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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700067/acquired-hepatocerebral-degeneration-in-a-patient-with-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-delta-virus-coinfection
#1
Viviane de Carvalho, Dessana Francis Chehuan, Marcia Melo Damian
Acquired hepatocerebral degeneration is a neurological syndrome with typical clinical (extrapyramidal and neuropsychiatric) symptoms and brain magnetic resonance imaging findings (high T1 signal in the globus pallidus). It occurs mainly in patients with advanced liver disease, such as in patients co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV). However, there are no reports relating HBV/HDV coinfection and acquired hepatocerebral degeneration. This report presents the case of a 49-year-old woman with characteristics of acquired hepatocerebral degeneration and liver cirrhosis due to HBV/HDV coinfection, and presents the main theories of the physiopathology of this condition...
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677645/hepatitis-delta-virus-replication-strategy-and-upcoming-therapeutic-options-for-a-neglected-human-pathogen
#2
REVIEW
Florian A Lempp, Stephan Urban
The human Hepatitis Delta Virus (HDV) is unique among all viral pathogens. Encoding only one protein (Hepatitis Delta Antigen; HDAg) within its viroid-like self-complementary RNA, HDV constitutes the smallest known virus in the animal kingdom. To disseminate in its host, HDV depends on a helper virus, the human Hepatitis B virus (HBV), which provides the envelope proteins required for HDV assembly. HDV affects an estimated 15-20 million out of the 240 million chronic HBV-carriers and disperses unequally in disparate geographical regions of the world...
July 4, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676994/cimetidine-lactulose-therapy-ameliorates-erythropoietic-protoporphyria-related-liver-injury
#3
Naoyuki Fujimori, Michiharu Komatsu, Naoki Tanaka, Mai Iwaya, Hajime Nakano, Ayumi Sugiura, Tomoo Yamazaki, Soichiro Shibata, Yugo Iwaya, Takashi Muraki, Yuki Ichikawa, Takefumi Kimura, Satoru Joshita, Takeji Umemura, Akihiro Matsumoto, Eiji Tanaka
A 21-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital because of severe abdominal pain and jaundice. He had been suffering from abdominal pain attacks and liver dysfunction since 18 years of age. Liver histology showed amorphous brown deposits in the sinusoidal space and significant periportal fibrosis without apparent hepatitis. Increased protoporphyrin in serum and feces and ferrochelatase gene mutation confirmed the final diagnosis of erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). Since ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) intake and glucose infusion are insufficient to ameliorate jaundice and abdominal attacks, cimetidine and lactulose were added in order to suppress hepatic delta-aminolevulinic acid synthase and limit re-absorption of protoporphyrin, respectively...
July 4, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676076/prevalence-of-hepatitis-b-and-delta-according-to-hiv-type-a-multi-country-cross-sectional-survey-in-west-africa
#4
Patrick A Coffie, Boris K Tchounga, Guillaume Bado, Mathieu Kabran, Daouda K Minta, Gilles Wandeler, Geoffrey S Gottlieb, François Dabis, Serge P Eholie, Didier K Ekouevi
BACKGROUND: In West Africa where HIV-1 and HIV-2 co-circulate, the co-infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) is not well described. This study aimed at estimating the prevalence of HBV and HBV/HDV co-infection according to HIV types and risk factors for HBV infection among West African HIV-infected patients. METHOD: A cross-sectional survey was conducted within the IeDEA West Africa cohort from March to December 2012 in Côte d'Ivoire (three sites), Burkina Faso and Mali (one site each)...
July 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675280/-is-there-hope-for-hepatitis-delta
#5
Stefano Guglielmi, Jean-Louis Frossard, Francesco Negro
Hepatitis D or delta is a chronic liver disease globally reaching 15‑20M people. Its agent, hepatitis D virus (HDV) requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to complete its life cycle. It represents one of the most severe forms of viral hepatitis. Current therapy with pegylated interferon alpha leads to viral eradication only in 25 % of cases. New treatments targeting the virus life cycle are sought. For example Myrcludex-B, which inhibits the entry into hepatocytes, lonafarnib which prevents the assemblage of the viral particle and the molecule REP 2139 which, among other unclear mechanisms, impedes the exit of the virus...
