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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643847/ncr1-deficiency-diminishes-the-generation-of-protective-murine-cytomegalovirus-antibodies-by-limiting-follicular-helper-t-cell-maturation
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Antonija Miletic, Maja Lenartic, Branka Popovic, Ilija Brizic, Tihana Trsan, Karmela Miklic, Ofer Mandelboim, Astrid Krmpotic, Stipan Jonjic
NKp46/NCR1 is an activating NK-cell receptor implicated in the control of various viral and bacterial infections. Recent findings also suggest that it plays a role in shaping the adaptive immune response to pathogens. Using NCR1-deficient (NCR1(gfp/gfp) ) mice we provide evidence for the role of NCR1 in antibody response to mouse cytomegalovirus infection (MCMV). The absence of NCR1 resulted in impaired maturation, function and NK-cell migration to regional lymph nodes. In addition, CD4(+) T-cell activation and follicular helper T-cell (Tfh) generation were reduced, leading to inferior germinal center (GC) B-cell maturation...
June 23, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642758/time-and-antigen-stimulation-history-influence-memory-cd8-t-cell-bystander-responses
#2
Matthew D Martin, Qiang Shan, Hai-Hui Xue, Vladimir P Badovinac
Memory CD8 T cells can be activated and induced to produce cytokines and increase stores of cytolytic proteins not only in response to cognate antigen (Ag) but also in response to inflammatory cytokines (bystander responses). Importantly, bystander memory CD8 T cell functions have been shown to be dependent upon memory CD8 T cell fitness, since exhausted CD8 T cells have diminished capacity to respond to inflammatory cues. While it is known that memory CD8 T cell functional abilities, including ability to produce cytokines in response to cognate Ag, change with time after initial Ag encounter and upon multiple Ag stimulations (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633386/oral-administration-of-tea-saponins-to-relive-oxidative-stress-and-immune-suppression-in-chickens
#3
X Chi, S Bi, W Xu, Y Zhang, S Liang, S Hu
The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of tea saponins on oxidative stress induced by cyclophosphamide in chickens. One hundred twenty chickens were randomly divided into 5 groups. Groups 3 to 4 received intramuscular injection of cyclophosphamide to induce oxidative stress and immunosuppression. After that, groups 2 and 4 were orally administered tea saponins in drinking water for 7 d. Then, groups 1 to 4 were immunized with a live, bivalent vaccine of Newcastle disease virus and infectious bronchitis virus...
June 15, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628043/immunotherapy-for-transplantation-associated-viral-infections
#4
Claire Roddie, Karl S Peggs
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Early clinical trials demonstrate that adoptive transfer of donor-derived virus-specific T cells to restore virus-specific immunity is an effective strategy to control CMV and EBV infection after HSCT, conferring protection in 70%-90% of patients. The field has evolved rapidly to develop solutions to some of the manufacturing challenges identified in early clinical studies, such as prolonged in vitro culture, optimization of the purity of the virus-specific T cell product, the potential limitations of targeting a single viral antigen, and how to manage the patient with a virus-naive donor...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619148/antigenic-diversity-of-brazilian-isolates-of-hobi-like-pestiviruses
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R K Dias, J F Cargnelutti, M N Weber, C W Canal, F V Bauermann, J F Ridpath, R Weiblen, E F Flores
Hobi-like viruses comprise an unclassified group of bovine pestiviruses related to bovine viral diarrhea virus 1 (BVDV-1) and 2 (BVDV-2). These viruses were originally identified in fetal bovine serum from Brazilian origin and, subsequently, isolated from diseased animals in several countries. Herein we performed an antigenic characterization of eight Brazilian HoBi-like viruses isolated from persistently infected (PI) animals and from gastroenteric disease (2007-2015). Phylogenetic analysis based on the 5' unstranslated region (UTR) clustered these viruses with other HoBi-like viruses from European and Asiatic origin...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615708/epitope-mapping-and-kinetics-of-cd4-t-cell-immunity-to-pneumonia-virus-of-mice-in-the-c57bl-6-strain
