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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164446/the-characteristics-and-antigenic-properties-of-recently-emerged-subclade-3c-3a-and-3c-2a-human-influenza-a-h3n2-viruses-passaged-in-mdck-cells
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Yipu Lin, Stephen A Wharton, Lynne Whittaker, Mian Dai, Burcu Ermetal, Janice Lo, Andrea Pontoriero, Elsa Baumeister, Rodney S Daniels, John W McCauley
BACKGROUND: Two new subclades of influenza A(H3N2) viruses became prominent during the 2014-2015 Northern Hemisphere influenza season. The HA glycoproteins of these viruses showed sequence changes previously associated with alterations in receptor-binding properties. To address how these changes influence virus propagation, viruses were isolated and propagated in conventional MDCK cells and MDCK-SIAT1 cells, cells with enhanced expression of the human receptor for the virus, and analysed at each passage...
February 5, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161420/comparison-of-platform-technologies-for-assaying-antibody-to-ebola-virus
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Dianna E Wilkinson, Mark Page, Giada Mattiuzzo, Mark Hassall, Thomas Dougall, Peter Rigsby, Lindsay Stone, Philip Minor
BACKGROUND: The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa led to the use of a variety of different platform technologies for assaying antibodies because of the difficulties of handling the live virus. The same types of method could be applied rapidly to other infections when they emerge. There is a need to compare quantitative results of different assays, which means that the assays must measure similar parameters and give comparable results. METHODS: A collaborative study was carried out to establish an International Reference Reagent through WHO...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135273/cellular-immune-responses-to-live-attenuated-japanese-encephalitis-je-vaccine-sa14-14-2-in-adults-in-a-je-dengue-co-endemic-area
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Lance Turtle, Filippo Tatullo, Tanushka Bali, Vasanthapuram Ravi, Mohammed Soni, Sajesh Chan, Savita Chib, Manjunatha M Venkataswamy, Prachi Fadnis, Mansour Yaïch, Stefan Fernandez, Paul Klenerman, Vijaya Satchidanandam, Tom Solomon
BACKGROUND: Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus (JEV) causes severe epidemic encephalitis across Asia, for which the live attenuated vaccine SA14-14-2 is being used increasingly. JEV is a flavivirus, and is closely related to dengue virus (DENV), which is co-endemic in many parts of Asia, with clinically relevant interactions. There is no information on the human T cell response to SA14-14-2, or whether responses to SA14-14-2 cross-react with DENV. We used live attenuated JE vaccine SA14-14-2 as a model for studying T cell responses to JEV infection in adults, and to determine whether these T cell responses are cross-reactive with DENV, and other flaviviruses...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124415/experimental-hendra-virus-infection-of-dogs-virus-replication-shedding-and-potential-for-transmission
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D J Middleton, S Riddell, R Klein, R Arkinstall, J Haining, L Frazer, C Mottley, R Evans, D Johnson, J Pallister
OBJECTIVE: Characterisation of experimental Hendra virus (HeV) infection in dogs and assessment of associated transmission risk. METHODS: Beagle dogs were exposed oronasally to Hendra virus/Australia/Horse/2008/Redlands or to blood collected from HeV-infected ferrets. Ferrets were exposed to oral fluids collected from dogs after canine exposure to HeV. Observations made and samples tested post-exposure were used to assess the clinical course and replication sites of HeV in dogs, the infectivity for ferrets of canine oral fluids and features of HeV infection in dogs following contact with infective blood...
