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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227824/hiv-1-iiib-capture-from-whole-blood-on-magnetic-microparticles
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Gregory L Damhorst, Jonathan M Kooiman, Rashid Bashir, Gregory L Damhorst, Jonathan M Kooiman, Rashid Bashir, Gregory L Damhorst, Rashid Bashir, Jonathan M Kooiman
Viral load quantification is a critical need for HIV management worldwide. However, the diagnostic technologies currently available are too limited by their size and expense to reach many remote and resource-limited populations. Toward the development of techniques which can be leveraged for point-of-care assays, we have investigated affinity capture of whole viruses using magnetic microparticles functionalized with antibodies or proteins targeting components of the HIV envelope. Results show the best performance from T-20, a small peptide employed in antiretroviral pharmacotherapy which targets an HIV envelope protein...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225804/an-outbreak-of-acute-respiratory-disease-caused-by-a-virus-associated-rna-ii-gene-mutation-strain-of-human-adenovirus-7-in-china-2015
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Xiaoxia Yang, Qiongshu Wang, Beibei Liang, Fuli Wu, Hao Li, Hongbo Liu, Chunyu Sheng, Qiuxia Ma, Chaojie Yang, Jing Xie, Peng Li, Leili Jia, Ligui Wang, Xinying Du, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song
Human adenovirus 7 (HAdV-7) strains are a major cause of acute respiratory disease (ARD) among adults and children, associated with fatal pneumonia. An ARD outbreak caused by HAdV-7 that involved 739 college students was reported in this article. To better understand the underlying cause of this large-scale epidemic, virus strains were isolated from infected patients and sequence variations of the whole genome sequence were detected. Evolutionary trees and alignment results indicated that the major capsid protein genes hexon and fibre were strongly conserved among serotype 7 strains in China at that time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225803/bacterial-expression-correct-membrane-targeting-and-functional-folding-of-the-hiv-1-membrane-protein-vpu-using-a-periplasmic-signal-peptide
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Arpan Deb, William A Johnson, Alexander P Kline, Boston J Scott, Lydia R Meador, Dustin Srinivas, Jose M Martin-Garcia, Katerina Dörner, Chad R Borges, Rajeev Misra, Brenda G Hogue, Petra Fromme, Tsafrir S Mor
Viral protein U (Vpu) is a type-III integral membrane protein encoded by Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV- 1). It is expressed in infected host cells and plays several roles in viral progeny escape from infected cells, including down-regulation of CD4 receptors. But key structure/function questions remain regarding the mechanisms by which the Vpu protein contributes to HIV-1 pathogenesis. Here we describe expression of Vpu in bacteria, its purification and characterization. We report the successful expression of PelB-Vpu in Escherichia coli using the leader peptide pectate lyase B (PelB) from Erwinia carotovora...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225338/potential-biomarkers-associated-with-discrimination-between-latent-and-active-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#4
R Kamakia, S Kiazyk, J Waruk, A Meyers, J Ochanda, T B Ball, J Oyugi
SETTING: A third of the world's population has latent tuberculous infection (LTBI). Current TB diagnostics used in developing countries are ineffective and are unable to distinguish LTBI from active TB. Identifying biomarkers that could aid in the early detection of TB and in distinguishing TB states could be a major breakthrough in global TB control. OBJECTIVE: To identify potential immune biomarkers to distinguish active TB from LTBI. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 19 active TB patients, 8 TB-negative individuals (controls) and 16 LTBI non-human immunodeficiency virus infected individuals in Nairobi, Kenya...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224923/high-throughput-sequencing-reveals-modulation-of-micrornas-in-vigna-mungo-upon-mungbean-yellow-mosaic-india-virus-inoculation-highlighting-stress-regulation
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Anirban Kundu, Sujay Paul, Avishek Dey, Amita Pal
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are 20-24 nucleotides long non-coding RNAs known to play important regulatory roles during biotic and abiotic stresses by controlling gene expression. Blackgram (Vigna mungo), an economically important grain legume is highly susceptible to pathogenic begomovirus Mungbean Yellow Mosaic India Virus (MYMIV) and resulting in high yield loss. In this study two different leaf-small-RNA libraries were prepared from the pooled RNA at three different time points of resistant V. mungo inbred line VM84 inoculated either with viruliferous or non-viruliferous whiteflies carrying MYMIV and performed high-throughput Illumina sequencing...
