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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319448/rationale-and-design-of-a-phase-1-clinical-trial-to-evaluate-hsv-g207-alone-or-with-a-single-radiation-dose-in-children-with-progressive-or-recurrent-malignant-supratentorial-brain-tumors
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Alicia M Waters, James M Johnston, Alyssa T Reddy, John Fiveash, Avi Madan-Swain, Kara Kachurak, Asim K Bag, G Yancey Gillespie, James M Markert, Gregory K Friedman
Primary central nervous system tumors are the most common solid neoplasm of childhood and the leading cause of cancer-related death in pediatric patients. Survival rates for children with malignant supratentorial brain tumors are poor despite aggressive treatment with combinations of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and survivors often suffer from damaging lifelong sequelae from current therapies. Novel innovative treatments are greatly needed. One promising new approach is the use of a genetically engineered, conditionally replicating herpes simplex virus (HSV) that has shown tumor-specific tropism and potential efficacy in the treatment of malignant brain tumors...
March 2017: Human Gene Therapy. Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317570/oral-viral-infections-diagnosis-and-management
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REVIEW
Earl Clarkson, Fatima Mashkoor, Saif Abdulateef
This article focuses on common viral infections in the oral cavity with associated systemic manifestations. Discussed are the clinical features, histopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral infections in oral cavity. This will be a useful aid for general practitioners and other dental personnel wanting to expand their pathologic knowledge. This article discusses herpes simplex, varicella zoster, mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, rubeola, rubella, mumps, and human papillomavirus...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304114/antiviral-and-cytostatic-evaluation-of-5-1-halo-2-sulfonylvinyl-and-5-2-furyl-uracil-nucleosides
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Zhiwei Wen, Sazzad H Suzol, Jufang Peng, Yong Liang, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei, Sandra Liekens, Stanislaw F Wnuk
Transition metal-catalyzed halosulfonylation of 5-ethynyl uracil nucleosides provided (E)-5-(1-chloro-2-tosylvinyl)uridines. Tetrabutylammonium fluoride-mediated direct CH arylation of 5-iodouracil nucleosides with furan or 2-heptylfuran gave 5-furyl-substituted nucleosides without the necessity of using the organometallic substrates. These two classes of 5-substituted uracil nucleosides as well their corresponding ester derivatives were tested against a broad range of DNA and RNA viruses and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
March 17, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302316/defining-nervous-system-susceptibility-during-acute-and-latent-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection
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Chandra M Menendez, Daniel J J Carr
Herpes simplex viruses are neurotropic human pathogens that infect and establish latency in peripheral sensory neurons of the host. Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) readily infects the facial mucosa that can result in the establishment of a latent infection in the sensory neurons of the trigeminal ganglia (TG). From latency, HSV-1 can reactivate and cause peripheral pathology following anterograde trafficking from sensory neurons. Under rare circumstances, HSV-1 can migrate into the central nervous system (CNS) and cause Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE), a devastating disease of the CNS...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298450/cost-effectiveness-study-of-criteria-to-screen-herpes-simplex-pcr-tests-from-cerebrospinal-fluid
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Ronald G Hauser, Sheldon M Campbell, Cynthia A Brandt, Shiyi Wang
Background: The absence of markers of inflammation in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) commonly predict the absence of herpes simplex virus (HSV) central nervous system (CNS) infection. Consequently, multiple authors have proposed and validated criteria to defer HSV PCR tests from CSF in immune competent hosts with normal CSF white cells and protein (≤5 cells/mm(3), ≤50 mg/dL, respectively). Immune competence equates to age ≥2 years without HIV or transplant. Adoption of the criteria may erroneously exclude HSV infected persons from a necessary diagnostic test, or alternatively, reduce the costs associated with HSV tests with minimal to no effect on patient care...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291542/molecular-mechanisms-of-neuroinflammation-and-injury-during-acute-viral-encephalitis
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REVIEW
Katherine D Shives, Kenneth L Tyler, J David Beckham
Viral infections in the central nervous system are a major cause of encephalitis. West Nile virus (WNV) and Herpes simplex virus (HSV) are the most common causes of viral encephalitis in the United States. We review the role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of WNV and HSV infections in the central nervous system (CNS). We discuss the role of the innate and cell-mediated immune responses in peripheral control of viral infection, viral invasion of the CNS, and in inflammatory-mediated neuronal injury...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290250/synthesis-and-ativiral-activity-of-5-benzylthio-4-carbamyl-1-2-3-triazoles-against-human-cytomegalovirus-cmv-and-varicella-zoster-virus-vzv
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Yi-Ning Wen, Zhi-Feng Zhang, Ning-Ning Liu, Graciela Andrei, Robert Snoeck, Yu-Hong Xiang, Dominique Schols, Xue Chen, Zhuo-Yong Zhang, Qing-Shan Zhang, Qin-Pei Wu
BACKGROUND: All of clinic drugs for herpesvirus infections exhibit high toxicity and suffer from significant drug-resistantance. There is a great need for the development of new, effective, and safe anti-herpesvirus agents with different mechanisms of action. METHODS: A series of novel 5-(benzylthio)-1H-1,2,3- triazole-4-carboxamides were efficiently synthesized and EC50 values against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) were evaluated in vitro...
