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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669885/the-heteroaryldihydropyrimidine-bay-38-7690-induces-hepatitis-b-virus-core-protein-aggregates-associated-with-promyelocytic-leukemia-nuclear-bodies-in-infected-cells
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Andrew D Huber, Jennifer J Wolf, Dandan Liu, Anna T Gres, Jing Tang, Kelsey N Boschert, Maritza N Puray-Chavez, Dallas L Pineda, Thomas G Laughlin, Emily M Coonrod, Qiongying Yang, Juan Ji, Karen A Kirby, Zhengqiang Wang, Stefan G Sarafianos
Heteroaryldihydropyrimidines (HAPs) are compounds that inhibit hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication by modulating viral capsid assembly. While their biophysical effects on capsid assembly in vitro have been previously studied, the effect of HAP treatment on capsid protein (Cp) in individual HBV-infected cells remains unknown. We report here that the HAP Bay 38-7690 promotes aggregation of recombinant Cp in vitro and causes a time- and dose-dependent decrease of Cp in infected cells, consistent with previously studied HAPs...
April 25, 2018: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660219/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-taiwan-the-role-of-ntcp-rs2296651-variant-in-relation-to-sex
#2
Oswald Ndi Nfor, Ming-Fang Wu, Tonmoy Debnath, Chun-Te Lee, Wang Lee, Wen-Hsiu Liu, Disline Manli Tantoh, Shu-Yi Hsu, Yung-Po Liaw
Sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP) is a functional receptor for hepatitis B virus infection. NTCP rs2296651 is believed to be an Asian-specific variant responsible for HBV susceptibility. We investigated the relationship between rs2296651 and HBV infection in Taiwan based on stratification by gender and menopausal status. We recruited 10017 Taiwan Biobank participants aged 30-70 years with complete genetic data and sociodemographic information. Gender-stratified multivariate logistic regression models were used to determine the relationship between NTCP variant and HBV infection...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624717/sirt3-restricts-hbv-transcription-and-replication-via-epigenetic-regulation-of-cccdna-involving-suv39h1-and-setd1a-histone-methyltransferases
#3
Ji-Hua Ren, Jie-Li Hu, Sheng-Tao Cheng, Hai-Bo Yu, Vincent Kam Wai Wong, Betty Yuen Kwan Law, Yong-Feng Yang, Ying Huang, Yi Liu, Wei-Xian Chen, Xue-Fei Cai, Hua Tang, Yuan Hu, Wen-Lu Zhang, Xiang Liu, Quan-Xin Long, Li Zhou, Na-Na Tao, Hong-Zhong Zhou, Qiu-Xia Yang, Fang Ren, Lin He, Rui Gong, Ai-Long Huang, Juan Chen
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a major health problem worldwide. Maintenance of the covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) which serves as a template for HBV RNA transcription is responsible for the failure of eradicating chronic HBV during current antiviral therapy. cccDNA is assembled with cellular histone proteins into chromatin, but little is known about the regulation of HBV chromatin by histone posttranslational modifications. In this study, we identified SIRT3 as a host factor restricting HBV transcription and replication by screening seven members of Sirtuin family which is the class III histone deacetylase...
April 6, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456407/analysis-of-hepatitis-b-virus-pres1-variability-and-prevalence-of-the-rs2296651-polymorphism-in-a-spanish-population
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Rosario Casillas, David Tabernero, Josep Gregori, Irene Belmonte, Maria Francesca Cortese, Carolina González, Mar Riveiro-Barciela, Rosa Maria López, Josep Quer, Rafael Esteban, Maria Buti, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías
AIM: To determine the variability/conservation of the domain of hepatitis B virus (HBV) preS1 region that interacts with sodium-taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (hereafter, NTCP-interacting domain) and the prevalence of the rs2296651 polymorphism (S267F, NTCP variant) in a Spanish population. METHODS: Serum samples from 246 individuals were included and divided into 3 groups: patients with chronic HBV infection (CHB) ( n = 41, 73% Caucasians), patients with resolved HBV infection ( n = 100, 100% Caucasians) and an HBV-uninfected control group ( n = 105, 100% Caucasians)...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426822/chemical-array-system-a-platform-to-identify-novel-hepatitis-b-virus-entry-inhibitors-targeting-sodium-taurocholate-cotransporting-polypeptide
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Manabu Kaneko, Yushi Futamura, Senko Tsukuda, Yasumitsu Kondoh, Tomomi Sekine, Hiroyuki Hirano, Kento Fukano, Hirofumi Ohashi, Wakana Saso, Ryo Morishita, Satoko Matsunaga, Fumihiro Kawai, Akihide Ryo, Sam-Yong Park, Ryosuke Suzuki, Hideki Aizaki, Naoko Ohtani, Camille Sureau, Takaji Wakita, Hiroyuki Osada, Koichi Watashi
Current anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) agents including interferons and nucleos(t)ide analogs efficiently suppress HBV infection. However, as it is difficult to eliminate HBV from chronically infected liver, alternative anti-HBV agents targeting a new molecule are urgently needed. In this study, we applied a chemical array to high throughput screening of small molecules that interacted with sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP), an entry receptor for HBV. From approximately 30,000 compounds, we identified 74 candidates for NTCP interactants, and five out of these were shown to inhibit HBV infection in cell culture...
