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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792860/diphenyleneiodonium-enhances-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-japanese-encephalitis-virus-induced-autophagy-and-er-stress-pathways
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Manish Sharma, Kiran Bala Sharma, Shailendra Chauhan, Sankar Bhattacharyya, Sudhanshu Vrati, Manjula Kalia
Diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) and N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC), two widely used anti-oxidants, were employed to evaluate the role of oxidative stress in Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) induced autophagy, stress responses and replication. DPI and NAC exerted opposite effects on ROS levels in JEV infected mouse neuronal cells (Neuro2a), mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and human epithelial cells (HeLa). While NAC effectively quenched ROS, DPI enhanced ROS levels, suggesting that DPI induces oxidative stress in JEV infected cells...
May 22, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789863/intricate-relationships-between-naked-viruses-and-extracellular-vesicles-in-the-crosstalk-between-pathogen-and-host
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Susanne G van der Grein, Kyra A Y Defourny, Erik F J Slot, Esther N M Nolte-'t Hoen
It is a long-standing paradigm in the field of virology that naked viruses cause lysis of infected cells to release progeny virus. However, recent data indicate that naked virus types of the Picornaviridae and Hepeviridae families can also leave cells via an alternative route involving enclosure in fully host-derived lipid bilayers. The resulting particles resemble extracellular vesicles (EV), which are 50 nm-1 μm vesicles released by all cells. These EV contain lipids, proteins, and RNA, and generally serve as vehicles for intercellular communication in various (patho)physiological processes...
May 22, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789514/electron-beam-lithographed-nanostructures-as-reference-materials-for-label-free-scattered-light-biosensing-of-single-filoviruses
#3
Anant Agrawal, Joseph Majdi, Kathleen A Clouse, Tzanko Stantchev
Optical biosensors based on scattered-light measurements are being developed for rapid and label-free detection of single virions captured from body fluids. Highly controlled, stable, and non-biohazardous reference materials producing virus-like signals are valuable tools to calibrate, evaluate, and refine the performance of these new optical biosensing methods. To date, spherical polymer nanoparticles have been the only non-biological reference materials employed with scattered-light biosensing techniques...
May 23, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789360/bat-caliciviruses-and-human-noroviruses-are-antigenically-similar-and-have-overlapping-histo-blood-group-antigen-binding-profiles
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Jacob F Kocher, Lisa C Lindesmith, Kari Debbink, Anne Beall, Michael L Mallory, Boyd L Yount, Rachel L Graham, Jeremy Huynh, J Edward Gates, Eric F Donaldson, Ralph S Baric
Emerging zoonotic viral diseases remain a challenge to global public health. Recent surveillance studies have implicated bats as potential reservoirs for a number of viral pathogens, including coronaviruses and Ebola viruses. Caliciviridae represent a major viral family contributing to emerging diseases in both human and animal populations and have been recently identified in bats. In this study, we blended metagenomics, phylogenetics, homology modeling, and in vitro assays to characterize two novel bat calicivirus (BtCalV) capsid sequences, corresponding to strain BtCalV/A10/USA/2009, identified in Perimyotis subflavus near Little Orleans, MD, and bat norovirus...
May 22, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787783/segmentation-of-the-rabies-virus-genome
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Yuya Hidaka, Chang-Kweng Lim, Mutsuyo Takayama-Ito, Chun-Ho Park, Kazunori Kimitsuki, Nozomi Shiwa, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Takuya Itou
We established a system for the recovery of a segmented recombinant rabies virus, the virus genome RNA of which was divided into two parts: segment 1 encoding the nucleoprotein, phosphoprotein, matrix protein, and glycoprotein genes, and segment 2 encoding the large RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene. The morphology of the segmented recombinant rabies virus was bullet-like in shape with a length of approximately 130 nm, which is shorter than the 200-nm long non-segmented recombinant rabies virus. The segmented recombinant rabies virus was maintained for at least 18 passages...