April 2017: Plant Science: An International Journal of Experimental Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224788/coarse-grained-molecular-modeling-of-solution-structure-ensemble-of-dengue-virus-non-structural-protein-5-with-small-angle-x-ray-scattering-intensity
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Guanhua Zhu, Wuan Geok Saw, Anjaiah Nalaparaju, Gerhard Grüber, Lanyuan Lu
An ensemble modeling scheme incorporating coarse-grained simulations with experimental small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) data is applied to the dengue virus 2 (DENV2) non-structural protein 5 (NS5). NS5 serves a key role in viral replication through its two domains that are connected by a ten-residue polypeptide segment. A set of representative structures are generated from a simulated structure pool using SAXS data fitting by the non-negativity least squares (NNLS) or the standard Ensemble Optimization Method (EOM) based on a genetic algorithm (GA)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224252/heat-shock-protein-70-in-lung-and-kidney-of-specific-pathogen-free-chickens-is-a-receptor-associated-protein-that-interacts-with-the-binding-domain-of-the-spike-protein-of-infectious-bronchitis-virus
#7
ZhiKun Zhang, Xin Yang, PengWei Xu, Xuan Wu, Long Zhou, HongNing Wang
Avian infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a member of the family Coronaviridae. A binding domain that mediates the attachment of the virus to its receptor has been identified in the S1 protein of prototype IBV strain M41. In this study, we identified this binding domain in a different strain, as well as the cellular proteins that interact with it. First, we expressed the S1N proteins (residues 19-270) of M41 and another isolate, SCZJ3, and compared the binding capacities of recombinant S1N-M41 and S1N-SCZJ3 to host tissues...
February 21, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224114/ha-triggers-the-switch-from-mek1-sumoylation-to-phosphorylation-of-the-erk-pathway-in-influenza-a-virus-infected-cells-and-facilitates-its-infection
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Chengmin Wang, Huimin Liu, Jing Luo, Lin Chen, Meng Li, Wen Su, Na Zhao, Shelan Liu, Li Xie, Yaxiong Jia, Hua Ding, Xiufeng Wan, Hongxuan He
Several post-translational modifications in host cells are hijacked by pathogens to facilitate their propagation. A number of components of the influenza virus have been reported to be modified by small ubiquitin-like modifier (SUMO) proteins during infection. We hypothesized that the MAPK/ERK pathway could be modified by SUMO1 because the SUMOylation of MEK1 was quickly eliminated after influenza A virus infection. We identified host cell MEK1 as a target of SUMO1 through LC/MS/MS, and enhanced MEK1 SUMOylation inhibited the infection of the virus, while inhibition of host cell MEK1 SUMOylation facilitated virus propagation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223719/hepatitis-c-virus-associated-pruritus-etiopathogenesis-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Youssef Alhmada, Denis Selimovic, Fadi Murad, Sarah-Lilly Hassan, Youssef Haikel, Mossaad Megahed, Matthias Hannig, Mohamed Hassan
In addition to its contributing role in the development of chronic liver diseases, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with extrahepatic manifestations, particularly, cutaneous-based disorders including those with pruritus as a symptom. Pruritus is frequently associated with the development of chronic liver diseases such as cholestasis and chronic viral infection, and the accumulation of bile acids in patients' sera and tissues as a consequence of liver damage is considered the main cause of pruritus...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223514/selective-autophagy-limits-cauliflower-mosaic-virus-infection-by-nbr1-mediated-targeting-of-viral-capsid-protein-and-particles
#10
Anders Hafrén, Jean-Luc Macia, Andrew J Love, Joel J Milner, Martin Drucker, Daniel Hofius
Autophagy plays a paramount role in mammalian antiviral immunity including direct targeting of viruses and their individual components, and many viruses have evolved measures to antagonize or even exploit autophagy mechanisms for the benefit of infection. In plants, however, the functions of autophagy in host immunity and viral pathogenesis are poorly understood. In this study, we have identified both anti- and proviral roles of autophagy in the compatible interaction of cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV), a double-stranded DNA pararetrovirus, with the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana We show that the autophagy cargo receptor NEIGHBOR OF BRCA1 (NBR1) targets nonassembled and virus particle-forming capsid proteins to mediate their autophagy-dependent degradation, thereby restricting the establishment of CaMV infection...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223490/sequential-activation-of-the-three-protomers-in-the-moloney-murine-leukemia-virus-env
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Mathilda Sjöberg, Robin Löving, Birgitta Lindqvist, Henrik Garoff