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Lana Vandersarren, Cedric Bosteels, Manon Vanheerswynghels, James J Moon, Andrew J Easton, Gert Van Isterdael, Sophie Janssens, Bart N Lambrecht, Mary J van Helden
Pneumonia virus of mice (PVM) infection has been widely used as a rodent model to study the closely related human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV). While T cells are indispensable for viral clearance, they also contribute to immunopathology. To gain more insight into mechanistic details, novel tools are needed that allow to study virus-specific T cells in C57BL/6 mice as the majority of transgenic mice are only available on this background. While PVM-specific CD8 T cell epitopes were recently described, so far no PVM-specific CD4 T cell epitopes have been identified within the C57BL/6 strain...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612275/the-recent-importation-of-grapevine-pinot-gris-virus-into-australia
#7
Qi Wu, Nuredin Habili
A total of 575 commercial grapevine (Vitis vinifera) samples from Australia have been tested for a newly emerging virus, Grapevine Pinot gris virus (Trichovirus, Betaflexiviridae) during 2015-2017. Nine samples from two states tested positive. Six of these were from New South Wales and 3 from South Australia in a total of eight varieties. All these varieties were imported from Europe within the last 4-19 years. A fragment of 431 nucleotides on the coat protein gene of Grapevine Pinot gris virus was targeted for virus identification by RT-PCR...
June 13, 2017: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607114/varicella-zoster-virus-specific-cellular-immune-responses-to-the-live-attenuated-zoster-vaccine-in-young-and-older-adults
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Adriana Weinberg, Jennifer Canniff, Nadine Rouphael, Aneesh Mehta, Mark Mulligan, Jennifer A Whitaker, Myron J Levin
The incidence and severity of herpes zoster (HZ) increases with age. The live attenuated zoster vaccine generates immune responses similar to HZ. We compared the immune responses to zoster vaccine in young and older to adults to increase our understanding of the immune characteristics that may contribute to the increased susceptibility to HZ in older adults. Young (25-40 y; n = 25) and older (60-80 y; n = 33) adults had similar magnitude memory responses to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) ex vivo restimulation measured by responder cell-frequency and flow cytometry, but the responses were delayed in older compared with young adults...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606643/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-rapid-e1-antigen-test-for-chikungunya-virus-infection-in-a-reference-setting
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Ralph Huits, Tamaki Okabayashi, Lieselotte Cnops, Barbara Barbé, Riemsdijk Van Den Berg, Koen Bartholomeeusen, Kevin K Ariën, Jan Jacobs, Emmanuel Bottieau, Emi E Nakayama, Tatsuo Shioda, Marjan Van Esbroeck
OBJECTIVES: Rapid diagnostic tests targeting virus-specific antigen could significantly enhance the diagnostic capacity for chikungunya virus infections. We evaluated the accuracy of an immunochromatographic antigen test for the diagnosis of chikungunya in a reference laboratory for arboviruses. METHODS: an immunochromatographic rapid test that uses mouse monoclonal antibodies as a tracer against the E1-envelope protein of chikungunya (ARKRAY, Inc. Kyoto, Japan) was evaluated...
June 9, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605299/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-specific-antibody-detection-in-cattle-in-mauritania
#10
Miriam A Sas, Marc Mertens, Ekaterina Isselmou, Nicole Reimer, Bezeid O El Mamy, Baba Doumbia, Martin H Groschup
BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) was detected for the first time in Mauritania in 1983 and several CCHFV outbreaks were reported in the following years. The last human case was diagnosed in 2015. However, no recent data exist about the prevalence of CCHFV in animals, although it is already described that prevalence studies in animals serve as good risk indicators. CCHFV can cause a severe hemorrhagic fever with a high case fatality rate in humans. Therefore, a precise risk assessment on the basis of updated data is very important...