May 19, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786899/improved-stable-indocyanine-green-icg-mediated-cancer-optotheranostics-with-naturalized-hepatitis-b-core-particles
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Wenjun Shan, Ronghe Chen, Qiang Zhang, Jie Zhao, Binbin Chen, Xi Zhou, Shefang Ye, Shengli Bi, Liming Nie, Lei Ren
In recent years, hepatitis B core protein virus-like particle (HBc VLP) is an impressive biomaterial, which has attracted considerable attention due to favorable properties such as structural stability, high uptake efficiency, and biocompatibility in biomedical applications. Heretofore, only a few attempts have been made to apply it in physical, chemical, and biological therapy for cancer. In this study, a tumor-targeting RGD-HBc VLP is first fabricated through genetic engineering. For image-guided cancer phototherapy, indocyanine green (ICG) is loaded into RGD-HBc VLP via a disassembly/reassembly pathway and electrostatic attraction with high efficiency...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778891/leukocytes-and-drug-resistant-cancer-cells-are-targets-for-intracellular-delivery-by-adenoviral-dodecahedron
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Marta Jedynak, David Laurin, Patryk Dolega, Malgorzata Podsiadla-Bialoskorska, Inga Szurgot, Jadwiga Chroboczek, Ewa Szolajska
One of the major factors limiting the effectiveness of cancer chemotherapy is inefficient drug delivery. Systems enabling efficient delivery and enhanced intracellular uptake, appear particularly promising in this respect. Virus-like particle, adenoviral dodecahedron (Dd), employs receptor-mediated endocytosis for cell penetration and is able to deliver intracellularly dozens of cargo molecules attached to one particle. We focused on studying Dd properties in the context of cancer treatment, showing that intratumoral injection of Dd, assessed in mouse xenograft model, results in vector accumulation in tumor without spreading in off-target organs...
May 17, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778875/purification-of-recombinant-trichodysplasia-spinulosa-associated-polyomavirus-vp1-derived-virus-like-particles-using-chromatographic-techniques
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Mindaugas Zaveckas, Karolis Goda, Danguole Ziogiene, Alma Gedvilaite
Trichodysplasia spinulosa-associated polyomavirus (TSPyV) has been linked to a rare and recently characterized skin disease occurring in immunocompromised patients. In analogy with other polyomaviruses, the major capsid protein VP1 of TSPyV can self-assemble into virus-like particles (VLPs). VLPs are increasingly applied for the vaccination and diagnostics. Mostly, non-scalable and labor intensive ultracentrifugation-based techniques are used for the purification of VLPs. In this work, we developed a purification procedure for TSPyV VP1 VLPs based on two chromatographic steps, ion-exchange monolith and core bead chromatography...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777102/a-virus-like-particle-based-tetravalent-vaccine-for-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-elicits-broad-and-balanced-protective-immunity
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Wei Zhang, Wenlong Dai, Chao Zhang, Yu Zhou, Pei Xiong, Shuxia Wang, Xiaohua Ye, Qingwei Liu, Dongming Zhou, Zhong Huang
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is an infectious disease that mainly affects infants and children, causing considerable morbidity and mortality worldwide. HFMD is commonly caused by enterovirus 71 (EV71) and coxsackieviruses A16 (CVA16), A6 (CVA6), and A10 (CVA10). Formalin-inactivated EV71 vaccines are currently available in China; however, these vaccines fail to confer cross-protection against infections by other HFMD-causing enteroviruses, highlighting the necessity of developing a multivalent HFMD vaccine...
May 18, 2018: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775460/genus-wide-comparison-of-pseudovibrio-bacterial-genomes-reveal-diverse-adaptations-to-different-marine-invertebrate-hosts
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Anoop Alex, Agostinho Antunes
Bacteria belonging to the genus Pseudovibrio have been frequently found in association with a wide variety of marine eukaryotic invertebrate hosts, indicative of their versatile and symbiotic lifestyle. A recent comparison of the sponge-associated Pseudovibrio genomes has shed light on the mechanisms influencing a successful symbiotic association with sponges. In contrast, the genomic architecture of Pseudovibrio bacteria associated with other marine hosts has received less attention. Here, we performed genus-wide comparative analyses of 18 Pseudovibrio isolated from sponges, coral, tunicates, flatworm, and seawater...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774519/zika-virus-baculovirus-expressed-virus-like-particles-induce-neutralizing-antibodies-in-mice
#11
Shiyu Dai, Tao Zhang, Yanfang Zhang, Hualin Wang, Fei Deng
The newly emerged mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV) strains pose a global challenge owing to its ability to cause microcephaly and neurological disorders. Several ZIKV vaccine candidates have been proposed, including inactivated and live attenuated virus vaccines, vector-based vaccines, DNA and RNA vaccines. These have been shown to be efficacious in preclinical studies in mice and nonhuman primates, but their use will potentially be a threat to immunocompromised individuals and pregnant women. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are empty particles composed merely of viral proteins, which can serve as a safe and valuable tool for clinical prevention and treatment strategies...
