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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342861/microrna-548j-inhibits-type-i-interferon-production-by-targeting-zbtb11-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Kangkang Yu, Qian Li, Qi Cheng, Chong Huang, Jianming Zheng, Shengsen Chen, Qingxia Ling, Mengqi Zhu, Mingquan Chen, Guangfeng Shi, Ning Li
Type I IFNs play crucial roles in antiviral immune responses. By inducing cellular resistance to viral infection and apoptosis of virus-infected cells, they impair virus replication and eliminate the invading pathogens. However, in CHB patients, generation of type I IFN was significantly impaired and the underlying mechanisms have not been fully understood. MicroRNA-548 family has been implicated in regulating antiviral response upon various infections. Here we explored the potential role of miR-548j in modulating type I IFN production in CHB...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341749/suppression-of-interferon-mediated-anti-hbv-response-by-single-cpg-methylation-in-the-5-utr-of-trim22
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Keo-Heun Lim, Eun-Sook Park, Doo Hyun Kim, Kyung Cho Cho, Kwang Pyo Kim, Yong Kwang Park, Sung Hyun Ahn, Seung Hwa Park, Kee-Hwan Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Hong Seok Kang, Ah Ram Lee, Soree Park, Heewoo Sim, Juhee Won, Kieun Seok, Jueng Soo You, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh, Baik L Seong, Kyun-Hwan Kim
OBJECTIVE: Interferons (IFNs) mediate direct antiviral activity. They play a crucial role in the early host immune response against viral infections. However, IFN therapy for HBV infection is less effective than for other viral infections. DESIGN: We explored the cellular targets of HBV in response to IFNs using proteome-wide screening. RESULTS: Using LC-MS/MS, we identified proteins downregulated and upregulated by IFN treatment in HBV X protein (HBx)-stable and control cells...
March 23, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331562/polymorphism-of-ifn-%C3%AE-874-t-a-in-syrian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Mohamad Al Kadi, Fawza Monem
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the association of IFN- γ +874 (T/A) polymorphism with susceptibility to chronic HBV infection in the Syrian population. BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicate that the inadequate immune responses are responsible for HBV persistency. Therefore, polymorphisms in genes encoding the cytokines, which are responsible for regulation of the immune response, can affect the course and outcome of the infection. The IFN-γ +874 T/A polymorphism affects the expression of IFN-γ, which has been shown to be crucial to HBV clearance...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331190/natural-killer-cell-activation-contributes-to-hepatitis-b-viral-control-in-a-mouse-model
#4
Shiwen Tong, Guangze Liu, Minghong Li, Xiumei Li, Qian Liu, Hong Peng, Shiying Li, Hong Ren, Wenwei Yin
The roles of CD4 + T cells and CD8 + T cells in hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection have been well documented. However, the role of innate immunity in HBV infection remains obscure. Here we examined the effect of activation of innate immunity by polyinosinic: polycytidylic acid (PolyI:C) on HBV infection. A chronic HBV replication mouse model was established by hydrodynamical injection of pAAV/HBV1.2 plasmid into C57BL/6 mice. We found that HBV did not seem to induce an active NK-cell response in the mouse model...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328926/frequency-and-role-of-nkp46-and-nkg2a-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infection
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Teppei Yoshioka, Tomohide Tatsumi, Takuya Miyagi, Kaori Mukai, Kumiko Nishio, Akira Nishio, Yoshinobu Yokoyama, Takahiro Suda, Tadashi Kegasawa, Minoru Shigekawa, Hayato Hikita, Ryotaro Sakamori, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Natural Killer (NK) cells are involved in the control of viral infection. However, the role of NK cells in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unclear. This study investigated the frequencies and roles of NK cells in CHB, with a focus on activating receptor NKp46 and inhibitory receptor NKG2A. PATIENTS/METHOD: Peripheral blood lymphocytes were obtained from 71 CHB patients and 37 healthy subjects (HS). The expressions of NKp46 and NKG2A were analyzed using flow cytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297795/-the-potential-use-of-serum-hbv-rna-to-guide-the-functional-cure-of-chronic-hepatitis-b
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F M Lu, J Wang, X M Chen, J N Jiang, W H Zhang, J M Zhao, H Ren, J L Hou, N S Xia
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) in infected hepatocytes is the main cause of off-therapy viral rebound. The half-life of cccDNA is only 33-50 days, so the conversion of newly synthesized rcDNA to cccDNA in the nucleus is essential for the maintenance of cccDNA pool in infected hepatocytes. Though not directly targeting the existing cccDNA, current nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) may exhaust the cccDNA reservoir by blocking the rcDNA formation. Indeed, a prolonged consolidation therapy post loss of serum HBV DNA can achieve sustained remission and thus safe drug discontinuation in a small proportion of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients...
