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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542609/potent-and-selective-inhibition-of-pathogenic-viruses-by-engineered-ubiquitin-variants
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Wei Zhang, Ben A Bailey-Elkin, Robert C M Knaap, Baldeep Khare, Tim J Dalebout, Garrett G Johnson, Puck B van Kasteren, Nigel J McLeish, Jun Gu, Wenguang He, Marjolein Kikkert, Brian L Mark, Sachdev S Sidhu
The recent Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), Ebola and Zika virus outbreaks exemplify the continued threat of (re-)emerging viruses to human health, and our inability to rapidly develop effective therapeutic countermeasures. Many viruses, including MERS-CoV and the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) encode deubiquitinating (DUB) enzymes that are critical for viral replication and pathogenicity. They bind and remove ubiquitin (Ub) and interferon stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) from cellular proteins to suppress host antiviral innate immune responses...
May 18, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542235/environmental-persistence-of-porcine-coronaviruses-in-feed-and-feed-ingredients
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Michaela P Trudeau, Harsha Verma, Fernando Sampedro, Pedro E Urriola, Gerald C Shurson, Sagar M Goyal
Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), Porcine Delta Corona Virus (PDCoV), and Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV) are major threats to swine health and contaminated feed plays a role in virus transmission. The objective of our study was to characterize inactivation of PEDV, PDCoV, and TGEV in various feed ingredient matrices. Samples of complete feed, spray dried porcine plasma, meat meal, meat and bone meal, blood meal, corn, soybean meal, and corn dried distillers grains with solubles were weighed (5 g/sample) into scintillation vials and inoculated with 1 mL of PEDV, PDCoV, or TGEV...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536429/a-novel-neutralizing-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-the-n-terminal-domain-of-the-mers-cov-spike-protein
#3
Yingzhu Chen, Shuai Lu, Hao Jia, Yao Deng, Jianfang Zhou, Baoying Huang, Yueyang Yu, Jiaming Lan, Wenling Wang, Yongliang Lou, Kun Qin, Wenjie Tan
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has caused fatal infections, some through hospital-acquired transmission, in affected regions since its emergence in 2012. Although the virus is not pandemic among humans, it poses a great threat to public health due to its zoonotic origin. Thus, both preventative and therapeutic countermeasures are urgently needed. In this study, we discovered a panel of neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against MERS-CoV, which mapped to a wide range of regions on the spike (S) protein of the virus...
May 24, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534504/crystal-structure-of-the-receptor-binding-domain-of-the-spike-glycoprotein-of-human-betacoronavirus-hku1
#4
Xiuyuan Ou, Hongxin Guan, Bo Qin, Zhixia Mu, Justyna A Wojdyla, Meitian Wang, Samuel R Dominguez, Zhaohui Qian, Sheng Cui
Human coronavirus (CoV) HKU1 is a pathogen causing acute respiratory illnesses and so far little is known about its biology. HKU1 virus uses its S1 subunit C-terminal domain (CTD) and not the N-terminal domain like other lineage A β-CoVs to bind to its yet unknown human receptor. Here we present the crystal structure of HKU1 CTD at 1.9 Å resolution. The structure consists of three subdomains: core, insertion and subdomain-1 (SD-1). While the structure of the core and SD-1 subdomains of HKU1 are highly similar to those of other β-CoVs, the insertion subdomain adopts a novel fold, which is largely invisible in the cryo-EM structure of the HKU1 S trimer...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533052/reverse-spillover-of-avian-viral-vaccine-strains-from-domesticated-poultry-to-wild-birds
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M A Rohaim, R F El Naggar, A M Helal, H A Hussein, Muhammad Munir
Transmission of viruses from the commercial poultry to wild birds is an emerging paradigm of livestock-wildlife interface. Here, we report the identification and isolation of vaccine strains of avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (APMV1) and avian coronaviruses (ACoV) from different wild bird species across eight Egyptian governorates between January 2014 and December 2015. Surveillance of avian respiratory viruses in free-ranging wild birds (n=297) identified three species that harboured or excreted APMV1 and ACoVs...