Viral membrane fusion proteins of class I are trimers in which the protomeric unit is a complex of a surface subunit (SU) and a fusion active transmembrane subunit (TM). Here we have studied how the protomeric units of Moloney murine leukemia virus envelope protein (Env) are activated in relation to each other, sequentially or simultaneously. We followed the isomerization of the SU-TM disulfide and subsequent SU release from Env with biochemical methods and found that this early activation step occurred sequentially in the three protomers, generating two asymmetric oligomer intermediates according to the scheme (SU-TM)3 → (SU-TM)2TM → (SU-TM)TM2 → TM3 This was the case both when activation was triggered in vitro by depleting stabilizing Ca(2+) from solubilized Env and when viral Env was receptor triggered on rat XC cells...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223458/mutation-of-the-n-terminal-region-of-chikungunya-virus-capsid-protein-implications-for-vaccine-design
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Adam Taylor, Xiang Liu, Ali Zaid, Lucas Y H Goh, Jody Hobson-Peters, Roy A Hall, Andres Merits, Suresh Mahalingam
Mosquito-transmitted chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arthritogenic alphavirus of the Togaviridae family responsible for frequent outbreaks of arthritic disease in humans. Capsid protein, a structural protein encoded by the CHIKV RNA genome, is able to translocate to the host cell nucleolus. In encephalitic alphaviruses, nuclear translocation induces host cell transcriptional shutoff; however, the role of capsid protein nucleolar localization in arthritogenic alphaviruses remains unclear. Using recombinant enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP)-tagged expression constructs and CHIKV infectious clones, we describe a nucleolar localization sequence (NoLS) in the N-terminal region of capsid protein, previously uncharacterized in CHIKV...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223140/reduced-cell-viability-and-apoptosis-induction-in-human-thyroid-carcinoma-and-mesothelioma-cells-exposed-to-cidofovir
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Simona Catalani, Francesco Palma, Serafina Battistelli, Barbara Nuvoli, Rossella Galati, Serena Benedetti
Besides its well-recognized antiviral activity, Cidofovir (CDV) has been shown to exert anticancer properties both within in vitro and in vivo models. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of CDV on still unexplored cultured cancer cells from human mesothelioma as well as breast, colon, liver, lung, prostate, and thyroid carcinomas. Overall, a dose- and time-dependent inhibition of cell viability was observed after CDV exposure. To clarify the mechanisms underlying CDV action, apoptotic cell death was investigated in two infected cell lines [Ist-Mes1 and Ist-Mes2 mesothelioma cells (SV40+)] and in two uninfected cell lines (NCI-H2425 mesothelioma cells and FTC-133 thyroid cancer cells), which resulted the most sensitive to CDV treatment...
February 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223026/development-and-application-of-nsp5-elisa-for-the-detection-of-antibody-to-infectious-bronchitis-virus
#14
Jing Lei, Tingting Shi, Dongnan Sun, Kaikun Mo, Yan Yan, Yulan Jin, Min Liao, Jiyong Zhou
Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) continues to be one of the most important poultry pathogens worldwide. The current commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits for IBV specific antibody detection are mostly based on the whole virion, and few serological tests based on nonstructural proteins of IBV have been developed. Herein, an alternative indirect ELISA for detection of IBV antibody was developed with IBV nonstructural protein 5 (nsp5) produced by Escherichia coli. Using an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) and a commercial ELISA kit as reference, we optimized the nsp5-ELISA and determined its cut-off as 0...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222903/modified-mrna-vaccines-protect-against-zika-virus-infection
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Justin M Richner, Sunny Himansu, Kimberly A Dowd, Scott L Butler, Vanessa Salazar, Julie M Fox, Justin G Julander, William W Tang, Sujan Shresta, Theodore C Pierson, Giuseppe Ciaramella, Michael S Diamond
The emergence of ZIKV infection has prompted a global effort to develop safe and effective vaccines. We engineered a lipid nanoparticle (LNP) encapsulated modified mRNA vaccine encoding wild-type or variant ZIKV structural genes and tested immunogenicity and protection in mice. Two doses of modified mRNA LNPs encoding prM-E genes that produced virus-like particles resulted in high neutralizing antibody titers (∼1/100,000) that protected against ZIKV infection and conferred sterilizing immunity. To offset a theoretical concern of ZIKV vaccines inducing antibodies that cross-react with the related dengue virus (DENV), we designed modified prM-E RNA encoding mutations destroying the conserved fusion-loop epitope in the E protein...
