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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931226/enhancement-of-zika-infection-by-dengue-virus-specific-antibody-is-associated-with-low-levels-of-antiviral-factors
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Linda Hueston, Ruben Ramirez, Suresh Mahalingam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931216/emergence-of-oseltamivir-resistant-h7n9-influenza-viruses-in-immunosuppressed-cynomolgus-macaques
#2
Maki Kiso, Kiyoko Iwatsuki-Horimoto, Seiya Yamayoshi, Ryuta Uraki, Mutsumi Ito, Noriko Nakajima, Shinya Yamada, Masaki Imai, Eiryo Kawakami, Yuriko Tomita, Satoshi Fukuyama, Yasushi Itoh, Kazumasa Ogasawara, Tiago J S Lopes, Tokiko Watanabe, Louise H Moncla, Hideki Hasegawa, Thomas C Friedrich, Gabriele Neumann, Yoshihiro Kawaoka
Antiviral compounds (eg, the neuraminidase inhibitor oseltamivir) are invaluable for the treatment of individuals infected with influenza A viruses of the H7N9 subtype (A[H7N9]), which have infected and killed hundreds of persons. However, oseltamivir treatment often leads to the emergence of resistant viruses in immunocompromised individuals. To better understand the emergence and properties of oseltamivir-resistant A(H7N9) viruses in immunosuppressed individuals, we infected immunosuppressed cynomolgus macaques with an A(H7N9) virus and treated them with oseltamivir...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930978/influenza-a-virus-studies-in-a-mouse-model-of-infection
#3
Laura Rodriguez, Aitor Nogales, Luis Martínez-Sobrido
Influenza viruses cause over 500,000 deaths worldwide(1) and are associated with an annual cost of 12 - 14 billion USD in the United States alone considering direct medical and hospitalization expenses and work absenteeism(2). Animal models are crucial in Influenza A virus (IAV) studies to evaluate viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, immune responses, and the efficacy of current and/or novel vaccine approaches as well as antivirals. Mice are an advantageous small animal model because their immune system is evolutionarily similar to that found in humans, they are available from commercial vendors as genetically identical subjects, there are multiple strains that can be exploited to evaluate the genetic basis of infections, and they are relatively inexpensive and easy to manipulate...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930687/the-rab2b-garil5-complex-promotes-cytosolic-dna-induced-innate-immune-responses
#4
Michihiro Takahama, Mitsunori Fukuda, Norihiko Ohbayashi, Tatsuya Kozaki, Takuma Misawa, Toru Okamoto, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Shizuo Akira, Tatsuya Saitoh
Cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS) is a cytosolic DNA sensor that induces the IFN antiviral response. However, the regulatory mechanisms that mediate cGAS-triggered signaling have not been fully explored. Here, we show the involvement of a small GTPase, RAB2B, and its effector protein, Golgi-associated RAB2B interactor-like 5 (GARIL5), in the cGAS-mediated IFN response. RAB2B-deficiency affects the IFN response induced by cytosolic DNA. Consistent with this, RAB2B deficiency enhances replication of vaccinia virus, a DNA virus...
September 19, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930586/drug-repurposing-approaches-to-fight-dengue-virus-infection-and-related-diseases
#5
Lorenzo Botta, Mirko Rivara, Valentina Zuliani, Marco Radi
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by four antigenically distinct serotypes of Dengue Virus (DENV), namely DENV1-4 and is currently considered the most important arthropod-born viral disease in the world. An effective antiviral therapy to treat Dengue Virus infection is still missing and a number of replicative cycle inhibitors are currently under study. Considering the rapid spreading of DENV and the common timeframe required for bringing a new drug on the market, the repurposing of approved drugs used for different diseases to identify novel inhibitors of this pathogen represents an attractive approach for a rapid therapeutic intervention...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929804/fluorinated-nucleosides-as-an-important-class-of-anticancer-and-antiviral-agents
#6
Alessandra Cavaliere, Katrin C Probst, Andrew D Westwell, Magdalena Slusarczyk
Fluorine-containing nucleoside analogs (NAs) represent a significant class of the US FDA-approved chemotherapeutics widely used in the clinic. The incorporation of fluorine into drug-like agents modulates lipophilic, electronic and steric parameters, thus influencing pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. Fluorine can block oxidative metabolism of drugs and the formation of undesired metabolites by changing H-bonding interactions. In this review, we focus our attention on chemical fluorination reagents and methods used in the NAs field, including positron emission tomography radiochemistry...