May 19, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532806/a-molecular-survey-for-selected-viral-enteropathogens-revealed-a-limited-role-of-canine-circovirus-in-the-development-of-canine-acute-gastroenteritis
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Giulia Dowgier, Eleonora Lorusso, Nicola Decaro, Costantina Desario, Viviana Mari, Maria Stella Lucente, Gianvito Lanave, Canio Buonavoglia, Gabriella Elia
Canine circovirus (CanineCV) is a canine virus, whose pathogenetic role is still uncertain. Based on recent data suggesting its role as entheropathogen, a case-control study was conducted between 2013 and 2016 to investigate the association of CanineCV with gastroenteritis in dogs, alone or in combination with other viral pathogens, including canine parvovirus (CPV), canine coronavirus (CCoV) and canine distemper virus (CDV). A total of 219 dogs suffering from acute gastroenteritis disorders and 67 controls randomly recruited among healthy dogs or patients presenting without enteric signs were screened by a panel of real-time (RT-)PCR assays for CanineCV, CPV, CCoV and CDV...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528587/persistent-infections-support-maintenance-of-a-coronavirus-in-a-population-of-australian-bats-myotis-macropus
#7
J Jeong, C S Smith, A J Peel, R K Plowright, D H Kerlin, J McBroom, H McCallum
Understanding viral transmission dynamics within populations of reservoir hosts can facilitate greater knowledge of the spillover of emerging infectious diseases. While bat-borne viruses are of concern to public health, investigations into their dynamics have been limited by a lack of longitudinal data from individual bats. Here, we examine capture-mark-recapture (CMR) data from a species of Australian bat (Myotis macropus) infected with a putative novel Alphacoronavirus within a Bayesian framework. Then, we developed epidemic models to estimate the effect of persistently infectious individuals (which shed viruses for extensive periods) on the probability of viral maintenance within the study population...
May 22, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527970/frequency-of-respiratory-viruses-among-patients-admitted-to-26-intensive-care-units-in-seven-consecutive-winter-spring-seasons-2009-2016-in-northern-italy
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Antonio Piralla, Bianca Mariani, Francesca Rovida, Fausto Baldanti
BACKGROUND: The role of respiratory viruses in the etiology of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is still debated. The advent of molecular assays has improved the identification of viruses in patients with CAP and according to published studies, viruses account for 11-55% of adult CAP cases. OBJECTIVES AND STUDY DESIGN: In the present study, the frequency of respiratory viruses was evaluated in respiratory samples collected from 414 patients with CAP admitted to 26 ICUs in the Lombardy Region (10 million inhabitants) during seven winter-spring seasons (2009-2016)...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524070/tmprss2-and-mspl-facilitate-trypsin-independent-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus-replication-in-vero-cells
#9
Wen Shi, Wenlu Fan, Jing Bai, Yandong Tang, Li Wang, Yanping Jiang, Lijie Tang, Min Liu, Wen Cui, Yigang Xu, Yijing Li
Type II transmembrane serine proteases (TTSPs) facilitate the spread and replication of viruses such as influenza and human coronaviruses, although it remains unclear whether TTSPs play a role in the progression of animal coronavirus infections, such as that by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). In this study, TTSPs including TMPRSS2, HAT, DESC1, and MSPL were tested for their ability to facilitate PEDV replication in Vero cells. Our results showed that TMPRSS2 and MSPL played significant roles in the stages of cell-cell fusion and virus-cell fusion, whereas HAT and DESC1 exhibited weaker effects...