February 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321333/microrna-130a-regulates-both-hepatitis-c-virus-and-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-through-a-central-metabolic-pathway
#6
Xiaoqiong Duan, Shilin Li, Jacinta A Holmes, Zeng Tu, Yujia Li, Dachuan Cai, Xiao Liu, Wenting Li, Chunhui Yang, Baihai Jiao, Esperance A Schaefer, Dahlene N Fusco, Shadi Salloum, Limin Chen, Wenyu Lin, Raymond T Chung
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been shown to regulate microRNA 130a (miR-130a) in patient biopsy specimens and in cultured cells. We sought to identify miR-130a target genes and to explore the mechanisms by which miR-130a regulates HCV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. We used bioinformatics software, including miRanda, TargetScan, PITA, and RNAhybrid, to predict potential miR-130a target genes. miR-130a and its target genes were overexpressed or were knocked down by use of small interfering RNA (siRNA) or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 guide RNA (gRNA)...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300980/distinct-relapse-rates-and-risk-predictors-after-discontinuing-tenofovir-and-entecavir-therapy
#7
Tung-Hung Su, Hung-Chih Yang, Tai-Chung Tseng, Jyh-Ming Liou, Chen-Hua Liu, Chi-Ling Chen, Pei-Jer Chen, Ding-Shinn Chen, Chun-Jen Liu, Jia-Horng Kao
Background: We investigated the patterns and predictors for virological relapse (VR), clinical relapse (CR), and sustained clinical response (SCR) and the outcomes of retreatment after nucleos(t)ide analogue (NUC) therapy discontinuation. Methods: Patients with chronic hepatitis B who were discontinuing NUC therapy were prospectively enrolled. Viral and host predictors of relapse were evaluated, including hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (HBsAg) level, anti-HBV core antibody level, and presence of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the genes encoding the receptors NTCP (rs2296651) and CTLA4 (rs231775) and in the 3' untranslated regions of the genes encoding HLA-DPA1 (rs3077) and HLA-DPB1 (rs9277535); posttherapy predictors of relapse were also investigated...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285260/genetic-variations-of-ntcp-are-associated-with-susceptibility-to-hbv-infection-and-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#8
Peng Wang, Ruidong Mo, Rongtao Lai, Yumin Xu, Jie Lu, Gangde Zhao, Yuhan Liu, Zhujun Cao, Xiaolin Wang, Ziqiang Li, Lanyi Lin, Huijuan Zhou, Wei Cai, Hui Wang, Shisan Bao, Xiaogang Xiang, Qing Xie
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP), encoded by gene SLC10A1, is a receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The aim of the current study was to investigate the role of NTCP polymorphisms in HBV susceptibility, cirrhosis and hepatocarcinogenesis. A total 1221 cases [including 866 chronic hepatitis B (CHB), 238 liver cirrhosis (LC), 117 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients] and 1232 healthy controls (HCs) were recruited, and 6 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were genotyped. Meta-analysis was executed among 14591 CHBs and 12396 HCs to determine the association between NTCP polymorphisms and HBV infection, cirrhosis or hepatocarcinogenesis...
December 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260740/-hepatitis-c-can-be-cured-will-hepatitis-b-become-next
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REVIEW
V P Chulanov, A P Zueva, D S Kostyushev, S A Brezgin, E V Volchkova, V V Maleyev
Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and C (CHC) are one of the leading causes of cirrhosis and liver cancer with over a million of people dying annually from their consequences. In Russia CHB and CHC morbidity and related mortality show an upward trend. As a result of recent breakthroughs in antiviral therapeutics CHC became a curable disease. Modern therapeutics effectively suppress viral replication in CHB patients, but withdrawal of antivirals usually results in disease relapse. Loss of HBsAg required for the so called 'functional cure' is a very rare event...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247233/effect-of-s267f-variant-of-ntcp-on-the-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#10
Hye Won Lee, Hye Jung Park, Bora Jin, Mehrangiz Dezhbord, Do Young Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Wang-Shick Ryu, Seungtaek Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn
Sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) was identified as an entry receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The substitution of serine at position 267 of NTCP with phenylalanine (S267F) is an Asian-specific variation that hampers HBV entry in vitro. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the prevalence of S267F polymorphism in Korean patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and its association with disease progression and potential viral evolution in the preS1 domain of HBV. We found that the frequency of the S267F variant of NTCP in CHB patients and controls was 2...
