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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783147/analytical-performance-of-the-hologic-aptima-hbv-quant-assay-and-the-cobas-ampliprep-cobas-taqman-hbv-test-v2-0-for-the-quantification-of-hbv-dna-in-plasma-samples
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Kristian Schønning, Kim Johansen, Lone Gilmor Nielsen, Nina Weis, Henrik Westh
BACKGROUND: Quantification of HBV DNA is used for initiating and monitoring antiviral treatment. Analytical test performance consequently impacts treatment decisions. OBJECTIVES: To compare the analytical performance of the Aptima HBV Quant Assay (Aptima) and the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HBV Test v2.0 (CAPCTMv2) for the quantification of HBV DNA in plasma samples. STUDY DESIGN: The performance of the two tests was compared on 129 prospective plasma samples, and on 63 archived plasma samples of which 53 were genotyped...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782889/development-of-robust-genotype-1a-hepatitis-c-replicons-harboring-adaptive-mutations-for-facilitating-the-antiviral-drug-discovery-and-study-of-virus-replication
#2
Hui-Mei Lin, Pei-Shan Wu, Han-Shu Hu, Wan-Chun Chang, Ren-Huang Wu, Jia-Ni Tian, Jyh-Haur Chern, Andrew Yueh
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) subgenomic replicon is a valuable tool for studying virus replication and HCV drug development. Despite the fact that HCV genotype 1a (HCV1a) is the most prevalent genotype in the United States, few HCV1a reporter replicon constructs have been reported, and their replication capacities are not as efficient as those of HCV1b or 2a, especially in transient expression. In this study, we selected efficient HCV1a replicons and characterized the novel adaptive mutations derived from stable HCV1a (strain H77) replicon cells after G418 selection...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782878/the-ubiquitin-protein-ligase-e6ap-ube3a-supports-early-encephalomyocarditis-virus-replication
#3
Marybeth Carmody, Joshua T Zimmer, Camille H Cushman, Thao Nguyen, T Glen Lawson
Many viruses make use of, and even direct, the ubiquitin-proteasome system to facilitate the generation of a cellular environment favorable for virus replication, while host cells use selected protein ubiquitylation pathways for antiviral defense. Relatively little information has been acquired, however, regarding the extent to which protein ubiquitylation determines the replication success of picornaviruses. Here we report that the ubiquitin-protein ligase E6AP/UBE3A, recently shown to be a participant in encephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV) 3C protease concentration regulation, also facilitates the early stages of EMCV replication, probably by a mechanism that does not involve 3C protease ubiquitylation...
May 18, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782877/analysis-of-spontaneous-resolution-of-cytomegalovirus-replication-after-transplantation-in-cmv-seropositive-patients-with-pretransplant-cd8-ifng-response
#4
Aurora Páez-Vega, Antonio Poyato, Alberto Rodriguez-Benot, Lluis Guirado, Jesús Fortún, Oscar Len, Edson Abdala, María C Fariñas, Elisa Cordero, Carmen de Gracia, Domingo Hernández, Rafael González, Julián Torre-Cisneros, Sara Cantisán
This prospective study evaluates whether CMV-seropositive (R+) transplant patients with pretransplant CD8+IFNG+ T-cell response to cytomegalovirus (CMV) (CD8+IFNG+ response) can spontaneously clear the CMV viral load without requiring treatment. A total of 104 transplant patients (kidney/liver) with pretransplant CD8+IFNG+ response were evaluable. This response was determined using QuantiFERON-CMV assay. The incidence of CMV replication and disease was 45.2% (47/104) and 6.7% (7/104), respectively. Of the total patients, 77...
May 18, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782545/rosmarinic-acid-is-a-novel-inhibitor-for-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-targeting-viral-epsilon-rna-polymerase-interaction
#5
Yuta Tsukamoto, Sotaro Ikeda, Koji Uwai, Riho Taguchi, Kazuaki Chayama, Takemasa Sakaguchi, Ryo Narita, Wan-Ling Yao, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Yukie Otakaki, Koichi Watashi, Takaji Wakita, Hiroki Kato, Takashi Fujita
Current therapeutics for hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients such as nucleoside analogs (NAs) are effective; however, new antiviral drugs against HBV are still desired. Since the interaction between the epsilon (ε) sequence of HBV pregenomic RNA and viral polymerase (Pol) is a key step in the HBV replication cycle, we aimed to identify small compounds for its inhibition, and established a pull-down assay system for the detection of ε-RNA-binding-Pol. Screening showed that 5 out of 3,965 compounds inhibited ε-Pol binding, and we identified rosmarinic acid, which exhibited specificity, as a potential antiviral agent...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782334/inhibitors-of-the-hiv-1-capsid-a-target-of-opportunity
#6
Stephanie K Carnes, Jonathan H Sheehan, Christopher Aiken
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize recent advances in the discovery of chemical inhibitors targeting the HIV capsid and research on their mechanisms of action. RECENT FINDINGS: HIV infection is critically dependent on functions of the viral capsid. Numerous studies have reported the identification of a variety of compounds that bind to the capsid protein; some of these inhibit reverse transcription and nuclear entry, steps required for infection. Other capsid-targeting compounds appear to act by perturbing capsid assembly, resulting in noninfectious progeny virions...
May 18, 2018: Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782226/microparticle-release-from-cell-lines-and-its-anti-influenza-activity
#7
Saharat Jantaratrirat, Chompunuch Boonarkart, Kanyarat Ruangrung, Ornpreya Suptawiwat, Prasert Auewarakul
Microparticles (MPs) are vesicles that are released by budding from plasma membrane of living cells. Recently, the role of MPs in antiviral activity has been proposed. We investigated quantity and anti-influenza activity of MPs from human alveolar epithelial cells A549, human bronchial epithelial cells BEAS-2B, human colon adenocarcinoma cells HT-29, and the human lung fibroblast cells MRC-5. MPs were found from all four cell lines. However, anti-influenza activity against an H1N1 influenza virus was found only from MPs of A549 and BEAS-2B...
May 21, 2018: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782166/toxicokinetics-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-of-dufulin-racemate-and-its-r-s-enantiomers-in-rats
#8
Huaguo Chen, Xin Zhou, Baoan Song
Dufulin is a plant antiviral agent with a novel molecular structure and has been used widely to prevent and control tobacco and rice viral diseases. In this study, an UHPLC-MS/MS assay was developed for rapid determination of dufulin racemate (rac-DFL) and its R (S)-enantiomers in rat plasma, tissues, urine and feces. A MALDI-MSI method was further used to visual research on tissue distribution after oral administration of the three analytes. Toxicokinetic study showed that both (R)-enantiomers of dufulin ((R)-DFL) and (S)-enantiomers of dufulin ((S)-DFL) had a faster ability to reach Cmax than that of rac-DFL...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780847/community-acquired-respiratory-paramyxovirus-infection-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
#9
Yasmin Spahr, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Veronika Baettig, Francesca Compagno, Michael Tamm, Jörg Halter, Sabine Gerull, Jakob Passweg, Hans H Hirsch, Nina Khanna
Background: Paramyxoviruses include respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus (PIV), and human metapneumovirus (MPV), which may cause significant respiratory tract infectious disease (RTID) and mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). However, clinical data regarding frequency and outcome are scarce. Methods: We identified all paramyxovirus RTIDs in allogeneic HCT recipients diagnosed by multiplex polymerase chain reaction between 2010 and 2014...
May 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780682/-nitraria-schoberi-l-hairy-root-culture-as-a-source-of-compounds-with-antiviral-activity-against-influenza-virus-subtypes-%C3%B0-h5n1-and-%C3%B0-h3n2
#10
Tatiana Zheleznichenko, Evgenii Banaev, Sergey Asbaganov, Maria Voronkova, Tatiana Kukushkina, Ekaterina Filippova, Natalia Mazurkova, Larisa Shishkina, Tatyana Novikova
The hairy root culture of halophyte Nitraria schoberi was obtained by transforming seedlings' primary leaves with a wild strain of Agrobacterium rhizogenes 15834 SWISS (transformation frequency was 78.7%). The roots' transgenic status was confirmed by PCR analysis using rolB -, rolC -, virC -, virD1 -specific primers. There was a significant increase in the biosynthesis of flavonoids, hydroxycinnamic acids, pectins, protopectins and saponins in hairy roots as compared to intact plant roots. The сatechin content in ethanol extracts of transformed roots' exceeded this factor 3...
