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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634106/biology-evolution-and-medical-importance-of-polyomaviruses-an-update
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Ugo Moens, Andi Krumbholz, Bernhard Ehlers, Roland Zell, Reimar Johne, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Chris Lauber
The family Polyomaviridae encompasses non-enveloped viruses with a circular dsDNA genome that is typically approximately 5000bp in length. Originally isolated from mammals, polyomavirus sequences have now been detected in invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds, although it remains to be determined whether all these animals are genuine hosts. The genomes of all polyomaviruses encode at least two regulatory proteins (large and small tumour antigen) and two structural proteins (capsid proteins VP1 and VP2) whose functions have been defined...
June 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631756/giant-capsids-from-lattice-self-assembly-of-cyclodextrin-complexes
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Shenyu Yang, Yun Yan, Jianbin Huang, Andrei V Petukhov, Loes M J Kroon-Batenburg, Markus Drechsler, Chengcheng Zhou, Mei Tu, Steve Granick, Lingxiang Jiang
Proteins can readily assemble into rigid, crystalline and functional structures such as viral capsids and bacterial compartments. Despite ongoing advances, it is still a fundamental challenge to design and synthesize protein-mimetic molecules to form crystalline structures. Here we report the lattice self-assembly of cyclodextrin complexes into a variety of capsid-like structures such as lamellae, helical tubes and hollow rhombic dodecahedra. The dodecahedral morphology has not hitherto been observed in self-assembly systems...
June 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631593/a-denv-2-type-specific-monoclonal-antibody-binds-to-the-denv-complex-reactive-antigenic-site-on-envelope-protein-domain-3
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Vanessa V Sarathy, Trevor J Pitcher, Gregory D Gromowski, John T Roehrig, Alan D T Barrett
The Dengue virus (DENV) envelope (E) protein is the major component of the viral surface and is structurally subdivided into three domains, ED1, ED2 and ED3. ED3 elicits potent neutralizing antibodies and contains two major antigenic sites: the DENV-type-specific and DENV-complex-reactive antigenic sites. Each site is composed of a limited subset of residues that are required for monoclonal antibody (mAb) binding. Here we show that DENV-2-type-specific mAb 9A3D-8 utilizes the functionally critical residues K307, V308, K310, I312, P332, L387, L389 and N390 for ED3 binding...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631170/development-of-a-peptide-elisa-to-discriminate-vaccine-induced-immunity-from-natural-infection-of-hepatitis-a-virus-in-a-phase-iv-study
#4
C Ye, J Luo, X Wang, J Xi, Y Pan, J Chen, X Yang, G Li, Q Sun, J Yang
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is a highly infectious agent that causes acute liver disease. The infection can trigger the production of antibodies against the structural and non-structural proteins of HAV. Nonetheless, vaccination with an HAV vaccine leads to the production of a primary antibody against the structural proteins. Because the non-structural proteins are only produced during active virus replication, there is no or very little antibody production against the non-structural proteins. However, the current commercial immunoassay cannot distinguish between antibodies produced during natural infection and those from vaccination against HAV...
