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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936495/t-bet-overexpression-regulates-ahr-mediated-th-17-differentiation-through-an-ifn%C3%AE-independent-pathway
#1
Masahiro Yokosawa, Yuya Kondo, Masahiro Tahara, Mana Iizuka-Koga, Seiji Segawa, Shunta Kaneko, Hiroto Tsuboi, Keigyou Yoh, Satoru Takahash, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
Various transcription factors are also known to enhance or suppress Th-17 differentiation. We previously showed that the development of collagen-induced arthritis was suppressed in T-bet transgenic (T-bet Tg) mice and T-bet seemed to suppress Th-17 differentiation through an IFNγ-independent pathway, although the precise mechanism remains to be clarified. The present study was designed to further investigate the mechanisms involved in the regulation of Th-17 differentiation by T-bet overexpression, and we found the new relation between T-bet and aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR)...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936017/cellular-prion-protein-combined-with-galectin-3-and-6-affects-the-infectivity-titer-of-an-endogenous-retrovirus-assayed-in-hippocampal-neuronal-cells
#2
Boe-Hyun Kim, Hae-Young Shin, Joy J Goto, Richard I Carp, Eun-Kyoung Choi, Yong-Sun Kim
Prion diseases are infectious and fatal neurodegenerative diseases which require the cellular prion protein, PrPC, for development of diseases. The current study shows that the PrPC augments infectivity and plaque formation of a mouse endogenous retrovirus, MuLV. We have established four neuronal cell lines expressing mouse PrPC, PrP+/+; two express wild type PrPC (MoPrPwild) and the other two express mutant PrPC (MoPrPmut). Infection of neuronal cells from various PrP+/+ and PrP-/- (MoPrPKO) lines with MuLV yielded at least three times as many plaques in PrP+/+ than in PrP-/-...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934981/novel-dna-sensor-system-for-highly-sensitive-and-quantitative-retrovirus-detection-using-virus-encoded-integrase-as-a-biomarker
#3
Jing Wang, Jiangnan Liu, Jonas Thomsen, Denis Selnihhin, Marianne S Hede, Freja C M Kirsebom, Oskar Franch, Søren Fjelstrup, Magnus Stougaard, Yi-Ping Ho, Finn Skou Pedersen, Birgitta R Knudsen
In the current study we describe a novel DNA sensor system that allows the detection of single catalytic DNA integration events mediated by retrovirus encoded integrase (IN) present in viral particles. This is achieved by rolling circle amplification mediated conversion of enzymatic reactions happening within nanometer dimensions to directly detectable micrometer sized DNA products. The system utilizes the unique integration reaction of IN to generate a surface anchored nicked DNA circle that serves as a substrate for rolling circle amplification and allows for specific, quantitative and sensitive detection of purified recombinant IN or virus particles with a detection limit of less than 30 virus particles per μL of sample...
December 9, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934882/stable-knockdown-of-creb-hif-1-and-hif-2-by-replication-competent-retroviruses-abrogates-the-responses-to-hypoxia-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
D Shneor, R Folberg, J Pe'er, A Honigman, S Frenkel
The fast proliferation of tumor cells develops faster than the vasculature, resulting, in most malignant tumors, in generation of hypoxic regions. Hypoxia renders solid tumors resistant to radiation and chemotherapeutics while providing opportunities for tumor-selective therapies targeting tumor hypoxia. Here we exploit two properties of tumors: propagation of tumor cells and ongoing generation of hypoxic regions to construct a system that preferentially leads to the death of tumor cells and thus hinders tumor growth...
December 9, 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934589/characterization-of-ipscs-derived-from-dermal-fibroblasts-from-a-healthy-19year-old-female
#5
Marie-Ann Kawala, Martina Bohndorf, Nina Graffmann, Wasco Wruck, Kurt Zatloukal, James Adjaye
Primary fibroblasts from a healthy 19years old female were reprogrammed by transduction of retroviruses OCT4, SOX2, c-MYC and KLF4. iPSCs were characterized by immunocytochemistry, embryonic body-formation, DNA-fingerprint and karyotype analysis and comparative transcriptome analyses with the human embryonic stem cell line H1 revealed a Pearsons correlation coefficient of 0.8952.
