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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786123/genetic-variations-in-lta-gene-and-pdcd1-gene-and-intrauterine-infection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-a-case-control-study-in-china
#1
Tingting Liu, Zhihua Wan, Songxu Peng, Yanni Wang, Hongyan Chen, Xiu Li, Yukai Du
Intrauterine infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been suggested to accounting for most cases of chronic HBV infection, which cannot be blocked by combined immunoprophylaxis. The fact that the genetic background might impact the susceptibility to intrauterine infection of HBV has been identified by recent researches. A case-control study included sixty-nine HBsAg-positive mother-newborn pairs with intrauterine infection as cases compared to 138 mother-newborn pairs without intrauterine infection as controls...
May 21, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786112/ctla%C3%A2-4-interferes-with-the-hbv%C3%A2-specific-t-cell-immune-response-review
#2
Hui Cao, Ruiwen Zhang, Wei Zhang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major cause of hepatic inflammation. Successful HBV clearance in patients is associated with sustained viral control by effector T cells. Compared with acute hepatitis B, chronic HBV infection is associated with the depletion of T cells, resulting in weak or absent virus‑specific T cells reactivity, which is described as 'exhaustion'. This exhaustion is characterized by impaired cytokine production and sustained expression of multiple coinhibitory molecules. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte‑associated antigen‑4 (CTLA‑4) is one of many coinhibitory molecules that can attenuate T cell activation by inhibiting costimulation and transmitting inhibitory signals to T cells...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786106/efficient-delivery-of-hbv-nls-sirnas-into-hepg2-2-15-cells-for-hbv-inhibition-through-novel-recombinant-pres1%C3%A2-tp-proteins
#3
Yanli Zeng, Zixi Li, Jia Shang, Yi Kang
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and related liver complications remain severe public health problems worldwide. Previous investigations have shown that small interfering (si)RNAs can offer an effective strategy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B. The present study aimed to develop a novel siRNA‑delivering system of therapeutic HBV nuclear localization sequence (NLS) siRNAs using the recombinant preS1‑truncated protamine (tP) proteins. The preS1 region of the LHB was used in place of scFv to construct the recombinant preS1‑tP proteins, which were applied to deliver siRNAs targeting the HBV NLS to inhibit HBV replication and infection in HepG2...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785877/hepatitis-b-virus-lymphotropism-emerging-details-and-challenges
#4
Shivali S Joshi, Carla S Coffin
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is predominantly a hepatotropic virus but also infects cells of the lymphatic system. HBV genomes (DNA, messenger (m)RNA, covalently closed circular (ccc) DNA) and proteins have been found in extrahepatic sites such as peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow and cerebrospinal fluid. HBV entry into hepatocytes occurs by binding of the HBV preS1 surface protein to its specific receptor, the bile acid transporter, sodium taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide (NTCP)...
May 22, 2018: Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785078/detection-of-hyper-conserved-regions-in-hepatitis-b-virus-x-gene-potentially-useful-for-gene-therapy
#5
Carolina González, David Tabernero, Maria Francesca Cortese, Josep Gregori, Rosario Casillas, Mar Riveiro-Barciela, Cristina Godoy, Sara Sopena, Ariadna Rando, Marçal Yll, Rosa Lopez-Martinez, Josep Quer, Rafael Esteban, Maria Buti, Francisco Rodríguez-Frías
AIM: To detect hyper-conserved regions in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) X gene ( HBX ) 5' region that could be candidates for gene therapy. METHODS: The study included 27 chronic hepatitis B treatment-naive patients in various clinical stages (from chronic infection to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, both HBeAg-negative and HBeAg-positive), and infected with HBV genotypes A-F and H. In a serum sample from each patient with viremia > 3.5 log IU/mL, the HBX 5' end region [nucleotide (nt) 1255-1611] was PCR-amplified and submitted to next-generation sequencing (NGS)...
