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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535669/acute-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-but-not-d-is-still-prevalent-in-mongolia-a-time-trend-analysis
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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...
May 2, 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
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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
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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 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 17, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508216/rescue-of-sendai-virus-from-cloned-cdna
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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
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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
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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
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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 9, 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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475945/emerging-concepts-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-delta
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Menashe Elazar, Jeffrey S Glenn
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most severe form of human viral hepatitis and is associated with a higher risk of cirrhosis, liver decompensation and liver cancer. Interferon alpha is the only agent that has demonstrated efficacy to date, although response rates are low and it is associated with significant side effects. A better understanding of the relevant molecular virology has resulted in the identification of new candidate targets. Future therapeutic options are rapidly evolving as several new agents have entered clinical development, including the entry inhibitor myrcludex-B, the nucleic acid polymer REP2139-Ca inhibiting HBV surface antigen secretion, the farnesyltransferase inhibitor lonafarnib that targets virus assembly, and a better tolerated interferon-interferon lambda...
May 2, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450423/comparative-pharmacology-of-a-new-recombinant-fsh-expressed-by-a-human-cell-line
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Wolfgang Koechling, Daniel Plaksin, Glenn Croston, Janni Vikkelsoe Jeppesen, Kirsten Tryde Macklon, Claus Yding Andersen
Recombinant FSH proteins are important therapeutic agents for the treatment of infertility, including follitropin alfa expressed in Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells and, more recently, follitropin delta expressed in the human cell line PER.C6. These recombinant FSH proteins have distinct glycosylation, and have distinct pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles in women. Comparative experiments demonstrated that follitropin delta and follitropin alfa displayed the same in vitro potency at the human FSH receptor, but varied in their pharmacokinetics in mouse and rat...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403190/prevalence-and-genotype-distribution-of-hepatitis-delta-virus-among-chronic-hepatitis-b-carriers-in-central-vietnam
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Hung Minh Nguyen, Bui Tien Sy, Nguyen Thanh Trung, Nghiem Xuan Hoan, Heiner Wedemeyer, Thirumalaisamy P Velavan, C-Thomas Bock
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection plays an important role in liver diseases. However, the molecular epidemiology and impact of HDV infection in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remain uncertain in Vietnam. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the prevalence and genotype distribution of HDV among HBsAg-positive patients in Central Vietnam. 250 CHB patients were tested for HDV using newly established HDV-specific RT-PCR techniques. HDV genotypes were determined by direct sequencing. Of the 250 patients 25 (10%) had detectable copies of HDV viral RNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390175/molecular-analysis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-sub-genotypes-and-incidence-of-pres1-pres2-region-mutations-in-hbv-infected-egyptian-patients-from-mansoura
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Mohammed El-Mowafy, Abdelaziz Elgaml, Mohamed El-Mesery, Mohamed Elegezy
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the major causes of viral hepatitis worldwide. Despite the prevalence of HBV infection in Egypt, few studies have focused on sub-genotyping of the virus. Moreover, no studies are available regarding the mutational analysis of the preS1/preS2 region of the viral genome, or its impact on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) development in Egypt. In this study, we have analyzed the sub-genotypes and incidence of mutations in the preS1/preS2 region of HBV present in HBV-infected patients, from Mansoura city (located in the centre of Nile Delta region of Egypt), via partial sequencing of this specific region...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376103/correction-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-facilitated-suppression-of-ip-10-and-dpp-iv-levels-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-a-randomised-double-blinded-placebo-control-trial
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Piyawat Komolmit, Kriangsak Charoensuk, Kessarin Thanapirom, Sirinporn Suksawatamnuay, Panarat Thaimai, Chintana Chirathaworn, Yong Poovorawan
Vitamin D deficiency was common among patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and had negative influence on treatment outcome. Correction of vitamin D deficiency improved treatment response. Interferon gamma-induced protein 10 (IP-10) and enzyme dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP IV) involved in inflammatory responses in CHC. Their higher levels at pretreatment of CHC could predict poorer responses. Vitamin D suppressed expression of IP-10 from monocytes in vitro. In CHC patients, DPP IV involved in IP-10 regulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362065/alcohol-use-viral-hepatitis-and-liver-fibrosis-among-hiv-positive-persons-in-west-africa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Antoine Jaquet, Gilles Wandeler, Marcellin Nouaman, Didier K Ekouevi, Judicaël Tine, Akouda Patassi, Patrick A Coffie, Aristophane Tanon, Moussa Seydi, Alain Attia, François Dabis
INTRODUCTION: Liver fibrosis is often the first stage of liver disease in people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in industrialized countries. However, little is known about liver fibrosis and its correlates among PLWHIV in sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: The study was undertaken in three HIV referral clinics in Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal and Togo. Enrolled PLWHIV underwent a non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis combining liver stiffness measure (LSM) with transient elastography and the aspartate aminotransferase-to-platelet ratio index (APRI)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353446/decline-and-changing-profile-of-hepatitis-delta-among-injection-drug-users-in-spain
#15
Antonio Aguilera, Rocio Trastoy, Pablo Barreiro, José Javier Costa, Carmen de Mendoza, Jose M Peña, Vicente Soriano
BACKGROUND: Roughly 15 million people worldwide have hepatitis delta, the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis that often leads to cirrhosis and liver cancer. Injection drug users (IDUs) are the largest HDV reservoir. Their resurgence in North America and Europe may represent a new opportunity for HDV widespread. METHODS: We examined all consecutive active IDUs seen for the first time and enrolled in detoxification programs at two clinics in Spain during two periods (1993-1996 and 2011-2014, respectively)...