February 20, 2017: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291736/association-of-vitamin-d-related-genetic-variations-and-treatment-response-to-pegylated-interferon-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Umaporn Limothai, Natthaya Chuaypen, Apichaya Khlaiphuengsin, Salyavit Chittmittraprap, Yong Poovorawan, Pisit Tangkijvanich
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D, a potent immune-modulator, has been linked to the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B (CHB). This study was aimed at investigating the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in vitamin D-related genes and treatment response to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) in patients with CHB. METHODS: A total 275 Thai patients (122 HBeAg-positive and 153 HBeAg-negative CHB) treated with 48-week PEG-IFN were recruited. Virological response (VR) at 48 weeks post treatment was defined as HBeAg seroconversion plus HBV DNA <2,000 IU/mL for HBeAg-positive CHB and HBV DNA <2,000 IU/mL for HBeAg-negative CHB...
March 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291251/activated-hepatic-stellate-cells-impair-nk-cell-anti-fibrosis-capacity-through-a-tgf-%C3%AE-dependent-emperipolesis-in-hbv-cirrhotic-patients
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Jijing Shi, Juanjuan Zhao, Xin Zhang, Yongqian Cheng, Jinhua Hu, Yuanyuan Li, Xin Zhao, Qinghua Shang, Yanling Sun, Bo Tu, Lei Shi, Bin Gao, Fu-Sheng Wang, Zheng Zhang
Natural killer (NK) cells can induce liver fibrosis remission by killing hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) and producing interferon (IFN)-γ in a mouse model; however, their anti-fibrotic immune-characteristics and regulatory mechanisms by HSCs remain to be determined, especially in livers from HBV-infected liver cirrhosis (LC) patients. We analyzed frequency, phenotype and anti-fibrotic function of hepatic and peripheral NK subsets in 43 HBV-LC patients. We found that hepatic NK subsets from LC patients displayed a decreased frequency, activation status and anti-fibrotic activity compared with those from chronic hepatitis B patients, which were mainly mediated by increased intrahepatic tumour-growth factor (TGF)-β because blockade of TGF-β significantly reversed NK anti-fibrotic function in vitro...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274240/effect-of-48-week-pegylated-interferon-%C3%AE-2a-or-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-on-renal-function-in-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Ye Zhang, Wei-Lu Zhang, Xiao-Wen Pang, Lin-Xu Wang, Xin Wei, Chang-Xing Huang, Xue-Fan Bai, Shuai Han, Lin-Na Liu, Jian-Qi Lian
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains as to whether antiviral agents contribute to renal dysfunction in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Thus, the aim of study was to analyze the changes in renal function of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients in response to anti-HBV therapy and the association with treatments. METHOD: We performed a retrospective observational cohort study to investigate factors associated with renal function in 249 Chinese CHB patients who were treated with pegylated interferon α-2a (PEG-IFN-α-2a) or nucleos(t)ide analogues for 48 weeks...
