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Bk virus

Wisit Cheungpasitporn, Charat Thongprayoon, Iasmina M Craici, Konika Sharma, Supavit Chesdachai, Nadeen J Khoury, Amy S Ettore
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown conflicting results on the prevalence and the risks of BK reactivation among pregnant women. In addition, the prevalence of vertical transmission and its clinical significance during pregnancy are not well studied. OBJECTIVES: The study's aims were (1) to investigate the prevalence, and (2) to assess the risk of BK Polyomavirus reactivation and its clinical significance in pregnant women and fetuses. STUDY DESIGN: A literature search was performed using MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane Database from inception through May 31, 2017...
February 24, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Weng Hon Lee, Adrian Tey, Kevin Gales, Hardeep Singh Mudhar, Francisco C Figueiredo
AIM: To describe a cohort of patients with irreversible unilateral bullous keratopathy (BK) of undetermined aetiology. METHOD: Retrospective, single-centre case series in a tertiary corneal referral centre. RESULTS: Eleven consecutive patients (nine females; mean age 71.7 years) presented from 1999 to 2009 with acute onset unilateral visual loss. At presentation, the best-corrected visual acuity of the affected eyes was 6/9 or worse with mean central corneal thickness (CCT) of 684 (SD 66) μm...
February 26, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Fang-Xiong Zhang, Vinicius M Gadotti, Ivana A Souza, Lina Chen, Gerald W Zamponi
Cavα2δ subunits contribute to the cell-surface expression of Cav2 calcium channels. Upregulation of Cavα2δ-1 in dorsal root ganglion neurons occurs after nerve injury and results in an increased synaptic abundance of Cav2.2 channels in the spinal dorsal horn, thus enhancing the transmission of pain signals. Here, we report that large conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channels interact with the Cavα2δ subunit. Coexpression of BK channels with the Cav2 calcium channels reduces their cell-surface expression and whole-cell current density by competing the Cavα2δ subunit away from the Cav2 complex...
February 20, 2018: Cell Reports
Yoshiteru Yamada, Tomohiro Tsuchiya, Isao Inagaki, Mitsuru Seishima, Takashi Deguchi
Background: BK virus (BKV) is the cause of nephropathy. Because BKV nephropathy can progress to graft loss, early diagnosis of BKV infection is very important. In this study, we aimed to investigate the utility of quantifying cells with intranuclear inclusion bodies (decoy cells) in urinary sediment for the screening and monitoring of BKV infection in renal transplant recipients at our hospital. Methods: This was a retrospective single-center study. Urine sediment examination was performed at each outpatient visit, and the number of decoy cells was measured in the whole microscopic field...
February 2018: Transplantation Direct
Ling Pan, Zili Lyu, Benjamin Adam, Gang Zeng, Zijie Wang, Yuchen Huang, Zahidur Abedin, Parmjeet Randhawa
Background: Recent work using DNA microarrays has suggested that genes related to DNA replication, RNA polymerase assembly, and pathogen recognition receptors can serve as surrogate tissue biomarkers for polyomavirus BK nephropathy (BKPyVN). Methods: We have examined this premise by looking for differential regulation of these genes using a different technology platform (RNA-seq) and an independent set 25 biopsies covering a wide spectrum of diagnoses. Results: RNA-seq could discriminate T cell-mediated rejection from other common lesions seen in formalin fixed biopsy material...
February 2018: Transplantation Direct
F Ruggiero, D Carbone, R Mugavero, A Palmieri, D Lauritano, L Baggi, M Nardone, M Martinelli, F Carinci
Some studies have evidenced the role of human polyomaviruses in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. BK, JC and SV40 human polyoma viruses are widely recognized as etiological agents associated with malignancies. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence of BK, IC and SV40 in tonsillar microbiota in a group of Afghan volunteers. A sample of the tonsillar microbiota was taken from a single site using a sterile oral swab paper stick. A fixed volume of purified DNA from each sample was tested by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reactions to evaluate the number of human cells and the number of viral genomes in each sample...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Anupma Kaul, Shashi Kumar, Dharmendra Bhaduaria, Vinita Agrawal, R K Sharma, Narayan Prasad, Amit Gupta, Rishi Kumar
Reactivation of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and BK polyomavirus (BKV) can result in virus-associated tubulointerstitial nephritis in renal allografts. All those renal biopsies reported as viral cytopathic were isolated and examined by two independent renal histopathologists from our institute and classified as CMV, BKV, and CMV-BKV coinfection-associated viral cytopathic changes with confirmation through polymerase chain reaction technology in either serum or urine or both. All twenty patients were categorized as 10 in CMV, four in BKV, and six were in CMV-BKV coinfection...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Patricia Gioia de Assis, Maria da Glória da Costa Carvalho
Few studies directly compare urinary cytology with molecular methods for detecting BK and JC polyomaviruses. Reactivation of BKV infection is the main risk factor for the development of nephropathy in immunocompromised individuals. The limitation of the cytological method can be attributed to the stage where the infected cell does not have specific and sufficient morphological characteristics for a conclusive diagnosis and can be easily interpreted as degenerative alteration. Moreover, morphologically, it is not possible to differentiate the two types of viruses...
