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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813018/biophysical-and-computational-studies-of-the-vcci-vmip-ii-complex
#1
Anna F Nguyen, Nai-Wei Kuo, Laura J Showalter, Ricardo Ramos, Cynthia M Dupureur, Michael E Colvin, Patricia J LiWang
Certain viruses have the ability to subvert the mammalian immune response, including interference in the chemokine system. Poxviruses produce the chemokine binding protein vCCI (viral CC chemokine inhibitor; also called 35K), which tightly binds to CC chemokines. To facilitate the study of vCCI, we first provide a protocol to produce folded vCCI from Escherichia coli (E. coli.) It is shown here that vCCI binds with unusually high affinity to viral Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-II (vMIP-II), a chemokine analog produced by the virus, human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8)...
August 16, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806949/case-report-of-ocular-kaposi-s-sarcoma
#2
Jing Yang, Xiao-Fang Yin, Yong-Ping Li, Shi-You Zhou
BACKGROUND: Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is generally considered a neoplastic disorder of vascular origin and occurs in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or who have received immunosuppressive treatments after an organ transplant (Soulier et al., Blood 86(4):1276-80, 1995; Viejo-Borbolla and Schulz, AIDS Rev 5(4):222-9, 2003; Schulz, J Antimicrob Chemother 45(Suppl T3):15-27, 2000; Aversa et al. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 53(3):253-65, 2005; Mbulaiteye and Engels, Int J Cancer 119(11):2685-91, 2006; Tessari et al...
August 14, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768873/human-herpesvirus-8-infects-and-replicates-in-langerhans-cells-and-interstitial-dermal-dendritic-cells-and-impairs-their-function
#3
Giovanna Rappocciolo, Mariel Jais, Paolo A Piazza, Diana C DeLucia, Frank J Jenkins, Charles R Rinaldo
The predominant types of dendritic cells (DC) in the skin and mucosa are Langerhans cells (LC) and interstitial dermal DC (iDDC). LC and iDDC process cutaneous antigens and migrate out of the skin and mucosa to the draining lymph nodes to present antigens to T and B cells. Because of the strategic location of LC and iDDC and the ability of these cells to capture and process pathogens, we hypothesized that they could be infected with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8; Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus) and have an important role in the development of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743856/kaposi-sarcoma-in-an-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-seronegative-mediterranean-female-report-of-a-rare-case
#4
Marios Grigoriou, Konstantinia E Kofina, Aristeidis Ioannidis, Domniki K Gerasimidou, Christoforos Efthymiadis, Thomas Zaramboukas
BACKGROUND Kaposi sarcoma is a malignancy commonly linked to HIV infection or immunosuppression. An association with human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection has also been reported. We present a case of classic Kaposi sarcoma in a female Mediterranean patient. CASE REPORT A 57-year-old white female of Greek ethnicity, with no history of HIV infection or immunosuppression, presented to the Surgical Out-patient Department of our Center, with complaints of extensive discolored skin lesion on both legs, initially considered as chronic vein insufficiency...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728978/anticancer-drug-loaded-quantum-dots-engineered-polymeric-nanoparticles-diagnosis-therapy-combined-approach
#5
D Belletti, G Riva, M Luppi, G Tosi, F Forni, M A Vandelli, B Ruozi, F Pederzoli
Primary Effusion Lymphoma (PEL) is an HHV-8-related non Hodgkin lymphoma localized in body cavities (as pleural, peritoneal and pericardial) presenting lymphomatous effusion that, until now, lack of an effective therapy. Curcumin was reported to display pro-apoptotic effect via the inhibition of the JAK/STAT pathway, that is overexpressed in PEL cells, as consequence of virus infection. The administration of curcumin is severely restricted by its physicochemical properties, mainly its low solubility in biological fluid and consequently low bioavailability...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719723/de-novo-hhv-8-tumors-induced-by-rituximab-in-autoimmune-or-inflammatory-systemic-diseases
#6
Amandine Perier, Léa Savey, Anne-Geneviève Marcelin, Philippe Serve, David Saadoun, Stéphane Barete
OBJECTIVES: HHV-8, also known as Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) associated herpesvirus is involved in KS and other tumors comprising multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) and primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). Rituximab is currently used for treatment of several autoimmune or inflammatory diseases and humoral organ rejection. De novo HHV-8 induced tumors by rituximab used for autoimmune or inflammatory diseases or humoral organ rejection have not been reported. METHODS: In this retrospective study, we report clinical, virological and pathology of five HIV-negative male patients with HHV-8-induced tumors following rituximab therapy...