May 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523928/genetic-variability-of-the-s1-subunit-of-enteric-and-respiratory-bovine-coronavirus-isolates
#10
S Vilček, A Jacková, M Kolesárová, M Vlasáková
Bovine coronavirus (BCoV) is considered an important pathogen in cattle worldwide. It is a causative agent of enteric and respiratory diseases of cattle. The S1 subunit of the viral S glycoprotein is responsible for virus binding to host-cell receptors, induction of neutralizing antibody and hemagglutinin activity. The entire S1 genomic region (2304 bp) of two enteric bovine coronavirus isolates from Austria, one respiratory and one enteric isolate from Slovakia were analyzed at the genetic level. The comparative analysis of those four isolates revealed 97...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523387/seroprevalence-of-economically-important-viral-pathogens-in-swine-populations-of-trinidad-and-tobago-west-indies
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Jamie R V Sookhoo, Arianne Brown-Jordan, Lemar Blake, Ridley B Holder, Sharon M Brookes, Stephen Essen, Christine V F Carrington, Ian H Brown, Christopher A L Oura
The objective of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence and identify the strains of swine influenza virus (SwIV), as well as the seroprevalence of porcine parvovirus (PPV), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2), and classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in pigs in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Blood samples (309) were randomly collected from pigs at farms throughout T&T...
May 18, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516200/respiratory-viral-infections-are-underdiagnosed-in-patients-with-suspected-sepsis
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L R Ljungström, G Jacobsson, B E B Claesson, R Andersson, H Enroth
The study aim was to investigate the prevalence and clinical relevance of viral findings by multiplex PCR from the nasopharynx of clinically septic patients during a winter season. During 11 weeks of the influenza epidemic period in January-March 2012, consecutive adult patients suspected to be septic (n = 432) were analyzed with cultures from blood and nasopharynx plus multiplex PCR for respiratory viruses on the nasopharyngeal specimen. The results were compared with those from microbiology analyses ordered as part of standard care...
May 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508215/reverse-genetics-system-for-the-avian-coronavirus-infectious-bronchitis-virus
#13
Erica Bickerton, Sarah M Keep, Paul Britton
We have developed a reverse genetics system for the avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) in which a full-length cDNA corresponding to the IBV genome is inserted into the vaccinia virus genome under the control of a T7 promoter sequence. Vaccinia virus as a vector for the full-length IBV cDNA has the advantage that modifications can be introduced into the IBV cDNA using homologous recombination, a method frequently used to insert and delete sequences from the vaccinia virus genome. Here, we describe the use of transient dominant selection as a method for introducing modifications into the IBV cDNA that has been successfully used for the substitution of specific nucleotides, deletion of genomic regions, and exchange of complete genes...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508214/efficient-reverse-genetic-systems-for-rapid-genetic-manipulation-of-emergent-and-preemergent-infectious-coronaviruses
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Adam S Cockrell, Anne Beall, Boyd Yount, Ralph Baric
Emergent and preemergent coronaviruses (CoVs) pose a global threat that requires immediate intervention. Rapid intervention necessitates the capacity to generate, grow, and genetically manipulate infectious CoVs in order to rapidly evaluate pathogenic mechanisms, host and tissue permissibility, and candidate antiviral therapeutic efficacy. CoVs encode the largest viral RNA genomes at about 28-32,000 nucleotides in length, and thereby complicate efficient engineering of the genome. Deconstructing the genome into manageable fragments affords the plasticity necessary to rapidly introduce targeted genetic changes in parallel and assort mutated fragments while maximizing genome stability over time...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506792/discovery-of-a-novel-canine-respiratory-coronavirus-support-genetic-recombination-among-betacoronavirus1
#15
Shuai Lu, Yanqun Wang, Yingzhu Chen, Bingjie Wu, Kun Qin, Jincun Zhao, Yongliang Lou, Wenjie Tan
Although canine respiratory coronavirus (CRCoV) is an important respiratory pathogen that is prevalent in many countries, only one complete genome sequence of CRCoV (South Korea strain K37) has been obtained to date. Genome-wide analyses and recombination have rarely been conducted, as small numbers of samples and limited genomic characterization have previously prevented further analyses. Herein, we report a unique CRCoV strain, denoted strain BJ232, derived from a CRCoV-positive dog with a mild respiratory infection...
