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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213870/molecular-characterization-of-bovine-leukemia-virus-from-moldovan-dairy-cattle
#1
Aneta Pluta, Marzena Rola-Łuszczak, Piotr Kubiś, Svetlana Balov, Roman Moskalik, Bhudipa Choudhury, Jacek Kuźmak
Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL), a disease that has worldwide distribution. Whilst it has been eradicated in most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, it remains a problem in other regions, particularly Eastern Europe and South America. For this study, in 2013, 24 cattle from three farms in three regions of Moldova were screened by ELISA and nested PCR. Of these cattle, 14 which were PCR positive, and these were molecularly characterized based on the nucleotide sequence of the env gene and the deduced amino acid sequence of the encoded gp51 protein...
February 17, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208058/monitoring-of-macrophage-accumulation-in-statin-treated-atherosclerotic-mouse-model-using-sodium-iodide-symporter-imaging-system
#2
Ran Ji Yoo, Min Hwan Kim, Sang-Keun Woo, Kwang Il Kim, Tae Sup Lee, Yang-Kyu Choi, Joo Hyun Kang, Sang Moo Lim, Yong Jin Lee
INTRODUCTION: Macrophages play a key role in atherosclerotic plaque formation in atherosclerosis, but its detailed understanding has poorly investigated until now. Thus, we sought to demonstrate a noninvasive technique for macrophage tracking to atherosclerotic lesions in apolipoprotein E(-/-)(ApoE(-/-)) mice with an imaging system based on sodium iodide symporter (NIS) gene coupled with (99m)Tc-single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). METHODS AND RESULTS: Macrophage cells (RAW264...
January 25, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207850/the-association-between-human-endogenous-retroviruses-and-multiple-sclerosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Elena Morandi, Radu Tanasescu, Rachael E Tarlinton, Cris S Constantinescu, Weiya Zhang, Christopher Tench, Bruno Gran
BACKGROUND: The interaction between genetic and environmental factors is crucial to multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis. Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) are endogenous viral elements of the human genome whose expression is associated with MS. OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis and to assess qualitative and quantitative evidence on the expression of HERV families in MS patients. METHODS: Medline, Embase and the Cochrane Library were searched for published studies on the association of HERVs and MS...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204810/htlv-1-basic-leucine-zipper-factor-downregulates-cyclin%C3%A2-d1-expression-via-interactions-with-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
#4
Yunyun Ma, Bo Zhang, Dong Wang, Lili Qian, Xianmei Song, Xueyin Wang, Chaokuan Yang, Guoqiang Zhao
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is an oncogenic retrovirus. It can cause adult T cell leukemia (ATL) and other diseases. The HTLV-1 basic leucine zipper (bZIP) factor (HBZ), which is encoded by the minus-strand of the provirus, is expressed in all cases of ATL and involved in T cell proliferation. However, the exact mechanism underlying its growth-promoting activity is poorly understood. Herein, we demonstrated that HBZ suppressed cyclin D1 expression by inhibiting the nuclear factor (NF)-κB signaling pathway...