July 18, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698273/viral-micrornas-repress-the-cholesterol-pathway-and-25-hydroxycholesterol-inhibits-infection
#7
Anna K P Serquiña, Diane M Kambach, Ontara Sarker, Joseph M Ziegelbauer
From various screens, we found that Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) viral microRNAs (miRNAs) target several enzymes in the mevalonate/cholesterol pathway. 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (CoA) synthase 1 (HMGCS1), 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase (HMGCR [a rate-limiting step in the mevalonate pathway]), and farnesyl-diphosphate farnesyltransferase 1 (FDFT1 [a committed step in the cholesterol branch]) are repressed by multiple KSHV miRNAs. Transfection of viral miRNA mimics in primary endothelial cells (human umbilical vein endothelial cells [HUVECs]) is sufficient to reduce intracellular cholesterol levels; however, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting only HMGCS1 did not reduce cholesterol levels...
July 11, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679994/multicentric-castleman-s-disease-with-multiple-hepatic-mass-lesions-mimicking-malignant-liver-tumors
#8
Toshimitsu Ueki, Masaru Nasuno, Hiroko Kaiume, Yuki Hiroshima, Masahiko Sumi, Masahide Watanabe, Dai Inoue, Yasufumi Masaki, Yasuharu Sato, Masaru Kojima, Hikaru Kobayashi
Multicentric Castleman's disease (MCD) is a rare, non-malignant lymphoproliferative disorder. We report a case of MCD with multiple liver masses. A 26-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic anemia and hypoalbuminemia. Laboratory tests detected high CRP levels and findings indicative of polyclonal gammopathy. Abdominal CT revealed multiple hepatic large masses (≤10 cm) and partial calcification in the right lobe. Multiple enlarged lymph nodes were also identified in the cardiophrenic angle and porta hepatis...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666508/disseminated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-in-an-immunosuppressed-patient-after-long-term-inhaled-and-systemic-steroid-therapy
#9
Shiyam Kumar, Ikram A Burney, P A M Saparamadu, Chandu de Silva
Kaposi's sarcoma is associated with immunosuppressant treatment administered to patients with organ transplant and other immune related disorders. Several case reports have reported association of Kaposi's sarcoma and steroids. Almost all patients in those case reports had localised disease to skin and they responded to tapering doses or discontinuation of steroids. Here we present a case of an elderly asthmatic man who was using self-medication with systemic and inhaled steroids for about two decades. He presented with widespread skin lesions and anemia...