June 19, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631054/adaptation-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-from-human-brain-to-different-cell-cultures-induces-multiple-genomic-substitutions
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Eugenia P Ponomareva, Vladimir A Ternovoi, Tamara P Mikryukova, Elena V Protopopova, Anastasia V Gladysheva, Alexander N Shvalov, Svetlana N Konovalova, Eugene V Chausov, Valery B Loktev
The C11-13 strain from the Siberian subtype of tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) was isolated from human brain using pig embryo kidney (PEK), 293, and Neuro-2a cells. Analysis of the complete viral genome of the C11-13 variants during six passages in these cells revealed that the cell-adapted C11-13 variants had multiple amino acid substitutions as compared to TBEV from human brain. Seven out of eight amino acids substitutions in the high-replicating C11-13(PEK) variant mapped to non-structural proteins; 13 out of 14 substitutions in the well-replicating C11-13(293) variant, and all four substitutions in the low-replicating C11-13(Neuro-2a) variant were also localized in non-structural proteins, predominantly in the NS2a (2), NS3 (6) and NS5 (3) proteins...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630130/how-a-genetically-stable-extremophile-evolves-modes-of-genome-diversification-in-the-archaeon-sulfolobus-acidocaldarius
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Dominic Mao, Dennis W Grogan
In order to analyze in molecular terms how Sulfolobus genomes diverge, damage-induced mutations and natural polymorphisms (PMs) were identified in laboratory constructs and wild-type isolates, respectively, of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius Among wild-type isolates drawn from one local population, pairwise nucleotide divergence averaged 4 x 10(-6), which is about 0.15% of the corresponding divergence reported for Sulfolobus islandicus The most variable features of wild-type S. acidocaldarius genomes were homopolymer (mononucleotide) tracts and longer tandem repeats, consistent with the spontaneous mutations that occur under laboratory conditions...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629383/epitope-mapping-and-characterization-of-a-novel-nsp10-specific-monoclonal-antibody-that-differentiates-genotype-2-prrsv-from-genotype-1-prrsv
#7
Zhibang Zhang, Xuexia Wen, Jianguo Dong, Xinna Ge, Lei Zhou, Hanchun Yang, Xin Guo
BACKGROUND: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), the causative agent of PRRS, has two distinct and highly diverse genotypes (genotype 1 and genotype 2) in the field. Accurate diagnosis and differentiation of the two genotypes of PRRSV are critical to the effective prevention and control of PRRS. The non-structural protein 10 (Nsp10) plays a vital role in viral replication and is one of the most conserved proteins of PRRSV, thus constituting a good candidate for PRRSV diagnosis...
June 19, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627735/genetic-alterations-in-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Yasunori Kogure, Keisuke Kataoka
Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is a peripheral T-cell neoplasm with a dismal prognosis, caused by human T-cell leukemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) retrovirus. A long latency period from HTLV-1 infection to ATL onset suggests that not only HTLV-1 proteins, such as Tax and HBZ, but also additional genetic and/or epigenetic events are required for ATL development. Although many studies have demonstrated the biological functions of viral genes, alterations of cellular genes associated with ATL have not been fully investigated...
June 19, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627345/-effects-of-microrna-21-inhibitor-on-apoptosis-of-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-in-rats-with-hyperoxia-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Lei Shi, Ying He, Bing Bai, Miao Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of microRNA-21 (miR-21) inhibitor on apoptosis of type II alveolar epithelial cells (AEC II) in rats with hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury (HALI). METHODS: Eighty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into air-control group, hyperoxia injury group, empty-virus control group (200 μL solution with lentivirus was dropped into the nasal) and miR-21 inhibitor pretreatment group (200 μL solution with lentivirus contained miR-21 inhibitor was dropped through the nasal) by random number table...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625850/structure-and-function-of-viral-deubiquitinating-enzymes
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REVIEW
Ben A Bailey-Elkin, Robert C M Knaap, Marjolein Kikkert, Brian L Mark
Post-translational modification of cellular proteins by ubiquitin regulates numerous cellular processes, including innate and adaptive immune responses. Ubiquitin-mediated control over these processes can be reversed by cellular deubiquitinating enzymes, which remove ubiquitin from cellular targets and depolymerize polyubiquitin chains. The importance of protein ubiquitination to host immunity has been underscored by the discovery of viruses that encode proteases with deubiquitinating activity, many of which have been demonstrated to actively corrupt cellular ubiquitin-dependent processes to suppress innate antiviral responses and promote viral replication...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625666/a-comparative-analysis-on-the-physicochemical-properties-of-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-envelope-protein-residues-that-affect-its-antigenic-properties
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Yu S Bukin, Yu P Dzhioev, S E Tkachev, I V Kozlova, A I Paramonov, D Ruzek, Z Qu, V I Zlobin
This work is dedicated to the study of the variability of the main antigenic envelope protein E among different strains of tick-borne encephalitis virus at the level of physical and chemical properties of the amino acid residues. E protein variants were extracted from then NCBI database. Four amino acid residues properties in the polypeptide sequences were investigated: the average volume of the amino acid residue in the protein tertiary structure, the number of amino acid residue hydrogen bond donors, the charge of amino acid residue lateral radical and the dipole moment of the amino acid residue...
