284/a-novel-type-of-polyhedral-viruses-infecting-hyperthermophilic-archaea
#9
Ying Liu, Sonoko Ishino, Yoshizumi Ishino, Gérard Pehau-Arnaudet, Mart Krupovic, David Prangishvili
Encapsidation of genetic material into polyhedral particles is one of the most common structural solutions employed by viruses infecting hosts in all three domains of life. Here, we describe a new virus of hyperthermophilic archaea, Sulfolobus polyhedral virus 1 (SPV1), which condenses its circular double-stranded DNA genome in a manner not previously observed for other known virus. The genome complexed with virion proteins is wound up sinusoidally into a spherical coil which is surrounded by an envelope and further encased by an outer polyhedral capsid apparently composed of the 20 kDa virion protein...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424279/phosphorylation-induces-structural-changes-in-the-autographa-californica-nucleopolyhedrovirus-p10-protein
#10
Farheen Raza, Joanna F McGouran, Benedikt M Kessler, Robert D Possee, Linda A King
Baculoviruses encode a variety of auxiliary proteins that are not essential for viral replication but provide them with a selective advantage in nature. P10 is a 10 kDa auxiliary protein produced in the very-late phase of gene transcription by Autographa californica multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus (AcMNPV). The P10 protein forms cytoskeletal-like structures in the host cell that associate with microtubules varying from filamentous forms in the cytoplasm to aggregated peri-nuclear tubules that form a cage-like structure around the nucleus...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423032/complete-study-demonstrating-the-absence-of-rhabdovirus-in-a-distinct-sf9-cell-line
#11
Yoshifumi Hashimoto, Daniel Macri, Indresh Srivastava, Clifton McPherson, Rachael Felberbaum, Penny Post, Manon Cox
A putative novel rhabdovirus (SfRV) was previously identified in a Spodoptera frugiperda cell line (Sf9 cells [ATCC CRL-1711 lot 58078522]) by next generation sequencing and extensive bioinformatic analysis. We performed an extensive analysis of our Sf9 cell bank (ATCC CRL-1711 lot 5814 [Sf9L5814]) to determine whether this virus was already present in cells obtained from ATCC in 1987. Inverse PCR of DNA isolated from Sf9 L5814 cellular DNA revealed integration of SfRV sequences in the cellular genome. RT-PCR of total RNA showed a deletion of 320 nucleotides in the SfRV RNA that includes the transcriptional motifs for genes X and L...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422790/particle-based-delivery-of-the-hiv-envelope-protein
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Benedikt Asbach, Ralf Wagner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: A major focus in HIV vaccine research is the development of suitable antigens that elicit broadly neutralizing antibody responses targeting HIV's envelope protein (Env). Delivery of Env in a repetitive manner on particle-based carriers allows higher avidity interactions and is therefore expected to efficiently engage B cells, thus leading to affinity maturation that results in superior antibody responses characterized by improved breadth, potency, and durability. This review summarizes current work that is evaluating diverse types of such particulate carriers for Env delivery...
May 2017: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422082/molecular-imprinting-of-macromolecules-for-sensor-applications
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REVIEW
Yeşeren Saylan, Fatma Yilmaz, Erdoğan Özgür, Ali Derazshamshir, Handan Yavuz, Adil Denizli
Molecular recognition has an important role in numerous living systems. One of the most important molecular recognition methods is molecular imprinting, which allows host compounds to recognize and detect several molecules rapidly, sensitively and selectively. Compared to natural systems, molecular imprinting methods have some important features such as low cost, robustness, high recognition ability and long term durability which allows molecularly imprinted polymers to be used in various biotechnological applications, such as chromatography, drug delivery, nanotechnology, and sensor technology...
April 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421675/proteomic-composition-of-the-acrostyle-novel-approaches-to-identify-cuticular-proteins-involved-in-virus-insect-interactions
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Craig Graham Webster, Mäelle Thillier, Elodie Pirolles, Bastien Cayrol, Stéphane Blanc, Marilyne Uzest
The acrostyle is a distinct anatomical region present on the cuticle at the inner face of the common food/salivary canal at the tip of aphid maxillary stylets. This conserved structure is of particular interest as it harbours the protein receptors of at least one plant virus, Cauliflower mosaic virus, and presumably has other roles in plant-insect interactions. Previously we reported immunolabeling of a highly conserved motif of cuticular proteins from the CPR family (named for the presence of a Rebers and Riddiford consensus) within the acrostyle...