January 2017: Australian Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100620/overexpression-of-il-7-extends-the-humoral-immune-response-induced-by-rabies-vaccination
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Yingying Li, Ming Zhou, Zhaochen Luo, Yachun Zhang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao
: Rabies continues to present a public health threat in most countries of the world. The most efficient way to prevent and control rabies is to implement vaccination programmes for domestic animals. However, traditional inactivated vaccines used in animals are costly and have a relatively low efficiency, which impedes their extensive use in developing countries. There is therefore an urgent need to develop single-dose and long-lasting rabies vaccines. However, little information is available regarding the mechanisms underlying immunological memory, which can broaden humoral responses following rabies vaccination...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086880/influence-of-border-disease-virus-bdv-on-serological-surveillance-within-the-bovine-virus-diarrhea-bvd-eradication-program-in-switzerland
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V Kaiser, L Nebel, G Schüpbach-Regula, R G Zanoni, M Schweizer
BACKGROUND: In 2008, a program to eradicate bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) in cattle in Switzerland was initiated. After targeted elimination of persistently infected animals that represent the main virus reservoir, the absence of BVD is surveilled serologically since 2012. In view of steadily decreasing pestivirus seroprevalence in the cattle population, the susceptibility for (re-) infection by border disease (BD) virus mainly from small ruminants increases. Due to serological cross-reactivity of pestiviruses, serological surveillance of BVD by ELISA does not distinguish between BVD and BD virus as source of infection...
January 13, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071799/seroepidemiological-and-phylogenetic-characterisation-of-neurotropic-enteroviruses-in-ireland-2005-2014
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Jorge Abboud Guerra, Allison Waters, Alison Kelly, Ursula Morley, Paul O'Reilly, Edwin O'Kelly, Jonathan Dean, Robert Cunney, Piaras O'Lorcain, Suzanne Cotter, Jeff Connell, Joanne O'Gorman, William W Hall, Michael Carr, Cillian F De Gascun
Enteroviruses (EVs) are associated with a broad spectrum of clinical presentation, including aseptic meningitis (AM), encephalitis, hand, foot and mouth disease, acute flaccid paralysis and acute flaccid myelitis. Epidemics occur sporadically and are associated with increased cases of AM in children. The present study describes the seroepidemiological analysis of circulating EVs in Ireland from 2005-2014 and phylogenetic characterisation of echovirus 30 (E-30), enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) and enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063471/comparison-of-assays-for-the-detection-of-west-nile-virus-antibodies-in-equine-serum-after-natural-infection-or-vaccination
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Kinga Joó, Tamás Bakonyi, Ottó Szenci, Sára Sárdi, Emőke Ferenczi, Mónika Barna, Péter Malik, Zdenek Hubalek, Orsolya Fehér, Orsolya Kutasi
West Nile virus (WNV) mainly infects birds, horses and humans. Outcomes of the infection range from mild uncharacteristic signs to fatal neurologic disease. The main objectives of the present study were to measure serum IgG and IgM antibodies in naturally exposed and vaccinated horses and to compare results of haemagglutination inhibition test (HIT), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and plaque reduction neutralisation test (PRNT). Altogether 224 animals were tested by HIT for WNV antibodies and 41 horses were simultaneously examined by ELISA and PRNT...
January 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004837/the-de-and-fg-loops-of-the-hpv-major-capsid-protein-contribute-to-the-epitopes-of-vaccine-induced-cross-neutralising-antibodies
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Sara L Bissett, Anna Godi, Simon Beddows
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines consist of major capsid protein (L1) virus-like particles (VLP) and are highly efficacious against the development of cervical cancer precursors attributable to oncogenic genotypes, HPV16 and HPV18. A degree of vaccine-induced cross-protection has also been demonstrated against genetically-related genotypes in the Alpha-7 (HPV18-like) and Alpha-9 (HPV16-like) species groups which is coincident with the detection of L1 cross-neutralising antibodies. In this study the L1 domains recognised by inter-genotype cross-neutralising antibodies were delineated...
December 22, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983716/the-optimisation-of-pseudotyped-viruses-for-the-characterisation-of-immune-responses-to-equine-influenza-virus
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Simon D Scott, Rebecca Kinsley, Nigel Temperton, Janet M Daly
Pseudotyped viruses (PVs) produced by co-transfecting cells with plasmids expressing lentiviral core proteins and viral envelope proteins are potentially powerful tools for studying various aspects of equine influenza virus (EIV) biology. The aim of this study was to optimise production of equine influenza PVs. Co-transfection of the HAT protease to activate the haemagglutinin (HA) yielded a higher titre PV than TMPRSS2 with the HA from A/equine/Richmond/1/2007 (H3N8), whereas for A/equine/Newmarket/79 (H3N8), both proteases resulted in equivalent titres...
