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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523521/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-a-novel-h1n1-2009-influenza-virus-reassortant-with-an-ns-gene-from-a-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-virus-isolated-from-a-human
#1
Shengbing Liu, Liangyan Zhang, Zhidong Yao, Li Xing, Kun Liu
The triple-reassortant H1N1/2009 influenza A virus, which caused the first influenza pandemic of the 21(st) century, is generally associated with mild disease and a relatively low mortality rate comparable to that of seasonal influenza virus outbreaks. There is a growing concern about the potential for reassortment between the low-mortality H1N1/2009 and other high-mortality influenza viruses. Here, we describe and characterize a novel reassortant H1N1/2009 influenza virus, isolated from a human sample, that contained an NS gene from a highly pathogenic H5N1 virus...
May 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522102/retrospective-multicenter-matched-case-control-study-on-the-risk-factors-for-narcolepsy-with-special-focus-on-vaccinations-including-pandemic-influenza-vaccination-and-infections-in-germany
#2
Doris Oberle, Jutta Pavel, Geert Mayer, Peter Geisler, Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski
OBJECTIVE: Studies associate pandemic influenza vaccination with narcolepsy. In Germany, a retrospective, multicenter, matched case-control study was performed to identify risk factors for narcolepsy, particularly regarding vaccinations (seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination) and infections (seasonal and pandemic influenza) and to quantify the detected risks. METHODS: Patients with excessive daytime sleepiness who had been referred to a sleep center between April 2009 and December 2012 for multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) were eligible...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521528/prevention-and-control-of-emergent-infectious-disease-with-high-specific-antigen-sensor
#3
Hongzhe Zhang, Shanshan Zhang, Nan Liu
This study aims to evaluate the application of a new type of high specificity antigen sensor in detecting the viruses in sudden infectious diseases. Influenza A (H1N1) virus immunosensor was used for the respective determination of the six kinds of antigens of H1N1, H3N2 viral protein, HA protein of H7N9, influenza B virus, adenovirus, and EV71 virus of same dilution degree on the Screen Printed Carbon Electrode (SPCE), so as to test the specificity of the detection method. In addition, various batches of chick embryo allantoic saliva dilution simulation samples were also detected on their recovery (accuracy), repeatability (precision), and stability...
May 18, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513592/ifn-%C3%AE-increases-susceptibility-to-influenza-a-infection-through-suppression-of-group-ii-innate-lymphoid-cells
#4
D Califano, Y Furuya, S Roberts, D Avram, A N J McKenzie, D W Metzger
Increased levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) are routinely observed in the respiratory tract following influenza virus infection, yet its potential role remains unclear. We now demonstrate that influenza-induced IFN-γ restricts protective innate lymphoid cell group II (ILC2) function in the lung following challenge with the pandemic H1N1 A/CA/04/2009 (CA04) influenza virus. Specifically, IFN-γ deficiency resulted in enhanced ILC2 activity, characterized by increased production of interleukin (IL)-5 and amphiregulin, and improved tissue integrity, yet no change in ILC2 numbers, viral load or clearance...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513329/serologic-detection-of-subtype-specific-antibodies-to-influenza-a-viruses-in-southern-sea-otters-enhydra-lutris-nereis
#5
Alyssa M Capuano, Melissa Miller, David E Stallknecht, Megan Moriarty, Magdalena Plancarte, Erin Dodd, Francesca Batac, Walter M Boyce
There are approximately 3,000 southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) in the nearshore environment along the California coast, and the species is classified as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We tested sera from 661 necropsied southern sea otters sampled from 1997 to 2015 to determine overall exposure to influenza A viruses (IAVs) and to identify subtype-specific antibody responses. Using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), antibodies to IAV nucleoproteins were detected in 160 (24...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504416/characterization-and-circulation-of-seasonal-influenza-viruses-in-madrid-2010-2016
#6
Flavia Cecilia Chiarella, Zarife Daoud, Manuel Enrique Fuentes-Ferrer, José Tomás Ramos Amador, Juan José Picazo, Esther Culebras