May 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785021/advanced-septa-size-quantitation-determines-the-evaluation-of-histological-fibrosis-outcome-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
#6
Bingqiong Wang, Yameng Sun, Jialing Zhou, Xiaoning Wu, Shuyan Chen, Shanshan Wu, Hui Liu, Tailing Wang, Xiaojuan Ou, Jidong Jia, Hong You
Hepatitis B (HBV)-related fibrosis can be reversed after effective antiviral therapy. However, detailed changes of collagen characteristics during fibrosis regression remain unclear. Paired biopsy samples obtained from chronic hepatitis B patients were imaged with second harmonic generation/two photon excitation fluorescence (SHG/TPEF)-based microscopy to identify and quantify collagen features in portal, septal, and fibrillar areas. According to the changes of Ishak stage and qFibrosis score, a total of 117 patients with paired liver biopsy appeared to have four different outcomes after 78-week antiviral therapy: fast reverse (9%), reverse (63%), stable (15%), or progress (13%) on fibrosis...
May 21, 2018: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784950/genome-wide-association-study-identified-new-susceptible-genetic-variants-in-hla-class-i-region-for-hepatitis-b-virus-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#7
Hiromi Sawai, Nao Nishida, Seik-Soon Khor, Masao Honda, Masaya Sugiyama, Natsumi Baba, Kayoko Yamada, Norie Sawada, Shoichiro Tsugane, Kazuhiko Koike, Yuji Kondo, Hiroshi Yatsuhashi, Shinya Nagaoka, Akinobu Taketomi, Moto Fukai, Masayuki Kurosaki, Namiki Izumi, Jong-Hon Kang, Kazumoto Murata, Keisuke Hino, Sohji Nishina, Akihiro Matsumoto, Eiji Tanaka, Naoya Sakamoto, Koji Ogawa, Kazuhide Yamamoto, Akihiro Tamori, Osamu Yokosuka, Tatsuo Kanda, Isao Sakaida, Yoshito Itoh, Yuichiro Eguchi, Satoshi Oeda, Satoshi Mochida, Man-Fung Yuen, Wai-Kay Seto, Yong Poovorawan, Nawarat Posuwan, Masashi Mizokami, Katsushi Tokunaga
We have performed a genome-wide association study (GWAS) including 473 Japanese HBV (hepatitis B virus)-positive HCC (hepatocellular carcinoma) patients and 516 HBV carriers including chronic hepatitis and asymptomatic carrier individuals to identify new host genetic factors associated with HBV-derived HCC in Japanese and other East Asian populations. We identified 65 SNPs with P values < 10-4 located within the HLA class I region and three SNPs were genotyped in three independent population-based replication sets...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783985/the-doses-of-plasmid-backbone-plays-a-major-role-in-determining-the-hbv-clearance-in-hydrodynamic-injection-mouse-model
#8
Xian Wang, Jianmin Zhu, Yong Zhang, Yue Li, Tai Ma, Qun Li, Jiegou Xu, Long Xu
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) chronically infects approximately 350 million people worldwide, causing a major risk of liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many mouse models have been tried to establish HBV infection through injection with various HBV-containing plasmids. However, it is not well understood that different plasmids, all of which contain the similar HBV genome, even the same plasmids with different dose, results in opposite immune responses toward HBV. METHODS: In this study, we investigated the role of HBV-containing plasmid backbones and the HBcAg in determining the HBV persistence...
May 21, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783147/analytical-performance-of-the-hologic-aptima-hbv-quant-assay-and-the-cobas-ampliprep-cobas-taqman-hbv-test-v2-0-for-the-quantification-of-hbv-dna-in-plasma-samples
#9
Kristian Schønning, Kim Johansen, Lone Gilmor Nielsen, Nina Weis, Henrik Westh
BACKGROUND: Quantification of HBV DNA is used for initiating and monitoring antiviral treatment. Analytical test performance consequently impacts treatment decisions. OBJECTIVES: To compare the analytical performance of the Aptima HBV Quant Assay (Aptima) and the COBAS Ampliprep/COBAS TaqMan HBV Test v2.0 (CAPCTMv2) for the quantification of HBV DNA in plasma samples. STUDY DESIGN: The performance of the two tests was compared on 129 prospective plasma samples, and on 63 archived plasma samples of which 53 were genotyped...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782550/multiple-roles-of-core-protein-linker-in-hepatitis-b-virus-replication
#10
Kuancheng Liu, Laurie Luckenbaugh, