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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343573/porcine-mx1-protein-inhibits-classical-swine-fever-virus-replication-by-targeting-nonstructural-protein-ns5b
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Jing Zhou, Jing Chen, Xiao-Min Zhang, Zhi-Can Gao, Chun-Chun Liu, Yun-Na Zhang, Jin-Xiu Hou, Zhao-Yao Li, Lin Kan, Wen-Liang Li, Bin Zhou
Mx proteins are interferon-induced GTPases that have broad antiviral activity against a wide range of RNA and DNA viruses; they belong to the dynamin superfamily of large GTPases. In this study, we confirmed the anti-CSFV activity of porcine Mx1 in vitro and showed that porcine Mx2 (poMx2), human MxA (huMxA), and mouse Mx1 (mmMx1) also have anti-CSFV activity in vitro. siRNA experiments revealed that depletion of endogenous poMx1 or poMx2 enhanced CSFV replication, suggesting that porcine Mx proteins are responsible for the antiviral activity of interferon-α (IFNα) against CSFV infection...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325778/nonstructural-proteins-nsp2tf-and-nsp2n-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-play-important-roles-in-suppressing-host-innate-immune-responses
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Y Li, P Shang, D Shyu, C Carrillo, P Naraghi-Arani, Crystal J Jaing, G J Renukaradhya, A E Firth, E J Snijder, Y Fang
Recently, we identified a unique -2/-1 ribosomal frameshift mechanism in PRRSV, which yields two truncated forms of nonstructural protein (nsp) 2 variants, nsp2TF and nsp2N. Here, in vitro expression of individual PRRSV nsp2TF and nsp2N demonstrated their ability to suppress cellular innate immune responses in transfected cells. Two recombinant viruses were further analyzed, in which either nsp2TF was C-terminally truncated (vKO1) or expression of both nsp2TF and nsp2N was knocked out (vKO2). Host cellular mRNA profiling showed that a panel of cellular immune genes, in particular those involved in innate immunity, was upregulated in cells infected with vKO1 and vKO2...
January 8, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325290/-effect-of-hepatitis-c-virus-nonstructural-protein-5a-and-its-domains-ii-on-hepatocyte-gluconeogenesis-in-mice
#3
J J Zhang, Q Liu, L Qiao
Objective: To investigate the role of hepatitis C virus nonstructural protein 5A (NS5A) and its domains I, II, and III in regulating gluconeogenesis in mice and the underlying mechanism. Methods: A total of 60 male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into six groups. Recombinant lentiviral particles with specific expression of full-length NS5A, NS5A domain I, NS5A domain II, or NS5A domain III were injected via the caudal vein to establish a mouse model, and the group without injection and the group with the injection of the lentiviral particles containing enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) were established as negative control...
December 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324359/progress-toward-an-enhanced-vaccine-eight-marked-attenuated-viruses-to-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-disease-virus
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Allyn Spear, Feng-Xue Wang, Matthew A Kappes, Phani B Das, Kay S Faaberg
Recombinant viruses of strain Ingelvac® PRRS porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) modified live virus vaccine were produced with two individual small in-frame deletions in nonstructural protein 2 (nsp2; Δ23 and Δ87) and also the same deletions supplanted with foreign tags (Δ23-V5, Δ23-FLAG, Δ23-S, Δ87-V5, Δ87-FLAG, Δ87-S). The viruses, but one (Δ87-FLAG), were stable for 10 passages and showed minimal effects on in vitro growth. Northern hybridization showed that the Δ23-tagged probe detected intracellular viral genome RNA as well as shorter RNAs that may represent heteroclite species, while the Δ87-tagged probe detected predominantly only genome length RNAs...