September 20, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929515/treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-with-direct-acting-antiviral-drugs-is-safe-and-effective-in-patients-with-hemoglobinopathies
#7
Raffaella Origa, Maria Laura Ponti, Aldo Filosa, Alfonso Galeota Lanza, Antonio Piga, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Valeria Pinto, Antonino Picciotto, Paolo Rigano, Salvatore Madonia, Rosamaria Rosso, Domenico D'Ascola, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Roberta D'Ambrosio, Immacolata Tartaglione, Lucia De Franceschi, Barbara Gianesin, Vito Di Marco, Gian Luca Forni
Progression of liver fibrosis in patients with hemoglobinopathies is strongly related to the severity of iron overload and the presence of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Effective iron chelation therapy and HCV infection eradication may prevent liver complications. The European Association for the Study of the Liver guidelines recommend interferon-free regimens for the treatment of HCV infection in patients with hemoglobinopathies. However, data regarding the use of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs) in this patient population are few...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929138/cryoem-structure-of-mxb-reveals-a-novel-oligomerization-interface-critical-for-hiv-restriction
#8
Frances J D Alvarez, Shaoda He, Juan R Perilla, Sooin Jang, Klaus Schulten, Alan N Engelman, Sjors H W Scheres, Peijun Zhang
Human dynamin-like, interferon-induced myxovirus resistance 2 (Mx2 or MxB) is a potent HIV-1 inhibitor. Antiviral activity requires both the amino-terminal region of MxB and protein oligomerization, each of which has eluded structural determination due to difficulties in protein preparation. We report that maltose binding protein-fused, full-length wild-type MxB purifies as oligomers and further self-assembles into helical arrays in physiological salt. Guanosine triphosphate (GTP), but not guanosine diphosphate, binding results in array disassembly, whereas subsequent GTP hydrolysis allows its reformation...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928743/the-toll-for-trafficking-toll-like-receptor-7-delivery-to-the-endosome
#9
REVIEW
Carlene Petes, Natalya Odoardi, Katrina Gee
Toll-like receptor (TLR)-7 is an endosomal innate immune sensor capable of detecting single-stranded ribonucleic acid. TLR7-mediated induction of type I interferon and other inflammatory cytokine production is important in antiviral immune responses. Furthermore, altered TLR7 expression levels are implicated in various autoimmune disorders, indicating a key role for this receptor in modulating inflammation. This review is focused on the regulation of TLR7 expression and localization compared to that of the other endosomal TLRs: TLR3, 8, and 9...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928451/corrigendum-bcl6-sets-a-threshold-for-antiviral-signaling-by-restraining-irf7-transcriptional-program
#10
Feng Xu, Yanhua Kang, Ningtong Zhuang, Zhe Lu, Hang Zhang, Dakang Xu, Yina Ding, Hongping Yin, Liyun Shi
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep18778.
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928438/zyxin-stabilizes-rig-i-and-mavs-interactions-and-promotes-type-i-interferon-response
#11
Takahisa Kouwaki, Masaaki Okamoto, Hirotake Tsukamoto, Yoshimi Fukushima, Misako Matsumoto, Tsukasa Seya, Hiroyuki Oshiumi
RIG-I and MDA5 are cytoplasmic viral RNA sensors that belong to the RIG-I-like receptors (RLRs), which induce antiviral innate immune responses, including the production of type I interferon and other pro-inflammatory cytokines. After recognition of viral RNA, the N-terminal caspase activation and recruitment domains (CARDs) of RIG-I and MDA5 bind to a CARD in the MAVS adaptor molecule, resulting in MAVS oligomerization and downstream signaling. To reveal the molecular mechanism of MAVS-dependent signaling, we performed a yeast two-hybrid screening and identified zyxin as a protein that binds to MAVS...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928217/peptides-derived-from-evolutionarily-conserved-domains-in-beclin1-and-beclin2-enhance-the-entry-of-lentiviral-vectors-into-human-cells
#12
Saliha Majdoul, Jérémie Cosette, Ababacar K Seye, Eric Bernard, Sophie Frin, Nathalie Holic, Nathalie Chazal, Laurence Briant, Lucile Espert, Anne Galy, David Fenard
Autophagy-related proteins such as Beclin1 are involved in an array of complex processes including antiviral responses, and may also modulate the efficiency of gene therapy viral vectors. The TatBeclin1 (TB1) peptide has been reported as an autophagy-inducing factor inhibiting the replication of pathogens such as HIV-1. Yet, autophagy-related proteins are also essential for the early steps of HIV-1 infection. Therefore, we examined here the effects of the Beclin1-evolutionarily conserved domain in TB1 on viral transduction and autophagy in single-round HIV infection or with nonreplicative HIV-1-derived lentiviral vectors (LV)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927677/std-nmr-experiments-identify-a-structural-motif-with-novel-second-site-activity-against-west-nile-virus-ns2b-ns3-protease
#13
Tobias Schöne, Lena Lisbeth Grimm, Naoki Sakai, Linlin Zhang, Rolf Hilgenfeld, Thomas Peters
West Nile virus (WNV) belongs to the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae. This mosquito-borne virus that is highly pathogenic to humans has been evolving into a global threat during the past two decades. Despite many efforts, neither antiviral drugs nor vaccines are available. The viral protease NS2B-NS3(pro) is essential for viral replication, and therefore it is considered a prime drug target. However, success in the development of specific NS2B-NS3(pro) inhibitors had been moderate so far. In the search for new structural motifs with binding affinity for NS2B-NS3(pro), we have screened a fragment library, the Maybridge Ro5 library, employing saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR experiments as readout...
