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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216317/novel-wolbachia-transinfected-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-possess-diverse-fitness-and-vector-competence-phenotypes
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Johanna E Fraser, Jyotika Taneja De Bruyne, Iñaki Iturbe-Ormaetxe, Justin Stepnell, Rhiannon L Burns, Heather A Flores, Scott L O'Neill
Wolbachia pipientis from Drosophila melanogaster (wMel) is an endosymbiotic bacterium that restricts transmission of human pathogenic flaviviruses and alphaviruses, including dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses, when introduced into the mosquito vector Aedes aegypti. To date, wMel-infected Ae. aegypti have been released in field trials in 5 countries to evaluate the effectiveness of this strategy for disease control. Despite the success in establishing wMel-infected mosquitoes in wild populations, and the well-characterized antiviral capabilities of wMel, transinfecting different or additional Wolbachia strains into Ae...
December 7, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211630/production-of-monoclonal-antibody-that-recognizes-zika-virus-and-other-flaviviruses-in-serum-free-conditions
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Fernando de Paiva Conte, Raquel de Souza Martins, Ana Carolina Dos Reis Albuquerque Cajaraville, Hilton Jorge Nascimento, Patricia Barbosa Jurgilas, Sheila Maria Barbosa de Lima, Sotiris Missailidis, Márcia Arissawa
With the recent outbreaks of Zika and Dengue virus infections in various countries worldwide, production of vaccines or diagnostic kits is an urgent public health demand. Production of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) that specifically binds to a common antigen shared by the Flavivirus genus will be necessary for new diagnostic kits or characterization and viral identity tests during vaccine development. This study aimed to cultivate, in serum-free conditions, the 4G2 hybridoma that produces an mAb, which recognizes a shared epitope from the Flavivirus genus...
December 6, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202041/global-transcriptome-analysis-of-aedes-aegypti-mosquitoes-in-response-to-zika-virus-infection
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Kayvan Etebari, Shivanand Hegde, Miguel A Saldaña, Steven G Widen, Thomas G Wood, Sassan Asgari, Grant L Hughes
Zika virus (ZIKV) of the Flaviviridae family is a recently emerged mosquito-borne virus that has been implicated in the surge of the number of microcephaly instances in South America. The recent rapid spread of the virus led to its declaration as a global health emergency by the World Health Organization. The virus is transmitted mainly by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which is also the vector of dengue virus; however, little is known about the interactions of the virus with the mosquito vector. In this study, we investigated the transcriptome profiles of whole A...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192272/ribosomal-stress-and-tp53-mediated-neuronal-apoptosis-in-response-to-capsid-protein-of-the-zika-virus
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Lukasz P Slomnicki, Dong-Hoon Chung, Austin Parker, Taylor Hermann, Nolan L Boyd, Michal Hetman
We report here that in rat and human neuroprogenitor cells as well as rat embryonic cortical neurons Zika virus (ZIKV) infection leads to ribosomal stress that is characterized by structural disruption of the nucleolus. The anti-nucleolar effects were most pronounced in postmitotic neurons. Moreover, in the latter system, nucleolar presence of ZIKV capsid protein (ZIKV-C) was associated with ribosomal stress and apoptosis. Deletion of 22 C-terminal residues of ZIKV-C prevented nucleolar localization, ribosomal stress and apoptosis...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169357/in-silico-design-of-a-zika-virus-non-structural-protein-5-aiming-vaccine-protection-against-zika-and-dengue-in-different-human-populations
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Lorrany Dos Santos Franco, Paloma Oliveira Vidal, Jaime Henrique Amorim
BACKGROUND: The arboviruses Zika virus (ZIKV) and Dengue virus (DENV) have important epidemiological impact in Brazil and other tropical regions of the world. Recently, it was shown that previous humoral immunity to DENV enhances ZIKV replication in vitro, which may lead to more severe forms of the disease. Thus, traditional approaches of vaccine development aiming to control viral infection through neutralizing antibodies may induce cross-reactive enhancing antibodies. In contrast, cellular immune response was shown to be capable of controlling DENV infection independently of antibodies...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141913/multiplexed-biomarker-panels-discriminate-zika-and-dengue-virus-infection-in-humans
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Guang Song, Hee-Sool Rho, Jianbo Pan, Pedro Ramos, Ki-Jun Yoon, Freddy A Medina, Emily M Lee, Daniel J Eichinger, Guo-Li Ming, Jorge L Muñoz-Jordan, Hengli Tang, Ignacio Pino, Hongjun Song, Jiang Qian, Heng Zhu
Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) are closely related flaviviruses that cause widespread, acute febrile illnesses, notably microcephaly for fetuses of infected pregnant women. Detecting the viral cause of these illnesses is paramount to determine risks to patients, counsel pregnant women, and help fight outbreaks. A combined diagnostic algorithm for ZIKV and DENV requires Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and IgM antibody detection. RT-PCR differentiates between DENV and ZIKV infections during the acute phases of infection, but differentiation based on IgM antibodies is currently nearly impossible in endemic areas...