October 19, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923052/filariae-retrovirus-co-infection-in-mice-is-associated-with-suppressed-virus-specific-igg-immune-response-and-higher-viral-loads
#6
Kirsten Katrin Dietze, Ulf Dittmer, Daniel Karim Koudaimi, Simone Schimmer, Martina Reitz, Minka Breloer, Wiebke Hartmann
Worldwide more than 2 billion people are infected with helminths, predominantly in developing countries. Co-infections with viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are common due to the geographical overlap of these pathogens. Helminth and viral infections induce antagonistic cytokine responses in their hosts. Helminths shift the immune system to a type 2-dominated immune response, while viral infections skew the cytokine response towards a type 1 immune response. Moreover, chronic helminth infections are often associated with a generalized suppression of the immune system leading to prolonged parasite survival, and also to a reduced defence against unrelated pathogens...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921323/the-application-of-strand-invasion-phenomenon-directed-by-peptide-nucleic-acid-pna-and-single-stranded-dna-binding-protein-ssb-for-the-recognition-of-specific-sequences-of-human-endogenous-retroviral-herv-w-family
#7
Grzegorz Machnik, Łukasz Bułdak, Jarosław Ruczyński, Tomasz Gąsior, Małgorzata Huzarska, Dariusz Belowski, Magdalena Alenowicz, Piotr Mucha, Piotr Rekowski, Bogusław Okopień
The HERV-W family of human endogenous retroviruses represents a group of numerous sequences that show close similarity in genetic composition. It has been documented that some members of HERV-W-derived expression products are supposed to play significant role in humans' pathology, such as multiple sclerosis or schizophrenia. Other members of the family are necessary to orchestrate physiological processes (eg, ERVWE1 coding syncytin-1 that is engaged in syncytiotrophoblast formation). Therefore, an assay that would allow the recognition of particular form of HERV-W members is highly desirable...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914702/renal-xenotransplantation-experimental-progress-and-clinical-prospects
#8
Martin Wijkstrom, Hayato Iwase, Wayne Paris, Hidetaka Hara, Mohamed Ezzelarab, David K C Cooper
There are >100,000 patients waiting for kidney transplants in the United States and a vast need worldwide. Xenotransplantation, in the form of the transplantation of kidneys from genetically engineered pigs, offers the possibility of overcoming the chronic shortage of deceased and living human donors. These genetic manipulations can take the form of (i) knockout of pig genes that are responsible for the expression of antigens against which the primate (human or nonhuman primate) has natural "preformed" antibodies that bind and initiate complement-mediated destruction or (ii) the insertion of human transgenes that provide protection against the human complement, coagulation, or inflammatory responses...
November 30, 2016: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911725/the-multiple-roles-of-the-nucleocapsid-in-retroviral-rna-conversion-into-proviral-dna-by-reverse-transcriptase
#9
REVIEW
Jean-Luc Darlix, Hugues de Rocquigny, Yves Mély
Retroviruses are enveloped plus-strand RNA viruses that can cause cancer, immunodeficiency and neurological disorder in human and animals. Retroviruses have several unique properties, such as a genomic RNA in a dimeric form found in the virus, and a replication strategy called 'copy-and-paste' during which the plus-strand genomic RNA is converted into a double-stranded DNA, subsequently integrated into the cellular genome. Two essential viral enzymes, reverse transcriptase (RT) and integrase (IN), direct this 'copy-and-paste' replication...
October 15, 2016: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903772/diverse-activities-of-viral-cis-acting-rna-regulatory-elements-revealed-using-multi-color-long-term-single-cell-imaging
#10
Ginger M Pocock, Laraine L Zimdars, Ming Yuan, Kevin W Eliceiri, Paul Ahlquist, Nathan M Sherer
Cis-acting RNA structural elements govern crucial aspects of viral gene expression. How these structures and other post-transcriptional signals affect RNA trafficking and translation in the context of single cells is poorly understood. Herein we describe a multi-color, long-term (>24 h) imaging strategy for measuring integrated aspects of viral RNA regulatory control in individual cells. We apply this strategy to demonstrate differential mRNA trafficking behaviors governed by RNA elements derived from three retroviruses (HIV-1, murine leukemia virus, and Mason-Pfizer monkey virus), two hepadnaviruses (hepatitis B virus and woodchuck hepatitis virus) and an intron-retaining transcript encoded by the cellular NXF1 gene...
