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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236410/screening-and-evaluation-of-commonly-used-anti-influenza-chinese-herbal-medicines-based-on-anti-neuraminidase-activity
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Xue Han, Ding-Kun Zhang, Yu-Ming Guo, Wu-Wen Feng, Qin Dong, Cong-En Zhang, Yong-Feng Zhou, Yan Liu, Jia-Bo Wang, Yan-Ling Zhao, Xiao-He Xiao, Ming Yang
Anti-influenza Chinese herbal medicines (anti-flu CHMs) have advantages in preventing and treating influenza virus infection. Despite various data on antiviral activities of some anti-flu CHMs have been reported, most of them could not be compared using the standard evaluation methods for antiviral activity. This situation poses an obstacle to a wide application of anti-flu CHMs. Thus, it was necessary to develop an evaluation method to estimate antiviral activities of anti-flu CHMs. In the present study, we searched for anti-flu CHMs, based on clinic usage, to select study objects from commonly-used patented anti-flu Chinese medicines...
October 2016: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222368/direct-and-label-free-influenza-virus-detection-based-on-multisite-binding-to-sialic-acid-receptors
#2
Yukichi Horiguchi, Tatsuro Goda, Akira Matsumoto, Hiroaki Takeuchi, Shoji Yamaoka, Yuji Miyahara
A system to discriminate human or avian influenza A remains a highly sought-after tool for prevention of influenza pandemics in humans. Selective binding of the influenza A viral hemagglutinin (HA) to specific sialic acid (SA) receptors (Neu5Acα(2-6)Gal in humans, Neu5Acα(2-3)Gal in birds) is determined by the genotype of the HA and neuraminidase (NA) segments, making it one of the key characteristics that distinguishes human or avian influenza A virus. Here we demonstrate the direct detection of whole H1N1 influenza A virus using 6'-sialyllactose (Neu5Acα(2-6)Galβ(1-4)Glc, 6SL)-immobilized gold electrodes as biosensing surfaces...
February 16, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215397/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of%C3%A2-influenza-mimics
#3
Erica Simon, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Influenza viruses are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Given the wide range of symptoms, emergency physicians must maintain a broad differential diagnosis in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with influenza-like illnesses. OBJECTIVE: This review addresses objective and subjective symptoms commonly associated with influenza and discusses important mimics of influenza viruses, while offering a practical approach to their clinical evaluation and treatment...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210717/the-molecular-mechanism-of-the-ligand-exchange-reaction-of-an-antibody-against-a-glutathione-coated-gold-cluster
#4
Víctor Rojas-Cervellera, Lluís Raich, Jaakko Akola, Carme Rovira
The labeling of proteins with heavy atom clusters is of paramount importance in biomedical research, but its detailed molecular mechanism remains unknown. Here we uncover it for the particular case of the anti-influenza N9 neuraminidase NC10 antibody against a glutathione-coated gold cluster by means of ab initio QM/MM calculations. We show that the labeling reaction follows an associative double SN2-like reaction mechanism, involving a proton transfer, with low activation barriers only if one of the two distinct peptide/peptidic ligands (the one that occupies the side position) is substituted...
February 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210631/immunogenicity-and-cross-protection-in-mice-afforded-by-pandemic-h1n1-live-attenuated-influenza-vaccine-containing-wild-type-nucleoprotein
#5
Andrey Rekstin, Irina Isakova-Sivak, Galina Petukhova, Daniil Korenkov, Igor Losev, Tatiana Smolonogina, Tatiana Tretiak, Svetlana Donina, Svetlana Shcherbik, Tatiana Bousse, Larisa Rudenko
Since conserved viral proteins of influenza virus, such as nucleoprotein (NP) and matrix 1 protein, are the main targets for virus-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (CTLs), we hypothesized that introduction of the NP gene of wild-type virus into the genome of vaccine reassortants could lead to better immunogenicity and afford better protection. This paper describes in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies of two new reassortants of pandemic H1N1 live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) candidates. One had the hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) genes from A/South Africa/3626/2013 H1N1 wild-type virus on the A/Leningrad/134/17/57 master donor virus backbone (6 : 2 formulation) while the second had the HA, NA, and NP genes of the wild-type virus on the same backbone (5 : 3 formulation)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208721/evolution-and-divergence-of-h3n8-equine-influenza-viruses-circulating-in-the-united-kingdom-from-2013-to-2015
#6
Adam Rash, Rachel Morton, Alana Woodward, Olivia Maes, John McCauley, Neil Bryant, Debra Elton
Equine influenza viruses (EIV) are a major cause of acute respiratory disease in horses worldwide and occasionally also affect vaccinated animals. Like other influenza A viruses, they undergo antigenic drift, highlighting the importance of both surveillance and virus characterisation in order for vaccine strains to be kept up to date. The aim of the work reported here was to monitor the genetic and antigenic changes occurring in EIV circulating in the UK from 2013 to 2015 and to identify any evidence of vaccine breakdown in the field...