Influenza virus infection is a major health care burden and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The 2009 influenza pandemic highlighted the importance of influenza surveillance. The objective of this study was to assess the epidemiology and activity of influenza A and B viruses in adults and children in the post-pandemic period with a special focus on the pediatric population. We performed a retrospective descriptive study involving adults and children with influenza-like illness at the Clinico San Carlos Hospital (Madrid, Spain) over 6 influenza seasons, between August 2010 and April 2016...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504013/anti-influenza-effect-of-the-major-flavonoids-from-salvia-plebeia-r-br-via-inhibition-of-influenza-h1n1-virus-neuraminidase
#7
Sunghee Bang, Wei Li, Thi Kim Quy Ha, Changyeol Lee, Won Keun Oh, Sang Hee Shim
To determine the compounds responsible for its anti-influenza activities, we isolated the three flavonoids, 6-hydroxyluteolin 7-O-β-d-glucoside (1), nepitrin (2), homoplantaginin (3) from the MeOH extract of Salvia plebeia R.Br. and identified them by comparing the spectroscopic data with that reported in the literature. The contents of the three flavonoids in the whole extract were 108.74 ± 0.95, 46.26 ± 2.19, and 69.35 ± 1.22 mg/g for 6-hydroxyluteolin 7-O-β-d-glucoside, nepitrin, and homoplantaginin, respectively, which demonstrates that they are the major constituents of this plant...
May 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502308/-preparation-and-identification-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-h1n1-influenza-virus
#8
Yang Liu, Xiangrong Zhao, Chunyan Guo, Yan Li, Guanghua Wang, Daoyan Liang, Pengbo Yu, Yuan Li, Jun Hu
Objective To prepare the monoclonal antibody (mAb) against influenza A virus (H1N1) using purified viral particles as antigen and investigate the characterization of host cells infected with influenza virus utilizing the mAb. Methods A/PR/8 (H1N1) virus was cultured in embryonated chicken eggs and further purified by differential and density gradient centrifugation. The structure of viral particles was identified by transmission electron microcopy (TEM). Immunogenicity of purified virus was evaluated by Balb/c mice immunized with formalin-inactivated virus...
May 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501512/anti-influenza-activity-of-monoterpene-containing-substituted-coumarins
#9
Tatyana M Khomenko, Vladimir V Zarubaev, Iana R Orshanskaya, Renata A Kadyrova, Victoria A Sannikova, Dina V Korchagina, Konstantin P Volcho, Nariman F Salakhutdinov
Compounds simultaneously carrying the monoterpene and coumarin moieties have been tested for cytotoxicity and inhibition of activity against influenza virus A/California/07/09 (H1N1)pdm09. The structure of substituents in the coumarin framework, as well as the structure and the absolute configuration of the monoterpenoid moiety, are shown to significantly influence the anti-influenza activity and cytotoxicity of the compounds under study. The compounds with a bicyclic pinane framework exhibit the highest selectivity indices (the ratios between the cytotoxicity and the active dose)...
April 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500585/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-complications-and-mortality-of-veno-venous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-for-refractory-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Sergi Vaquer, Candelaria de Haro, Paula Peruga, Joan Carles Oliva, Antonio Artigas
Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a rapidly expanding technique. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the most recent literature to analyse complications and hospital mortality associated with this technique. Using the PRISMA guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analysis, MEDLINE and EMBASE were systematically searched for studies reporting complications and hospital mortality of adult patients receiving veno-venous ECMO for severe and refractory ARDS...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500193/viral-myositis-in-children
#11
Haley Magee, Ran D Goldman
Question I recently evaluated a child in my clinic after an emergency department visit where she presented having woken up that morning refusing to walk and was crawling around the house. The parents reported she was getting over a cold, and I recall similar cases of myositis during the H1N1 influenza epidemic a few years ago. What are the key features of myositis that I should recognize? Which investigations are needed to confirm the diagnosis and how should affected patients be managed? Answer Benign acute childhood myositis is a mild and self-limited sudden onset of lower extremity pain during or following recovery from a viral illness...