March 29, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340836/effect-of-dosage-and-type-of-hepatitis-b-immunoglobulin-on-hepatitis-antibody-levels-in-liver-transplant-recipients
#16
A Ulku, A T Akcam, A Rencuzogullari, K Dalci, O Yalav, I C Eray, G Saritas
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to evaluate the effect of dosage and type (intramuscular [IM] vs intravenous [IV]) of hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) on hepatitis antibody level in liver transplant recipients. METHODS: Between September 2000 and August 2016, patients who underwent orthotropic liver transplantation for chronic liver failure or hepatocellular carcinoma secondary to chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) were retrospectively reviewed from a prospectively maintained database...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329027/prevalence-and-predictors-for-compensated-advanced-chronic-liver-disease-c-acld-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-delta-virus-hdv-infection
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Ingrid Couto, Marilu Victoria, Valdiléa G Veloso, Lorena Rodrigues, Beatriz Grinsztejn, Marcus Lacerda, Flamir Victoria, Hugo Perazzo
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and predictor factors for compensated advanced chronic liver disease (c-ACLD) in patients with hepatitis Delta virus (HDV) infection. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included consecutive HDV-infected patients defined by positive anti-HDV. Patients with hepatitis C coinfection, liver transplantation or presence of conditions that limit liver (LSM) or spleen stiffness measurement (SSM) were excluded. Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, SSM and LSM by transient elastography (FibroScan®) were performed at the same day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320596/phillyrin-lowers-body-weight-in-obese-mice-via-the-modulation-of-ppar-beta-delta-angptl-4-pathway
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Hong-Bo Xiao, Guo-Guang Sui, Xiang-Yang Lu
OBJECTIVE: Previous investigations have shown that the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor beta/delta (PPAR<beta>/<delta>)-angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) pathways may be a new pharmacologic target for treatment of obesity. The present study was conducted to test the effect of phillyrin, ‎a glucoside, on obesity in mice. METHOD: Fifty mice were randomly divided into 5 groups (n=10): control group (C57BL/6J mice), obese mice group, two groups of obese mice treated with phillyrin (15 or 45mg/kg/day), one group of obese mice treated with PPAR<beta>/<delta> agonist GW0742 (3mg/kg/day)...
March 17, 2017: Obesity Research & Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267532/r2-relaxometry-of-the-pancreas-in-patients-with-human-hemochromatosis-protein-associated-hereditary-hemochromatosis
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B Henninger, S Rauch, H Zoller, M Plaikner, W Jaschke, C Kremser
PURPOSE: To evaluate pancreatic iron in patients with human hemochromatosis protein associated hereditary hemochromatosis (HHC) using R2* relaxometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 81 patients (58 male, 23 female; median age 49.5, range 10-81 years) with HHC were retrospectively studied. All underwent 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the abdomen. A fat-saturated multi-gradient echo sequence with 12 echoes (TR=200ms; TE-initial 0.99ms; Delta-TE 1.41ms; 12 echoes; flip-angle: 20°) was used for the R2* quantification of the liver and the pancreas...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261291/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-brucellosis-in-patients-with-hepatitis-delta-virus-infection-inside-the-brucella-outbreak-with-cirrhosis
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Burak Suvak, Ahmet Cumhur Dulger, Ozlem Suvak, Aysun Özel Yesilyurt, Bilge Gultepe, Huseyin Guducuoglu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatitis D virus (HDV) infection is a serious health problem leading to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Despite evidence that zoonotic infections are associated with end-stage liver disease, brucellosis in patients with delta hepatitis related to liver disease has not been well characterized. So, we examined this relationship using recent hospital-based data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed data from 96 delta hepatitis patients (mean age: 52...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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