September 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927676/a-pilot-study-to-expand-treatment-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-in-resource-limited-settings
#14
REVIEW
Poonam Mathur, Emily Comstock, Edward McSweegan, Natalia Mercer, Nongthombam Suraj Kumar, Shyamasundaran Kottilil
The past five years have seen a revolution in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, as short duration oral regimens of direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), with nearly 100% cure rates for all genotypes, have replaced longer courses of ribavirin and injected interferon. Although initially very expensive, these DAAs are now becoming available in generic equivalents in countries with large numbers of chronically infected people, such as India. However, a number of obstacles may hinder the delivery of these drugs in resource-limited settings, including lack of access to diagnostic testing and the restriction of treatment to a small number of medical specialists...
September 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927498/drug-treatment-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-infection-and-cancer-risk
#15
Marcus-Alexander Wörns, Peter Robert Galle, Stefan Zeuzem, Peter Schirmacher, Michael Manns, Arndt Vogel
BACKGROUND: In patients with chronic hepatitis C infection, a sustained virologic response (SVR) to interferon-based therapy markedly decreases the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) over the long term. This is also true for patients who have hepatic cirrhosis, as well as for those with HCC-with or without cirrhosis-who have undergone resection or ablation with curative intent. Recent publications, however, have reported a higher incidence of HCC among patients in both of these subgroups who were treated with direct antiviral agents (DAA) rather than interferon-based therapy...
September 4, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926959/a-new-erythrinan-alkaloid-glycoside-from-the-seeds-of-erythrina-crista-galli
#16
Qing-Wei Tan, Jian-Cheng Ni, Pei-Hua Fang, Qi-Jian Chen
A new Erythrina alkaloid glycoside, named erythraline-11β-O-glucopyranoside, was isolated from the seeds of Erythrina crista-galli L., together with five known Erythrina alkaloids and an indole alkaloid. The structure of the new alkaloid glycoside was elucidated by spectroscopic methods, and all of the compounds were evaluated for their antiviral activity against tobacco mosaic virus.
September 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926562/generics-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-monoinfected-and-hiv-coinfected-patients-pros-and-cons
#17
Dario Cattaneo, Alessandro Fossati, Chiara Resnati, Massimo Galli, Cristina Gervasoni
The treatment of hepatitis C virus in monoinfected and HIV-coinfected patients has greatly changed over recent years as a result of the introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), which have revolutionized clinical outcomes and led to sustained virological response rates above 90-95%. The discovery of new molecules and the subsequent competition between pharmaceutical companies, together with the negotiated price policies pursued by many national health systems, have led to a gradual reduction in the cost of DAAs, and expand their use to an increasing number of patients, including those with mild liver damage...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926561/mechanisms-of-accelerated-liver-fibrosis-in-hiv-hcv-coinfection
#18
Theofilos Chrysanthidis, Georgia Loli, Simeon Metallidis, Georgios Germanidis
Although there is evidence that HCV progresses rapidly in HIV/HCV coinfected patients in comparison with HCV monoinfected, the HIV-, HCV- and host/genetic-related factors, as well as the exact mechanisms implicated in this process are not fully elucidated. Furthermore, cure of HCV in those coinfected seems possible with the new antiviral drugs, but high cost as well as insufficient identification, linkage with care and treatment hamper the achievement of this goal. Research on the subject, could reveal an important prognostic marker for the effectiveness of persuasion of patients with HIV/HCV coinfection with a predicted accelerated fibrosis course, in order to facilitate and prioritize, not in terms of guidelines but in the real life situation, their treatment with a medically just framework...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926399/natural-killer-cells-in-hiv-1-infection-and-therapy
#19
Joanna Mikulak, Ferdinando Oriolo, Elisa Zaghi, Clara Di Vito, Domenico Mavilio
: Natural killer (NK) cells are important effectors of innate immunity playing a key role in the eradication and clearance of viral infections. Over the recent years, several studies have shown that HIV-1 pathologically changes NK cell homeostasis and hampers their antiviral effector functions. Moreover, high levels of chronic HIV-1 viremia markedly impair those NK cell regulatory features that normally regulate the cross-talks between innate and adaptive immune responses. These pathogenic events take place early in the infection and are associated with a pathologic redistribution of NK cell subsets that includes the expansion of anergic CD56 NK cells with an aberrant repertoire of activating and inhibitory receptors...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926189/environmental-peer-pressure-cd4-t-cell-help-in-tolerance-and-transplantation
#20
REVIEW
Dana Tedesco, Arash Grakoui
The liver participates in a multitude of metabolic functions that are critical for sustaining human life. Despite constant encounters with antigenic-rich intestinal blood, oxidative stress and metabolic intermediates, there is no appreciable immune response. Interestingly, patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation benefit from a high rate of graft acceptance in comparison to other solid organ transplant recipients. In fact, co-transplantation of a donor liver in tandem with a rejection-prone graft increases the likelihood of graft acceptance...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
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