February 8, 2017: Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207983/a-novel-flow-cytometric-application-discriminates-among-the-effects-of-chemical-inhibitors-on-various-phases-of-babesia-divergens-intraerythrocytic-cycle
#7
Jeny R Cursino-Santos, Manpreet Singh, Petra Pham, Cheryl A Lobo
Human babesiosis is a global emerging infectious disease caused by intraerythrocytic parasites of the genus Babesia. Its biology has remained largely unexplored due to a lack of critical tools and techniques required to define the various stages and phases of the parasite's cycle in its host RBC and the interplay between host and parasite. This article presents a powerful set of tools combining stage synchronization of the parasite with a platform that encompasses both a flow cytometric evaluation of the subpopulation structure of the parasite population together with a morphological assessment of the population parasites using light microscopy of conventional Giemsa stained smears...
February 16, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207898/distinct-susceptibility-and-applicability-of-mdck-derivatives-for-influenza-virus-research
#8
Shih-Chao Lin, Matthew A Kappes, Mei-Chun Chen, Chi-Chen Lin, Tony T Wang
Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells are widely utilized as a substrate for influenza virus isolation and propagation due to the high yields of virus. Here we compared the conventional MDCK cell line, MDCK-SIAT1 and MDCK-London for viral production, cell survival, and suitability in testing antivirals using six influenza strains including two H1N1 (pandemic and epidemic strains), three H3N2 and one influenza B strain. Overall our results suggest that MDCK-London cell line is superior for virus culturing and quantification, and hence an ideal platform to evaluate antiviral drug efficacy against multiple strains of influenza...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206909/a-highly-pathogenic-avian-derived-influenza-virus-h5n1-with-2009-pandemic-h1n1-internal-genes-demonstrates-increased-replication-and-transmission-in-pigs
#9
Eugenio J Abente, Pravina Kitikoon, Kelly M Lager, Phillip C Gauger, Tavis K Anderson, Amy L Vincent
This study investigated the pathogenicity and transmissibility of a reverse-genetics-derived highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 lineage influenza A virus that was isolated from a human, A/Iraq/755/06. We also examined surface gene reassortant viruses composed of the haemagglutinin and neuraminidase from A/Iraq/755/06 and the internal genes of a 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus, A/New York/18/2009 (2Iraq/06 : 6NY/09 H5N1), and haemagglutinin and neuraminidase from A/New York/18/2009 with the internal genes of A/Iraq/755/06 (2NY/09 : 6Iraq/06 H1N1)...
January 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205506/prospective-surveillance-of-antiviral-resistance-in-hospitalized-infants-less-than-12-months-of-age-with-a-h3n2-influenza-infection-and-treated-with-oseltamivir
#10
Barbara Rath, Xi Chen, Vera Spies, Susann Muehlhans, Patrick Obermeier, Franziska Tief, Lea Seeber, Katharina Karsch, Jeanette Milde, Heino Skopnik, Brunhilde Schweiger, Susanne C Duwe
BACKGROUND: Infants exhibit elevated influenza virus loads and prolonged viral shedding, which may increase the risk for resistance development, especially in cases of suboptimal exposure to antiviral therapy. METHODS: We performed a prospective surveillance of hospitalized infants undergoing oseltamivir therapy during the 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 influenza seasons at two paediatric hospitals in Germany. A total of 37 infants less than one year of age with laboratory confirmed influenza A(H3N2) infection received oseltamivir as per physician's order for 5 days (2008-2009 season: 2mg/kg BID; 2011-2012 season: 2...