August 31, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654602/a-morphometric-study-of-the-newborn-ear-and-an-analysis-of-factors-related-to-congenital-auricular-deformities
#6
Hui Zhao, Limin Ma, Xiangdong Qi, Jianzeng Qin, Baoming Yin, Mei Zhong, Yanjun He, Chenghong Wang
BACKGROUND: The incidence of neonatal ear deformities varies widely in the literature, and the incidence of those that correct spontaneously is largely unknown. To address these questions, the authors analyzed the auricles of 1500 newborns from the Pearl River Delta within the first 7 days of life and again at 30 days of age. METHODS: Using a combination of direct measurement and digital image measurement, the authors measured physiognomic ear length, physiognomic ear breadth, morphologic ear length, vertical distance between head and ear, and auriculocephalic angle of the newborns...
July 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631044/-personalized-treatment-of-viral-hepatitis-of-the-present-and-the-future-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-c-delta-and-e
#7
REVIEW
R Bartenschlager, M Cornberg, T Pietschmann
Precision medicine is also possible for infectious diseases as shown for the treatment of chronic viral hepatitis, especially if different options are available. In hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, treatment indication as well as the choice of treatment and the decisions to stop treatment are based on viral markers and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) level. Future therapies for HBV infection aiming for functional cure or even virus elimination may be even more personalized and have to take into account the immune status of a given patient...
June 19, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621670/analyses-of-a-whole-genome-inter-clade-recombination-map-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-suggest-a-host-polymerase-driven-and-viral-rna-structure-promoted-template-switching-mechanism-for-viral-rna-recombination
#8
Mei Chao, Tzu-Chi Wang, Chia-Chi Lin, Robert Yung-Liang Wang, Wen-Bin Lin, Shang-En Lee, Ying-Yu Cheng, Chau-Ting Yeh, Shan-Bei Iang
The genome of hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a 1.7-kb single-stranded circular RNA that folds into an unbranched rod-like structure and has ribozyme activity. HDV redirects host RNA polymerase(s) (RNAP) to perform viral RNA-directed RNA transcription. RNA recombination is known to contribute to the genetic heterogeneity of HDV, but its molecular mechanism is poorly understood. Here, we established a whole-genome HDV-1/HDV-4 recombination map using two cloned sequences coexisting in cultured cells. Our functional analyses of the resulting chimeric delta antigens (the only viral-encoded protein) and recombinant genomes provide insights into how recombination promotes the genotypic and phenotypic diversity of HDV...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620012/metabolic-disturbances-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-resemble-the-alterations-typical-for-type-2-diabetes
#9
Bram Brouwers, Vera B Schrauwen-Hinderling, Tomas Jelenik, Anne Gemmink, Bas Havekes, Yvonne Bruls, Dennis Dahlmans, Michael Roden, Matthijs K C Hesselink, Patrick Schrauwen
Non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) is an independent risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We examined metabolic perturbations in people with NAFL, patients with T2DM and people with normal intrahepatic lipid (IHL) (CON). A 2-step (10mU/m(2)/min, 40mU/m(2)/min) hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp was performed in 11 NAFL, 13 T2DM and 11 CON, all matched for BMI and aerobic fitness. IHL was measured using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Because of high IHL variability in T2DM patients, this group was separated into a high IHL (IHL≥5...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611272/a-case-report-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-5-years-after-hbsag-loss-in-chronic-hepatitis-delta-how-long-surveillance-is-required
#10
Laura Escolà-Vergé, Mar Riveiro-Barciela, Maria Buti
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis delta virus infection occurs as acute co-infection or as superinfection in patients with preexisting chronic hepatitis B. Chronic hepatitis delta leads to more severe disease than chronic hepatitis B, with more rapid progression of fibrosis and increased risk of hepatocelullar carcinoma. CASE REPORT: We report a case of hepatocelullar carcinoma 5 years after spontaneous clearance of Hepatitis B surface antigen in a patient with previous chronic hepatitis delta...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573087/structural-and-nucleic-acid-binding-properties-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-small-antigen
#11
Carolina Alves, Hong Cheng, João Paulo Tavanez, Ana Casaca, Severin Gudima, Heinrich Roder, Celso Cunha
AIM: To further characterize the structure and nucleic acid binding properties of the 195 amino acid small delta antigen, S-HDAg, a study was made of a truncated form of S-HDAg, comprising amino acids 61-195 (∆60HDAg), thus lacking the domain considered necessary for dimerization and higher order multimerization. METHODS: Circular dichroism, and nuclear magnetic resonance experiments were used to assess the structure of ∆60HDAg. Nucleic acid binding properties were investigated by gel retardation assays...
