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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926632/risk-analysis-of-inter-species-reassortment-through-a-rift-valley-fever-phlebovirus-mp-12-vaccine-strain
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Hoai J Ly, Nandadeva Lokugamage, Shoko Nishiyama, Tetsuro Ikegami
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease endemic to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. The causative agent, Rift Valley fever phlebovirus (RVFV), belongs to the genus Phlebovirus in the family Phenuiviridae and causes high rates of abortions in ruminants, and hemorrhagic fever, encephalitis, or blindness in humans. Viral maintenance by mosquito vectors has led to sporadic RVF outbreaks in ruminants and humans in endemic countries, and effective vaccination of animals and humans may minimize the impact of this disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922426/a-dna-vaccine-for-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-protects-against-disease-and-death-in-two-lethal-mouse-models
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Aura R Garrison, Charles J Shoemaker, Joseph W Golden, Collin J Fitzpatrick, John J Suschak, Michelle J Richards, Catherine V Badger, Carolyn M Six, Jacqueline D Martin, Drew Hannaman, Marko Zivcec, Eric Bergeron, Jeffrey W Koehler, Connie S Schmaljohn
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is a tick-borne virus capable of causing a severe hemorrhagic fever disease in humans. There are currently no licensed vaccines to prevent CCHFV-associated disease. We developed a DNA vaccine expressing the M-segment glycoprotein precursor gene of CCHFV and assessed its immunogenicity and protective efficacy in two lethal mouse models of disease: type I interferon receptor knockout (IFNAR-/-) mice; and a novel transiently immune suppressed (IS) mouse model. Vaccination of mice by muscle electroporation of the M-segment DNA vaccine elicited strong antigen-specific humoral immune responses with neutralizing titers after three vaccinations in both IFNAR-/- and IS mouse models...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922385/metabolomics-analyses-identify-platelet-activating-factors-and-heme-breakdown-products-as-lassa-fever-biomarkers
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Trevor V Gale, Timothy M Horton, Donald S Grant, Robert F Garry
Lassa fever afflicts tens of thousands of people in West Africa annually. The rapid progression of patients from febrile illness to fulminant syndrome and death provides incentive for development of clinical prognostic markers that can guide case management. The small molecule profile of serum from febrile patients triaged to the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Ward at Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone was assessed using untargeted Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. Physiological dysregulation resulting from Lassa virus (LASV) infection occurs at the small molecule level...
September 18, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922369/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-nucleocapsid-protein-has-dual-rna-binding-modes
#4
Subbiah Jeeva, Sean Pador, Brittany Voss, Safder Saieed Ganaie, Mohammad Ayoub Mir
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever, a zoonotic viral disease, has high mortality rate in humans. There is currently no vaccine for Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) and chemical interventions are limited. The three negative sense genomic RNA segments of CCHFV are specifically encapsidated by the nucleocapsid protein into three ribonucleocapsids, which serve as templates for the viral RNA dependent RNA polymerase. Here we demonstrate that CCHFV nucleocapsid protein has two distinct binding modes for double and single strand RNA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920177/molecular-detection-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-in-ticks-greece-2012-2014
#5
Anna Papa, Anastasia Kontana, Katerina Tsioka, Ilias Chaligiannis, Smaragda Sotiraki
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV) is transmitted to humans mainly through the bite of infected ticks. In Greece, only one clinical case has been observed, in 2008, but the seroprevalence in humans is relatively high (4.2%). To have a first insight into the circulation of CCHFV in Greece, 2000 ticks collected from livestock during 2012-2014 were tested. CCHFV was detected in 36 of the 1290 (2.8%) tick pools (1-5 ticks per pool). Two genetic lineages were identified: Europe 1 and Europe 2. Most Europe 1 sequences were obtained from Rhipicephalus sanguineus sensu lato ticks, while most Europe 2 sequences were recovered from Rhipicephalus bursa ticks...
September 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917841/graphene-vp40-interactions-and-potential-disruption-of-the-ebola-virus-matrix-filaments
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Jeevan B Gc, Rudramani Pokhrel, Nisha Bhattarai, Kristen A Johnson, Bernard S Gerstman, Robert V Stahelin, Prem P Chapagain
Ebola virus infections cause hemorrhagic fever that often results in very high fatality rates. In addition to exploring vaccines, development of drugs is also essential for treating the disease and preventing the spread of the infection. The Ebola virus matrix protein VP40 exists in various conformational and oligomeric forms and is a potential pharmacological target for disrupting the virus life-cycle. Here we explored graphene-VP40 interactions using molecular dynamics simulations and graphene pelleting assays...