December 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216213/a-multi-scale-spatial-model-of-hepatitis-b-viral-dynamics
#11
Quentin Cangelosi, Shawn A Means, Harvey Ho
Chronic hepatitis B viral infection (HBV) afflicts around 250 million individuals globally and few options for treatment exist. Once infected, the virus entrenches itself in the liver with a notoriously resilient colonisation of viral DNA (covalently-closed circular DNA, cccDNA). The majority of infections are cleared, yet we do not understand why 5% of adult immune responses fail leading to the chronic state with its collateral morbid effects such as cirrhosis and eventual hepatic carcinoma. The liver environment exhibits particularly complex spatial structures for metabolic processing and corresponding distributions of nutrients and transporters that may influence successful HBV entrenchment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205714/genetic-variants-in-ntcp-exon-gene-are-associated-with-hbv-infection-status-in-a-chinese-han-population
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Wennan Wu, Yongbin Zeng, Jinpiao Lin, Yingying Wu, Tianbin Chen, Zhen Xun, Qishui Ou
AIM: Sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP) plays an important role in the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. Recently, NTCP was identified as a hepatitis B virus (HBV) receptor. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of NTCP polymorphisms with HBV clinical outcomes and investigate the relationship between NTCP polymorphisms and the serum bile acid level in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: The single nucleotide polymorphisms rs2296651 and rs4646285 were genotyped in 1619 Chinese Han individuals...
December 4, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192196/a-robust-cell-culture-system-supporting-the-complete-life-cycle-of-hepatitis-b-virus
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Eleftherios Michailidis, Jonathan Pabon, Kuanhui Xiang, Paul Park, Vyas Ramanan, Hans-Heinrich Hoffmann, William M Schneider, Sangeeta N Bhatia, Ype P de Jong, Amir Shlomai, Charles M Rice
The discovery of sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) as the hepatitis B virus (HBV) receptor enabled researchers to create hepatoma cell lines susceptible to HBV infection. Infection in current systems, however, is inefficient and virus fails to spread. Infection efficiency is enhanced by treating cells with polyethylene glycol 8000 (PEG) during infection. However, this alone does not promote virus spread. Here we show that maintaining PEG in culture medium increases the rate of infection by at least one order of magnitude, and, most importantly, promotes virus spread...
November 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127322/reduced-hepatitis-b-and-d-viral-entry-using-clinically-applied-drugs-as-novel-inhibitors-of-the-bile-acid-transporter-ntcp
#14
Joanne M Donkers, Benno Zehnder, Gerard J P van Westen, Mark J Kwakkenbos, Adriaan P IJzerman, Ronald P J Oude Elferink, Ulrich Beuers, Stephan Urban, Stan F J van de Graaf
The sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP, SLC10A1) is the main hepatic transporter of conjugated bile acids, and the entry receptor for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV). Myrcludex B, a synthetic peptide mimicking the NTCP-binding domain of HBV, effectively blocks HBV and HDV infection. In addition, Myrcludex B inhibits NTCP-mediated bile acid uptake, suggesting that also other NTCP inhibitors could potentially be a novel treatment of HBV/HDV infection. This study aims to identify clinically-applied compounds intervening with NTCP-mediated bile acid transport and HBV/HDV infection...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116221/establishment-of-a-fluorescent-in-situ-hybridization-assay-for-imaging-hepatitis-b-virus-nucleic-acids-in-cell-culture-models
#15
Xiaonan Zhang, Lei Yue, Zhanqing Zhang, Zhenghong Yuan
While chronic hepatitis B remains a global public health problem, the detailed spatiotemporal dynamics of the key molecular events leading to the multiplication and egress of hepatitis B virus (HBV) are still largely unclear. Previously, we developed a chromogenic in situ hybridization assay for detection of HBV RNA, DNA and covalently closed circular DNA in clinical liver biopsies. Here, we report the establishment of a fluorescent in situ hybridization method for the visualization of HBV RNA, HBV core particle DNA and intranuclear DNA in a tetracycline-inducible HBV replication system (HepAD38) and a de novo infection system (HepG2-NTCP)...