May 12, 2017: World Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548675/inducible-bcl-2-gene-rna-interference-mediated-by-aptamer-integrated-hdv-ribozyme-switch
#12
Yuanyuan Zhang, Jine Wang, Hui Cheng, Na Sun, Min Liu, Zhengyan Wu, Renjun Pei
The regulation of RNA interference (RNAi) could be a powerful method for the study of temporal and dose dependent effects of gene expression. In this study, we designed the hepatitis delta virus (HDV) ribozyme with an embedded theophylline aptamer as the sensor domain and the pri-miRNA of endogenous gene Bcl-2 as the effector domain to engineer an RNAi-regulatory device in MCF-7 cells. The system allowed us to control gene expression by adding theophylline into the culture media in a dose dependent fashion...
May 26, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535669/acute-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-but-not-d-is-still-prevalent-in-mongolia-a-time-trend-analysis
#13
Oidov Baatarkhuu, Hye Won Lee, Jacob George, Dashchirev Munkh-Orshikh, Baasankhuu Enkhtuvshin, Sosorbaram Ariunaa, Mohammed Eslam, Sang Hoon Ahn, Kwang-Hyub Han, Do Young Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mongolia has one of the highest hepatitis A, C, B and D infection incidences worldwide. We sought to investigate changes in the proportion of acute viral hepatitis types in Mongolia over the last decade. METHODS: The cohort comprised 546 consecutive patients clinically diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis from January 2012 to December 2014 in Ulaanbaatar Hospital, Mongolia. A time trend analysis investigating the change in proportion of acute hepatitis A virus, hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) infection among the cohort with respect to a previous published study was undertaken...
June 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533779/cytomegalovirus-driven-adaptive-like-natural-killer-cell-expansions-are-unaffected-by-concurrent-chronic-hepatitis-virus-infections
#14
David F G Malone, Sebastian Lunemann, Julia Hengst, Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Michael P Manns, Johan K Sandberg, Markus Cornberg, Heiner Wedemeyer, Niklas K Björkström
Adaptive-like expansions of natural killer (NK) cell subsets are known to occur in response to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. These expansions are typically made up of NKG2C(+) NK cells with particular killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) expression patterns. Such NK cell expansion patterns are also seen in patients with viral hepatitis infection. Yet, it is not known if the viral hepatitis infection promotes the appearance of such expansions or if effects are solely attributed to underlying CMV infection...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527664/a-new-hdv-mouse-model-identifies-mitochondrial-antiviral-signaling-protein-mavs-as-a-key-player-in-ifn-%C3%AE-induction
#15
Lester Suárez-Amarán, Carla Usai, Marianna Di Scala, Cristina Godoy, Yi Ni, Mirja Hommel, Laura Palomo, Víctor Segura, Cristina Olagüe, Africa Vales, Alicia Ruiz-Ripa, Maria Buti, Eduardo Salido, Jesús Prieto, Stephan Urban, Francisco Rodríguez-Frias, Rafael Aldabe, Gloria González-Aseguinolaza
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Studying hepatitis delta virus (HDV) and developing new treatments is hampered by the limited availability of small animal models. Here a description of a robust mouse model of HDV infection that mimics several important characteristics of the human disease is presented. METHODS: HDV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication competent genomes were delivered to the mouse liver using adeno-associated viruses (AAV; AAV-HDV and AAV-HBV). Viral load, antigen expression and genomes were quantified at different time points after AAV injection...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508216/rescue-of-sendai-virus-from-cloned-cdna
#16
Shringkhala Bajimaya, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Toru Takimoto
