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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524373/sialic-acids-regulate-microvessel-permeability-revealed-by-novel-in-vivo-studies-of-endothelial-glycocalyx-structure-and-function
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Kai Betteridge, Kenton Arkill, Chris Neal, Steve Harper, Becky Foster, Simon Satchell, David Bates, Andy Salmon
The endothelial glycocalyx forms a continuous coat over the luminal surface of all vessels, and regulates multiple vascular functions. The contribution of individual components of the endothelial glycocalyx to one critical vascular function, microvascular permeability, remains unclear. We developed novel, real-time, paired methodologies to study the contribution of sialic acids within the endothelial glycocalyx to the structural and functional permeability properties of the same microvessel in vivo. Single perfused rat mesenteric microvessels were perfused with fluorescent endothelial cell membrane and glycocalyx labels, and imaged with confocal microscopy...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505232/findings-of-an-observational-study-of-neuraminidase-inhibitors-highly-sensitive-to-decision-to-exclude-1652-treated-patients
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Mark Jones, Chris Del Mar, Peter Doshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504013/anti-influenza-effect-of-the-major-flavonoids-from-salvia-plebeia-r-br-via-inhibition-of-influenza-h1n1-virus-neuraminidase
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Sunghee Bang, Wei Li, Thi Kim Quy Ha, Changyeol Lee, Won Keun Oh, Sang Hee Shim
To determine the compounds responsible for its anti-influenza activities, we isolated the three flavonoids, 6-hydroxyluteolin 7-O-β-d-glucoside (1), nepitrin (2), homoplantaginin (3) from the MeOH extract of Salvia plebeia R.Br. and identified them by comparing the spectroscopic data with that reported in the literature. The contents of the three flavonoids in the whole extract were 108.74 ± 0.95, 46.26 ± 2.19, and 69.35 ± 1.22 mg/g for 6-hydroxyluteolin 7-O-β-d-glucoside, nepitrin, and homoplantaginin, respectively, which demonstrates that they are the major constituents of this plant...
May 15, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502901/neuraminidase-activity-of-blue-eye-disease-porcine-rubulavirus-specificity-affinity-and-inhibition-studies
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Gerardo Santos-López, María T Borraz-Argüello, Luis Márquez-Domínguez, Juan Carlos Flores-Alonso, Humberto Ramírez-Mendoza, Bernard Priem, Sébastien Fort, Verónica Vallejo-Ruiz, Julio Reyes-Leyva, Irma Herrera-Camacho
Porcine rubulavirus (PorPV), also known as La Piedad Michoacan Virus (LPMV) causes encephalitis and reproductive failure in newborn and adult pigs, respectively. The hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) glycoprotein is the most exposed and antigenic of the virus proteins. HN plays central roles in PorPV infection; i.e., it recognizes sialic acid-containing cell receptors that mediate virus attachment and penetration; in addition, its neuraminidase (sialic acid releasing) activity has been proposed as a virulence factor...
May 6, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500071/activated-microglia-desialylate-and-phagocytose-cells-via-neuraminidase-galectin-3-and-mer-tyrosine-kinase
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Koji Nomura, Anna Vilalta, David H Allendorf, Tamara C Hornik, Guy C Brown
Activated microglia can phagocytose dying, stressed, or excess neurons and synapses via the phagocytic receptor Mer tyrosine kinase (MerTK). Galectin-3 (Gal-3) can cross-link surface glycoproteins by binding galactose residues that are normally hidden below terminal sialic acid residues. Gal-3 was recently reported to opsonize cells via activating MerTK. We found that LPS-activated BV-2 microglia rapidly released Gal-3, which was blocked by calcineurin inhibitors. Gal-3 bound to MerTK on microglia and to stressed PC12 (neuron-like) cells, and it increased microglial phagocytosis of PC12 cells or primary neurons, which was blocked by inhibition of MerTK...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499541/sequence-analysis-of-haemagglutinin-and-neuraminidase-of-h1n1-strain-from-a-patient-coinfected-with-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Ahmed N Alghamdi, Mohammad E Mahfouz, Fahd A Hamdi, Daifullah Al Aboud, Tawfiq Z Al-Laylah, Mohammed I Alotaibi, Khalid W A Al-Thomali, Ahmed S Abdel-Moneim
The 2009 H1N1 pandemic (H1N1pdm09) was associated with a considerable influenza-related morbidity and mortality. Among the complications, Mycobacterial tuberculosis was recorded as a coinfection with influenza in rare cases. The full-length sequences of the viral haemagglutinin and neuraminidase of H1N1pdm09 influenza A virus were analyzed from a recently infected patient. The patient was chronically infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Molecular modelling and in-silico docking of the virus, and other selected strains with the drug oseltamivir were conducted and compared...