June 2018: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780129/successful-ombitasvir-paritaprevir-ritonavir-plus-ribavirin-retreatment-for-a-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-2a-patient-who-relapsed-after-sofosbuvir-plus-ribavirin-treatment-a-case-report
#11
Toru Ishikawa, Michitaka Imai, Takashi Owaki, Hiroki Sato, Yujiro Nozawa, Tomoe Sano, Akito Iwanaga, Keiichi Seki, Terasu Honma, Toshiaki Yoshida
The optimum retreatment strategy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who failed directly-acting antiviral agents (DAA)-based therapy is unknown. We herein report the outcomes of an HCV genotype (GT) 2a-infected patient with virologic failure following treatment with sofosbuvir plus ribavirin (SOF + RBV) who was successfully retreated with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir plus ribavirin (OBV/PTV/r + RBV).
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779977/synthesis-and-antiviral-evaluation-of-novel-peptidomimetics-as-norovirus-protease-inhibitors
#12
Franck Amblard, Shaoman Zhou, Peng Liu, Jack Yoon, Bryan Cox, Kendall Muzzarelli, Benjamin D Kuiper, Ladislau C Kovari, Raymond F Schinazi
A series of tripeptidyl transition state inhibitors with new P1 and warhead moieties were synthesized and evaluated in a GI-1 norovirus replicon system and against GII-4 and GI-1 norovirus proteases. Compound 19, containing a 6-membered ring at the P1 position and a reactive aldehyde warhead exhibited sub-micromolar replicon inhibition. Retaining the same peptidyl scaffold, several reactive warheads were tested for protease inhibition and norovirus replicon inhibition. Of the six that were synthesized and tested, compounds 42, 43, and 45 potently inhibited the protease in biochemical assay and GI-1 norovirus replicon in the nanomolar range...
May 8, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779976/the-discovery-and-preclinical-evaluation-of-bms-707035-a-potent-hiv-1-integrase-strand-transfer-inhibitor
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B Narasimhulu Naidu, Michael A Walker, Margaret E Sorenson, Yasutsugu Ueda, John D Matiskella, Timothy P Connolly, Ira B Dicker, Zeyu Lin, Sagarika Bollini, Brian J Terry, Helen Higley, Ming Zheng, Dawn D Parker, Dedong Wu, Stephen Adams, Mark R Krystal, Nicholas A Meanwell
BMS-707035 is an HIV-1 integrase strand transfer inhibitor (INSTI) discovered by systematic optimization of N-methylpyrimidinone carboxamides guided by structure-activity relationships (SARs) and the single crystal X-ray structure of compound 10. It was rationalized that the unexpectedly advantageous profiles of N-methylpyrimidinone carboxamides with a saturated C2-substitutent may be due, in part, to the geometric relationship between the C2-substituent and the pyrimidinone core. The single crystal X-ray structure of 10 provided support for this reasoning and guided the design of a spirocyclic series 12 which led to discovery of the morpholino-fused pyrimidinone series 13...
May 14, 2018: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779880/in-vitro-comparison-of-acyclovir-ganciclovir-and-cidofovir-against-equid-alphaherpesvirus-3-and-evaluation-of-their-efficacy-against-six-field-isolates
#14
María A Vissani, Osvaldo Zabal, María S Tordoya, Viviana Parreño, Etienne Thiry, María Barrandeguy
Equid alphaherpesvirus 3 (EHV3) is the etiological agent of equine coital exanthema (ECE), which is a venereal, highly contagious disease, characterized by the formation of papules, vesicles, pustules and ulcers on the external genitalia of mares and stallions. EHV3 remains in a latent state after a successful infection and there are latently infected animals in which the virus is reactivated and generally re-excreted subclinically. There are no available vaccines for this condition and prevention is based on the clinical examination of mares prior to mating, which allows to segregate those showing clinical signs...
May 17, 2018: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779827/zika-virus-report-from-the-task-force-on-tropical-diseases-by-the-world-federation-of-societies-of-intensive-and-critical-care-medicine
#15
Gisele Sampaio Silva, Guy A Richards, Tim Baker, Jorge Hidalgo, Juan Ignacio Silesky Jiménez, Pravin Amin
Zika fever is an acute infectious disease caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), an RNA virus belonging to the genus Flavivirus. ZIKV can be transmitted by bites from Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, sexual activity, blood transfusion and from mother to fetus during pregnancy and delivery. A total of 50 territories and countries in the Americas had reported ZIKV infections. For those with symptoms, the presentation is similar to dengue fever with body aches, joint pain, fatigue, malaise, fever and conjunctivitis lasting up to seven days...