January 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194372/mir-34b-5p-suppresses-melanoma-differentiation-associated-gene-5-mda5-signaling-pathway-to-promote-avian-leukosis-virus-subgroup-j-alv-j-infected-cells-proliferaction-and-alv-j-replication
#5
Zhenhui Li, Qingbin Luo, Haiping Xu, Ming Zheng, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Min Feng, Bolin Cai, Xiaocui Zhang, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) is an oncogenic retrovirus that has a similar replication cycle to multiple viruses and therefore can be used as a model system for viral entry into host cells. However, there are few reports on the genes or microRNAs (miRNAs) that are responsible for the replication of ALV-J. Our previous miRNA and RNA sequencing data showed that the expression of miR-34b-5p was significantly upregulated in ALV-J-infected chicken spleens compared to non-infected chicken spleens, but melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) had the opposite expression pattern...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191285/autoantibodies-against-oncogenic-erg-protein-in-prostate-cancer-potential-use-in-diagnosis-and-prognosis-in-a-panel-with-c-myc-amacr-and-herv-k-gag
#6
Anshu Rastogi, Amina Ali, Shyh-Han Tan, Sreedatta Banerjee, Yongmei Chen, Jennifer Cullen, Charles P Xavier, Ahmed A Mohamed, Lakshmi Ravindranath, Jigisha Srivastav, Denise Young, Isabell A Sesterhenn, Jacob Kagan, Sudhir Srivastava, David G McLeod, Inger L Rosner, Gyorgy Petrovics, Albert Dobi, Shiv Srivastava, Alagarsamy Srinivasan
Overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer (CaP) is attributable to widespread reliance on PSA screening in the US. This has prompted us and others to search for improved biomarkers for CaP, to facilitate early detection and disease stratification. In this regard, autoantibodies (AAbs) against tumor antigens could serve as potential candidates for diagnosis and prognosis of CaP. Towards this, our goals were: i) To investigate whether AAbs against ERG oncoprotein (overexpressed in 25-50% of Caucasian American and African American CaP) are present in the sera of CaP patients; ii) To evaluate an AAb panel to enhance CaP detection...
November 2016: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187417/a-machine-learning-approach-for-microrna-precursor-prediction-in-retro-transcribing-virus-genomes
#7
Müserref Duygu Saçar Demirci, Mustafa Toprak, Jens Allmer
Identification of microRNA (miRNA) precursors has seen increased efforts in recent years. The difficulty in experimental detection of pre-miRNAs increased the usage of computational approaches. Most of these approaches rely on machine learning especially classification. In order to achieve successful classification, many parameters need to be considered such as data quality, choice of classifier settings, and feature selection. For the latter one, we developed a distributed genetic algorithm on HTCondor to perform feature selection...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185138/the-fourth-central-polypurine-tract-guides-the-synthesis-of-prototype-foamy-virus-plus-strand-dna
#8
Dongxue Chen, Jing Song, Yan Sun, Zhi Li, Didi Wen, Qingmei Liu, Wanhong Liu, Xiaohua He
Foamy virus (FV) is a nonpathogenic retrovirus that has the potential to serve as a gene therapy vector. In retroviral replication, the central polypurine tract (cPPT) is used as a primer to synthesize plus-strand DNA. The cPPT is subsequently degraded to produce a single-stranded gap in the double-stranded viral DNA molecule. In the prototype foamy virus (PFV), four cPPT-like motifs have been previously identified, in which there is a gap with uncertain terminals. In this study, we determined the length of the PFV gap varying from 144 to 731 bp...
February 9, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184005/a-c-terminal-tail-region-in-the-rous-sarcoma-virus-integrase-provides-high-plasticity-of-functional-integrase-oligomerization-during-intasome-assembly
#9
Krishan K Pandey, Sibes Bera, Ke Shi, Hideki Aihara, Duane P Grandgenett
The retrovirus integrase (IN) inserts the viral cDNA into the host DNA genome. Atomic structures of five different retrovirus INs complexed with their respective viral DNA or branched viral/target DNA substrates have indicated these intasomes are composed of IN subunits ranging from tetramers, to octamers or to hexadecamers. IN precursors are monomers, dimers or tetramers in solution. But, how intasome assembly is controlled remains unclear. Therefore, we sought to unravel the functional mechanisms in different intasomes...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182772/murine-cytomegalovirus-infection-of-mouse-macrophages-stimulates-early-expression-of-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-socs-1-and-socs3
#10
Christine I Alston, Richard D Dix
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a species-specific β-herpesvirus that infects for life up to 80% of the world's population and causes severe morbidity in at-risk immunocompromised populations. Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS)1 and SOCS3 are host proteins that act as inducible negative feedback regulators of cytokine signaling and have been implicated in several ocular diseases and viral infections. We recently found in our mouse model of experimental cytomegalovirus retinitis that subretinally-injected murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) stimulates ocular SOCS1 and SOCS3 during retrovirus-induced immune suppression of murine AIDS (MAIDS), and that infiltrating macrophages are prominent cellular sources of retinal SOCS1 and SOCS3 expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166802/induction-of-complex-immune-responses-and-strong-protection-against-retrovirus-challenge-by-adenovirus-based-immunization-depends-on-the-order-of-vaccine-delivery
#11
Meike Kaulfuß, Ina Wensing, Sonja Windmann, Camilla Patrizia Hrycak, Wibke Bayer
BACKGROUND: In the Friend retrovirus mouse model we developed potent adenovirus-based vaccines that were designed to induce either strong Friend virus GagL85-93-specific CD8(+) T cell or antibody responses, respectively. To optimize the immunization outcome we evaluated vaccination strategies using combinations of these vaccines. RESULTS: While the vaccines on their own confer strong protection from a subsequent Friend virus challenge, the simple combination of the vaccines for the establishment of an optimized immunization protocol did not result in a further improvement of vaccine effectivity...