May 17, 2018: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774075/plectin-targeted-liposomes-enhance-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-a-parp-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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Siva Sai Krishna Dasa, Galina Diakova, Ryo Suzuki, Anne M Mills, Michael F Gutknecht, Alexander L Klibanov, Jill K Slack-Davis, Kimberly A Kelly
Advances in genomics and proteomics drive precision medicine by providing actionable genetic alterations and molecularly targeted therapies, respectively. While genomic analysis and medicinal chemistry have advanced patient stratification with treatments tailored to the genetic profile of a patient's tumor, proteomic targeting has the potential to enhance the therapeutic index of drugs like poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. PARP inhibitors in breast and ovarian cancer patients with BRCA1/2 mutations have shown promise...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773829/sequential-immunizations-with-a-panel-of-hiv-1-env-virus-like-particles-coach-immune-system-to-make-broadly-neutralizing-antibodies
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Teena Mohan, Zachary Berman, Sang-Moo Kang, Bao-Zhong Wang
Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) are correlated with passive HIV/SHIV protection and are desirable components of a HIV protective immunity. In the current study, we have designed a sequential-immunization strategy with a panel of envelope glycoprotein (Env)-enriched virus-like particles (VLPs) from various HIV-1 clades (A-E) to elicit bnAbs with high breadth and potency of neutralization in rabbits. We have compared this regimen with repetitive immunizations of individual Env (subtype B) VLPs or a mixture of various Env VLPs...
May 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772717/a-rapid-screen-for-host-encoded-mirnas-with-inhibitory-effects-against-ebola-virus-using-a-transcription-and-replication-competent-virus-like-particle-system
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Zhongyi Wang, Jiaming Li, Yingying Fu, Zongzheng Zhao, Chunmao Zhang, Nan Li, Jingjing Li, Hongliang Cheng, Xiaojun Jin, Bing Lu, Zhendong Guo, Jun Qian, Linna Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may become efficient antiviral agents against the Ebola virus (EBOV) targeting viral genomic RNAs or transcripts. We previously conducted a genome-wide search for differentially expressed miRNAs during viral replication and transcription. In this study, we established a rapid screen for miRNAs with inhibitory effects against EBOV using a tetracistronic transcription- and replication-competent virus-like particle (trVLP) system. This system uses a minigenome comprising an EBOV leader region, luciferase reporter, VP40, GP, VP24, EBOV trailer region, and three noncoding regions from the EBOV genome and can be used to model the life cycle of EBOV under biosafety level (BSL) 2 conditions...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770103/outbreak-of-seoul-virus-among-rats-and-rat-owners-united-states-and-canada-2017
#15
J L Kerins, S E Koske, J Kazmierczak, C Austin, K Gowdy, A Dibernardo
What is already known about this topic?: ​: Seoul virus, a type of hantavirus, is carried by Norway rats. Humans become infected through contact with virus shed in rat urine or droppings, or inhalation of virus particles in dust from contaminated bedding. Infected rats do not develop disease, but humans can experience symptoms ranging from mild influenza-like illness to severe disease with kidney failure and death. Although infections have been previously reported in humans after contact with wild rats, Seoul virus infections had not been reported in pet rats in the United States or Canada...