November 15, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137867/functionalized-2-1-benzothiazine-2-2-dioxides-as-new-inhibitors-of-dengue-ns5-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase
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Rolando Cannalire, Delia Tarantino, Andrea Astolfi, Maria Letizia Barreca, Stefano Sabatini, Serena Massari, Oriana Tabarrini, Mario Milani, Gilles Querat, Eloise Mastrangelo, Giuseppe Manfroni, Violetta Cecchetti
Over recent years, many RNA viruses have been "re-discovered", including life-threatening flaviviruses, such as Dengue, Zika, and several encephalitis viruses. Since no specific inhibitors are currently available to treat these infections, there is a pressing need for new therapeutics. Among the flaviviral proteins, NS5 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) represents a validated target being essential for viral replication and it has no human analog. To date, few NS5 RdRp inhibitor chemotypes have been reported and no inhibitors are currently in clinical development...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135369/t-cell-immunity-to-zika-and-dengue-viral-infections
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Jinsheng Wen, Sujan Shresta
The 2015-2016 Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the Americas has brought this relatively unknown flavivirus into the spotlight as the etiologic agent of congenital Zika syndrome in newborns and, potentially, of Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. ZIKV shares a high degree of amino acid sequence homology with the closely related flavivirus Dengue virus (DENV). Due to the paucity of research investigating T cell-mediated immune responses to ZIKV, the precise roles of T cells in protection against and pathogenesis of ZIKV infection are unclear...
November 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131357/zika-virus-what-we-need-to-know
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Farakh Javed, Khanzadi N Manzoor, Mubashar Ali, Irshad U Haq, Abid A Khan, Assad Zaib, Sobia Manzoor
Zika virus is one of the emerging viruses and is of significant threat to human health globally. It is a mosquito borne flavivirus similar to dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile viruses. It was reported about 5 decades ago and then it spreads to different parts of the world. Large outbreaks were reported on Yap Islands in 2007. Now it has gained wide attention globally by health communities. Major vector for virus transmission is Aedes aegypti mosquito. ZIKV infection is mostly asymptomatic but it is also responsible to cause mild influenza like illness to serious manifestations...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129917/dengue-virus-reactive-cd8-t-cells-mediate-cross-protection-against-subsequent-zika-virus-challenge
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Jinsheng Wen, Annie Elong Ngono, Jose Angel Regla-Nava, Kenneth Kim, Matthew J Gorman, Michael S Diamond, Sujan Shresta
Zika virus (ZIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) are antigenically related flaviviruses that share cross-reactivity in antibody and T cell responses, and co-circulate in increasing numbers of countries. Whether pre-existing DENV immunity can cross-protect or enhance ZIKV infection during sequential infection of the same host is unknown. Here, we show that DENV-immune Ifnar1 -/- or wild-type C57BL/6 mice infected with ZIKV have cross-reactive immunity to subsequent ZIKV infection and pathogenesis. Adoptive transfer and cell depletion studies demonstrate that DENV-immune CD8+ T cells predominantly mediate cross-protective responses to ZIKV...
November 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122447/a-tale-of-two-viruses-does-heterologous-flavivirus-immunity-enhance-zika-disease
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REVIEW
Carlos A Sariol, Mauricio L Nogueira, Nikos Vasilakis
The rise of Zika virus (ZIKV) and its unusual clinical manifestations provided ground for speculative debate. The clinical severity of secondary dengue virus (DENV) infections is associated with antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), and it was recently suggested that previous exposure to DENV may worsen ZIKV clinical outcomes. In this Opinion article we analyze the relationship among different flaviviruses and ADE. We discuss new evidence obtained in non-human primates and human cohorts demonstrating that there is no correlation to ADE when ZIKV infection occurs in the presence of pre-existing DENV immunity...