February 6, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165135/multiple-sclerosis-associated-retrovirus-epstein-barr-virus-and-vitamin-d-status-in-patients-with-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis
#12
Aliehossadat Mostafa, Somayeh Jalilvand, Zabihollah Shoja, Ahmad Nejati, Shohreh Shahmahmoodi, Mohammad Ali Sahraian, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
The relationship between infections and autoimmune diseases is complex and there are several reports highlighting the role of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) in these patients. The levels of multiple sclerosis-associated retrovirus (MSRV)-type DNA of Env gene was measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 52 patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and 40 healthy controls using specific quantitative PCR (qPCR) analysis. Furthermore, we analyzed the status of HERV-W/MSRV in these patients with regards to both EBV (DNA load and anti-EBNA1 IgG antibody) and vitamin D concentration...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165048/expression-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-k-is-strongly-associated-with-the-basal-like-breast-cancer-phenotype
#13
Gary L Johanning, Gabriel G Malouf, Xiaofeng Zheng, Francisco J Esteva, John N Weinstein, Feng Wang-Johanning, Xiaoping Su
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), which make up approximately 8% of the human genome, are overexpressed in some breast cancer cells and tissues but without regard to cancer subtype. We, therefore, analyzed TCGA RNA-Seq data to evaluate differences in expression of the HERV-K family in breast cancers of the various subtypes. Four HERV-K loci on different chromosomes were analyzed in basal, Her2E, LumA, and LumB breast cancer subtypes of 512 breast cancer patients with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). The results for all four loci showed higher HERV-K expression in the basal subtype, suggesting similar mechanisms of regulation regardless of locus...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160052/silencing-of-endogenous-retroviruses-by-heterochromatin
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REVIEW
Sophia Groh, Gunnar Schotta
Endogenous retroviruses (ERV) are an abundant class of repetitive elements in mammalian genomes. To ensure genomic stability, ERVs are largely transcriptionally silent. However, these elements also feature physiological roles in distinct developmental contexts, under which silencing needs to be partially relieved. ERV silencing is mediated through a heterochromatic structure, which is established by histone modification and DNA methylation machineries. This heterochromatic structure is largely refractory to transcriptional stimulation, however, challenges to the heterochromatic state, such as DNA replication, require re-establishment of the heterochromatic state in competition with transcriptional activators...
February 3, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154780/human-endogenous-retroviruses-and-cancer
#15
María Gonzalez-Cao, Paola Iduma, Niki Karachaliou, Mariacarmela Santarpia, Julià Blanco, Rafael Rosell
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are retroviruses that infected human genome millions of years ago and have persisted throughout human evolution. About 8% of our genome is composed of HERVs, most of which are nonfunctional because of epigenetic control or deactivating mutations. However, a correlation between HERVs and human cancer has been described and many tumors, such as melanoma, breast cancer, germ cell tumors, renal cancer or ovarian cancer, express HERV proteins, mainly HERV-K (HML6) and HERV-K (HML2)...
