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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820067/a-comprehensive-review-on-ebola-ebov-virus-future-prospects
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Dr Abdru Rauf, Muhammad, Abdur Rauf, Ahsan Khan, Muhammad Rizwan, Seema Patel, Haroon Khan, Adel Mahasneh, Mohammad S Mubarak
Ebola virus (EBOV) was discovered for the first time in 1976. It belongs to the family Filoviridae, which causes hemorrhagic fever that could lead to death in a few days. West Africa faced a major outbreak where symptoms appeared in the form of chills, myalgia, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting, and the disease finally reached a severe state as a result of hemorrhagic complications and failure of multiple organs. EBOV spreads by contact with body fluids of an infected person such as blood, saliva, urine, and seminal fluid, and also spreads by a contact with contaminated surfaces...
August 16, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794491/ebola-virus-vp24-interacts-with-np-to-facilitate-nucleocapsid-assembly-and-genome-packaging
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Logan Banadyga, Thomas Hoenen, Xavier Ambroggio, Eric Dunham, Allison Groseth, Hideki Ebihara
Ebola virus causes devastating hemorrhagic fever outbreaks for which no approved therapeutic exists. The viral nucleocapsid, which is minimally composed of the proteins NP, VP35, and VP24, represents an attractive target for drug development; however, the molecular determinants that govern the interactions and functions of these three proteins are still unknown. Through a series of mutational analyses, in combination with biochemical and bioinformatics approaches, we identified a region on VP24 that was critical for its interaction with NP...
August 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794043/sorafenib-impedes-rift-valley-fever-virus-egress-by-inhibiting-valosin-containing-protein-function-in-the-cellular-secretory-pathway
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Ashwini Brahms, Rajini Mudhasani, Chelsea Pinkham, Krishna Kota, Farooq Nassar, Rouzbeh Zamani, Sina Bavari, Kylene Kehn-Hall
There is an urgent need for therapeutic development to combat Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) infections, which causes devastating disease in both humans and animals. In an effort to repurpose drugs for RVFV treatment, our previous studies screened a library of FDA-approved drugs. The most promising candidate identified was the hepatocellular and renal cell carcinoma drug, sorafenib. Mechanism of action studies indicated sorafenib targeted a late stage in virus infection and caused a buildup of virions within cells...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780425/enhanced-protection-against-experimental-junin-virus-infection-through-the-use-of-a-modified-favipiravir-loading-dose-strategy
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Brian B Gowen, Jonna B Westover, Eric J Sefing, Arnaud J Van Wettere, Kevin W Bailey, Luci Wandersee, Takashi Komeno, Yousuke Furuta
A collection of Old and New World arenaviruses are etiologic agents of viral hemorrhagic fever, a syndrome that features hematologic abnormalities, vascular leak, hypovolemia, and multi-organ failure. Treatment is limited to ribavirin for Lassa fever and immune plasma for Argentine hemorrhagic fever. Improved therapeutic options that are safe, more effective and widely available are needed. Here, we show that modification of favipiravir treatment to include a high-dose loading period achieves complete protection in a guinea pig model of Argentine hemorrhagic fever when treatment was initiated two days following challenge with Junin virus (JUNV)...
August 2, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774342/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-among-the-one-humped-camel-camelus-dromedaries-in-central-sudan
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Hajer M Suliman, Ibrahim A Adam, Shamseldin I Saeed, Sanaa A Abdelaziz, Eltahir M Haroun, Imadeldin E Aradaib
BACKGROUND: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral zoonotic disease caused by Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV), a member of the genus Nairovirus in the family Bunyaviridae. CCHF is typically asymptomatic in animals but can be highly fatal in humans approaching case fatality rate of approximately 30%. In the present investigation, a cross sectional study was conducted to determine the prevalence of CCHF and to identify the potential risk factors associated with CCHFV seropositivity among the one-humped camel (Camelus dromedaries) in Central Sudan...
August 3, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769016/favipiravir-t-705-a-broad-spectrum-inhibitor-of-viral-rna-polymerase
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Yousuke Furuta, Takashi Komeno, Takaaki Nakamura
Favipiravir (T-705; 6-fluoro-3-hydroxy-2-pyrazinecarboxamide) is an anti-viral agent that selectively and potently inhibits the RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp) of RNA viruses. Favipiravir was discovered through screening chemical library for anti-viral activity against the influenza virus by Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd. Favipiravir undergoes an intracellular phosphoribosylation to be an active form, favipiravir-RTP (favipiravir ribofuranosyl-5'-triphosphate), which is recognized as a substrate by RdRp, and inhibits the RNA polymerase activity...
