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Danielle M Ethier, Joshua B Sayers, Christopher J Kyle, Joseph J Nocera, Davor Ojkic, Douglas Campbell
American badgers ( Taxidea taxus jacksoni) at the periphery of the species' range in Ontario, Canada, are listed as endangered because of an estimated population size of <200 mature individuals. The main threats faced by this population include habitat loss and road mortality. However, on 18 November 2013, a radio-implanted badger was found nonresponsive in an agricultural field with signs consistent with canine distemper virus infection, which was subsequently confirmed. This prompted our investigation into the occurrence of pathogens in this endangered carnivore to better quantify the level of risk infectious disease poses to population persistence...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Bor-Show Tzang, Szu-Yi Chiang, Hsu-Chin Chan, Chung-Hsien Liu, Tsai-Ching Hsu
Human parvovirus B19 (B19) is harmful during pregnancy since it can be vertically transmitted to the developing fetus. In addition, the anti‑B19 antibodies induced by B19 infection are believed to have a cytopathic role in B19 transmission; however, knowledge regarding the effects of anti‑B19 antibodies during pregnancy is limited. To investigate the possible roles of anti‑B19 antibodies during pregnancy, the present study examined the effects of anti‑B19‑VP1 unique region (VP1u), anti‑B19‑VP2 and anti‑B19‑nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies on BeWo trophoblasts...
September 26, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Job Verdonschot, Mark Hazebroek, Jort Merken, Yannick Debing, Robert Dennert, Hans-Peter Brunner-La Rocca, Stephane Heymans
Over the last decade, parvovirus B19 (B19V) has frequently been linked to the pathogenesis of myocarditis (MC) and its progression towards dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The exact role of the presence of B19V and its load remains controversial, as this virus is also found in the heart of healthy subjects. Moreover, the prognostic relevance of B19V prevalence in endomyocardial biopsies still remains unclear. As a result, it is unclear whether the presence of B19V should be treated. This review provides an overview of recent literature investigating the presence of B19V and its pathophysiological relevance in MC and DCM, as well as in normal hearts...
October 17, 2016: European Journal of Heart Failure
Shalini Sharma, Prasenjit Dhar, Aneesh Thakur, Vivek Sharma, Mandeep Sharma
AIM: The present study was conducted to detect the presence of canine parvovirus (CPV) among diarrheic dogs in Himachal Pradesh and to identify the most prevalent antigenic variant of CPV based on molecular typing and sequence analysis of VP2 gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 102 fecal samples were collected from clinical cases of diarrhea or hemorrhagic gastroenteritis from CPV vaccinated or non-vaccinated dogs. Samples were tested using CPV-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting VP2 gene, multiplex PCR for detection of CPV-2a and CPV-2b antigenic variants, and a PCR for the detection of CPV-2c...
September 2016: Veterinary World
Xuefeng Deng, Peng Xu, Wei Zou, Weiran Shen, Jianxin Peng, Kaiyu Liu, John F Engelhardt, Ziying Yan, Jianming Qiu
: Human bocavirus 1 (HBoV1), an emerging human pathogenic respiratory virus, is a member of the genus Bocaparvovirus of the Parvoviridae family. In human airway epithelia air-liquid interface (HAE-ALI) cultures, HBoV1 infection initiates a DNA damage response (DDR), activating all three phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-related kinases (PI3KKs): ATM, ATR and DNA-PKcs. In this context, activation of PI3KKs is a requirement for amplification of the HBoV1 genome (PLoS Pathog., 2016; 12:e1005399), and HBoV1 replicates only in terminally differentiated, non-dividing cells...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Virology
P Ganesh, Subbalaxmi Mvs, Swaroopa Reddy, Ysn Raju
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Ngonda Saasa, King Shimumbo Nalubamba, Ethel M'kandawire, Joyce Siwila
Canine parvovirus (CPV) enteritis is a highly contagious enteric disease of young dogs. Limited studies have been done in Zambia to investigate the prevalence of CPV in dogs. Blood was collected from dogs from three veterinary clinics (clinic samples, n = 174) and one township of Lusaka (field samples, n = 56). Each dog's age, sex, breed, and vaccination status were recorded. A haemagglutination assay using pig erythrocytes and modified live parvovirus vaccine as the antigen was used. Antibodies to CPV were detected in 100% of dogs (unvaccinated or vaccinated)...