March 7, 2017: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287396/topical-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-with-enzymatically-created-sirna-swarm
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Henrik Paavilainen, Jenni Lehtinen, Alesia Romanovskaya, Michaela Nygårdas, Dennis H Bamford, Minna M Poranen, Veijo Hukkanen
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common human pathogen. Despite current antivirals, it causes a significant medical burden. Drug resistant strains exist and they are especially prevalent in immunocompromised patients and in HSV eye infections. New treatment modalities are needed. METHODS: BALB/c mice were corneally infected with HSV and subsequently treated with a swarm of enzymatically created, Dicer-substrate small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules that targeted the HSV gene UL29...
March 13, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287142/worldwide-circulation-of-hsv-2%C3%A2-%C3%A3-%C3%A2-hsv-1-recombinant-strains
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David M Koelle, Peter Norberg, Matthew P Fitzgibbon, Ronnie M Russell, Alex L Greninger, Meei-Li Huang, Larry Stensland, Lichen Jing, Amalia S Magaret, Kurt Diem, Stacy Selke, Hong Xie, Connie Celum, Jairam R Lingappa, Keith R Jerome, Anna Wald, Christine Johnston
Homo sapiens harbor two distinct, medically significant species of simplexviruses, herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 and HSV-2, with estimated divergence 6-8 million years ago (MYA). Unexpectedly, we found that circulating HSV-2 strains can contain HSV-1 DNA segments in three distinct genes. Using over 150 genital swabs from North and South America and Africa, we detected recombinants worldwide. Common, widely distributed gene UL39 genotypes are parsimoniously explained by an initial >457 basepair (bp) HSV-1 × HSV-2 crossover followed by back-recombination to HSV-2...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286789/acute-liver-failure-from-herpes-simplex-virus-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-due-to-direct-inoculation-of-the-peritoneum
#10
Dhruv Chaudhary, Shifat Ahmed, Nanlong Liu, Luis Marsano-Obando
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis is a rare cause of acute liver failure (ALF). It carries a mortality rate of 80% if untreated, thus early identification and treatment are critical. Without high clinical suspicion, HSV hepatitis is difficult to diagnose. A 48-year-old Hispanic female presented with a 4-day history of abdominal pain and a vaginal cuff tear requiring laparoscopic repair. She subsequently developed postsurgical disseminated HSV, resulting in ALF. Acyclovir was initiated, but she was resistant to treatment...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283417/coexisting-infectious-diseases-on-admission-as-a-risk-factor-for-mechanical-ventilation-in-patients-with-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
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Shinichiro Kobori, Tatsuhiko Kubo, Makoto Otani, Keiji Muramatsu, Yoshihisa Fujino, Hiroaki Adachi, Hiromasa Horiguchi, Kiyohide Fushimi, Shinya Matsuda
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate patient characteristics on admission to hospital that increase the risk of subsequent mechanical ventilation (MV) use for patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). METHODS: We extracted data from the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) database for 4132 GBS patients admitted to hospital. Clinical characteristics of GBS patients with and without MV were compared. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed to estimate the odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for the associations of requirement for MV with coexisting infectious diseases, after adjustment for potential confounding variables, age, sex, hospital type, and ambulance transportation...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282487/establishment-of-multiplex-solid-phase-strip-pcr-test-for-detection-of-24-ocular-infectious-disease-pathogens
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Satoko Nakano, Sunao Sugita, Yasuhiro Tomaru, Ayumi Hono, Takako Nakamuro, Toshiaki Kubota, Hiroshi Takase, Manabu Mochizuki, Masayo Takahashi, Norio Shimizu
Purpose: To establish and evaluate a new multiplex solid-phase strip polymerase chain reaction (strip PCR) for concurrent detection of common ocular infectious disease pathogens. Methods: A new multiplex strip PCR was established to detect 24 common ocular infectious disease pathogens: herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1, HSV2, varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes virus (HHV) 6, HHV7, HHV8, human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1, adenovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Treponema pallidum, Propionibacterium acnes (P...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279800/crispr-cas9-system-driven-site-specific-selection-pressure-on-herpes-simplex-virus-genomes
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Zhihua Li, Yanwei Bi, Hongjian Xiao, Le Sun, Yuan Ren, Yadong Li, Chen Chen, Wei Cun
The CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9) system has been widely used for viral genome editing, transcription regulation and chromosomal localization in eukaryotic cells. In this study, a guide RNA (gRNA) that specifically recognizes HSV-1 viral genomes was used in the CRISPR-Cas9 system to inhibit viral replication. This inhibition could be achieved with both wild type Cas9 protein and Cas9 nickase (D10A). By targeting viral genomes containing sequences recognized by the gRNA, the CRISPR-Cas9 system distinguished between different viral genome sequences and provided single nucleotide-specific selection pressure to significantly change the proportions of viruses in a mixed viral pool...