May 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499541/sequence-analysis-of-haemagglutinin-and-neuraminidase-of-h1n1-strain-from-a-patient-coinfected-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#12
Ahmed N Alghamdi, Mohammad E Mahfouz, Fahd A Hamdi, Daifullah Al Aboud, Tawfiq Z Al-Laylah, Mohammed I Alotaibi, Khalid W A Al-Thomali, Ahmed S Abdel-Moneim
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic (H1N1pdm09) was associated with a considerable influenza-related morbidity and mortality. Among the complications, Mycobacterial tuberculosis was recorded as a coinfection with influenza in rare cases. The full-length sequences of the viral haemagglutinin and neuraminidase of H1N1pdm09 influenza A virus were analyzed from a recently infected patient. The patient was chronically infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecular modelling and in-silico docking of the virus, and other selected strains with the drug oseltamivir were conducted and compared...
May 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498306/a-conserved-residue-tyrosine-y-84-in-h5n1-influenza-a-virus-ns1-regulates-ifn-signaling-responses-to-enhance-viral-infection
#13
Ben X Wang, Lianhu Wei, Lakshmi P Kotra, Earl G Brown, Eleanor N Fish
The non-structural protein, NS1, is a virulence factor encoded by influenza A viruses (IAVs). In this report, we provide evidence that the conserved residue, tyrosine (Y) 84, in a conserved putative SH2-binding domain in A/Duck/Hubei/2004/L-1 [H5N1] NS1 is critical for limiting an interferon (IFN) response to infection. A phenylalanine (F) substitution of this Y84 residue abolishes NS1-mediated downregulation of IFN-inducible STAT phosphorylation, and surface IFNAR1 expression. Recombinant IAV (rIAV) [H1N1] expressing A/Grey Heron/Hong Kong/837/2004 [H5N1] NS1-Y84F (rWSN-GH-NS1-Y84F) replicates to lower titers in human lung epithelial cells and is more susceptible to the antiviral effects of IFN-β treatment compared with rIAV expressing the intact H5N1 NS1 (rWSN-GH-NS1-wt)...
May 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497210/genetic-characterization-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pandemic-2009-virus-isolates-from-mumbai
#14
Devanshi Gohil, Sweta Kothari, Pramod Shinde, Rhuta Meharunkar, Rajas Warke, Abhay Chowdhary, Ranjana Deshmukh
Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 virus was first detected in India in May 2009 which subsequently became endemic in many parts of the country. Influenza A viruses have the ability to evade the immune response through its ability of antigenic variations. The study aims to characterize influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 viruses circulating in Mumbai during the pandemic and post-pandemic period. Nasopharyngeal swabs positive for influenza A (H1N1) pdm 09 viruses were inoculated on Madin-Darby canine kidney cell line for virus isolation...
May 11, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495315/accelerated-mass-production-of-influenza-virus-seed-stocks-in-hek-293-suspension-cell-cultures-by-reverse-genetics
#15
Ernest Milián, Thomas Julien, Rafael Biaggio, Alina Venereo-Sanchez, Johnny Montes, Aziza P Manceur, Sven Ansorge, Emma Petiot, Manuel Rosa-Calatrava, Amine Kamen
Despite major advances in developing capacities and alternative technologies to egg-based production of influenza vaccines, responsiveness to an influenza pandemic threat is limited by the time it takes to generate a Candidate Vaccine Virus (CVV) as reported by the 2015 WHO Informal Consultation report titled "Influenza Vaccine Response during the Start of a Pandemic". In previous work, we have shown that HEK-293 cell culture in suspension and serum free medium is an efficient production platform for cell culture manufacturing of influenza candidate vaccines...