November 30, 2016: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902399/truncation-of-the-enzootic-nasal-tumor-virus-envelope-protein-cytoplasmic-tail-increases-env-mediated-fusion-and-infectivity
#11
Scott R Walsh, Jondavid G de Jong, Jacob P van Vloten, María Carla Rosales Gerpe, Lisa A Santry, Sarah K Wootton
Enzootic nasal tumor virus (ENTV) and Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) are highly related ovine betaretroviruses that induce nasal and lung tumors in small ruminants, respectively. While the ENTV and JSRV envelope (Env) glycoproteins mediate virus entry using the same cellular receptor, the GPI-linked protein hyaluronoglucosaminidase, ENTV Env pseudovirions mediate entry into cells from a much more restricted range of species than do JSRV Env pseudovirions. Unlike JSRV Env, ENTV Env does not induce cell fusion at pH 5...
November 11, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894280/is-there-any-association-between-sarcoidosis-and-infectious-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Tiago Esteves, Gloria Aparicio, Vicente Garcia-Patos
BACKGROUND: During the last few years, investigators have debated the role that infectious agents may have in sarcoidosis pathogenesis. With the emergence of new molecular biology techniques, several studies have been conducted; therefore, we performed a meta-analysis in order to better explain this possible association. METHODS: This review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement from the Cochrane collaboration guidelines...
November 28, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889452/an-rb-ezh2-complex-mediates-silencing-of-repetitive-dna-sequences
#13
Charles A Ishak, Aren E Marshall, Daniel T Passos, Carlee R White, Seung J Kim, Matthew J Cecchini, Sara Ferwati, William A MacDonald, Christopher J Howlett, Ian D Welch, Seth M Rubin, Mellissa R W Mann, Frederick A Dick
Repetitive genomic regions include tandem sequence repeats and interspersed repeats, such as endogenous retroviruses and LINE-1 elements. Repressive heterochromatin domains silence expression of these sequences through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. Here, we present evidence that the retinoblastoma protein (pRB) utilizes a cell-cycle-independent interaction with E2F1 to recruit enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) to diverse repeat sequences. These include simple repeats, satellites, LINEs, and endogenous retroviruses as well as transposon fragments...
November 12, 2016: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886074/eleventh-international-foamy-virus-conference-meeting-report
#14
Florence Buseyne, Antoine Gessain, Marcelo A Soares, André F Santos, Magdalena Materniak-Kornas, Pascale Lesage, Alessia Zamborlini, Martin Löchelt, Wentao Qiao, Dirk Lindemann, Birgitta M Wöhrl, Jonathan P Stoye, Ian A Taylor, Arifa S Khan
The Eleventh International Foamy Virus Conference took place on 9-10 June 2016 at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. The meeting reviewed progress on foamy virus (FV) research, as well as related current topics in retrovirology. FVs are complex retroviruses that are widespread in several animal species. Several research topics on these viruses are relevant to human health: cross-species transmission and viral emergence, vectors for gene therapy, development of antiretroviral drugs, retroviral evolution and its influence on the human genome...