November 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
Kevin Tsai, David G Courtney, Bryan R Cullen
Polyomaviruses are a family of small DNA tumor viruses that includes several pathogenic human members, including Merkel cell polyomavirus, BK virus and JC virus. As is characteristic of DNA tumor viruses, gene expression in polyomaviruses is temporally regulated into an early phase, consisting of the viral regulatory proteins, and a late phase, consisting of the viral structural proteins. Previously, the late transcripts expressed by the prototypic polyomavirus simian virus 40 (SV40) were reported to contain several adenosines bearing methyl groups at the N6 position (m6A), although the precise location of these m6A residues, and their phenotypic effects, have not been investigated...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Caiqin Hu, Ying Huang, Juwei Su, Mengyan Wang, Qihui Zhou, Biao Zhu
BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) is an opportunistic infectious pathogen that is associated with hemorrhagic cystitis and nephropathy, mainly in transplant recipients and human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infected patients. However, molecular characterization studies of BKPyV in China are rare. This study was designed to elucidate the prevalence and to determine the main subtypes of BKPyV among HIV-1-infected patients in southeastern China. In addition, the increased incidences for BKPyV reactivation were analyzed...
February 12, 2018: Archives of Virology
Daniel J Pelletier, Thomas W Czeczok, Andrew M Bellizzi
AIMS: Merkel cell carcinoma represents poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of cutaneous origin. In most studies the vast majority of Merkel cell carcinomas are Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)-associated. SV40 polyomavirus immunohistochemistry is typically used in the diagnosis other polyomavirus-associated diseases including tubulointerstitial nephritis and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, given cross-reactivity with BK and JC polyomaviruses. MCPyV-specific immunohistochemistry is commercially available, but if SV40 immunohistochemistry also cross-reacted with MCPyV that would be advantageous from a resource-utilization perspective...
February 11, 2018: Histopathology
A John Barrett, Susan Prockop, Catherine M Bollard
Virus infection remains an appreciable cause of morbidity and mortality after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although pharmacotherapy and/or antibody therapy may help prevent or treat viral disease, these drugs are expensive, toxic, and often ineffective due to primary or secondary resistance. Further, effective treatments are limited for many infections (eg, adenovirus, BK virus), which are increasingly detected after alternative donor transplants. These deficiencies in conventional therapeutics have increased interest in an immunotherapeutic approach to viral disorders, leading to adoptive transfer of virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (VSTs), which can rapidly reconstitute antiviral immunity post-transplantation without causing graft-versus-host disease...
March 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Barry I Freedman, Amy L Kistler, Peter Skewes-Cox, Don Ganem, Mitzie Spainhour, Jolyn Turner, Jasmin Divers, Carl D Langefeld, Mariana Murea, Pamela J Hicks, Ashok K Hemal, James A Snipes, Lihong Zhao, Johanna R Abend, Douglas S Lyles, Lijun Ma, Karl L Skorecki
Background: Viral infections can trigger chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the urine virome may inform risk. The Natural History of APOL1-Associated Nephropathy Study (NHAANS) reported that urine JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) associated with a lower risk of APOL1-associated nephropathy in African Americans. Herein, association was assessed between urine JCPyV with CKD in African Americans independent from the APOL1 genotype. Methods: Quantitative polymerase chain reaction was performed for urinary detection of JCPyV and BK polyoma virus (BKPyV) in 200 newly recruited nondiabetic African Americans...