2017: Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768865/ubiquitin-ligase-wwp1-interacts-with-ebola-virus-vp40-to-regulate-egress
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Ziying Han, Cari A Sagum, Fumio Takizawa, Gordon Ruthel, Corbett T Berry, Jing Kong, J Oriol Sunyer, Bruce D Freedman, Mark T Bedford, Sachdev S Sidhu, Marius Sudol, Ronald N Harty
Ebola virus (EBOV) is a member of the Filoviridae family and the cause of hemorrhagic fever outbreaks. The EBOV VP40 (eVP40) matrix protein is the main driving force for virion assembly and budding. Indeed, expression of eVP40 alone in mammalian cells results in the formation and budding of virus-like particles (VLPs), which mimics the budding process and morphology of authentic, infectious EBOV. To complete the budding process, eVP40 utilizes its PPxY L-domain motif to recruit a specific subset of host proteins containing one or more modular WW-domains that then function to facilitate efficient production and release of eVP40 VLPs...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766193/filovirus-research-how-it-began
#8
Werner Slenczka
The first reported filovirus outbreak occurred in August 1967, when laboratory workers in Marburg and Frankfurt, Germany, and Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia) became infected with an unknown highly pathogenic agent. The disease was characterized by high fever, malaise, rash, hemorrhagic and tetanic manifestations, and high lethality, amounting to 25%. The disease was introduced to Europe by grivets (Chlorocebus aethiops), which were used for biomedical research and vaccine production. The causative agent, Marburg virus, was isolated and identified by scientists of the University of Marburg, Germany in cooperation with specialists for viral electron microscopy at the Bernhard Nocht Institute in Hamburg, Germany...
August 2, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765218/dengue-virus-infected-dendritic-cells-but-not-monocytes-activate-natural-killer-cells-through-a-contact-dependent-mechanism-involving-adhesion-molecules
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Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Weijian Ye, Qingfeng Chen, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Peter Preiser, Eng Eong Ooi, Jianzhu Chen
Natural killer (NK) cells play a protective role against dengue virus (DENV) infection, but the cellular and molecular mechanisms are not fully understood. Using an optimized humanized mouse model, we show that human NK cells, through the secretion of gamma interferon (IFN-γ), are critical in the early defense against DENV infection. Depletion of NK cells or neutralization of IFN-γ leads to increased viremia and more severe thrombocytopenia and liver damage in humanized mice. In vitro studies using autologous human NK cells show that DENV-infected monocyte-derived dendritic cells (MDDCs), but not monocytes, activate NK cells in a contact-dependent manner, resulting in upregulation of CD69 and CD25 and secretion of IFN-γ...
August 1, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754189/progress-and-works-in-progress-update-on-flavivirus-vaccine-development
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Matthew H Collins, Stefan W Metz
Most areas of the globe are endemic for at least one flavivirus, putting billions at risk for infection. This diverse group of viral pathogens causes a range of manifestations in humans from asymptomatic infection to hemorrhagic fever to encephalitis to birth defects and even death. Many flaviviruses are transmitted by mosquitos and have expanded in geographic distribution in recent years, with dengue virus being the most prevalent, infecting approximately 400 million people each year. The explosive emergence of Zika virus in Latin America in 2014 refocused international attention on this medically important group of viruses...
July 25, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754024/a-comprehensive-review-of-common-bacterial-parasitic-and-viral-zoonoses-at-the-human-animal-interface-in-egypt
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REVIEW
Yosra A Helmy, Hosny El-Adawy, Elsayed M Abdelwhab
Egypt has a unique geographical location connecting the three old-world continents Africa, Asia and Europe. It is the country with the highest population density in the Middle East, Northern Africa and the Mediterranean basin. This review summarizes the prevalence, reservoirs, sources of human infection and control regimes of common bacterial, parasitic and viral zoonoses in animals and humans in Egypt. There is a gap of knowledge conerning the epidemiology of zoonotic diseases at the human-animal interface in different localities in Egypt...