April 5, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779403/lipids-glucose-and-iron-metabolic-alterations-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-after-viral-eradication-comparison-of-the-new-direct-acting-antiviral-agents-with-the-old-regimens
#16
Joana Rita Carvalho, José Velosa, Fátima Serejo
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a unique virus which interacts with cholesterol, iron and insulin metabolism. There is limited data on the effects of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) on metabolic profiles. We aimed at evaluating the behavior of metabolic risk factors of chronically HCV-infected patients after sustained virologic response (SVR), comparing the outcomes with the new DAAs versus the old treatment regimen Peg-interferon ± ribavirin. METHODS: A total of 178 patients who achieved SVR and completed one year of follow-up were prospectively included in this study: group 1 with 105 patients treated with DAAs and group 2 with 73 patients treated with old regimens...
May 20, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779181/tailoring-acyclovir-prodrugs-with-enhanced-antiviral-activity-rational-design-synthesis-human-plasma-stability-and-in-vitro-evaluation
#17
Radoslav L Chayrov, Evgenios K Stylos, Maria V Chatziathanasiadou, Kiril N Chuchkov, Aleksandra I Tencheva, Androniki D Kostagianni, Tsenka S Milkova, Assia L Angelova, Angel S Galabov, Stoyan A Shishkov, Daniel G Todorov, Andreas G Tzakos, Ivanka G Stankova
Bile acid prodrugs have served as a viable strategy for refining the pharmaceutical profile of parent drugs through utilizing bile acid transporters. A series of three ester prodrugs of the antiherpetic drug acyclovir (ACV) with the bile acids cholic, chenodeoxycholic and deoxycholic were synthesized and evaluated along with valacyclovir for their in vitro antiviral activity against herpes simplex viruses type 1 and type 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2). The in vitro antiviral activity of the three bile acid prodrugs was also evaluated against Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)...
May 19, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778904/c-lysozyme-contributes-to-antiviral-immunity-in-bombyx-mori-against-nucleopolyhedrovirus-infection
#18
Ting-Ting Chen, Li-Rong Tan, Nan Hu, Zhan-Qi Dong, Zhi-Gang Hu, Ya-Ming Jiang, Peng Chen, Min-Hui Pan, Cheng Lu
Lysozymes is a ubiquitous immune effector that is widely distributed in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Previous reports have shown that lysozymes significantly inhibit viral infections in vertebrates. However, the antiviral effects of lysozymes in invertebrates remain unclear. Here, we investigated the role of lysozymes in Bombyx mori (B. mori) response to viral infection by overexpressing B. mori C-lysozyme (BmC-LZM) in larvae and cells. We found that BmC-LZM was up-regulated in cells in response to viral infection...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Insect Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778844/identification-of-micrornas-with-heat-stress-responsive-and-immune-properties-in-marsupenaeus-japonicus-based-on-next-generation-sequencing-and-bioinformatics-analysis-essential-regulators-in-the-heat-stress-host-interactions
#19
Jinbin Zheng, Jiawen Cao, Yong Mao, Yongquan Su, Jun Wang
Summer mortality syndrome is one of the most serious issue for Marsupenaeus japonicus aquaculture in China. Since it causes massive economic loss and threatens sustainability of M. japonicus aquaculture industry, thus, there is an urgent desire to reveal the heat stress-host interactions mechanisms that lead to mass mortalities of M. japonicus in hot summer months. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that involved in regulation of diverse biological processes, including stress and immune response, and might serve as potential regulators in the heat stress-host interactions...
May 17, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778543/expression-of-a-functional-intrabody-against-hepatitis-c-virus-core-protein-in-escherichia-coli-and-silkworm-pupae
#20
Tatsuya Kato, Moeko Hasegawa, Takeshi Yamamoto, Takatsugu Miyazaki, Ryosuke Suzuki, Takaji Wakita, Tetsuro Suzuki, Enoch Y Park
It has been shown that the single-domain intrabody 2H9-L against the hepatitis C virus (HCV) capsid (core) protein inhibits the viral propagation and NF-κB promoter activity induced by the HCV core. In this study, 2H9-L fused with the FLAG tag sequence was expressed in both Escherichia coli and silkworm pupae and then purified. In addition, the full-length and its C terminal deletions of the HCV core protein, i.e., 1-123 amino acid residues (C123), 1-152 amino acid residues (C152), 1-177 amino acid residues (C177) and 1-191 amino acid residues (C191), were expressed as fusion proteins with a 6 × His tag at their N-terminus in E...
May 17, 2018: Protein Expression and Purification
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