2016: Journal of veterinary medicine
Remo Leisi, Marcus Von Nordheim, Carlos Ros, Christoph Kempf
Parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a small non-enveloped virus and known as the causative agent for the mild childhood disease erythema infectiosum. B19V has an extraordinary narrow tissue tropism, showing only productive infection in erythroid precursor cells in the bone marrow. We recently found that the viral protein 1 unique region (VP1u) contains an N-terminal receptor-binding domain (RBD), which mediates the uptake of the virus into cells of the erythroid lineage. To further investigate the role of the RBD in connection with a B19V-unrelated capsid, we chemically coupled the VP1u of B19V to the bacteriophage MS2 capsid and tested the internalization capacity of the bioconjugate on permissive cells...
2016: Viruses
Georges Mourad, Jean-Emmanuel Serre, Cyrielle Alméras, Olivia Basel, Valérie Garrigue, Vincent Pernin, Moglie Le Quintrec
Infections and malignancies are the expected complications of immunosuppressive therapy, which non-specifically impairs cellular and humoral immune responses in renal transplant recipients. Infections were usually frequent and severe during the early post-transplant period (first year). Recent diagnostic methods (molecular biology) and availability of new antivirals, antifungal and antibiotic drugs made rapid diagnosis and systematic preventive strategies much easier and this resulted in a significant reduction of infections and infectious death in this population...
September 24, 2016: Néphrologie & Thérapeutique
M W A Molenaar-de Backer, A Russcher, A C M Kroes, M H G M Koppelman, M Lanfermeijer, H L Zaaijer
BACKGROUND: Parvovirus B19 (B19V) DNA can be detected in blood over a long period after acute infection. Several reports associate the presence of B19V DNA with disease, irrespective of timing of the initial B19V infection. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to analyze the properties of B19V DNA in blood, differentiating between bare, non-infectious strands of DNA and B19V DNA in viable virions. STUDY DESIGN: Ten blood donors with asymptomatic acute B19V infection were followed and sampled up to 22 months after infection...
September 13, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Shu-Yun Chiang, Hung-Yi Wu, Ming-Tang Chiou, Min-Chen Chang, Chao-Nan Lin
BACKGROUND: Taiwan has been considered free from canine parvovirus type 2c (CPV-2c) based on the last report of canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) surveillance. However, since January 2015, the first report of CPV-2c in a puppy has occurred in Taiwan. There is currently limited information about the CPV-2c variant in Taiwan. In the present study, we characterized the previously unidentified CPV-2c variant and investigated the distribution of CPV-2 variants in Taiwan. METHODS: During January 2014 to April 2016, fecal or rectal swab samples from 99 dogs with suspected CPV-2 infection in Taiwan were collected...