February 16, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204554/safety-and-effectiveness-of-neuraminidase-inhibitors-in-situations-of-pandemic-and-or-novel-variant-influenza-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-2009-15
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C Boikos, C Caya, M K Doll, H Kraicer-Melamed, M Dolph, G Delisle, N Winters, G Gore, C Quach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202753/mutation-of-the-2-nd-sialic-acid-binding-site-resulting-in-reduced-neuraminidase-activity-preceded-emergence-of-h7n9-influenza-a-virus
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Meiling Dai, Ryan McBride, Jos C F M Dortmans, Wenjie Peng, Mark J G Bakkers, Raoul J de Groot, Frank J M van Kuppeveld, James C Paulson, Erik de Vries, Cornelis A M de Haan
The emergence of novel influenza A virus (IAV) H7N9 since 2013 has caused concerns about the ability of this virus to spread between humans. Analysis of the receptor-binding properties of the H7 protein of a human isolate revealed modestly increased binding to α2,6 sialosides and reduced, but still dominant, binding to α2,3-linked sialic acids (SIAs) compared to a closely related avian H7N9 virus from 2008. Here we show that the corresponding N9 neuraminidases display equal enzymatic activity on a soluble monovalent substrate and similar substrate specificity on a glycan array...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199524/impact-of-outpatient-neuraminidase-inhibitor-treatment-in-patients-infected-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-at-high-risk-of-hospitalization-an-individual-participant-data-ipd-meta-analysis
#13
Sudhir Venkatesan, Puja R Myles, Jo Leonardi-Bee, Stella G Muthuri, Malak Al Masri, Nick Andrews, Carlos Bantar, Gal Dubnov-Raz, Patrick Gérardin, Evelyn Sc Koay, Tze Ping Loh, Ziad Memish, Elizabeth Miller, Maria E Oliva, Barbara A Rath, Brunhilde Schweiger, Julian W Tang, Dat Tran, Tjasa Vidmar, Pauline A Waight, Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196963/genetic-predisposition-to-acquire-a-polybasic-cleavage-site-for-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin
#14
Naganori Nao, Junya Yamagishi, Hiroko Miyamoto, Manabu Igarashi, Rashid Manzoor, Aiko Ohnuma, Yoshimi Tsuda, Wakako Furuyama, Asako Shigeno, Masahiro Kajihara, Noriko Kishida, Reiko Yoshida, Ayato Takada
Highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses with H5 and H7 hemagglutinin (HA) subtypes evolve from low-pathogenic precursors through the acquisition of multiple basic amino acid residues at the HA cleavage site. Although this mechanism has been observed to occur naturally only in these HA subtypes, little is known about the genetic basis for the acquisition of the polybasic HA cleavage site. Here we show that consecutive adenine residues and a stem-loop structure, which are frequently found in the viral RNA region encoding amino acids around the cleavage site of low-pathogenic H5 and H7 viruses isolated from waterfowl reservoirs, are important for nucleotide insertions into this RNA region...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195559/selection-of-multi-drug-resistant-influenza-a-and-b-viruses-under-zanamivir-pressure-and-their-replication-fitness-in-ferrets
#15
Ding Yuan Oh, Jacqueline Panozzo, Sophie Vitesnik, Rubaiyea Farrukee, David Piedrafita, Jennifer Mosse, Aeron C Hurt
BACKGROUND: Intravenous zanamivir has been used to treat patients with severe influenza. Because the majority of cases (including immunocompromised patients) require the drug for an extended period of treatment, there is a higher risk that the virus will develop resistance. Therefore, knowing the possible amino acid substitutions that may arise in recently circulating influenza strains under prolonged zanamivir exposure and their impact on antiviral susceptibility is important. METHODS: Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09, A(H3N2) and B virus were serially passaged under increasing zanamivir pressure in vitro...