November 6, 2017: Trends in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117567/the-host-protein-reticulon-3-1a-is-utilized-by-flaviviruses-to-facilitate-membrane-remodelling
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Turgut E Aktepe, Susann Liebscher, Julia E Prier, Cameron P Simmons, Jason M Mackenzie
Flaviviruses are enveloped, positive-sensed single-stranded RNA viruses that remodel host membranes, incorporating both viral and host factors facilitating viral replication. In this study, we identified a key role for the membrane-bending host protein Reticulon 3.1 (RTN3.1A) during the replication cycle of three flaviviruses: West Nile virus (WNV), Dengue virus (DENV), and Zika virus (ZIKV). We observed that, during infection, RTN3.1A is redistributed and recruited to the viral replication complex, a recruitment facilitated via the WNV NS4A protein, however, not DENV or ZIKV NS4A...
November 7, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116222/specific-detection-of-dengue-and-zika-virus-antibodies-using-envelope-proteins-with-mutations-in-the-conserved-fusion-loop
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Alexandra Rockstroh, Beyene Moges, Luisa Barzon, Alessandro Sinigaglia, Giorgio Palù, Widuranga Kumbukgolla, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Manoel Sarno, Carlos Brites, Andres Moreira-Soto, Jan Felix Drexler, Orlando C Ferreira, Sebastian Ulbert
Detection of antibodies is widely used for the diagnosis of infections with arthropod-borne flaviviruses including dengue (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV). Due to the emergence of ZIKV in areas endemic for DENV, massive co-circulation is observed and methods to specifically diagnose these infections and differentiate them from each other are mandatory. However, serological assays for flaviviruses in general, and for DENV and ZIKV in particular, are compromised by the high degree of similarities in their proteins which can lead to cross-reacting antibodies and false-positive test results...
November 8, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116169/a-zika-vaccine-targeting-ns1-protein-protects-immunocompetent-adult-mice-in-a-lethal-challenge-model
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Aaron C Brault, Arban Domi, Erin M McDonald, Dalit Talmi-Frank, Nathanael McCurley, Rahul Basu, Harriet L Robinson, Michael Hellerstein, Nisha K Duggal, Richard A Bowen, Farshad Guirakhoo
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that has rapidly extended its geographic range around the world. Its association with abnormal fetal brain development, sexual transmission, and lack of a preventive vaccine have constituted a global health concern. Designing a safe and effective vaccine requires significant caution due to overlapping geographical distribution of ZIKV with dengue virus (DENV) and other flaviviruses, possibly resulting in more severe disease manifestations in flavivirus immune vaccinees such as Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE, a phenomenon involved in pathogenesis of DENV, and a risk associated with ZIKV vaccines using the envelope proteins as immunogens)...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110196/challenges-for-molecular-and-serological-zikv-infection-confirmation
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Zilton Farias Meira de Vasconcelos, Renata Campos Azevedo, Nathália Thompson, Leonardo Gomes, Letícia Guida, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira
BACKGROUND: Zika Virus (ZIKV), member of Flaviviridae family and Flavivirus genus, has recently emerged as international public health emergency after its association with neonatal microcephaly cases. Clinical diagnosis hindrance involves symptom similarities produced by other arbovirus infections, therefore laboratory confirmation is of paramount importance. DISCUSSION: The most reliable test available is based on ZIKV RNA detection from body fluid samples. However, short viremia window periods and asymptomatic infections diminish the success rate for RT-PCR positivity...