November 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631891/no-detectable-human-herpesvirus-8-oral-shedding-in-seronegative-healthy-immunocompetent-individuals-from-non-endemic-regions-for-kaposi-s-sarcoma-a-pilot-study
#10
Tânia R Tozetto-Mendoza, Laura M Sumita, Michelle Palmieri, Mariana Ornaghi, Alan M do Canto, Paulo H Braz-Silva
AIM: Saliva can play an important role in human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) transmission in endemic regions for Kaposi's sarcoma (KS). Little is known about HHV-8 oral shedding in immunocompetent individuals from non-endemic regions for KS. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of HHV-8 salivary excretion among 59 healthy, immunocompetent individuals from São Paulo, Brazil, followed up weekly for 4 months, resulting in 16 saliva samples from each participant. Antibodies to HHV-8 latency-associated nuclear antigen (LANA) and lytic-phase antigens were investigated with immunofluorescence assays (IFA)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617968/diversity-of-human-herpesvirus-8-genotypes-in-patients-with-aids-and-non-aids-associated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-castleman-s-disease-and-primary-effusion-lymphoma-in-argentina
#11
Celeste Luján Pérez, Mónica I Tous
HHV-8 genotypes are distributed heterogeneously worldwide. The variable K1 gene and the conserved ORF26E region serve to genotype. The aim of the study was to characterize HHV-8 isolates from patients with AIDS, classical, and iatrogenic KS, primary effusion lymphoma and Castleman's disease and one organ donor from Argentina by analysis of ORFK1 and ORF26E regions. DNA was extracted from fresh or paraffin embedded biopsies, blood, and saliva samples and submitted to HHV-8 PCR. Phylogenetic analyses of ORFK1 showed that subtypes C (C1, C2, and C3), B1 and A (A1, A2, and A3) were present in 70...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609402/hiv-associated-kaposi-sarcoma-and-related-diseases
#12
Priscila H Gonçalves, Thomas S Uldrick, Robert Yarchoan
The search for the etiologic agent for Kaposi sarcoma (KS) led to the discovery of Kaposi sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in 1994. KSHV, also called human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) has since been shown to be the etiologic agent for several other tumors and diseases, including primary effusion lymphoma (PEL), an extracavitary variant of PEL, KSHV-associated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a form of multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), and KSHV inflammatory cytokine syndrome (KICS). KSHV encodes several genes that interfere with innate and specific immunity, thwart apoptosis, enhance cell proliferation and cytokine production, and promote angiogenesis, and these play important roles in the disease pathogenesis...
June 12, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606034/high-seroprevalence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-infection-in-hiv-positive-homosexual-men-in-jiangsu-province-china
#13
Jiayan Li, Jinyun Song, Guolei Tan, Jianfang Wang, Zhenxian Zhou, Xuping Wu
BACKGROUD: HIV-infected homosexual men are more frequently diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma. With the increase of HIV-infected homosexual men in China, we urgently need to know the KS-related human herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV-8) seroprevalence in this population. To investigate the HHV-8 prevalence among HIV-positive homosexual men, we recruited 183 patients naive of antiretroviral therapy (ART) whose blood samples present HIV-antibody positive confirmed by western blot. METHODS: HIV viral load was tested using Cobas TaqMan HIV-1 test Version 2...
June 12, 2017: Current HIV Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602767/an-easily-transfectable-cell-line-that-produces-an-infectious-reporter-virus-for-routine-and-robust-quantitation-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-reactivation
#14
Jennifer L DeCotiis, Noelle C Ortiz, Brian A Vega, David M Lukac
Reactivation of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KHSV; also known as Human herpesvirus (HHV)-8) from latency is associated with progression to disease. The primary experimental models for studying KSHV reactivation are B lymphocyte cell lines derived from patients with primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). PEL models have remained essential tools for understanding molecular details of latency and reactivation, yet they have shortcomings. In particular, PEL cells are difficult to transfect with plasmid DNA, which limits their routine use in studies that require introduction of exogenous DNA...
September 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588294/predictors-of-seropositivity-for-human-herpesvirus-type-8-in-patients-with-mild-cirrhosis
#15
Kuo-Chih Tseng, Ming-Nan Lin, Tang-Yuan Chu, Jen-Pi Tsai, Cheng-Chuan Su
The high seroprevalence of human herpesvirus type 8 (HHV-8) in moderate or severe cirrhotics appears to be associated with male sex, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, alcoholism, and disease severity. The status of HHV-8 infection in mild cirrhotics remains unclear. Plasma samples collected from 93 mild cirrhotics and 93 age- and sex-matched healthy controls were analyzed for HHV-8 antibody and HHV-8 DNA. Mild cirrhotics had higher seropositivity for HHV-8 antibodies than healthy controls (P=0.0001). Univariate logistic regression analysis revealed that an age ≥55 years (odds ratio (OR) 2...