February 1, 2018: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769343/glycoprotein-3-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-exhibits-an-unusual-hairpin-like-membrane-topology
#16
Minze Zhang, Ludwig Krabben, Fangkun Wang, Michael Veit
The glycoprotein GP3 of the Arterivirus porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) consists of a cleaved signal peptide, a highly glycosylated domain, a short hydrophobic region and an unglycosylated C-terminal domain. GP3 is supposed to form a complex with GP2 and GP4 in virus particles, but secretion of GP3 from cells has also been reported.We analyzed the membrane topology of GP3 from various PRRSV strains. A fraction of the protein is secreted from transfected cells; GP3 from PRRSV-1 strains to a greater extent than GP3 from PRRSV-2 strains...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769329/isolation-of-state-dependent-monoclonal-antibodies-against-the-12-transmembrane-domain-glucose-transporter-4-using-virus-like-particles
#17
David F Tucker, Jonathan T Sullivan, Kimberly-Anne Mattia, Christine R Fisher, Trevor Barnes, Manu N Mabila, Rona Wilf, Chidananda Sulli, Meghan Pitts, Riley J Payne, Moniquetta Hall, Duncan Huston-Paterson, Xiaoxiang Deng, Edgar Davidson, Sharon H Willis, Benjamin J Doranz, Ross Chambers, Joseph B Rucker
The insulin-responsive 12-transmembrane transporter GLUT4 changes conformation between an inward-open state and an outward-open state to actively facilitate cellular glucose uptake. Because of the difficulties of generating conformational mAbs against complex and highly conserved membrane proteins, no reliable tools exist to measure GLUT4 at the cell surface, follow its trafficking, or detect the conformational state of the protein. Here we report the isolation and characterization of conformational mAbs that recognize the extracellular and intracellular domains of GLUT4, including mAbs that are specific for the inward-open and outward-open states of GLUT4...
May 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765035/efficacy-of-a-respiratory-syncytial-virus-vaccine-candidate-in-a-maternal-immunization-model
#18
Jorge C G Blanco, Lioubov M Pletneva, Lori McGinnes-Cullen, Raymonde O Otoa, Mira C Patel, Lurds R Fernando, Marina S Boukhvalova, Trudy G Morrison
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most common cause of bronchiolitis in infants. Maternal immunization is an option to increase maternal antibody levels and protect infants from infection. Here we assess the efficacy of virus-like particle (VLP) vaccine candidates containing stabilized pre-fusion (pre-F) or post-fusion (post-F) conformations of the RSV F protein and the attachment RSV G protein in a maternal immunization model using cotton rats. VLP vaccines containing RSV F and G proteins strongly boost pre-existing RSV immunity in dams preventing their perinatal drop in immunity...
May 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759379/simultaneous-surface-display-and-cargo-loading-of-encapsulin-nanocompartments-and-their-use-for-rational-vaccine-design
#19
Priscillia Lagoutte, Charlotte Mignon, Gustavo Stadthagen, Supanee Potisopon, Stéphanie Donnat, Jan Mast, Adrien Lugari, Bettina Werle
In the past decades protein nanoparticles have successfully been used for vaccine applications. Their particulate nature and dense repetitive subunit organization makes them perfect carriers for antigen surface display and confers high immunogenicity. Nanoparticles have emerged as excellent candidates for vectorization of biological and immunostimulating molecules. Nanoparticles and biomolecular nanostructures such as ferritins or virus like particles have been used as diagnostic and therapeutic delivery systems, in vaccine development, as nanoreactors, etc...
May 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748549/genotype-i-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-virus-like-particles-elicit-sterilizing-immunity-against-genotype-i-and-iii-viral-challenge-in-swine
#20
Yi-Chin Fan, Jo-Mei Chen, Jen-Wei Lin, Yi-Ying Chen, Guan-Hong Wu, Kuan-Hsuan Su, Ming-Tang Chiou, Shang-Rung Wu, Ji-Hang Yin, Jiunn-Wang Liao, Gwong-Jen J Chang, Shyan-Song Chiou
Swine are a critical amplifying host involved in human Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreaks. Cross-genotypic immunogenicity and sterile protection are important for the current genotype III (GIII) virus-derived vaccines in swine, especially now that emerging genotype I (GI) JE virus (JEV) has replaced GIII virus as the dominant strain. Herein, we aimed to develop a system to generate GI JEV virus-like particles (VLPs) and evaluate the immunogenicity and protection of the GI vaccine candidate in mice and specific pathogen-free swine...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
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