Sendai virus (SeV) is a non-segment negative-sense RNA virus that naturally infects and causes pneumonia in mice. As a prototypic member of the family Paramyxoviridae, SeV has been characterized well, and these studies revealed numerous traits of paramyxovirus biology. The reverse genetics system to rescue SeV was first established in 1995. The virus was rescued from a cloned cDNA that contains full genome sequence flanked by T7 promoter and hepatitis delta virus ribozyme. To rescue SeV, it is necessary to infect cells with a recombinant vaccinia virus vTF7...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508213/reverse-genetics-of-zika-virus
#17
Chao Shan, Xuping Xie, Pei-Yong Shi
We have established a reverse genetic system for Zika virus (ZIKV). Five shuttle plasmids were constructed and assembled into the full-length cDNA clone of ZIKV genome. To ensure the stability of the cDNA clone, we used a low copy vector (pACYC177) and a set of unique restriction enzyme sites on the ZIKV genome to assemble the full-length cDNA clone. A T7 promoter was engineered in front of the viral 5' UTR for in vitro transcription. A hepatitis delta virus ribozyme (HDVr) sequence was engineered following the viral 3' UTR for generation of the authentic 3' end of the RNA transcript...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497593/polymorphism-of-receptor-type-tyrosine-protein-phosphatase-delta-gene-in-the-development-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
Shunsuke Nakajima, Hiroki Tanaka, Koji Sawada, Hidemi Hayashi, Takumu Hasebe, Masami Abe, Chitomi Hasebe, Mikihiro Fujiya, Toshikatsu Okumura
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Some single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are associated with the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). As one of the genetic factors, PNPLA3 rs738409 (I148M) is important to associate with pathogenesis of NAFLD. Since other SNPs remain unclear in Japan, we performed high-throughput sequencing, which targeted more than 1,000 genes to identify a novel genetic variant in Japanese patients with NAFLD. METHODS: The present study in 36 NAFLD patients and 27 healthy volunteers (HVs) was performed...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485924/cooperative-interactions-in-the-hammerhead-ribozyme-drive-pka-shifting-of-g12-and-its-stacked-base-c17
#19
Erica A Frankel, Christopher A Strulson, Christine D Keating, Philip C Bevilacqua
General acid-base catalysis is a key mechanistic strategy in protein and RNA enzymes. Ribozymes use hydrated metal ions, nucleobases, and organic cofactors to carry this out. In most small ribozymes, a guanosine is positioned to participate in proton transfer with the nucleophilic 2'-OH. The unshifted pKa values for nucleobases and solvated metal ions are far from neutrality, however, and thus nonideal for general acid-base catalysis. Herein, evidence is provided for cooperative interaction in the hammerhead ribozyme among the guanine that interacts with the nucleophilic 2'-OH, G12, the -1 nucleobase C17, and Mg(2+) ions...
May 23, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479902/low-sero-prevalence-of-hepatitis-delta-antibodies-in-hiv-hepatitis-b-co-infected-patients-attending-an-urban-hiv-clinic-in-uganda
#20
Elizabeth Katwesigye, Emmanuel Seremba, Fred Semitala, Ponsiano Ocama
BACKGROUND: Co-infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis D (HDV) is common among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected individuals in developing countries and it aggressively accelerates progression of liver disease to cirrhosis and other complications. There is scarcity of data on HDV in sub-Saharan Africa .We investigated the sero-prevalence and factors associated with HDV antibody among HIV/HBV co-infected patients attending a large urban HIV clinic in Uganda. METHODS: We screened 189 HIV/HBV co-infected individuals for anti-HDV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and performed logistic regression to determine the associated factors...
December 2016: African Health Sciences
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