December 15, 2016: Pathogens
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
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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/27902354/humoral-immune-system-targets-clonotypic-antibody-associated-hepatitis-c-virus
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Amruta S Naik, Brendan A Palmer, Orla Crossbie, Elizabeth Kenny-Walsh, Liam J Fanning
Hypervariable region 1 (HVR1) is one of the potential neutralisation domains in the E2 glycoprotein of Hepatitis C virus (HCV). Point mutations of the HVR1 can lead to humoral immune escape in HCV infected patients. In this study we segregated the chronically infected viraemic sera from HCV infected patients into populations of antibody free virus (AFV) and antibody associated virus (AAV) and mapped potential epitopes within the E1E2 gene junction of AAV sequences (residues 364-430). Furthermore, we generated pseudotyped HCV particles (HCVpp) derived from AAV sequence to assess their infectivity...
November 14, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902347/the-conserved-n-terminus-of-human-rhinovirus-capsid-protein-vp4-contains-membrane-pore-forming-activity-and-is-a-target-for-neutralizing-antibodies
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Anusha Panjwani, Amin S Asfor, Tobias J Tuthill
Human rhinovirus is the causative agent of the common cold and belongs to the non-enveloped picornavirus family. A trigger such as receptor binding or low pH initiates conformational changes in the capsid that allow the virus to attach to membranes and form a pore for the translocation of viral RNA into the cytoplasm. We previously showed that recombinant capsid protein VP4 was able to form membrane pores. In this study, we show the N-terminus but not C-terminus of VP4 formed pores with properties similar to full-length VP4 and consistent with the size required for transfer of RNA...
December 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889981/chimeric-trojan-protein-insertion-in-lentiviral-membranes-makes-lentiviruses-susceptible-to-neutralization-by-anti-tetanus-serum-antibodies
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Anita Le Heron, Steven Patterson, Rafael J Yáñez-Muñoz, George Dickson
This study describes the initial testing of a novel strategy for neutralization of lentiviruses using the fundamental biology of enveloped viruses' assembly and budding. In the field of gene therapy, viral vector surface proteins have been manipulated in order to redirect host cell specificity by alteration of pseudo-types. This study tested whether known viral pseudo-typing proteins or surface proteins known to be recruited to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope could be engineered to carry neutralizing epitopes from another microorganism onto the lentiviral surface...
November 26, 2016: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889255/antigenic-variation-of-lasota-and-genotype-vii-newcastle-disease-virus-ndv-and-their-efficacy-against-challenge-with-velogenic-ndv
#15
Hui-Ming Yang, Jing Zhao, Jia Xue, Yan-Ling Yang, Guo-Zhong Zhang
Continued monitoring and evaluation of vaccine efficacy against prevalent or newly isolated strains has great importance in advising Newcastle disease (ND) immunization strategy. In this study, we systematically analysed the antigenic variation between genotype VII NDV aSG10 and the commercial vaccine strain LaSota, and assessed their efficacy against challenge with velogenic NDV by serological analysis and animal testing. We show that these two viruses are antigenically distinguishable; anti-NDV aSG10 hyper-immune sera demonstrated higher haemagglutination inhibition (HI) titres (11...