July 21, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736753/combination-of-rt-pcr-and-proteomics-for-the-identification-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-in-ticks
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Isabel G Fernández de Mera, Ilias Chaligiannis, Angélica Hernández-Jarguín, Margarita Villar, Lourdes Mateos-Hernández, Anna Papa, Smaragda Sotiraki, Francisco Ruiz-Fons, Alejandro Cabezas-Cruz, Christian Gortázar, José de la Fuente
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an emerging tick-borne zoonotic disease caused by the CCHF virus (CCHFV). In this study, an experimental approach combining RT-PCR and proteomics was used for the identification and characterization of CCHFV in 106 ticks from 7 species that were collected from small ruminants in Greece. The methodological approach included an initial screening for CCHFV by RT-PCR followed by proteomics analysis of positive and control negative tick samples. This novel approach allowed the identification of CCHFV-positive ticks and provided additional information to corroborate the RT-PCR findings using a different approach...
July 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720142/comparison-of-serological-assays-to-titrate-hantaan-and-seoul-hantavirus-specific-antibodies
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Weihong Li, Shouchun Cao, Quanfu Zhang, Jiandong Li, Shuo Zhang, Wei Wu, Jing Qu, Chuan Li, Mifang Liang, Dexin Li
BACKGROUND: Hantaan and Seoul viruses, in the Hantavirus genus, are known to cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT), as conventional neutralization test for hantaviruses, is laborious and time-consuming. Alternatives to PRNT for hantaviruses are required. METHODS: In this study, the methods for Hantaan and Seoul viruses serological typing including microneutralization test (MNT), pseudoparticle neutralization test (PPNT) and immunofluorescence assay based on viral glycoproteins (IFA-GP) were developed and compared with PRNT using a panel of 74 sera including 44 convalescent sera of laboratory confirmed HFRS patients and 30 patients sera of non-hantavirus infection...
July 18, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705183/generic-amplification-and-next-generation-sequencing-reveal-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-ap92-like-strain-and-distinct-tick-phleboviruses-in-anatolia-turkey
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Ender Dinçer, Annika Brinkmann, Olcay Hekimoğlu, Sabri Hacıoğlu, Katalin Földes, Zeynep Karapınar, Pelin Fatoş Polat, Bekir Oğuz, Özlem Orunç Kılınç, Peter Hagedorn, Nurdan Özer, Aykut Özkul, Andreas Nitsche, Koray Ergünay
BACKGROUND: Ticks are involved with the transmission of several viruses with significant health impact. As incidences of tick-borne viral infections are rising, several novel and divergent tick- associated viruses have recently been documented to exist and circulate worldwide. This study was performed as a cross-sectional screening for all major tick-borne viruses in several regions in Turkey. Next generation sequencing (NGS) was employed for virus genome characterization. Ticks were collected at 43 locations in 14 provinces across the Aegean, Thrace, Mediterranean, Black Sea, central, southern and eastern regions of Anatolia during 2014-2016...
July 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700843/autochthonous-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-in-spain
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Anabel Negredo, Fernando de la Calle-Prieto, Eduardo Palencia-Herrejón, Marta Mora-Rillo, Jenaro Astray-Mochales, María P Sánchez-Seco, Esther Bermejo Lopez, Javier Menárguez, Ana Fernández-Cruz, Beatriz Sánchez-Artola, Elena Keough-Delgado, Eva Ramírez de Arellano, Fátima Lasala, Jakob Milla, Jose L Fraile, Maria Ordobás Gavín, Amalia Martinez de la Gándara, Lorenzo López Perez, Domingo Diaz-Diaz, M Aurora López-García, Pilar Delgado-Jimenez, Alejandro Martín-Quirós, Elena Trigo, Juan C Figueira, Jesús Manzanares, Elena Rodriguez-Baena, Luis Garcia-Comas, Olaia Rodríguez-Fraga, Nicolás García-Arenzana, Maria V Fernández-Díaz, Victor M Cornejo, Petra Emmerich, Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, Jose R Arribas
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widely distributed, viral, tickborne disease. In Europe, cases have been reported only in the southeastern part of the continent. We report two autochthonous cases in Spain. The index patient acquired the disease through a tick bite in the province of Ávila - 300 km away from the province of Cáceres, where viral RNA from ticks was amplified in 2010. The second patient was a nurse who became infected while caring for the index patient. Both were infected with the African 3 lineage of this virus...