November 23, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885560/expression-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-k-and-w-in-babies
#15
L H S Nali, A C S Oliveira, D O Alves, G S Caleiro, C F Nunes, D Gerhardt, R C M Succi, Camila M Romano, D M Machado
Here we determined the relative expression of HERV-K and W proviruses in HIV infected and non-infected mothers as well as their respective babies up to 1 year-old. HIV-infected mothers, their babies and uninfected control groups presented expression of both HERV-K and HERV-W with relatively high frequency. While the level of HERV-K expression was similar among groups, the level of HERV-W expression in HIV-infected mothers was four-fold higher than the uninfected mothers from the control group (p < 0.01)...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881654/identification-of-new-world-quails-susceptible-to-alv-j-infection
#16
Jiří Plachý, Markéta Reinišová, Dana Kučerová, Filip Šenigl, Volodymyr Stepanets, Tomáš Hron, Kateřina Trejbalová, Daniel Elleder, Jiří Hejnar
: The J subgroup avian leukosis virus (ALV-J) infects domestic chicken, jungle fowl, and turkey. This virus enters the host cell through a receptor encoded by the tvj locus and identified as Na+/H+ exchanger 1. The resistance to J subgroup avian leukosis virus in a great majority of galliform species was explained by deletions or substitutions of the critical tryptophan 38 in the first extracellular loop of Na+/H+ exchanger 1. Because there are concerns of transspecies virus transmission, we studied the natural polymorphisms and susceptibility/resistance in wild galliforms and found the presence of tryptophan 38 in four species of New World quails...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881645/phylogenetic-diversity-of-koala-retrovirus-within-a-wild-koala-population
#17
K J Chappell, J C Brealey, A A Amarilla, D Watterson, L Hulse, C Palmieri, S D Johnston, E C Holmes, J Meers, P R Young
: Koala populations are in serious decline across many areas of mainland Australia, with infectious disease a contributing factor. Koala Retrovirus (KoRV) is a gammaretrovirus present in most wild Koala populations and captive colonies. Five subtypes of KoRV have been identified (A-E) based on amino acid sequence divergence in a hyper-variable region of the receptor binding domain of the envelope protein. However, analysis of viral genetic diversity has primarily been conducted on KoRV in captive koalas housed in zoos in Japan, the United States of America and Germany...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881337/-inhibitory-effect-of-mig-7-silencing-by-retrovirus-mediated-shrna-on-vasculogenic-mimicry-invasion-and-metastasis-of-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells-in-vitro
#18
Bo Qu, Guan-Nan Sheng, Fei Yu, Guan-Nan Chen, Qi Lv, Zhong-Peng Mao, Long Guo, Yi Lv
OBJECTIVE: To explore the inhibitory effect of migration-inducing gene 7 (Mig-7) gene silencing induced by retroviral-mediated small hairpin RNA (shRNA) on vasculogenic mimicry (VM), invasion and metastasis of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells in vitro. METHODS: Two target sequences (Mig-7 shRNA-1 and Mig-7 shRNA-2) and one negative control sequence (Mig-7 shRNA-N) were synthesized. The recombinant retroviral vectors carrying Mig-7 shRNA were constructed, and HCC cell line MHCC-97H were transfected with Mig-7 shRNA-1, Mig-7 shRNA-2, Mig-7 shRNA-N, or the empty vector, or treated with 125 µg/mL recombinant human endostatin (ES)...
November 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879458/the-changing-epidemiology-of-human-t-cell-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-infection-in-peruvian-female-sex-workers-1993-2010
#19
Jenell Stewart, Kristen Heitzinger, Simon Pollett, Martha Calderón, Jorge Alarcón, Thanh G N Ton, Joseph R Zunt
Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) was the first human retrovirus to be reported and is associated with neoplastic, neurological, autoimmune, and infectious complications. HTLV-1 is endemic in Peru, with the highest prevalence reported among commercial sex workers. Seroprevalence data collected from Peruvian female sex workers (FSWs) working in Callao over three study periods between 1993 and 2010 were used to examine the secular trend in HTLV-1 prevalence. Between 1993 and 2010, the prevalence of HTLV-1 decreased significantly from 14...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879338/functional-interplay-between-murine-leukemia-virus-glycogag-serinc5-and-surface-glycoprotein-governs-virus-entry-with-opposite-effects-on-gammaretroviral-and-ebolavirus-glycoproteins
#20
Yadvinder S Ahi, Shu Zhang, Yashna Thappeta, Audrey Denman, Amin Feizpour, Suryaram Gummuluru, Bjoern Reinhard, Delphine Muriaux, Matthew J Fivash, Alan Rein
: Gammaretroviruses, such as murine leukemia viruses (MLVs), encode, in addition to the canonical Gag, Pol, and Env proteins that will form progeny virus particles, a protein called "glycogag" (glycosylated Gag). MLV glycogag contains the entire Gag sequence plus an 88-residue N-terminal extension. It has recently been reported that glycogag, like the Nef protein of HIV-1, counteracts the antiviral effects of the cellular protein Serinc5. We have found, in agreement with prior work, that glycogag strongly enhances the infectivity of MLVs with some Env proteins but not those with others...
November 22, 2016: MBio
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