March 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273905/nkg2d-modulates-aggravation-of-liver-inflammation-by-activating-nk-cells-in-hbv-infection
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Yadong Wang, Wei Wang, Chuan Shen, Yong Wang, Mingjing Jiao, Weiyan Yu, Hongzhu Yin, Xiaobo Shang, Qianfei Liang, Caiyan Zhao
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is thought to be an immune-mediated liver disease. The mechanisms underlying natural killer (NK) cell group 2D receptor (NKG2D) that activates NK cells and participates in anti-HBV immunity and immunopathology has not been thoroughly elucidated. Peripheral NKG2D(+) and IFN-γ(+) NK cells frequencies and intrahepatic NKG2D and IFN-γ mRNA and protein expressions were determined in HBV-infected patients. Levels of NKG2D and IFN-γ mRNA and protein in NK cells, co-cultured with HBV-replicating HepG2 cells with or without NKG2D blockade, were analyzed...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249574/reactivation-of-occult-hbv-infection-in-an-hiv-hcv-co-infected-patient-successfully-treated-with-sofosbuvir-ledipasvir-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Gabriele Fabbri, Ilaria Mastrorosa, Alessandra Vergori, Valentina Mazzotta, Carmela Pinnetti, Susanna Grisetti, Mauro Zaccarelli, Adriana Ammassari, Andrea Antinori
BACKGROUND: Reactivation of occult or inactive Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection during immunosuppressant treatments is well known and widely described in literature. The same observation has been made in Hepatitis C (HCV)-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with interferon-free DAA treatments. Because of common transmission routes, persons may have been exposed to HCV, HBV and HIV, but few cases have been reported in this scenario to date. Frequency of HBV reactivation in HIV/HCV co-infected patients previously exposed to HBV and treated with DAA remains unclear...
March 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237828/the-development-of-hepatocarcinoma-after-long-term-antivirus-treatment-of-chinese-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-incidence-long-term-outcomes-and-predictive-factors
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Zhi-Qin Li, Chun-Ling Hu, Ping Yu, Xin-Yu Gu, Jia-Jia Zhang, Hua Li, Hong-Yu Zhang, Jun Lv, Yan-Min Liu, Qing-Lei Zeng, Jing-Ya Yan, Zu-Jiang Yu, Yi Zhang
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection are at high risk for progressing to decompensated cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Although long-term treatment with nucleos(t)ide analogues (NAs) benefits patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), many develop HCC. Therefore, the clinical outcomes of patients CHB who undergo long-term treatment with NAs remain to be identified. The aim of this study therefore was to evaluate the risk and predictors of patients with CHB who develop hepatitis B-induced HCC...
February 22, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236535/impaired-expression-and-function-of-tlr8-in-chronic-hbv-infection-and-its-association-with-treatment-responses-during-peg-ifn-%C3%AE-2a-antiviral-therapy
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Guangying Deng, Jun Ge, Chao Liu, Jinke Pang, Zuxiong Huang, Jie Peng, Jian Sun, Jinlin Hou, Xiaoyong Zhang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Toll-like receptor 8 (TLR8) plays an important role in controlling chronic viral infections. However, the role of TLR8 in chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is poorly understood. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression and function of TLR8 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients and its alteration during peg-IFN-α-2a therapy. METHODS: We evaluated TLR8 expression and antiviral function in vitro by real-time RT-PCR and flow cytometry analysis using fresh PBMCs obtained from CHB patients compared to healthy controls...
February 21, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231660/-effect-of-telbivudine-on-infants-born-to-hbsag-positive-mothers-with-non-hypo-response-to-hepatitis-b-vaccine-during-their-second-and-third-trimesters-of-pregnancy
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X X Xu, B Wang, X F Wang, H X Wen, F Zhang, Z Q Yang, H Y Hao, T Wang, X H Shi, Z D Fu, B Wang, S P Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of telbivudine treatment in a prevention program on infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers with non-/hypo-responsiveness to hepatitis B vaccine. Methods: A retrospective cohort study with a total of 321 HBsAg-positive pregnant women and their infants enrolled, was conducted. The mothers were recruited from the Third People' s Hospital of Taiyuan, from July 2011 to January 2013. According to the situation of telbivudine intake in second and third trimesters of pregnancy, the participants were divided into two groups: with telbivudine-treated or as control...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218976/differential-expression-of-innate-immune-response-genes-in-clinical-phases-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-infection
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Sara Romani, Seyed Masoud Hosseini, Seyed Reza Mohebbi, Andre Boonstra, Afsaneh Sharifian
We investigated innate immune gene expression in clinical phases of Chronic Hepatitis B infection, including immune tolerant (IT); immune active (IA); inactive carrier (IC); and hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative phases, as well as healthy controls. Expression levels of interferon types I, II, and III, their receptor subunits, IRFs, TLRs and other IFN-induced genes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were compared.Forty HBsAg-positive treatment-naïve subjects without co-infection with HIV, HCV or HDV were enrolled...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214886/adenovirus-vector-harboring-the-hbcag-and-tripeptidyl-peptidase-ii-genes-induces-potent-cellular-immune-responses-in-vivo
#16
Quanhui Tan, Siyuan Ma, Jianjun Hu, Xiaohua Chen, Yongsheng Yu, Zhenghao Tang, Guoqin Zang
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with a weak but specific cellular immune response of the host to HBV. Tripeptidyl peptidaseⅡ (TPPⅡ), an intracellular macromolecule and proteolytic enzyme, plays an important complementary and compensatory role for the proteasome during viral protein degradation and major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation by inducing a specific cellular immune response in vivo. Based on a previous study, we aimed to explore the role of MHC class I antigen presentation in vivo and the mechanisms that may be involved...