June 15, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623034/new-nmr-tools-for-protein-structure-and-function-spin-tags-for-dynamic-nuclear-polarization-solid-state-nmr
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Rivkah Rogawski, Ann McDermott
Magic angle spinning solid state NMR studies of biological macromolecules [1-3] have enabled exciting studies of membrane proteins [4,5], amyloid fibrils [6], viruses, and large macromolecular assemblies [7]. Dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) provides a means to enhance detection sensitivity for NMR, particularly for solid state NMR, with many recent biological applications and considerable contemporary efforts towards elaboration and optimization of the DNP experiment. This review explores precedents and innovations in biological DNP experiments, especially highlighting novel chemical biology approaches to introduce the radicals that serve as a source of polarization in the DNP experiments...
June 13, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622860/immunogenicity-of-t7-bacteriophage-nanoparticles-displaying-g-h-loop-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-fmdv
#13
Hai Xu, Xi Bao, Yu Lu, Yamei Liu, Bihua Deng, Yiwei Wang, Yue Xu, Jibo Hou
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that causes severe economic losses worldwide. The G-H loop of the FMDV VP1 structural protein is the major neutralizing antigenic site. However, a fully protective G-H loop peptide vaccine requires the addition of promiscuous Th sites from a source outside VP1. Thus, we demonstrated the potential of T7 bacteriophage based nanoparticles displaying a genetically fused G-H loop peptide (T7-GH) as a FMDV vaccine candidate. Recombinant T7-GH phage was constructed by inserting the G-H loop coding region into the T7 Select 415-1b vector...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621755/biophysical-mode-of-action-and-selectivity-analysis-of-allosteric-inhibitors-of-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-polymerase
#14
Eldar Abdurakhmanov, Sara Øie Solbak, U Helena Danielson
Allosteric inhibitors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural protein 5B (NS5B) polymerase are effective for treatment of genotype 1, although their mode of action and potential to inhibit other isolates and genotypes are not well established. We have used biophysical techniques and a novel biosensor-based real-time polymerase assay to investigate the mode-of-action and selectivity of four inhibitors against enzyme from genotypes 1b (BK and Con1) and 3a. Two thumb inhibitors (lomibuvir and filibuvir) interacted with all three NS5B variants, although the affinities for the 3a enzyme were low...