April 19, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421368/recombinant-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-fmdv-non-structural-protein-3a-fused-to-enhanced-green-fluorescent-protein-egfp-as-a-candidate-probe-to-identify-fmdv-infected-cattle-in-serosurveys
#15
Cecilia M Lotufo, Ingrid E Bergmann, Nora M Mattion, Maximiliano Wilda, Pablo R Grigera
Recombinant protein 3A-EGFP, a fusion construct between foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) non-structural protein 3A and the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) was expressed in BL21-DE3 cells. The identity of the partially purified protein 3A-EGFP was confirmed by its reactivity with sera from cattle infected with FMDV and with a monoclonal antibody specific for FMDV-3ABC (MAb3H7) in Western blot assays. No reactivity was observed with sera from uninfected vaccinated animals. The performance of 3A-EGFP as an antigen in an indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was assessed and compared with that of a previously developed and validated capture ELISA that uses a 3ABC recombinant antigen (3ABC ELISA) and has been widely applied for serological surveys in Argentina...
April 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421048/functional-information-stored-in-the-conserved-structural-rna-domains-of-flavivirus-genomes
#16
REVIEW
Alba Fernández-Sanlés, Pablo Ríos-Marco, Cristina Romero-López, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
The genus Flavivirus comprises a large number of small, positive-sense single-stranded, RNA viruses able to replicate in the cytoplasm of certain arthropod and/or vertebrate host cells. The genus, which has some 70 member species, includes a number of emerging and re-emerging pathogens responsible for outbreaks of human disease around the world, such as the West Nile, dengue, Zika, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, and tick-borne encephalitis viruses. Like other RNA viruses, flaviviruses have a compact RNA genome that efficiently stores all the information required for the completion of the infectious cycle...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420913/increasing-usage-of-rapid-diagnostics-for-dengue-virus-detection-in-pakistan
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Zahra Hasan, Saher Razzak, Muhammad Farhan, Maryam Rahim, Nazneen Islam, Azra Samreen, Erum Khan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the trends in usage of dengue virus diagnostics in Pakistan. METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised data for specimens tested for dengue virus from January 2012 to December 2015. Test for dengue virus ribonucleic acid by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, dengue virus antigen by immunochromatic assay and for human immunoglobulin M against dengue virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay were reviewed...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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
#18
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/28414992/airway-proteases-an-emerging-drug-target-for-influenza-and-other-respiratory-virus-infections
#19
REVIEW
Manon Laporte, Lieve Naesens
To enter into airway epithelial cells, influenza, parainfluenza- and coronaviruses rely on host cell proteases for activation of the viral protein involved in membrane fusion. One protease, transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) was recently proven to be crucial for hemagglutinin cleavage of some human influenza viruses. Since the catalytic sites of the diverse serine proteases linked to influenza, parainfluenza- and coronavirus activation are structurally similar, active site inhibitors of these airway proteases could have broad therapeutic applicability against multiple respiratory viruses...
April 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414106/molecular-evolution-of-the-fusion-protein-f-gene-in-human-respiratory-syncytial-virus-subgroup-b
#20
Hirokazu Kimura, Koo Nagasawa, Ryusuke Kimura, Hiroyuki Tsukagoshi, Yuki Matsushima, Kiyotaka Fujita, Eiko Hirano, Naruhiko Ishiwada, Takako Misaki, Kazunori Oishi, Makoto Kuroda, Akihide Ryo
In this study, we examined the molecular evolution of the fusion protein (F) gene in human respiratory syncytial virus subgroup B (HRSV-B). First, we performed time-scale evolution analyses using the Bayesian Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) method. Next, we performed genetic distance, linear B-cell epitope prediction, N-glycosylation, positive/negative selection site, and Bayesian skyline plot analyses. We also constructed a structural model of the F protein and mapped the amino acid substitutions and the predicted B-cell epitopes...
April 13, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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