February 16, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222762/the-hippo-component-yap-localizes-in-the-nucleus-of-human-papilloma-virus-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#16
Faisal Alzahrani, Leanne Clattenburg, Shanmugam Muruganandan, Martin Bullock, Kaitlyn MacIsaac, Michael Wigerius, Blair A Williams, M Elise R Graham, Matthew H Rigby, Jonathan R B Trites, S Mark Taylor, Christopher J Sinal, James P Fawcett, Robert D Hart
BACKGROUND: HPV infection causes cervical cancer, mediated in part by the degradation of Scribble via the HPV E6 oncoprotein. Recently, Scribble has been shown to be an important regulator of the Hippo signaling cascade. Deregulation of the Hippo pathway induces an abnormal cellular transformation, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, which promotes oncogenic progression. Given the recent rise in oropharyngeal HPV squamous cell carcinoma we sought to determine if Hippo signaling components are implicated in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222752/dendritic-cells-macrophages-nk-and-cd8-t-lymphocytes-play-pivotal-roles-in-controlling-hsv-1-in-the-trigeminal-ganglia-by-producing-il1-beta-inos-and-granzyme-b
#17
Natália Lucinda, Maria Marta Figueiredo, Natália Lima Pessoa, Beatriz Senra Álvares da Silva Santos, Graciela Kunrath Lima, Arthur Molinari Freitas, Alexandre Magalhães Vieira Machado, Erna Geessien Kroon, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli, Marco Antônio Campos
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) cause not only mild symptoms but also blindness and encephalitis. It was previously shown that the immune response against HSV-1 occurs mainly in the trigeminal ganglia (TG) and that Toll-like receptors 2 and 9 (TLR2/9) are important in mediating this response. It was also demonstrated that iNOS (nitric oxide synthase) and interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) play an essential role in the defense against HSV-1 infection. Importantly, the present work aimed to identify the primary cells responsible for iNOS and IL-1β production and search for other important molecules and cells that might or might not depend on TLR2/9 receptors to mediate the immune response against HSV-1...
February 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222748/identification-of-host-cellular-proteins-that-interact-with-the-m-protein-of-a-highly-pathogenic-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-vaccine-strain
#18
Qian Wang, Yanwei Li, Hong Dong, Li Wang, Jinmei Peng, Tongqing An, Xufu Yang, Zhijun Tian, Xuehui Cai
BACKGROUND: The highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) continues to pose one of the greatest threats to the swine industry. M protein is the most conserved and important structural protein of PRRSV. However, information about the host cellular proteins that interact with M protein remains limited. METHODS: Host cellular proteins that interact with the M protein of HP-PRRSV were immunoprecipitated from MARC-145 cells infected with PRRSV HuN4-F112 using the M monoclonal antibody (mAb)...
February 22, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222744/herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection-dampens-the-immediate-early-antiviral-innate-immunity-signaling-from-peroxisomes-by-tegument-protein-vp16
#19
Chunfu Zheng, Chenhe Su
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is an archetypal member of the alphaherpesvirus subfamily with a large genome encoding over 80 proteins, many of which play a critical role in virus-host interactions and immune modulation. Upon viral infections, the host cells activate innate immune responses to restrict their replications. Peroxisomes, which have long been defined to regulate metabolic activities, are reported to be important signaling platforms for antiviral innate immunity...
February 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222448/acute-effects-of-viral-exposure-on-p-glyco-protein-function-in-the-mouse-fetal-blood-brain-barrier
#20
Enrrico Bloise, Sophie Petropoulos, Majid Iqbal, Alisa Kostaki, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho, William Gibb, Stephen G Matthews
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Viral infection during pregnancy is known to affect the fetal brain. The toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 is a pattern recognition receptor activated by viruses known to elicit adverse fetal neurological outcomes. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transfer of substrates across both the placenta and the fetal blood-brain barrier (BBB). As such, inhibition of P-gp at these blood-barrier sites may result in increased exposure of the developing fetus to environmental toxins and xenobiotics present in the maternal circulation...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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