November 6, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093104/ability-to-serologically-confirm-recent-zika-virus-infection-in-areas-with-varying-past-incidence-of-dengue-virus-infection-united-states-and-territories-2016
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Nicole P Lindsey, J Erin Staples, Krista Powell, Ingrid B Rabe, Marc Fischer, Ann M Powers, Olga I Kosoy, Eric C Mossel, Jorge L Munoz-Jordan, Manuela Beltran, W Thane Hancock, Karrie-Ann E Toews, Esther M Ellis, Brett R Ellis, Amanda J Panella, Alison J Basile, Amanda E Calvert, Janeen Laven, Christin H Goodman, Carolyn V Gould, Stacey W Martin, Jennifer D Thomas, Julie Villanueva, Mary L Mataia, Rebecca Sciulli, Remedios Gose, A Christian Whelen, Susan L Hills
Background. Cross-reactivity within flavivirus antibody assays, produced by shared epitopes in the envelope proteins, can complicate serological diagnosis of Zika virus (ZIKAV) infection. We assessed the utility of the plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) to confirm recent ZIKAV infections and rule out misleading positive IgM results in areas with varying past dengue virus (DENV) infection incidence. Methods. We reviewed PRNT results of sera collected for diagnosis of ZIKAV infection from January 1 through August 31, 2016 with positive ZIKAV IgM results and ZIKAV and DENV PRNT performed...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064083/new-insights-into-flavivirus-biology-the-influence-of-ph-over-interactions-between-prm-and-e-proteins
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Edson R A Oliveira, Ricardo B de Alencastro, Bruno A C Horta
Diseases caused by flaviviruses, such as dengue and zika, are globally recognized as major threats. During infection, a critical point in their replicative cycle is the maturation step, which occurs throughout the cellular exocytic pathway. This step is a pH-dependent process that involves the modification of the viral envelope by converting prM (pre-membrane) into M (membrane) proteins with the release of a "pr peptide". After this reaction, the pr peptides remain bound to the viral envelope while the virions cross the acidic trans-Golgi network, and are released only at neutral pH after secretion of the virus particles...
November 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051080/antiviral-activity-of-n-4-hydroxyphenyl-retinamide-4-hpr-against-zika-virus
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Jared D Pitts, Pi-Chun Li, Melissanne de Wispelaere, Priscilla L Yang
The rapid spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) in recent years has highlighted the severe diseases associated with ZIKV infection, such as Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults and microcephaly in newborns; yet no vaccines or antivirals currently exist to prevent or treat ZIKV infection. We and others have previously identified N-(4-hydroxyphenyl) retinamide (fenretinide or 4-HPR) as an antiviral compound that inhibits dengue virus 2 (DV2) and other flaviviruses by limiting the steady-state accumulation of viral RNA. Here we show that 4-HPR potently inhibits ZIKV in mammalian cell culture and significantly reduces both serum viremia and brain viral burden in a murine model of ZIKV infection...
November 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020226/innate-t-and-b-cell-responses-in-acute-human-zika-patients
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Lilin Lai, Nadine Rouphael, Yongxian Xu, Muktha S Natrajan, Allison Beck, Mari Hart, Matthew Feldhammer, Amanda Feldpausch, Charles Hill, Henry Wu, Jessica K Fairley, Pamela Lankford-Turner, Nicole Kasher, Patrick Rago, Yi-Juan Hu, Srilatha Edupuganti, Shital M Patel, Kristy O Murray, Mark J Mulligan
Background: There is an urgent need for studies of viral persistence and immunity during human Zika infections to inform planning and conduct of vaccine clinical trials. Methods: In five returned US travelers with acute symptomatic Zika infection, clinical features, viral RNA levels, and immune responses were characterized. Results: Two pregnant, flavivirus-experienced patients had viral RNA persist in plasma for >44 and >26 days. Three days after symptom onset transient increases in pro-inflammatory monocytes began followed at five days by transient decreases in myeloid dendritic cells...
August 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972551/sophoraflavenone-g-restricts-dengue-and-zika-virus-infection-via-rna-polymerase-interference
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Alexandre Sze, David Olagnier, Samar Bel Hadj, Xiaoying Han, Xiao Hong Tian, Hong-Tao Xu, Long Yang, Qingwen Shi, Penghua Wang, Mark A Wainberg, Jian Hui Wu, Rongtuan Lin
Flaviviruses including Zika, Dengue and Hepatitis C virus cause debilitating diseases in humans, and the former are emerging as global health concerns with no antiviral treatments. We investigated Sophora Flavecens, used in Chinese medicine, as a source for antiviral compounds. We isolated Sophoraflavenone G and found that it inhibited Hepatitis C replication, but not Sendai or Vesicular Stomatitis Virus. Pre- and post-infection treatments demonstrated anti-flaviviral activity against Dengue and Zika virus, via viral RNA polymerase inhibition...
October 3, 2017: Viruses
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