December 2016: Cancer Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152074/multiple-ubxn-family-members-inhibit-retrovirus-and-lentivirus-production-and-canonical-nf%C3%AE%C2%BA%C3%AE-signaling-by-stabilizing-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE
#16
Yani Hu, Kaitlin O'Boyle, Jim Auer, Sagar Raju, Fuping You, Penghua Wang, Erol Fikrig, Richard E Sutton
UBXN proteins likely participate in the global regulation of protein turnover, and we have shown that UBXN1 interferes with RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) signaling by interacting with MAVS and impeding its downstream effector functions. Here we demonstrate that over-expression of multiple UBXN family members decreased lentivirus and retrovirus production by several orders-of-magnitude in single cycle assays, at the level of long terminal repeat-driven transcription, and three family members, UBXN1, N9, and N11 blocked the canonical NFκB pathway by binding to Cullin1 (Cul1), inhibiting IκBα degradation...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150581/a-novel-mother-to-child-htlv-1-transmission-model-for-investigating-the-role-of-maternal-anti-htlv-1-antibodies-using-orally-infected-mother-rats
#17
Yuji Murakami, Atsuhiko Hasegawa, Satomi Ando, Reiko Tanaka, Takao Masuda, Yuetsu Tanaka, Mari Kannagi
Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a human retrovirus that is a causative agent of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and mainly transmitted from an infected mother to her child via breastfeeding. Such an HTLV-1 infection during childhood is believed to be a risk factor for ATL development. Although it has been suggested that an increased proviral load (PVL), a higher titer of antibody (Ab) in the infected mother, and prolonged breastfeeding are associated with an increased risk of mother-to-child transmission (MTCT), the mechanisms underlying MTCT of HTLV-1 remain largely unknown...
February 1, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149332/the-immunomodulatory-anticancer-agent-rrx-001-induces-an-interferon-response-through-epigenetic-induction-of-viral-mimicry
#18
Hongjuan Zhao, Shoucheng Ning, Rosalie Nolley, Jan Scicinski, Bryan Oronsky, Susan J Knox, Donna M Peehl
BACKGROUND: RRx-001, a dinitroazetidine derivative, is a novel anticancer agent currently in phase II clinical trials. It mediates immunomodulatory effects either directly through polarization of tumor associated macrophages or indirectly through vascular normalization and increased T-lymphocyte infiltration. With multiple additional mechanisms of action including upregulation of oxidative stress, depletion of GSH and NADPH, anti-angiogenesis and epigenetic modulation, RRx-001 is being studied as a radio- and chemo-sensitizer to resensitize tumors to prior therapy and to prime tumors to respond to radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy in combination therapy studies...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139237/retrotransposon-expression-and-incorporation-of-cloned-human-and-mouse-retroelements-in-human-spermatozoa
#19
Leandros Lazaros, Chrysoula Kitsou, Charilaos Kostoulas, Sofia Bellou, Elissavet Hatzi, Paris Ladias, Theodoros Stefos, Sofia Markoula, Vasiliki Galani, Georgios Vartholomatos, Theodore Tzavaras, Ioannis Georgiou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the expression of long interspersed element (LINE) 1, human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) K10, and short interspersed element-VNTR-Alu element (SVA) retrotransposons in ejaculated human spermatozoa by means of reverse-transcription (RT) polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis as well as the potential incorporation of cloned human and mouse active retroelements in human sperm cell genome. DESIGN: Laboratory study. SETTING: University research laboratories and academic hospital...
January 27, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138342/chicken-gallus-gallus-endogenous-retrovirus-generates-genomic-variations-in-the-chicken-genome
#20
Jinmin Lee, Seyoung Mun, Dong Hee Kim, Chun-Sung Cho, Dong-Yep Oh, Kyudong Han
BACKGROUND: Transposable elements (TEs) comprise ~10% of the chicken (Gallus gallus) genome. The content of TEs is much lower than that of mammalian genomes, where TEs comprise around half of the genome. Endogenous retroviruses are responsible for ~1.3% of the chicken genome. Among them is Gallus gallus endogenous retrovirus 10 (GGERV10), one of the youngest endogenous retrovirus families, which emerged in the chicken genome around 3 million years ago. RESULTS: We identified a total of 593 GGERV10 elements in the chicken reference genome using UCSC genome database and RepeatMasker...
2017: Mobile DNA
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