June 7, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580800/kaposi-sarcoma-associated-with-iatrogenic-immunosuppression-a-rare-complication-of-bullous-pemphigoid-treatment
#16
Catherine Tremblay, Dominique Friedmann
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease requiring immunosuppressive therapy. Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is an angioproliferative tumor associated with the opportunistic viral infection human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8). It is a well-known condition associated with longstanding human immunodeficiency virus infection, but it may also occur in the context of iatrogenic immunosuppression. OBJECTIVE: Although a rare complication, all dermatologists dealing with immunosuppressors must be aware and have a high index of suspicion when a patient presents with rapidly progressive violaceous papules...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580156/castleman-s-disease-with-tafro-syndrome-a-case-report-from-syria
#17
Sami Alhoulaiby, Basel Ahmad, Ali Alrstom, Mayssoun Kudsi
Castleman's disease is a rare disorder, yet a rarer newly described syndrome called TAFRO syndrome was discovered to accompany it. TAFRO represents the constellation of symptoms (Thrombocytopenia, Anasarca, MyeloFibrosis, Renal failure, Organomegaly). Most cases were described in Japan. We present the first case of TAFRO syndrome in Syria. A 58-year-old Caucasian male with no relevant history presented with fatigue, oliguria, decreased platelets, increased creatinine level, hepatosplenomegaly, ascites, pitting edema and lymph node enlargement...
June 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540095/rituximab-monotherapy-in-the-management-of-a-rare-case-of-an-hiv-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder
#18
Jason Hew, Fauzia Rana, Louise Zhou
Background. Castleman's disease (CD), also known as angiofollicular node hyperplasia, is a rare heterogenous lymphoproliferative disorder. This disease exists as two distinct entities: a localized or unicentric CD (UCD) which has a more benign clinical course and multicentric CD (MCD) which is a systemic disease and carries a worse prognosis. MCD is often associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and these patients are usually coinfected with human herpes virus-8 (HHV-8). Rituximab is an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that has become integral to the management of this disease...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506734/mtor-vegf-pdgfr-and-c-kit-signaling-pathway-activation-in-kaposi-sarcoma
#19
Darcy A Kerr, Satya Vara Prasad Busarla, Devon C Gimbel, Aliyah R Sohani, Rosalynn M Nazarian
Kaposi sarcoma (KS) is a locally progressive, intermediate-grade vascular neoplasm with no known cure, high recurrence rates and potential for wide dissemination. Low efficacy and high toxicity limit current therapeutic options for advanced disease. Activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and c-kit signaling pathways has been implicated in KS pathogenesis and may suggest a role for targeted inhibitors. KS cases were retrospectively retrieved (n=274), most (90%) associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
May 12, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489271/successful-treatment-of-kshv-inflammatory-cytokine-syndrome-kics-after-kidney-liver-transplant-correlations-with-hhv8-mirnome-and-specific-t-cell-response
#20
Alessandra Mularoni, Alessia Gallo, Giovanni Riva, Patrizia Barozzi, Monica Miele, Giovanni Cardinale, Giovanni Vizzini, Riccardo Volpes, Paolo Grossi, Daniele Di Carlo, Angelo Luca, Tommaso Trenti, Mario Luppi, Pier Giulio Conaldi
In post-transplant patients, HHV-8/KSHV infection is known to cause aggressive tumors, as well as severe non-neoplastic complications. These latter syndromes are driven by HHV-8/KSHV lytic reactivations and related hyper-inflammatory host responses, typically characterized by high viral loads, elevated levels of cytokines and other inflammation biomarkers, cytopenia, organ failure, high fever, and worsening conditions (with no evidence of B-cell neoplasias). These disorders are associated with a high mortality rate, often due to lack of prompt diagnosis, effective therapeutic approaches, and adequate follow up...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
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