September 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904127/therapeutic-effects-of-monoclonal-antibody-against-dengue-virus-ns1-in-a-stat1-knockout-mouse-model-of-dengue-infection
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Shu-Wen Wan, Pei-Wei Chen, Chin-Yu Chen, Yen-Chung Lai, Ya-Ting Chu, Chia-Yi Hung, Han Lee, Hsuan Franziska Wu, Yung-Chun Chuang, Jessica Lin, Chih-Peng Chang, Shuying Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Tzong-Shiann Ho, Chiou-Feng Lin, Chien-Kuo Lee, Betty A Wu-Hsieh, Robert Anderson, Trai-Ming Yeh, Yee-Shin Lin
Dengue virus (DENV) is the causative agent of dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, and dengue shock syndrome and is endemic to tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Our previous studies showed the existence of epitopes in the C-terminal region of DENV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) which are cross-reactive with host Ags and trigger anti-DENV NS1 Ab-mediated endothelial cell damage and platelet dysfunction. To circumvent these potentially harmful events, we replaced the C-terminal region of DENV NS1 with the corresponding region from Japanese encephalitis virus NS1 to create chimeric DJ NS1 protein...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903847/dengue-hemorrhagic-fever-arare-cause-of-acute-liver-failure
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Aisha Nazeer, Ayesha Aslam Rai, Nasir Hassan Luck, Abbas Ali Yousuf Tasneem
Acute liver failure (ALF) is an acute medical emergency which carries high mortality without liver transplantation. Various hepatotropic viruses, drug induced liver injury, auto immune hepatitis, and metabolic liver diseases are the commonly implicated etiologic agents. Liver involvement in dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is quite common, but acute liver failure is its rare complication. Neurological complications are also commonly seen in DHF. Ateenage girl presented with high grade fever and subconjunctival hemorrhage, and later developed jaundice due to acute liver failure...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890666/discovering-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-ebola-virus
#9
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Sandra L Bixler, Allen J Duplantier, Sina Bavari
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ebola virus, a member of the Filoviridae family, is a causative agent of severe viral hemorrhagic fever in humans. Over the past 40 years, the virus has been linked to several high mortality outbreaks in Africa with the recent West African outbreak resulting in over 11,000 deaths. This review provides a summary of the status of the drug discovery and development process for therapeutics for Ebola virus disease, with a focus on the strategies being used and the challenges facing each stage of the process...
2017: Current Treatment Options in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890510/circulating-genotypes-of-dengue-1-virus-in-south-west-india-2014-2015
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Shetty Pooja, Sasidharanpillai Sabeena, Bhaskar Revti, Ramachandran Sanjay, Aithal Anjali, Kumar Rajendra, Sushama Aswathyraj, Dsouza Giselle, Maity Hindol, Govindakarnavar Arunkumar
Dengue is found to be the most prevalent arboviral disease affecting humans. Tropical and subtropical regions are at high risk of dengue virus infections. The clinical manifestations often range from mild fever to fever with hemorrhagic manifestations and shock. Since 2010, India is witnessing a marked increase in the number of Dengue Virus Serotype 1(DENV-1) apart from Dengue Virus 2 (DENV-2) and Dengue Virus 3 (DENV-3) Serotypes. The present study was undertaken to understand the circulating genotypes of DENV-1 in South West India by sequencing the envelope gene of DENV-1 samples representative of the time period 2014-2015...
September 11, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890093/mechanistic-and-fc-requirements-for-inhibition-of-sudan-virus-entry-and-in-vivo-protection-by-a-synthetic-antibody
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Daniel Hofmann, Samantha E Zak, Elisabeth K Nyakatura, Eva Mittler, Russell R Bakken, Kartik Chandran, John M Dye, Jonathan R Lai
The Sudan virus (SUDV), an ebolavirus, causes severe hemorrhagic fever with human case fatality rates of ∼50%. Previous work from our lab demonstrated the synthetic antibody F4 potently inhibits viral entry and protects against lethal virus challenge in mice [Chen et al., ACS Chem. Biol., 2014, 9, 2263-2273]. Here, we explore mechanistic requirements as well as contribution of the Fc region and function on neutralization and in vivo protection. Live cell imaging demonstrates that the antibody colocalizes with vesicular stomatitis virus particles containing the Sudan virus glycoprotein (VSV-GPSUDV) and that the antibody is rapidly degraded within cellular endosomes...