November 8, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089529/heparin-at-physiological-concentration-can-enhance-peg-free-in-vitro-infection-with-human-hepatitis-b-virus
#16
Gansukh Choijilsuren, Ren-Shiang Jhou, Shu-Fan Chou, Ching-Jen Chang, Hwai-I Yang, Yang-Yuan Chen, Wan-Long Chuang, Ming-Lung Yu, Chiaho Shih
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a blood-borne pathogen responsible for chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. The mechanism of HBV entry into hepatocytes remains to be investigated. Recently, sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) was discovered as a major HBV receptor based on an in vitro infection system using NTCP-reconstituted HepG2 cells. However, this infection system relies on the compound polyethylene glycol (4% PEG), which is not physiologically relevant to human infection. High concentration of heparin has been commonly used as an inhibitor control for in vitro infection in the field...
October 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059468/hepatitis-b-virus-sensitivity-to-interferon-%C3%AE-in-hepatocytes-is-more-associated-with-cellular-interferon-response-than-with-viral-genotype
#17
Fang Shen, Yaming Li, Yang Wang, Vitina Sozzi, Peter A Revill, Jiangxia Liu, Lu Gao, Guang Yang, Mengji Lu, Kathrin Sutter, Ulf Dittmer, Jieliang Chen, Zhenghong Yuan
Interferon-α (IFN-α) is used to treat chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, but only 20%-40% of patients respond well. Clinical observations have suggested that HBV genotype is associated with the response to IFN therapy; however, its role in viral responsiveness to IFN in HBV-infected hepatocytes remains unclear. Here, we produced infectious virions of HBV genotypes A to D to infect three well-recognized cell-culture-based HBV infection systems, including primary human hepatocytes (PHH), differentiated HepaRG (dHepaRG), and HepG2-NTCP cells to quantitatively compare the antiviral effect of IFN-α on HBV across genotypes and cell models...
April 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962642/upregulation-of-sodium-taurocholate-cotransporter-polypeptide-during-hepatogenic-differentiation-of-umbilical-cord-matrix-mesenchymal-stem-cells-facilitates-hepatitis-b-entry
#18
Camillo Sargiacomo, Hoda El-Kehdy, Kai Dallmeier, Joery de Kock, Clara Hernandez-Kelly, Vera Rogiers, Arturo Ortega, Johan Neyts, Etienne Sokal, Mustapha Najimi
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) carriers worldwide number approximately 240 million people and around 780,000 people die every year from HBV infection. HBV entry and uptake are functionally linked to the presence of the human sodium-taurocholate cotransporting peptide (hNTCP) receptor. Recently, our group demonstrated that human umbilical cord matrix stem cells (UCMSCs) become susceptible to HBV after in-vitro hepatogenic differentiation (D-UCMSCs). METHODS: In the present study, we examined the involvement of hNTCP in governing D-UCMSC susceptibility to HBV infection by characterizing the modulation of this transporter expression during hepatogenic differentiation and by appreciating the inhibition of its activity on infection efficacy...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958921/ifna2-p-ala120thr-impairs-the-inhibitory-activity-of-interferon-%C3%AE-2-against-the-hepatitis-b-virus-through-altering-its-binding-to-the-receptor
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Chuming Chen, Xiang Zhu, Wenxiong Xu, Fangji Yang, Genglin Zhang, Lina Wu, Yongyuan Zheng, Zhiliang Gao, Chan Xie, Liang Peng
BACKGROUND: Our previous study found that a rare genetic mutation IFNA2p.Ala120Thr affects the structure of IFN-α2 and contributes to increased host susceptibility to CHB. However, the way in which the single amino acid residue mutation affects IFN-α2 activity is unclear. The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of IFNA2p.Ala120Thr on IFN-α2 activity. METHODS: Plasmid transfection of BL-21 was used to construct both wild type IFNA2 (wt) and p...
September 25, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949917/a-potent-human-neutralizing-antibody-fc-dependently-reduces-established-hbv-infections
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Dan Li, Wenhui He, Ximing Liu, Sanduo Zheng, Yonghe Qi, Huiyu Li, Fengfeng Mao, Juan Liu, Yinyan Sun, Lijing Pan, Kaixin Du, Keqiong Ye, Wenhui Li, Jianhua Sui
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major global health problem. Currently-available therapies are ineffective in curing chronic HBV infection. HBV and its satellite hepatitis D virus (HDV) infect hepatocytes via binding of the preS1 domain of its large envelope protein to sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP). Here, we developed novel human monoclonal antibodies that block the engagement of preS1 with NTCP and neutralize HBV and HDV with high potency. One antibody, 2H5-A14, functions at picomolar level and exhibited neutralization-activity-mediated prophylactic effects...
September 26, 2017: ELife
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