May 9, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496342/sialylation-facilitates-self-assembly-of-3d-multicellular-prostaspheres-by-using-cyclo-rgdfk-tpp-peptide
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Sabah Haq, Vanessa Samuel, Fiona Haxho, Roman Akasov, Maria Leko, Sergey V Burov, Elena Markvicheva, Myron R Szewczuk
BACKGROUND: Prostaspheres-based three dimensional (3D) culture models have provided insight into prostate cancer (PCa) biology, highlighting the importance of cell-cell interactions and the extracellular matrix (EMC) in the tumor microenvironment. Although these 3D classical spheroid platforms provide a significant advance over 2D models mimicking in vivo tumors, the limitations involve no control of assembly and structure with only limited spatial or glandular organization. Here, matrix-free prostaspheres from human metastatic prostate carcinoma PC3 and DU145 cell lines and their respective gemcitabine resistant (GemR) variants were generated by using cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp-D-Phe-Lys peptide modified with 4-carboxybutyl-triphenylphosphonium bromide (cyclo-RGDfK(TPP))...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494845/monitoring-influenza-virus-susceptibility-to-oseltamivir-using-a-new-rapid-assay-iart
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Larisa V Gubareva, Eric Fallows, Vasiliy P Mishin, Erin Hodges, Abdullah Brooks, John Barnes, Alicia M Fry, William Kramp, Roxanne Shively, David E Wentworth, Kristin Weidemaier, Ross Jacobson
A new rapid assay for detecting oseltamivir resistance in influenza virus, iART, was used to test 149 clinical specimens. Results were obtained for 132, with iART indicating 41 as 'resistant'. For these, sequence analysis found known and suspected markers of oseltamivir resistance, while no such markers were detected for the remaining 91 samples. Viruses isolated from the 41 specimens showed reduced or highly reduced inhibition by neuraminidase inhibition assay. iART may facilitate broader antiviral resistance testing...
May 4, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490598/development-of-clade-specific-and-broadly-reactive-live-attenuated-influenza-virus-vaccines-against-rapidly-evolving-h5-subtype-viruses
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Kobporn Boonnak, Yumiko Matsuoka, Weijia Wang, Amorsolo L Suguitan, Zhongying Chen, Myeisha Paskel, Mariana Baz, Ian Moore, Hong Jin, Kanta Subbarao
We have developed pandemic live attenuated influenza vaccines (pLAIV) against clade 1 H5N1 viruses on an Ann Arbor cold-adapted (ca) backbone that induced long-term immune memory. In 2015, many human infections caused by a new clade (2.2.1.1) of goose/Guangdong (gs/GD) lineage H5N1 viruses were reported in Egypt that prompted updating of the H5N1 pLAIV. We explored two strategies to generate suitable pLAIVs: first to modify the hemagglutinin gene of a highly pathogenic wild-type (wt) clade 2.2.1.1 virus A/Egypt/N03434/2009 (Egy/09) (H5N1) with its unmodified neuraminidase (NA) gene; this virus was designated Egy/09 ca The second approach was to select a low pathogenicity avian influenza H5 virus that elicited antibodies that cross-reacted with a broad range of H5 viruses, including the Egypt H5N1 viruses and contained a novel NA subtype for humans...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486473/an-activity-integrated-strategy-of-the-identification-screening-and-determination-of-potential-neuraminidase-inhibitors-from-radix-scutellariae
#10
Wei Liu, Huilin Wang, Bo Zhu, Chengqian Yin, Shuyang Chen, Jin Li, Xie-An Yu, John Teye Azietaku, Mingrui An, Xiu-Mei Gao, Yan-Xu Chang
Small molecules isolated from herbal medicines (HMs) were identified as the potential neuraminidase inhibitors which are effective in influenza prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, current available screen methods of small molecules isolated from HMs are inefficient and insensitive. Here a novel Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with diode-array detectors and auto-fraction collector / time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC-DAD-FC/Q-TOF-MS) screening method with high efficiency was developed and validated to separate, collect, enrich, identify and quantify potential neuraminidase inhibitors from Radix Scutellariae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467734/structural-heteropolysaccharide-adhesion-to-the-glycocalyx-of-visceral-mesothelium
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Andrew Servais, Arne Kienzle, Cristian D Valenzuela, Alexandra B Ysasi, Willi L Wagner, Akira Tsuda, Maximilian Ackermann, Steven J Mentzer
Bioadhesives are biopolymers with potential applications in wound healing, drug delivery, and tissue engineering. Pectin, a plant-based heteropolysaccharide, has recently demonstrated potential as a mucoadhesive in the gut. Since mucoadhesion is a process likely involving the interpenetration of the pectin polymer with mucin chains, we hypothesized that pectin may also be effective at targeting the glycocalyx of visceral mesothelium. To explore the potential role of pectin as a mesothelial bioadhesive, we studied the interaction of various pectin formulations with the mesothelium of the lung, liver, bowel and heart...