January 3, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851799/absence-of-association-between-cord-specific-antibody-levels-and-severe-respiratory-syncytial-virus-rsv-disease-in-early-infants-a-case-control-study-from-coastal-kenya
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Joyce Uchi Nyiro, Charles Jumba Sande, Martin Mutunga, Patience Kerubo Kiyuka, Patrick Kioo Munywoki, John Anthony G Scott, David James Nokes
BACKGROUND: The target group for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease prevention is infants under 6 months of age. Vaccine boosting of antibody titres in pregnant mothers could protect these young infants from severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) associated disease. Quantifying protective levels of RSV-specific maternal antibody at birth would inform vaccine development. METHODS: A case control study nested in a birth cohort (2002-07) was conducted in Kilifi, Kenya; where 30 hospitalised cases of RSV-associated severe disease were matched to 60 controls...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797937/induction-of-humoural-and-cellular-immunity-by-immunisation-with-hcv-particle-vaccine-in-a-non-human-primate-model
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Hiroshi Yokokawa, Atsunori Higashino, Saori Suzuki, Masaki Moriyama, Noriko Nakamura, Tomohiko Suzuki, Ryosuke Suzuki, Koji Ishii, Kouji Kobiyama, Ken J Ishii, Takaji Wakita, Hirofumi Akari, Takanobu Kato
OBJECTIVE: Although HCV is a major cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, there is currently no prophylactic vaccine for this virus. Thus, the development of an HCV vaccine that can induce both humoural and cellular immunity is urgently needed. To create an effective HCV vaccine, we evaluated neutralising antibody induction and cellular immune responses following the immunisation of a non-human primate model with cell culture-generated HCV (HCVcc). DESIGN: To accomplish this, 10 common marmosets were immunised with purified, inactivated HCVcc in combination with two different adjuvants: the classically used aluminum hydroxide (Alum) and the recently established adjuvant: CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (ODN) wrapped by schizophyllan (K3-SPG)...
October 26, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795431/broadly-neutralizing-antibodies-display-potential-for-prevention-of-hiv-1-infection-of-mucosal-tissue-superior-to-that-of-nonneutralizing-antibodies
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Hannah M Cheeseman, Natalia J Olejniczak, Paul M Rogers, Abbey B Evans, Deborah F L King, Paul Ziprin, Hua-Xin Liao, Barton F Haynes, Robin J Shattock
: Definition of the key parameters mediating effective antibody blocking of HIV-1 acquisition within mucosal tissue may prove critical to effective vaccine development and the prophylactic use of monoclonal antibodies. Although direct antibody-mediated neutralization is highly effective against cell-free virus, antibodies targeting different sites of envelope vulnerability may display differential activity against mucosal infection. Nonneutralizing antibodies (nnAbs) may also impact mucosal transmission events through Fc-gamma receptor (FcγR)-mediated inhibition...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793398/novel-expression-of-a-functional-trimeric-fragment-of-human-sp-a-with-efficacy-in-neutralisation-of-rsv
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Alastair Watson, Nina Kronqvist, C Mirella Spalluto, Mark Griffiths, Karl J Staples, Tom Wilkinson, Uffe Holmskov, Grith L Sorensen, Anna Rising, Jan Johansson, Jens Madsen, Howard Clark
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading cause of bronchiolitis and hospitalisation of infants in developed countries. Surfactant protein A (SP-A) is an important innate immune molecule, localized in pulmonary surfactant. SP-A binds to carbohydrates on the surface of pathogens in a calcium-dependent manner to enable neutralisation, agglutination and clearance of pathogens including RSV. SP-A forms trimeric units and further oligomerises through interactions between its N-terminal domains. Whilst a recombinant trimeric fragment of the closely related molecule (surfactant protein D) has been shown to retain many of the native protein's functions, the importance of the SP-A oligomeric structure in its interaction with RSV has not been determined...
February 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783676/seroprevalence-of-sandfly-borne-phleboviruses-belonging-to-three-serocomplexes-sandfly-fever-naples-sandfly-fever-sicilian-and-salehabad-in-dogs-from-greece-and-cyprus-using-neutralization-test
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Sulaf Alwassouf, Vasiliki Christodoulou, Laurence Bichaud, Pantelis Ntais, Apostolos Mazeris, Maria Antoniou, Remi N Charrel
Phleboviruses transmitted by sandflies are endemic in the Mediterranean area. The last decade has witnessed the description of an accumulating number of novel viruses. Although, the risk of exposure of vertebrates is globally assessed, detailed geographic knowledge is poor even in Greece and Cyprus where sandfly fever has been recognized for a long time and repeatedly. A total of 1,250 dogs from mainland Greece and Greek archipelago on one hand and 422 dogs from Cyprus on the other hand have been sampled and tested for neutralising antibodies against Toscana virus (TOSV), Sandfly fever Sicilian virus (SFSV), Arbia virus, and Adana virus i...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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