September 8, 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878087/novel-stable-ebola-virus-minigenome-replicon-reveals-remarkable-stability-of-the-viral-genome
#12
Wanyin Tao, Tianyu Gan, Mingzhe Guo, Yongfen Xu, Jin Zhong
Ebola virus (EBOV) causes severe hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates with a high case fatality rate. No approved drug or vaccine of EBOV is available, which necessitates better understanding of the virus life cycle. Studies on EBOV have been hampered because experimentations involving live virus are restricted to biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratories. EBOV minigenome system has provided researchers with the opportunity to study EBOV under BSL-2 conditions. Here, we developed a novel EBOV minigenome replicon which, to our knowledge, is the first EBOV cell culture system that can stably replicate and transcribe EBOV minigenome...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877473/crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-suppresses-innate-immune-responses-via-a-ubiquitin-and-isg15-specific-protease
#13
Florine E M Scholte, Marko Zivcec, John V Dzimianski, Michelle K Deaton, Jessica R Spengler, Stephen R Welch, Stuart T Nichol, Scott D Pegan, Christina F Spiropoulou, Éric Bergeron
Antiviral responses are regulated by conjugation of ubiquitin (Ub) and interferon-stimulated gene 15 (ISG15) to proteins. Certain classes of viruses encode Ub- or ISG15-specific proteases belonging to the ovarian tumor (OTU) superfamily. Their activity is thought to suppress cellular immune responses, but studies demonstrating the function of viral OTU proteases during infection are lacking. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV, family Nairoviridae) is a highly pathogenic human virus that encodes an OTU with both deubiquitinase and deISGylase activity as part of the viral RNA polymerase...
September 5, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874543/structure-of-the-ebola-virus-envelope-protein-mper-tm-domain-and-its-interaction-with-the-fusion-loop-explains-their-fusion-activity
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Jinwoo Lee, David A Nyenhuis, Elizabeth A Nelson, David S Cafiso, Judith M White, Lukas K Tamm
Ebolavirus (EBOV), an enveloped filamentous RNA virus causing severe hemorrhagic fever, enters cells by macropinocytosis and membrane fusion in a late endosomal compartment. Fusion is mediated by the EBOV envelope glycoprotein GP, which consists of subunits GP1 and GP2. GP1 binds to cellular receptors, including Niemann-Pick C1 (NPC1) protein, and GP2 is responsible for low pH-induced membrane fusion. Proteolytic cleavage and NPC1 binding at endosomal pH lead to conformational rearrangements of GP2 that include exposing the hydrophobic fusion loop (FL) for insertion into the cellular target membrane and forming a six-helix bundle structure...