May 3, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465552/a-reassortant-h9n2-influenza-virus-containing-2009-pandemic-h1n1-internal-protein-genes-acquired-enhanced-pig-to-pig-transmission-after-serial-passages-in-swine
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José Carlos Mancera Gracia, Silvie Van den Hoecke, Juergen A Richt, Wenjun Ma, Xavier Saelens, Kristien Van Reeth
Avian H9N2 and 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza viruses can infect pigs and humans, raising the concern that H9N2:pH1N1 reassortant viruses could emerge. Such reassortants demonstrated increased replication and transmissibility in pig, but were still inefficient when compared to pH1N1. Here, we evaluated if a reassortant virus containing the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase of A/quail/Hong Kong/G1/1997 (H9N2) in the A/California/04/2009 (pH1N1) backbone could become better adapted to pigs by serial passaging...
May 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458567/drug-resistance-in-influenza-a-virus-the-epidemiology-and-management
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Mazhar Hussain, Henry D Galvin, Tatt Y Haw, Ashley N Nutsford, Matloob Husain
Influenza A virus (IAV) is the sole cause of the unpredictable influenza pandemics and deadly zoonotic outbreaks and constitutes at least half of the cause of regular annual influenza epidemics in humans. Two classes of anti-IAV drugs, adamantanes and neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors (NAIs) targeting the viral components M2 ion channel and NA, respectively, have been approved to treat IAV infections. However, IAV rapidly acquired resistance against both classes of drugs by mutating these viral components. The adamantane-resistant IAV has established itself in nature, and a majority of the IAV subtypes, especially the most common H1N1 and H3N2, circulating globally are resistant to adamantanes...
2017: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457853/two-dimensional-electrophoresis-highlights-haptoglobin-beta-chain-as-an-additional-biomarker-of-congenital-disorders-of-glycosylation
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Arnaud Bruneel, Florence Habarou, Tanya Stojkovic, Grégory Plouviez, Laure Bougas, Fanny Guillemet, Nadine Brient, Dominique Henry, Thierry Dupré, Sandrine Vuillaumier-Barrot, Nathalie Seta
Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) are rare inherited disorders affecting glycosylation of proteins and lipids and sharing very heterogeneous multivisceral symptoms. The biochemical screening of these diseases is currently limited to electrophoresis or HPLC separation/quantification of serum transferrin glycoforms and is relatively frequently hampered by genetic polymorphism. Further, it has been shown that transferrin glycosylation can be very poorly affected in confirmed CDGs. We developed a fast and simple two-dimensional (2-DE) Western-blot analysis applied to the simultaneous detection of various serum glycoproteins, i...