January 8, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321321/functional-analysis-of-the-dengue-virus-genome-using-an-insertional-mutagenesis-screen
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Jeffrey W Perry, Yanhua Chen, Elizabeth Speliotes, Andrew W Tai
In the last few decades, dengue virus, an arbovirus, has spread to over 120 countries. Although a vaccine has been approved in some countries, limitations on its effectiveness, and a lack of effective antiviral treatments reinforce the need for additional research. The functions of several viral nonstructural proteins are essentially unknown. To better understand the functions of these proteins and thus dengue virus pathogenesis, we embarked on a genome wide transposon mutagenesis screen with Next Generation Sequencing to determine sites in the viral genome that tolerate 15 nucleotide insertions...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321319/non-structural-protein-%C3%AF-1s-is-required-for-optimal-reovirus-protein-expression
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Matthew B Phillips, Johnasha D Stuart, Emily J Simon, Karl W Boehme
Reovirus non-structural protein σ1s is required for the establishment of viremia and hematogenous viral dissemination. However, the function of the σ1s protein during the reovirus replication cycle is not known. In this study, we found that σ1s was required for efficient reovirus replication in SV40-immortalized endothelial cells (SVECs), mouse embryonic fibroblasts, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs), and T84 human colonic epithelial cells. In each of these cell lines, wild type reovirus produced substantially higher viral titers than a σ1s-deficient mutant...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321308/sustained-specific-and-cross-reactive-t-cell-responses-to-zika-and-dengue-viruses-ns3-in-west-africa
#7
Bobby Brooke Herrera, Wen-Yang Tsai, Charlotte A Chang, Donald J Hamel, Wei-Kung Wang, Yichen Lu, Souleymane Mboup, Phyllis J Kanki
Recent studies on the role of T cells in Zika virus (ZIKV) infection have shown that T cell responses to Asian ZIKV infection are important for protection, and that previous Dengue virus (DENV) exposure amplifies the protective T cell response to Asian ZIKV. Human T cell responses to African ZIKV infection, however, remain unexplored. Here, we utilized the modified anthrax toxin delivery system to develop a flavivirus ELISPOT. Using human ZIKV and DENV samples from Senegal, West Africa, our results demonstrate specific and cross-reactive T cell responses to nonstructural protein 3 (NS3)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300893/virus-and-antibody-dynamics-in-travelers-with-acute-zika-virus-infection
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Luisa Barzon, Elena Percivalle, Monia Pacenti, Francesca Rovida, Maurizio Zavattoni, Paola Del Bravo, Anna Maria Cattelan, Giorgio Palù, Fausto Baldanti
Background: To improve our understanding of the natural history of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in humans, we described the dynamics of ZIKV RNA shedding in different body fluids and antibody responses in patients with acute infection. Methods: Twenty-nine adults with travel-associated infection and 1 case of sexual transmission were enrolled and followed up with weekly ZIKV RNA testing in blood, urine, saliva, and semen samples and antibody testing. Results: ZIKV RNA was detected in plasma, urine, and saliva of 57%, 93...
December 30, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300779/exosomes-serve-as-novel-modes-of-tick-borne-flavivirus-transmission-from-arthropod-to-human-cells-and-facilitates-dissemination-of-viral-rna-and-proteins-to-the-vertebrate-neuronal-cells
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Wenshuo Zhou, Michael Woodson, Biswas Neupane, Fengwei Bai, Michael B Sherman, Kyung H Choi, Girish Neelakanta, Hameeda Sultana
Molecular determinants and mechanisms of arthropod-borne flavivirus transmission to the vertebrate host are poorly understood. In this study, we show for the first time that a cell line from medically important arthropods, such as ticks, secretes extracellular vesicles (EVs) including exosomes that mediate transmission of flavivirus RNA and proteins to the human cells. Our study shows that tick-borne Langat virus (LGTV), a model pathogen closely related to tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV), profusely uses arthropod exosomes for transmission of viral RNA and proteins to the human- skin keratinocytes and blood endothelial cells...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297281/suggested-mechanisms-for-zika-virus-causing-microcephaly-what-do-the-genomes-tell-us
#10
Se-Ran Jun, Trudy M Wassenaar, Visanu Wanchai, Preecha Patumcharoenpol, Intawat Nookaew, David W Ussery
BACKGROUND: Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging human pathogen. Since its arrival in the Western hemisphere, from Africa via Asia, it has become a serious threat to pregnant women, causing microcephaly and other neuropathies in developing fetuses. The mechanisms behind these teratogenic effects are unknown, although epidemiological evidence suggests that microcephaly is not associated with the original, African lineage of ZIKV. The sequences of 196 published ZIKV genomes were used to assess whether recently proposed mechanistic explanations for microcephaly are supported by molecular level changes that may have increased its virulence since the virus left Africa...