June 12, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604254/detection-phenotyping-and-quantification-of-dengue-virus-specific-b-cells-using-fluorescent-probes
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Heather Friberg, Anuja Mathew
Dengue viruses are some of the most important mosquito-borne pathogens worldwide. They cause illness in 50-100 million individuals per year and have a significant global health impact in low- and middle-income countries. It is important to improve our understanding of the humoral response to dengue virus, as antibodies (Abs) are associated with protection from or susceptibility to severe dengue disease. In recent years, significant advances have been made toward identifying Ab targets and evaluating the functional properties of Abs...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594275/roles-of-superoxide-anion-and-hydrogen-peroxide-during-replication-of-two-unrelated-plant-rna-viruses-in-nicotiana-benthamiana
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Kiwamu Hyodo, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Kazuyuki Mise, Tetsuro Okuno
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), including superoxide anion (O2(-)), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and hydroxyl radical, act as signaling molecules to transduce biotic and abiotic stimuli into stress adaptations in plants. A respiratory burst oxidase homolog B of Nicotiana benthamiana (NbRBOHB) is responsible for O2(-) production to inhibit pathogen infection during plant innate immunity. RBOH-derived O2(-) can be immediately converted into H2O2 by the action of superoxide dismutase. Interestingly, we recently showed that red clover necrotic mosaic virus (RCNMV), a plant positive-strand RNA [(+)RNA] virus, hijacks the host's ROS-generating machinery during infection...
June 8, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592538/identification-of-il-27-il-27ra-as-a-critical-immune-axis-for-in-vivo-hiv-control
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M Ruiz-Riol, D Berdnik, A Llano, B Mothe, C Gálvez, S Pérez-Álvarez, B Oriol-Tordera, A Olvera, S Silva-Arrieta, Michael Meulbroek, Ferran Pujol, J Coll, J Martinez-Picado, C Ganoza, J Sanchez, G Gómez, T Wyss-Coray, C Brander
Intact and broad immune cell effector functions and specific individual cytokines have been linked to HIV disease outcome, but their relative contribution to HIV control remains unclear. We asked whether the proteome of secreted cytokines and signaling factors in peripheral blood can be used to discover specific pathways critical for host viral control. A custom glass-based microarray able to measure >600 plasma proteins involved in cell-to-cell communication was used to measure plasma protein profiles in 96 HIV-infected, treatment-naïve individuals with high (>50,000) or low (<10,000 HIV RNA copies/ml) viral loads...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592527/zika-virus-hijacks-stress-granule-proteins-and-modulates-the-host-stress-response
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Shangmei Hou, Anil Kumar, Zaikun Xu, Adriana M Airo, Iryna Stryapunina, Cheung Pang Wong, William Branton, Egor Tchesnokov, Matthias Götte, Christopher Power, Tom C Hobman
Zika virus (ZIKV), a member of the Flaviviridae family, has recently emerged as an important human pathogen with increasing economic and health impact worldwide. Because of its teratogenic nature and association with the serious neurological condition Guillain-Barré syndrome, a tremendous amount of effort has focused on understanding ZIKV pathogenesis. To gain further insights into ZIKV interaction with host cells, we investigated how this pathogen affects stress response pathways. While ZIKV infection induces stress signaling that leads to phosphorylation of eIF2α and cellular translational arrest, stress granule (SG) formation was inhibited...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591035/a-case-report-of-lymphoid-intestitial-pneumonia-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-oligoclonal-expansion-of-effector-lymphocytes-with-preferential-cytomegalovirus-specific-immune-response-and-lymphoproliferative-disease-promotion
#15
Przemyslaw Zdziarski, Andrzej Gamian, Grzegorz Dworacki
RATIONALE: Lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) is a rare disease with lymphocytic infiltration of the alveolar interstitial and air spaces, sometimes classified as a clonal lymphoproliferative disease (LPD) with high prevalence in patients with immunodysregulation. Although association of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma development with infectious agents has been well described, it is not so in the case of LIP. Attempts to demonstrate an infective cause by direct microbe detection have failed, but association with atypical specific immune response to opportunistic infectious agent has not been studied...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582800/regulation-of-cd4-t-cells-and-their-effects-on-immunopathological-inflammation-following-viral-infection
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Mitra Bhattacharyya, Patrick Madden, Nathan Henning, Shana Gregory, Malika Aid, Amanda Martinot, Dan H Barouch, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster
CD4 T cells help immune responses, but knowledge of how memory CD4 T cells are regulated and how they regulate adaptive immune responses and induce immunopathology is limited. Using adoptive transfer of virus-specific CD4 T cells, we show that naïve CD4 T cells undergo substantial expansion following infection, but can induce lethal TH1-driven inflammation. In contrast, memory CD4 T cells exhibit a biased proliferation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cell subsets and were able to improve adaptive immune responses in the context of minimal tissue damage...