April 27, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448045/fluorescence-based-neuraminidase-inhibition-assay-to-assess-the-susceptibility-of-influenza-viruses-to-the-neuraminidase-inhibitor-class-of-antivirals
#15
Sook-Kwan Leang, Aeron C Hurt
The neuraminidase (NA) inhibitors are the only class of antivirals approved for the treatment and prophylaxis of influenza that are effective against currently circulating strains. In addition to their use in treating seasonal influenza, the NA inhibitors have been stockpiled by a number of countries for use in the event of a pandemic. It is therefore important to monitor the susceptibility of circulating influenza viruses to this class of antivirals. There are different types of assays that can be used to assess the susceptibility of influenza viruses to the NA inhibitors, but the enzyme inhibition assays using either a fluorescent substrate or a chemiluminescent substrate are the most widely used and recommended...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446666/mouse-saliva-inhibits-transit-of-influenza-virus-to-the-lower-respiratory-tract-by-efficiently-blocking-influenza-neuraminidase-activity
#16
Brad Gilbertson, Wy Ching Ng, Simon Crawford, Jenny L McKimm-Breschkin, Lorena E Brown
We have previously identified a novel inhibitor of influenza virus in mouse saliva that halts the progression of susceptible viruses from the upper to the lower respiratory tract of mice in vivo and neutralizes viral infectivity in MDCK cells. Here, we investigated the viral target of the salivary inhibitor by using reverse genetics to create hybrid viruses with some surface proteins derived from an inhibitor-sensitive strain and others from an inhibitor-resistant strain. These viruses demonstrated that the origin of the viral neuraminidase (NA), but not the hemagglutinin or matrix proteins, was the determinant of susceptibility to the inhibitor...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442549/neuraminidases-3-and-4-regulate-neuronal-function-by-catabolizing-brain-gangliosides
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Xuefang Pan, Camila De Britto Pará De Aragão, Juan P Velasco-Martin, David A Priestman, Harry Y Wu, Kohta Takahashi, Kazunori Yamaguchi, Luisella Sturiale, Domenico Garozzo, Frances M Platt, Nathalie Lamarche-Vane, Carlos R Morales, Taeko Miyagi, Alexey V Pshezhetsky
Gangliosides (sialylated glycolipids) play an essential role in the CNS by regulating recognition and signaling in neurons. Metabolic blocks in processing and catabolism of gangliosides result in the development of severe neurologic disorders, including gangliosidoses manifesting with neurodegeneration and neuroinflammation. We demonstrate that 2 mammalian enzymes, neuraminidases 3 and 4, play important roles in catabolic processing of brain gangliosides by cleaving terminal sialic acid residues in their glycan chains...
April 25, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438112/h3n2-canine-influenza-virus-infection-in-a-dog
#18
C E Watson, C Bell, K Toohey-Kurth
In 2015, H3N2 canine influenza emerged in dogs in the greater Chicago area. During this time, a 10-year-old German Shepherd dog presented to the referring veterinarian with lethargy and coughing that quickly progressed to death. This report describes the macroscopic and microscopic lesions and the molecular testing performed to identify the novel North American H3N2 strain of canine influenza. The larynx, pharynx, and trachea were covered by a fibrinonecrotic membrane. Bilaterally, the lungs had multifocal subpleural necrosis of the caudal lung lobes with hemorrhage, congestion, and pulmonary edema...
May 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435701/crystal-structure-of-2e-3-4-di-methyl-amino-phen-yl-1-thio-phen-2-yl-prop-2-en-1-one
#19
Gabriela Porto de Oliveira, Leandro Bresolin, Darlene Correia Flores, Renan Lira de Farias, Adriano Bof de Oliveira
The equimolar reaction between 4-(di-methyl-amino)-benzaldehyde and 2-acetyl-thio-phene in basic ethano-lic solution yields the title compound, C15H15NOS, whose mol-ecular structure matches the asymmetric unit. The mol-ecule is not planar, the dihedral angle between the aromatic and the thio-phene rings being 11.4 (2)°. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O and weak C-H⋯S inter-actions along [100], forming R2(2) (8) rings, and by weak C-H⋯O inter-actions along [010], forming chains with a C(6) graph-set motif...
April 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica. Section E, Crystallographic Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426220/fluorescent-neuraminidase-assay-based-on-supramolecular-dye-capture-after-enzymatic-cleavage
#20
Wenqi Liu, César F A Gómez-Durán, Bradley D Smith
A conceptually new type of enzymatic cleavage assay is reported that utilizes in situ supramolecular capture of the fluorescent product. A squaraine-derived substrate with large blocking groups at each end of its structure cannot be threaded by a tetralactam macrocycle until the blocking groups are removed by enzyme cleavage. A prototype design responds to viral neuraminidase, an indicator of influenza infection, and also measures susceptibility of the sample to neuraminidase inhibitor drugs. The substrate structure incorporates three key features: (a) a bis(4-amino-3-hydroxyphenyl)squaraine core with bright deep-red fluorescence and excellent photostability, (b) an N-methyl group at each end of the squaraine core that ensures fast macrocycle threading kinetics, and (c) sialic acid blocking groups that prevent macrocycle threading until they are removed by viral neuraminidase...
April 27, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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