December 28, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285674/hcv-nonstructural-protein-4-is-associated-with-aggressiveness-features-of-breast-cancer
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Abdelfattah M Attallah, Mohamed El-Far, Mohamed A Abdelrazek, Mohamed M Omran, Ashraf Z Mahmoud, Hager S Khalifa, Mohamed M Ahmed, Ibrahim El-Dosoky
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has the lymphotropic feature that is supposed to be the reason of related extrahepatic manifestation. HCV viral oncoproteins may participate in the regulation of some gene expression that has been implicated in tumorigenesis. Our aim is to evaluate the HCV-NS4 circulating levels in breast cancer (BC) and to investigate its relation with BC tumor aggressiveness. METHODS: This study was performed among 158 Egyptian women (120 with BC and 38 with benign breast diseases)...
December 28, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258862/broad-spectrum-antiviral-activity-of-the-eif4a-inhibitor-silvestrol-against-corona-and-picornaviruses
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Christin Müller, Falk W Schulte, Kerstin Lange-Grünweller, Wiebke Obermann, Ramakanth Madhugiri, Stephan Pleschka, John Ziebuhr, Roland K Hartmann, Arnold Grünweller
Coronaviruses (CoV) and picornaviruses are plus-strand RNA viruses that use 5' cap-dependent and cap-independent strategies, respectively, for viral mRNA translation initiation. Here, we analyzed the effects of the plant compound silvestrol, a specific inhibitor of the DEAD-box RNA helicase eIF4A, on viral translation using a dual luciferase assay and virus-infected primary cells. Silvestrol was recently shown to have potent antiviral activity in Ebola virus-infected human macrophages. We found that silvestrol is also a potent and non-toxic inhibitor of cap-dependent viral mRNA translation in CoV-infected human embryonic lung fibroblast (MRC-5) cells...
December 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250328/sequence-analysis-of-hepatitis-c-virus-nonstructural-protein-3-4a-serine-protease-and-prediction-of-conserved-b-and-t-cell-epitopes
#13
Ayesha Naeem, Yasir Waheed
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global health issue. The nonstructural protein 3 (NS3)-4Agene of HCV is responsible for serine protease activity. The aim of the present study was to develop a global consensus sequence of HCV serine protease, analyze conserved residues, and predict highly conserved B- and T-cell binding epitopes in the NS3-4A protein. A total of 160 NS3-4A sequences from the six genotypes of HCV were refracted in the current study. The amino acid sequences were aligned to obtain a global consensus sequence...
December 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243138/first-molecular-detection-of-porcine-bocavirus-in-malaysia
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Daniel Mohan Jacob, Chee Yien Lee, Siti Suri Arshad, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Faruku Bande, Bee Lee Ong, Peck Toung Ooi
Several strains of porcine bocaviruses have been reported worldwide since their first detection in Sweden in 2009. Subsequently, the virus has been reported to be associated with gastrointestinal and respiratory signs in weaner and grower pigs. Although Malaysia is host to a self-sufficient swine livestock industry, there is no study that describes porcine bocavirus in the country. This report is the first to describe porcine bocavirus (PBoV) in Malaysian swine herds. PBoV was identified in various tissues from sick and runt pigs using the conventional PCR method with primers targeting conserved regions encoding for the nonstructural protein (NS1) gene...