February 14, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193653/the-pa-endonuclease-inhibitor-ro-7-protects-mice-from-lethal-challenge-with-influenza-a-or-b-viruses
#16
Jeremy C Jones, Bindumadhav M Marathe, Peter Vogel, Rodolfo Gasser, Isabel Najera, Elena A Govorkova
Current influenza treatment relies on a single class of antiviral drugs, the neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs), raising concern over the potential emergence of resistant variants and necessitating the development of novel drugs. In recent years, investigational inhibitors targeting the endonuclease activity of the influenza acidic polymerase (PA) protein have yielded encouraging results, although there are only limited data on their in vivo efficacy. Here, we examined the antiviral potential of the PA endonuclease inhibitor RO-7 in prophylactic and therapeutic regimens in BALB/c mice inoculated with influenza A/California/04/2009 (H1N1)pdm09 or B/Brisbane/60/2008 viruses, which represent currently circulating antigenic variants...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192976/quantification-of-influenza-neuraminidase-activity-by-ultra-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-and-isotope-dilution-mass-spectrometry
#17
Maria I Solano, Adrian R Woolfitt, Tracie L Williams, Carrie L Pierce, Larisa V Gubareva, Vasiliy Mishin, John R Barr
Mounting evidence suggests that neuraminidase's functionality extends beyond its classical role in influenza virus infection and that antineuraminidase antibodies offer protective immunity. Therefore, a renewed interest in the development of neuraminidase (NA)-specific methods to characterize the glycoprotein and evaluate potential advantages for NA standardization in influenza vaccines has emerged. NA displays sialidase activity by cleaving off the terminal N-acetylneuraminic acid on α-2,3 or α-2,6 sialic acid containing receptors of host cells...
February 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192418/defining-the-antibody-cross-reactome-directed-against-the-influenza-virus-surface-glycoproteins
#18
Raffael Nachbagauer, Angela Choi, Ariana Hirsh, Irina Margine, Sayaka Iida, Aldo Barrera, Marcela Ferres, Randy A Albrecht, Adolfo García-Sastre, Nicole M Bouvier, Kimihito Ito, Rafael A Medina, Peter Palese, Florian Krammer
Infection with influenza virus induces antibodies to the viral surface glycoproteins hemagglutinin and neuraminidase, and these responses can be broadly protective. To assess the breadth and magnitude of antibody responses, we sequentially infected mice, guinea pigs and ferrets with divergent H1N1 or H3N2 subtypes of influenza virus. We measured antibody responses by ELISA of an extensive panel of recombinant glycoproteins representing the viral diversity in nature. Guinea pigs developed high titers of broadly cross-reactive antibodies; mice and ferrets exhibited narrower humoral responses...
February 13, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191709/ultrasensitive-fluorogenic-reagents-for-neuraminidase-titration
#19
Zhizeng Gao, Masahiro Niikura, Stephen G Withers
Influenza viral neuraminidase plays a crucial role during infections. It is a major target for the development of anti-influenza drugs and is also attracting increasing attention as a vaccine target as evidence accumulates that neuraminidase-neutralizing antibodies contribute to protection. However, no method currently exists to accurately and efficiently measure concentrations of active neuraminidase in virus samples or other crude mixtures, which hampers development on both fronts. In this report, we describe the development of a selective and sensitive active-site titration reagent for neuraminidase that can quantify viral neuraminidases down to sub-nanomolar levels in crude samples, with no background from non-viral neuraminidases...
February 13, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191464/construction-of-multilevel-structure-for-avian-influenza-virus-system-based-on-granular-computing
#20
Yang Li, Qi-Hao Liang, Meng-Meng Sun, Xu-Qing Tang, Ping Zhu
Exploring the genetic structure of influenza viruses attracts the attention in the field of molecular ecology and medical genetics, whose epidemics cause morbidity and mortality worldwide. The rapid variations in RNA strand and changes of protein structure of the virus result in low-accuracy subtyping identification and make it difficult to develop effective drugs and vaccine. This paper constructs the evolutionary structure of avian influenza virus system considering both hemagglutinin and neuraminidase protein fragments...
2017: BioMed Research International
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