September 5, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861075/ebola-virus-glycoprotein-induces-an-innate-immune-response-in-vivo-via-tlr4
#15
Chih-Yun Lai, Daniel P Strange, Teri Ann S Wong, Axel T Lehrer, Saguna Verma
Ebola virus (EBOV), a member of the Filoviridae family, causes the most severe form of viral hemorrhagic fever. Although no FDA licensed vaccine or treatment against Ebola virus disease (EVD) is currently available, Ebola virus glycoprotein (GP) is the major antigen used in all candidate Ebola vaccines. Recent reports of protection as quickly as within 6 days of administration of the rVSV-based vaccine expressing EBOV GP before robust humoral responses were generated suggests that the innate immune responses elicited early after vaccination may contribute to the protection...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843003/effect-of-tlr10-2322a-g-720a-c-and-992t-a-polymorphisms-on-the-pathogenesis-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-disease
#16
Sibel Kızıldağ, Serdal Arslan, Nil Özbilüm, Aynur Engin, Mehmet Bakır
Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne disease caused by the Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever virus (CCHFV). Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are type 1 transmembrane proteins of immune cells that play a critical role in innate and adaptive immunity. The present study first time aims to investigate the relation between TLR10 gene polymorphisms (720A/C, 992T/A, and 2322A/G), severity/non-severity, fatality/non-fatality, and CCFH disease by using PCR-RFLP assay in a Turkish population. TLR10 720A/C polymorphism was determined to be statistically significant both genotype and allele frequency (P = 0,011, P = 0...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842265/identification-of-broadly-neutralizing-monoclonal-antibodies-against-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus
#17
Marko Zivcec, Lisa I W Guerrero, César G Albariño, Éric Bergeron, Stuart T Nichol, Christina F Spiropoulou
Despite the serious public health impact of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), the efficacy of antivirals targeting the causative agent, CCHF virus (CCHFV), remains debatable. Neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) targeting the CCHFV glycoprotein Gc have been reported to protect mice against challenge with the prototype CCHFV strain, IbAr10200. However, due to extensive sequence diversity of CCHFV glycoproteins, it is unknown whether these MAbs neutralize other CCHFV strains. We initially used a CCHF virus-like particle (VLP) system to generate 11 VLP moieties, each possessing a glycoprotein from a genetically diverse CCHFV strain isolated in either Africa, Asia, the Middle East, or southeastern Europe...
August 24, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836897/genomic-characterization-of-crimean-congo-hemorrhagic-fever-virus-in-hyalomma-tick-from-spain-2014
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Maria N B Cajimat, Sergio E Rodriguez, Isolde U E Schuster, Daniele M Swetnam, Thomas G Ksiazek, Miguel A Habela, Ana Isabel Negredo, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Alan D T Barrett, Dennis A Bente
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a severe tick-borne disease caused by CCHF virus (CCHFV). Ticks in the genus Hyalomma are the main vectors and reservoirs of CCHFV. In Spain, CCHFV was first detected in Hyalomma ticks from Cáceres in 2010. Subsequently, two autochthonous CCHF cases were reported in August 2016. In this study, we describe the characterization of the CCHFV genome directly from Hyalomma lusitanicum collected in Cáceres in 2014. Phylogenetic analyses reveal a close relationship with clade III strains from West Africa, with an estimated divergence time of 50 years...
August 24, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835498/structural-transitions-of-the-conserved-and-metastable-hantaviral-glycoprotein-envelope
#19
Ilona Rissanen, Robert Stass, Antra Zeltina, Sai Li, Jussi Hepojoki, Karl Harlos, Robert J C Gilbert, Juha T Huiskonen, Thomas A Bowden
Hantaviruses are zoonotic pathogens with a near-global distribution that can cause severe hemorrhagic fever and pulmonary syndrome. The outer membrane of the hantavirus envelope displays a lattice of two glycoproteins, Gn and Gc, which orchestrate host cell recognition and entry. Here, we describe the crystal structure of the Gn glycoprotein ectodomain from the Asiatic Hantaan virus (HTNV), the most prevalent pathogenic hantavirus. Structural overlay analysis reveals that the HTNV Gn fold is highly similar to the Gn of Puumala virus (PUUV), a genetically and geographically distinct and less pathogenic hantavirus found predominantly in North-Eastern Europe, confirming that the hantaviral Gn fold is architecturally conserved across hantavirus clades...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832525/the-epidemiology-of-african-swine-fever-in-nonendemic-regions-of-zambia-1989-2015-implications-for-disease-prevention-and-control
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REVIEW
Edgar Simulundu, Caesar H Lubaba, Juanita van Heerden, Masahiro Kajihara, Liywalii Mataa, Herman Moses Chambaro, Yona Sinkala, Samuel Munalula Munjita, Hetron Mweemba Munang'andu, King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Kenny Samui, Girja Shanker Pandey, Ayato Takada, Aaron S Mweene
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious and deadly viral hemorrhagic disease of swine. In Zambia, ASF was first reported in 1912 in Eastern Province and is currently believed to be endemic in that province only. Strict quarantine measures implemented at the Luangwa River Bridge, the only surface outlet from Eastern Province, appeared to be successful in restricting the disease. However, in 1989, an outbreak occurred for the first time outside the endemic province. Sporadic outbreaks have since occurred almost throughout the country...
August 23, 2017: Viruses
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