May 13, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500431/molecular-aspects-of-mers-cov
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Ali A Rabaan, Ali M Bazzi, Shamsah H Al-Ahmed, Jaffar A Al-Tawfiq
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is a betacoronavirus which can cause acute respiratory distress in humans and is associated with a relatively high mortality rate. Since it was first identified in a patient who died in a Jeddah hospital in 2012, the World Health Organization has been notified of 1735 laboratory-confirmed cases from 27 countries, including 628 deaths. Most cases have occurred in Saudi Arabia. MERS-CoVancestors may be found in OldWorld bats of the Vespertilionidae family...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500421/seasonal-fluctuations-of-astrovirus-but-not-coronavirus-shedding-in-bats-inhabiting-human-modified-tropical-forests
#17
Anne Seltmann, Victor M Corman, Andrea Rasche, Christian Drosten, Gábor Á Czirják, Henry Bernard, Matthew J Struebig, Christian C Voigt
Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are considered a major threat to global health. Most EIDs appear to result from increased contact between wildlife and humans, especially when humans encroach into formerly pristine habitats. Habitat deterioration may also negatively affect the physiology and health of wildlife species, which may eventually lead to a higher susceptibility to infectious agents and/or increased shedding of the pathogens causing EIDs. Bats are known to host viruses closely related to important EIDs...
May 12, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490584/a-naturally-occurring-recombinant-enterovirus-expresses-a-torovirus-deubiquitinase
#18
Pengcheng Shang, Saurav Misra, Ben Hause, Ying Fang
Enteroviruses are implicated in a wide range of diseases in human and animals. In this study, a novel enterovirus (species G; EVG 08/NC_USA/2015) was isolated from a diagnostic sample of neonatal pig diarrhea case and identified using metagenomics and complete genome sequencing. The viral genome shares 75.4% nucleotide identity with a prototypic EVG strain (PEV9 UKG/410/73). Remarkably, a 582 nucleotide insertion, flanked by 3C(pro) cleavage sites at 5' - and 3' - ends, was found in the 2C/3A junction region of the viral genome...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487774/perception-and-attitude-of-emergency-room-resident-physicians-toward-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak
#19
Mohammed Al Ghobain, Turki Aldrees, Abdullah Alenezi, Saleh Alqaryan, Dana Aldabeeb, Najed Alotaibi, Abdulrahman Aldhabib, Shaker Alghalibi, Sami Alharethy
Introduction. Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreaks have had a considerable negative impact on health systems in Saudi Arabia. We aimed to study the psychological impact of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak on emergency room resident physicians (ERRPs). Methods. We assessed the MERS-related psychological impact and concerns of ERRPs using a self-report questionnaire. Results. The majority (91%) of the ERRPs agreed that their work put them at risk of infection, but most (65%) did not agree that they should not be looking after patients infected with MERS...
2017: Emergency Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484023/coronavirus-nonstructural-protein-15-mediates-evasion-of-dsrna-sensors-and-limits-apoptosis-in-macrophages
#20
Xufang Deng, Matthew Hackbart, Robert C Mettelman, Amornrat O'Brien, Anna M Mielech, Guanghui Yi, C Cheng Kao, Susan C Baker
Coronaviruses are positive-sense RNA viruses that generate double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) intermediates during replication, yet evade detection by host innate immune sensors. Here we report that coronavirus nonstructural protein 15 (nsp15), an endoribonuclease, is required for evasion of dsRNA sensors. We evaluated two independent nsp15 mutant mouse coronaviruses, designated N15m1 and N15m3, and found that these viruses replicated poorly and induced rapid cell death in mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. Infection of macrophages with N15m1, which expresses an unstable nsp15, or N15m3, which expresses a catalysis-deficient nsp15, activated MDA5, PKR, and the OAS/RNase L system, resulting in an early, robust induction of type I IFN, PKR-mediated apoptosis, and RNA degradation...
May 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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