March 6, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278385/the-type-i-interferon-response-and-age-dependent-susceptibility-to-herpes-simplex-virus-infection
#14
Daniel Giraldo, Douglas R Wilcox, Richard Longnecker
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a highly prevalent human neurotropic pathogen. HSV-1 infection is associated with a variety of diseases ranging from benign orolabial lesions to more serious and even life-threatening conditions such as herpes simplex keratitis and herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). HSE is a rare occurrence among healthy adult individuals, but newborns are a particularly susceptible population. Type I IFN signaling has been identified as a crucial component of the innate immune response to the control of HSV-1 infection...
March 9, 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275607/intracorneal-and-intraocular-invasion-of-ocular-surface-squamous-neoplasia-after-intraocular-surgery-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Juan C Murillo, Anat Galor, Michael C Wu, Natasha K Kye, James Wong, Ibrahim O Ahmed, Madhura Joag, Nabeel Shalabi, William Lahners, Sander Dubovy, Carol L Karp
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to describe 2 cases of ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN) of the conjunctiva with intracorneal and intraocular extension following intraocular surgery. METHODS: We conducted a clinical pathological retrospective case series. RESULTS: Case 1 underwent cataract surgery in the setting of an unnoticed adjacent OSSN. An excisional biopsy with cryotherapy and intraoperative mitomycin C was subsequently performed, confirming OSSN...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275313/zinc-oxide-tetrapods-inhibit-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-of-cultured-corneas
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Neil Duggal, Dinesh Jaishankar, Tejabhiram Yadavalli, Satvik Hadigal, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Rainer Adelung, Deepak Shukla
PURPOSE: Infection of the human cornea by herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) can cause significant vision loss. The purpose of this study was to develop an ex vivo model to visualize viral growth and spread in the cornea. The model was also used to analyze cytokine production and study the antiviral effects of zinc oxide tetrapods. METHODS: A β-galactosidase-expressing recombinant virus, HSV-1(KOS)tk12, was used to demonstrate the ability of the virus to enter and develop blue plaques on human corneal epithelial (HCE) cells and corneal tissues...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275195/the-product-of-the-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-ul16-gene-is-critical-for-the-egress-of-capsids-from-the-nuclei-of-infected-cells
#17
Jie Gao, Thomas J M Hay, Bruce W Banfield
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) UL16 gene is conserved throughout the Herpesviridae and encodes a poorly understood tegument protein. The HSV-1 UL16 protein forms complexes with several viral proteins including UL11, gE, VP22 and UL21. We previously demonstrated that HSV-2 UL21 was essential for virus propagation due to the failure of DNA-containing capsids to exit the nucleus. We hypothesized that if a UL16/UL21 complex were required for nuclear egress then HSV-2 lacking UL16 would have a similar phenotype as HSV-2 lacking UL21...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275191/quantitative-evaluation-of-protein-heterogeneity-within-herpes-simplex-type-i-viral-particles
#18
Nabil El Bilali, Johanne Duron, Diane Gingras, Roger Lippé
Several virulence genes have thus far been identified in the herpes simplex virus type 1 genome. It is also generally accepted that protein heterogeneity among virions further impacts viral fitness. However, linking this variability directly with infectivity has been challenging at the individual viral particle level. To address this issue, we resorted to flow cytometry (flow virometry), a powerful approach we recently employed to analyze individual viral particles, to identify which tegument proteins vary and directly address if such variability is biologically relevant...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275080/impact-of-a-rapid-herpes-simplex-virus-pcr-assay-on-duration-of-acyclovir-therapy
#19
Tam T Van, Kanokporn Mongkolrattanothai, Melissa Arevalo, Maryann Lustestica, Jennifer Dien Bard
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection of the central nervous system (CNS) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in children. This study assessed the impact of a direct HSV (dHSV) PCR assay on time to result and duration of acyclovir therapy in children with signs and symptoms of meningitis and encephalitis. A total of 363 patients with HSV PCR on CSF were included in this retrospective analysis, divided into the pre- and post-implementation groups. The pre-implementation arm included CSF testing performed using a laboratory-developed real-time PCR assay and the post-implementation group consisted of CSF samples tested using a direct sample-to-answer assay...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273393/a-retrospective-study-to-describe-the-epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-opportunistic-infections-after-abdominal-organ-transplantation
#20
Mia Helfrich, Peter Dorschner, Kathryn Thomas, Valentina Stosor, Michael G Ison
BACKGROUND: Most epidemiologic studies of opportunistic infections (OI) following abdominal organ transplant (AOT) are derived prior to the era of contemporary immunosuppression and prophylaxis. These studies suggest that most OI occur within the first 6 months post transplant. METHOD: In this single-center, retrospective cohort study, we describe the epidemiology of OI in 359 consecutive AOT recipients, in the era of contemporary prophylaxis practices and alemtuzumab induction in kidney and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients...
March 8, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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