2016: Virology Journal
V Pavana Jyothi, S Akila, Malini K Selvam, Hariprasad Naidu, Shwethaa Raghunathan, Sathish Kota, R C Raja Sundaram, Samir Kumar Rana, G Dhinakar Raj, V A Srinivasan, B Mohana Subramanian
Canine parvovirus (CPV) is a non-enveloped single stranded DNA virus with an icosahedral capsid. Mini-sequencing based CPV typing was developed earlier to detect and differentiate all the CPV types and FPV in a single reaction. This technique was further evaluated in the present study by performing the mini-sequencing directly from fecal samples which avoided tedious virus isolation steps by cell culture system. Fecal swab samples were collected from 84 dogs with enteritis symptoms, suggestive of parvoviral infection from different locations across India...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
Amninder Kaur, V Mahajan, G D Leishangthem, N D Singh, Payal Bhat, H S Banga, G Filia
AIM: The aim of this study was to get the first-hand knowledge about the seroprevalence of Porcine parvovirus (PPV) in Punjab and a diagnosis of PPV from abortion cases of swine using gross, histopathological, and immunohistopathological techniques to observe the tissue tropism of the virus strain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tissue samples from the reproductive tract of pig (n=32), placental tissue (n=10), and aborted fetuses (n=18) were collected from Postmortem Hall of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, GADVASU, field outbreaks and from butcher houses in and around Ludhiana...
August 2016: Veterinary World
Rosangela Invernizzi, Raffaella Bastia, Federica Quaglia
A case of parvovirus B19-induced pure red cell aplasia occurring in a heart transplant recipient is reported. The diagnosis of this rare but clinically important complication can be suspected on the basis of the pathognomonic morphological features of the bone marrow.
September 2016: Clinical Case Reports
E de Jong-Pleij, D Oepkes, L S Ribbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Whitney A McCarthy, Edwina J Popek
Fetal anemia and hydrops may be caused by parvovirus B19 infection and maternal alloimmunization to RhD with subsequent hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. The use of intrauterine transfusion over the last few decades has dramatically improved outcomes. Prior literature has extensively documented placental changes associated with untreated parvovirus infection and RhD HDFN in intrauterine fetal demises (IUFD) and pre-term births; however, histopathologic changes in term placentas from term infants treated with IUT have not been reported...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Joaquina X Mascarenhas, Nikolay Korokhov, Lisa Burger, Ademola Kassim, Jason Tuter, Daniel Miller, Trissa Borgschulte, Henry J George, Audrey Chang, David J Pintel, David Onions, Kevin J Kayser
Contamination by the parvovirus minute virus of mice (MVM) remains a challenge in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) biopharmaceutical production processes. Although infrequent, infection of a bioreactor can be catastrophic for a manufacturer, can impact patient drug supply and safety, and can have regulatory implications. We evaluated engineering a CHO parental cell line (CHOZN(®) GS(-/-) ) to create a new host cell line that is resistant to MVM infection by modifying the major receptors used by the virus to enter cells...
September 19, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
K Wang, C J Wang, L Pan, G J Wang, K Z Qi, H M Liu
NO ABSTRACT Keywords: goose parvovirus; Yan goose; isolation; characterization.
2016: Acta Virologica
Junting Jia, Yuyuan Ma, Xiong Zhao, Chaoji Huangfu, Yadi Zhong, Chi Fang, Rui Fan, Maomin Lv, Jingang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a frequent contaminant of blood and plasma-derived medicinal products. Three distinct genotypes of B19V have been identified. The distribution of the three B19V genotypes has been investigated in various regions or countries. However, in China, data on the existence of different B19V genotypes are limited. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen B19V-DNA positive source plasma pool samples collected from three Chinese blood products manufacturers were analyzed...
2016: Virology Journal
Siwar Ayouni, Marie Estienney, Sabeur Hammami, Mohamed Neji Guediche, Pierre Pothier, Mahjoub Aouni, Gael Belliot, Alexis de Rougemont
Three newly discovered viruses have been recently described in diarrheal patients: Cosavirus (CosV) and Salivirus (SalV), two picornaviruses, and Bufavirus (BuV), a parvovirus. The detection rate and the role of these viruses remain to be established in acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in diarrheal Tunisian infants. From October 2010 through March 2012, stool samples were collected from 203 children <5 years-old suffering from AGE and attending the Children's Hospital in Monastir, Tunisia. All samples were screened for CosV, SalV and BuV as well as for norovirus (NoV) and group A rotavirus (RVA) by molecular biology...
2016: PloS One
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