May 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494805/relative-incidence-and-individual-level-severity-of-seasonal-influenza-a-h3n2-compared-with-2009-pandemic-h1n1
#16
Kin On Kwok, Steven Riley, Ranawaka A P M Perera, Vivian W I Wei, Peng Wu, Lan Wei, Daniel K W Chu, Ian G Barr, J S Malik Peiris, Benjamin J Cowling
BACKGROUND: Two subtypes of influenza A currently circulate in humans: seasonal H3N2 (sH3N2, emerged in 1968) and pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1, emerged in 2009). While the epidemiological characteristics of the initial wave of pH1N1 have been studied in detail, less is known about its infection dynamics during subsequent waves or its severity relative to sH3N2. Even prior to 2009, few data was available to estimate the risk of severe outcomes following infection with one circulating influenza strain relative to another...
May 11, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493491/high-doses-of-recombinant-mannan-binding-lectin-inhibit-the-binding-of-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-with-cells-expressing-dc-sign
#17
Lei Yu, Shiqiang Shang, Ran Tao, Caiyun Wang, Li Zhang, Hao Peng, Yinghu Chen
The pandemic influenza A (H1N1)pdm09 virus continues to be a threat to human health. Low doses of mannan-binding lectin (MBL) (<1 μg/mL) were shown not to protect against influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection. However, the effect of high doses of MBL has not been investigated. Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3 grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) has been proposed as an alternative receptor for influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus. In this study, we examined the expression of DC-SIGN on DCs as well as on acute monocytic leukemia cell line, THP-1...
May 11, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492063/vaccination-with-killed-but-metabolically-active-e-coli-over-expressing-hemagglutinin-elicits-neutralizing-antibodies-to-h1n1-swine-origin-influenza-a-virus
#18
Pei-Feng Liu, Yanhan Wang, Yu-Tsueng Liu, Chun-Ming Huang
There is a need for a fast and simple method for vaccine production to keep up with the pace of a rapidly spreading virus in the early phases of the influenza pandemic. The use of whole viruses produced in chicken eggs or recombinant antigens purified from various expression systems has presented considerable challenges, especially with lengthy processing times. Here, we use the killed but metabolically active (KBMA) Escherichia coli (E. coli) to harbor the hemagglutinin (HA) of swine origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) San Diego/01/09 (SD/H1N1-S-OIV)...
February 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489423/is-rheumatoid-arthritis-associated-with-a-declined-immunogenicity-of-influenza-vaccination-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Yafang Huang, Huili Wang, Wilson W S Tam
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether immunogenicity and safety of influenza vaccination in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are significantly different from those in healthy population. METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and Web of Science were searched on 31 August 2016. Studies were included when they met the inclusion criteria. Two reviewers independently extracted data on study characteristics, methodological quality and outcomes. The primary outcome was seroprotection (SP) rate after immunization...
May 10, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484702/expression-dynamics-of-innate-immunity-in-influenza-virus-infected-swine
#20
María Montoya, Emanuela Foni, Alicia Solórzano, Elisabetta Razzuoli, Massimiliano Baratelli, Dania Bilato, Lorena Córdoba, Maria Angeles Martín Del Burgo, Jorge Martinez, Pamela Martinez-Orellana, Chiara Chiapponi, David S Perlin, Gustavo Del Real, Massimo Amadori
The current circulating swine influenza virus (IV) subtypes in Europe (H1N1, H1N2, and H3N2) are associated with clinical outbreaks of disease. However, we showed that pigs could be susceptible to other IV strains that are able to cross the species barrier. In this work, we extended our investigations into whether different IV strains able to cross the species barrier might give rise to different innate immune responses that could be associated with pathological lesions. For this purpose, we used the same samples collected in a previous study of ours, in which healthy pigs had been infected with a H3N2 Swine IV and four different H3N8 IV strains circulating in different animal species...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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