July 13, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686617/dengue-virus-specific-igy-provides-protection-following-lethal-dengue-virus-challenge-and-is-neutralizing-in-the-absence-of-inducing-antibody-dependent-enhancement
#16
Ashley L Fink, Katherine L Williams, Eva Harris, Travis D Alvine, Thomas Henderson, James Schiltz, Matthew L Nilles, David S Bradley
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) are severe disease manifestations that can occur following sequential infection with different dengue virus serotypes (DENV1-4). At present, there are no licensed therapies to treat DENV-induced disease. DHF and DSS are thought to be mediated by serotype cross-reactive antibodies that facilitate antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) by binding to viral antigens and then Fcγ receptors (FcγR) on target myeloid cells. Using genetically engineered DENV-specific antibodies, it has been shown that the interaction between the Fc portion of serotype cross-reactive antibodies and FcγR is required to induce ADE...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680856/sertoli-cells-are-susceptible-to-zikv-infection-in-mouse-testis
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Zi-Yang Sheng, Na Gao, Zhao-Yang Wang, Xiao-Yun Cui, De-Shan Zhou, Dong-Ying Fan, Hui Chen, Pei-Gang Wang, Jing An
Flaviviruses including Dengue virus (DENV), Yellow fever virus (YFV), West Nile virus (WNV), and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) are global health problems that caused several serious diseases such as fever, hemorrhagic fever, and encephalitis in the past century. Recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) which spreads from Asia to American and causes millions of infections emerges as a new dangerous member of the genus of Flavivirus. Unlike other well-known flaviviruses, ZIKV can be transmitted sexually and infect testes in murine models...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679761/the-host-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-trim6-ubiquitinates-the-ebola-virus-vp35-protein-and-promotes-virus-replication
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Preeti Bharaj, Colm Atkins, Priya Luthra, Maria Isabel Giraldo, Brian E Dawes, Lisa Miorin, Jeffrey R Johnson, Nevan J Krogan, Christopher F Basler, Alexander N Freiberg, Ricardo Rajsbaum
Ebola virus (EBOV), a member of the Filoviridae family, is a highly pathogenic virus that causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and is responsible for epidemics throughout sub-Saharan, central and West Africa. The EBOV genome encodes for VP35, an important viral protein involved in virus replication by acting as an essential cofactor of the viral polymerase as well as a potent antagonist of the host antiviral type-I interferon (IFN-I) system. By using mass spectrometry analysis and co-immunoprecipitation assays, we show here that VP35 is ubiquitinated on lysine 309 (K309), a residue located on its IFN antagonist domain...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679759/mutational-analysis-of-lassa-virus-glycoprotein-highlights-regions-required-for-alpha-dystroglycan-utilization
#19
Marissa Acciani, Jacob T Alston, Guohui Zhao, Hayley Reynolds, Afroze M Ali, Brian Xu, Melinda A Brindley
Lassa virus (LASV) is an enveloped RNA virus endemic to West Africa and responsible for severe cases of hemorrhagic fever. Virus entry is mediated by the glycoprotein complex consisting of a stable signal peptide, a receptor-binding subunit GP1, and a viral-host membrane fusion subunit GP2. Several cellular receptors can interact with the GP1 subunit and mediate viral entry, including alpha-dystroglycan (αDG) and lysosomal associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP1). In order to define the regions within GP1 that interact with the cellular receptors, we implemented insertional mutagenesis, carbohydrate shielding, and alanine scanning mutagenesis...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676847/in-cell-western-assays-to-evaluate-hantaan-virus-replication-as-a-novel-approach-to-screen-antiviral-molecules-and-detect-neutralizing-antibody-titers
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Hong-Wei Ma, Wei Ye, He-Song Chen, Tie-Jian Nie, Lin-Feng Cheng, Liang Zhang, Pei-Jun Han, Xing-An Wu, Zhi-Kai Xu, Ying-Feng Lei, Fang-Lin Zhang
Hantaviruses encompass rodent-borne zoonotic pathogens that cause severe hemorrhagic fever disease with high mortality rates in humans. Detection of infectious virus titer lays a solid foundation for virology and immunology researches. Canonical methods to assess viral titers rely on visible cytopathic effects (CPE), but Hantaan virus (HTNV, the prototype hantavirus) maintains a relatively sluggish life cycle and does not produce CPE in cell culture. Here, an in-cell Western (ICW) assay was utilized to rapidly measure the expression of viral proteins in infected cells and to establish a novel approach to detect viral titers...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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