December 14, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230036/negative-charge-and-membrane-tethered-viral-3b-cooperate-to-recruit-viral-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-3d-pol
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Anna Dubankova, Jana Humpolickova, Martin Klima, Evzen Boura
Most single stranded plus RNA viruses hijack phosphatidylinositol 4-kinases (PI4Ks) to generate membranes highly enriched in phosphatidylinositol 4-phosphate (PI4P). These membranous compartments known as webs, replication factories or replication organelles are essential for viral replication because they provide protection from the innate intracellular immune response while serving as platforms for viral replication. Using purified recombinant proteins and biomimetic model membranes we show that the nonstructural viral 3A protein is sufficient to promote membrane hyper-phosphorylation given the proper intracellular cofactors (PI4KB and ACBD3)...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226082/the-novel-mitochondria-localization-of-influenza-a-virus-ns1-visualized-by-flash-labeling
#16
Chuan-Fu Tsai, Hsin-Yi Lin, Wei-Li Hsu, Ching-Hsiu Tsai
The nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) of the influenza A virus (IAV) is a multifunctional protein that counteracts host cell antiviral responses and inhibits host cell pre-mRNA processing. NS1 contains two nuclear localization signals that facilitate NS1 shuttling between cytoplasm and nucleus. In this study, we initially observed the novel mitochondria localization of NS1 in a subset of transfected cells. We then further monitored the localization dynamics of the NS1 protein in live cells infected with IAV expressing NS1 with insertion of a tetracysteine-tag...
December 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197806/immunofluorescence-based-biosensor-for-the-determination-of-dengue-virus-ns1-in-clinical-samples
#17
Nadiya T Darwish, Shamala D Sekaran, Yatimah Alias, Sook Mei Khor
The sharp increase in incidence of dengue infection has necessitated the development of methods for the rapid diagnosis of this deadly disease. Here we report the design and development of a reliable, sensitive, and specific optical immunosensor for the detection of the dengue nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) biomarker in clinical samples obtained during early stages of infection. The present optical NS1 immunosensor comprises a biosensing surface consisting of specific monoclonal NS1 antibody for immunofluorescence-based NS1 antigen determination using fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC) conjugated to IgG antibody...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193300/rna-interference-mediated-knockdown-and-virus-induced-suppression-of-troponin-c-gene-adversely-affect-the-behavior-or-fitness-of-the-green-rice-leafhopper-nephotettix-cincticeps
#18
Hanhong Lan, Xiaojing Hong, Ranran Huang, Xin Lin, Qinghuang Li, Kaihui Li, Tao Zhou
The green rice leafhopper, Nephotettix cincticeps, is a major rice pest in Southeast Asia and Southern China. Novel control strategies must be explored to control the rice pest. Behavior or fitness regulation of insect by modulating the Troponin C (TnC) may be a novel strategy in the comprehensive management of the insect pest. However, characterizations and functions of TnC, especially regarding effect of its RNA interference-mediated gene knockdown on the behavior or fitness of N. cincticeps remain unknown...
November 30, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186182/identification-of-a-novel-linear-b-cell-epitope-in-nonstructural-protein-11-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-that-are-conserved-in-both-genotypes
#19
Nan Jiang, Huan Jin, Yi Li, Xinna Ge, Jun Han, Xin Guo, Lei Zhou, Hanchun Yang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is one of the most economically important pathogens, that hinder the development of global pork industry. Its nonstructural protein 11 (nsp11), with the nidoviral uridylate-specific endoribonuclease (NendoU) domain, is essential for PRRSV genome replication and it also contributes to host innate immunity suppression. However, the immunogenicity and immune structure of PRRSV nsp11 have not been well investigated yet. In this study, a monoclonal antibody (mAb), designated 3F9, that against nsp11 was generated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185594/simple-protocol-for-population-sanger-sequencing-for-zika-virus-genomic-regions
#20
Gabriela Bastos Cabral, João Leandro de Paula Ferreira, Renato Pereira de Souza, Mariana Sequetin Cunha, Adriana Luchs, Cristina Adelaide Figueiredo, Luís Fernando de Macedo Brígido
BACKGROUND: A number of Zika virus (ZIKV) sequences were obtained using Next-generation sequencing (NGS), a methodology widely applied in genetic diversity studies and virome discovery. However Sanger method is still a robust, affordable, rapid and specific tool to obtain valuable sequences. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop a simple and robust Sanger sequencing protocol targeting ZIKV relevant genetic regions, as envelope protein and nonstructural protein 5 (NS5)...
November 27, 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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