February 6, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
P Yooprasert, P Rotjanapan
BACKGROUND: Data on BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN) and treatment strategy in a resource-limited country are scarce. This study aimed to evaluate epidemiology of BKVAN and its situation in Thailand. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted among adult kidney transplant recipients at Ramathibodi Hospital from October 2011 to September 2016. Patients' demographic data, information on kidney transplantation, immunosuppressive therapy, cytomegalovirus and BK virus infections, and allograft outcomes were retrieved and analyzed...
January 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
Jennifer H Foster, W Susan Cheng, Ngoc-Yen Nguyen, Robert Krance, Caridad Martinez
BK virus hemorrhagic cystitis is a complication of HCST. Response to IV cidofovir is unpredictable, and treatment carries risk of toxicity. We report the largest series of pediatric patients with BKHC after HSCT successfully treated with intravesicular cidofovir. There was no significant decrease in urine or plasma BK PCR. There was significant decrease in pain score on days 3 and 7, with associated decrease in morphine use. No patients experienced toxicities associated with IV cidofovir. Intravesicular cidofovir appears to be safe and effective for symptomatic treatment of BKHC in pediatric patients after HSCT...
February 1, 2018: Pediatric Transplantation
H Y Huang, L Xiao, L L Bi, Y Gao, X R Kong, R Du, B Y Li, Y Han, W H Zhang, B Y Shi
Objective: Virus infection is a common complication of transplantation.With the research and application of exosome is becoming more popular, this study focused on whether the virus particles and nucleic acids exist in the exosomes extracted from the plasma of recipients with virus infection after renal transplantation. Methods: A total of 10 independent transplantation recipients at Institute of Organ Transplantation, 309th Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army from January 2015 to July 2017 were studied in this study...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Heather E Goetsch, Linbo Zhao, Mariah Gnegy, Michael J Imperiale, Nancy G Love, Krista R Wigginton
Human polyomaviruses are emerging pathogens that infect a large percentage of the human population and are excreted in urine. Consequently, urine that is collected for fertilizer production often has high concentrations of polyomavirus genes. We studied the fate of infectious double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) BK human polyomavirus (BKPyV) in hydrolyzed source-separated urine with infectivity assays and qPCR. Although BKPyV genomes persisted in the hydrolyzed urine for long periods of time (T90 >3 weeks), the viruses were rapidly inactivated (T90 = 1...
January 26, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Lyndsey J Bowman, Andrew J Brueckner, Christina T Doligalski
Viruses are the leading cause of infections after solid organ transplant. The antiviral properties of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORis) have been ascribed to a variety of mechanisms and historical data have supported their use over other immunosuppressants for a myriad of viruses. Herein, we summarize the most current data to highlight the role of mTORis in the management of viral infections after solid organ transplant. The mTORis play a clear role in the management of cytomegalovirus, and have data supporting their potential use for BK virus and human herpesvirus 8-related Kaposi sarcoma...
February 2018: Transplantation
Jacob Rw Scadden, Adnan Sharif, Kassi Skordilis, Richard Borrows
BK virus (BKV) is a polyomavirus that is able to cause renal dysfunction in transplanted grafts via BK virus-associated nephritis (BKVAN). This condition was mis-diagnosed in the past due to clinical and histopthological similarities with acute rejection. Due to the prevalence of the virus in the population, it is an important pathogen in this context, and so it is important to understand how this virus functions and its' relationship with the pathogenesis of BKVN. Screening for BKV often reveals viruria and/or viremia, which then manifests as BKVN, which can be asymptomatic or result in clinical features namely renal dysfunction...
December 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
Sergio Kamminga, Els van der Meijden, Herman F Wunderink, Antoine Touzé, Hans L Zaaijer, Mariet C W Feltkamp
Introduction The family of polyomaviruses, which cause severe disease in immunocompromised hosts, has expanded substantially in recent years. To accommodate measurement of IgG seroresponses against all currently known human polyomavirus (HPyV), including the Lyon IARC polyomavirus (LIPyV), we extended our custom multiplex bead-based HPyV immunoassay and evaluated the performance of this pan-HPyV immunoassay.Methods VP1 protein of fifteen HPyVs belonging to 13 polyomavirus species were expressed as recombinant glutathione S-transferase (GST) fusion proteins and coupled to fluorescent Luminex beads...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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