June 16, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621670/analyses-of-a-whole-genome-inter-clade-recombination-map-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-suggest-a-host-polymerase-driven-and-viral-rna-structure-promoted-template-switching-mechanism-for-viral-rna-recombination
#15
Mei Chao, Tzu-Chi Wang, Chia-Chi Lin, Robert Yung-Liang Wang, Wen-Bin Lin, Shang-En Lee, Ying-Yu Cheng, Chau-Ting Yeh, Shan-Bei Iang
The genome of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a 1.7-kb single-stranded circular RNA that folds into an unbranched rod-like structure and has ribozyme activity. HDV redirects host RNA polymerase(s) (RNAP) to perform viral RNA-directed RNA transcription. RNA recombination is known to contribute to the genetic heterogeneity of HDV, but its molecular mechanism is poorly understood. Here, we established a whole-genome HDV-1/HDV-4 recombination map using two cloned sequences coexisting in cultured cells. Our functional analyses of the resulting chimeric delta antigens (the only viral-encoded protein) and recombinant genomes provide insights into how recombination promotes the genotypic and phenotypic diversity of HDV...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619602/optimized-method-for-isolation-of-immature-intracytoplasmic-retroviral-particles-from-mammalian-cells
#16
Hana Langerová, Tomáš Ruml, Michaela Rumlová
To biochemically and structurally characterize viral intracytoplasmic particles (ICAPs), a sample of high purity and homogeneity is usually required. Production of ICAPs in the system closely related to their natural host cells is crucial for the analysis of host-cell binding proteins involved in ICAPs assembly, transport and budding. However, this approach is often hampered by problems with low yield of the ICAPs due to either low expression or fast release from the host cell. Another obstacle may be a low stability or fragility of the intracellular particles...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618936/detection-and-a-possible-link-between-parvovirus-b19-and-thyroid-cancer
#17
Ashkan Etemadi, Shayan Mostafaei, Kheirollah Yari, Amir Ghasemi, Hamzeh Minaei Chenar, Mohsen Moghoofei
Human parvovirus B19 (B19) is a small, non-enveloped virus and belongs to Parvoviridae family. B19 persists in many tissues such as thyroid tissue and even thyroid cancer. The main aim of this study was to determine the presence of B19, its association with increased inflammation in thyroid tissue, and thus its possible role in thyroid cancer progression. Studies have shown that virus replication in non-permissive tissue leads to overexpression of non-structural protein and results in upregulation of proinflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618749/serum-ischemic-modified-albumin-ima-concentration-and-ima-albumin-ratio-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-related-chronic-liver-diseases
#18
Fatma Yavuz, Murat Biyik, Mehmet Asil, Ramazan Dertli, Ali Demir, Hakkı Polat, Saliha Uysal, Hüseyin Ataseven
BACKGROUND/AIM: Albumin is the most important protein synthesized by the liver. Posttranscriptional changes occur in the molecular structure of albumin due to various factors and isoforms arise. Ischemic modified albumin (IMA) is one such isoform. This study was conducted to evaluate serum IMA concentrations in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related chronic liver diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 74 treatment-naive chronic hepatitis B patients, 25 patients with HBV-related cirrhosis, and 49 healthy controls...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616951/direct-characterization-of-the-native-structure-and-mechanics-of-cyanobacterial-carboxysomes
#19
Matthew Faulkner, Jorge Rodriguez-Ramos, Gregory F Dykes, Siân V Owen, Selene Casella, Deborah M Simpson, Robert J Beynon, Lu-Ning Liu
Carboxysomes are proteinaceous organelles that play essential roles in enhancing carbon fixation in cyanobacteria and some proteobacteria. These self-assembling organelles encapsulate Ribulose 1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) and carbonic anhydrase using a protein shell structurally resembling an icosahedral viral capsid. The protein shell serves as a physical barrier to protect enzymes from the cytosol and a selectively permeable membrane to mediate transport of enzyme substrates and products...
June 15, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615212/conserved-v%C3%AE-1-binding-geometry-in-a-setting-of-locus-disparate-phla-recognition-by-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-tcrs-insight-into-recognition-of-hiv-peptides-by-tcr
#20
Yi Shi, Ai Kawana-Tachikawa, Feng Gao, Jianxun Qi, Chuansheng Liu, Jia Gao, Hao Cheng, Takamasa Ueno, Aikichi Iwamoto, George F Gao
Given a limited set of TCR V genes which are used to create TCRs that are reactive to different ligands, such as MHC class I, MHC class II and MHC-like proteins (for example, MIC molecules and CD1 molecules), the Vδ1 segment can be rearranged with Dδ-Jδ-Cδ or Jα-Cα segments, to form classical γδTCR or uncommon αβTCR using a Vδ1 segment (δ/αβTCR). Here we have determined two complex structures of the δ/αβTCRs (S19-2 and TU55) bound to different locus-disparate MHCIs with HIV peptides (HLA-A*2402-Nef138-10 and HLA-B*3501-Pol448-9)...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
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