January 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199034/hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-reduction-by-switching-from-long-term-nucleoside-nucleotide-analog-administration-to-pegylated-interferon
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Nobuharu Tamaki, Masayuki Kurosaki, Atsunori Kusakabe, Etsuro Orito, Kouji Joko, Yuji Kojima, Hiroyuki Kimura, Yasushi Uchida, Chitomi Hasebe, Yasuhiro Asahina, Namiki Izumi
Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) reduction during nucleoside/nucleotide analog (NA) therapy is slow and an alternative strategy for patients receiving ongoing NA to facilitate HBsAg reduction is required. We investigated whether switching to pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) after long-term NA administration enhances HBsAg reduction. Forty-nine patients who switched from long-term NA to 48 weeks of PEG-IFN alfa-2a were studied. The mean duration of previous NA was 48 months (sequential group). A total of 147 patients who continued NA and matched for baseline characteristics were analyzed for comparison (NA continuation group)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195337/hepatitis-b-reactivation-in-hepatitis-b-and-c-coinfected-patients-treated-with-antiviral-agents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Guofeng Chen, Cheng Wang, Jing Chen, Dong Ji, Yudong Wang, Vanessa Wu, J Karlberg, George Lau
There is an increased awareness of hepatitis B (HBV) reactivation in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients coinfected with HBV treated with pan-oral direct-acting antivirals (DAAs). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the rate of HBV reactivation in CHC patients coinfected with overt HBV (hepatitis B surface antigen [HBsAg] positive) and occult HBV (HBsAg negative with positive HBV DNA) infection separately, treated with interferon (IFN)-based therapy to those with pan-oral DAAs. The primary outcome was HBV reactivation and the secondary outcomes included hepatitis due to HBV reactivation, sustained virologic response (SVR) for CHC, loss of HBV DNA and HBsAg seroclearance...
February 13, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194021/type-i-ifn-augments-il-27-dependent-trim25-expression-to-inhibit-hbv-replication
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Guangyun Tan, Qingfei Xiao, Hongxiao Song, Feng Ma, Fengchao Xu, Di Peng, Na Li, Xiaosong Wang, Junqi Niu, Pujun Gao, F Xiao-Feng Qin, Genhong Cheng
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) can cause chronic hepatitis B, which may lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Type I interferon (IFN) is an approved drug for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. However, the fundamental mechanisms of antiviral action by type I IFN and the downstream signaling pathway are unclear. TRIM25 is an IFN-stimulated gene (ISG) that has an important role in RIG-I ubiquitination and activation. Whether TRIM25 is induced in liver cells by type I IFN to mediate anti-HBV function remains unclear...
February 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192212/anti-hbv-drugs-suppress-the-growth-of-hbv-related-hepatoma-cells-via-down-regulation-of-hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein
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Shuqin Zhang, Shan Gao, Man Zhao, Yunxia Liu, Yanan Bu, Qiulei Jiang, Qiang Zhao, Lihong Ye, Xiaodong Zhang
Chronic infection of hepatitis B virus (HBV) is closely associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Meta-analyses show that adjuvant anti-HBV therapy is effective for HBV-related HCC patients in clinical. However, the significance that anti-HBV drugs depress HCC is poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effects of telbivudine (LdT), entecavir (ETV) and interferon-α2b (IFN-α2b) on HBV-related HCC. Our data showed that the treatment with the drugs significantly suppressed the growth of HBV-expressing hepatoma cells in vitro and in vivo, but failed to work in HBV-free liver cells...
February 9, 2017: Cancer Letters
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