June 5, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581445/glutamine-supplementation-suppresses-herpes-simplex-virus-reactivation
#17
Kening Wang, Yo Hoshino, Kennichi Dowdell, Marta Bosch-Marce, Timothy G Myers, Mayra Sarmiento, Lesley Pesnicak, Philip R Krause, Jeffrey I Cohen
Chronic viral infections are difficult to treat, and new approaches are needed, particularly those aimed at reducing reactivation by enhancing immune responses. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) establishes latency and reactivates frequently, and breakthrough reactivation can occur despite suppressive antiviral therapy. Virus-specific T cells are important to control HSV, and proliferation of activated T cells requires increased metabolism of glutamine. Here, we found that supplementation with oral glutamine reduced virus reactivation in latently HSV-1-infected mice and HSV-2-infected guinea pigs...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575086/lung-epithelial-cells-have-virus-specific-and-shared-gene-expression-responses-to-infection-by-diverse-respiratory-viruses
#18
James T VanLeuven, Benjamin J Ridenhour, Andres J Gonzalez, Craig R Miller, Tanya A Miura
The severity of respiratory viral infections is partially determined by the cellular response mounted by infected lung epithelial cells. Disease prevention and treatment is dependent on our understanding of the shared and unique responses elicited by diverse viruses, yet few studies compare host responses to viruses from different families while controlling other experimental parameters. Murine models are commonly used to study the pathogenesis of respiratory viral infections, and in vitro studies using murine cells provide mechanistic insight into the pathogenesis observed in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573627/visualizing-ebolavirus-particles-using-single-particle-interferometric-reflectance-imaging-sensor-sp-iris
#19
Erik P Carter, Elif Ç Seymour, Steven M Scherr, George G Daaboul, David S Freedman, M Selim Ünlü, John H Connor
This chapter describes an approach for the label-free imaging and quantification of intact Ebola virus (EBOV) and EBOV viruslike particles (VLPs) using a light microscopy technique. In this technique, individual virus particles are captured onto a silicon chip that has been printed with spots of virus-specific capture antibodies. These captured virions are then detected using an optical approach called interference reflectance imaging. This approach allows for the detection of each virus particle that is captured on an antibody spot and can resolve the filamentous structure of EBOV VLPs without the need for electron microscopy...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567036/nasal-iga-provides-protection-against-human-influenza-challenge-in-volunteers-with-low-serum-influenza-antibody-titre
#20
Victoria M W Gould, James N Francis, Katie J Anderson, Bertrand Georges, Alethea V Cope, John S Tregoning
In spite of there being a number of vaccines, influenza remains a significant global cause of morbidity and mortality. Understanding more about natural and vaccine induced immune protection against influenza infection would help to develop better vaccines. Virus specific IgG is a known correlate of protection, but other factors may help to reduce viral load or disease severity, for example IgA. In the current study we measured influenza specific responses in a controlled human infection model using influenza A/California/2009 (H1N1) as the challenge agent...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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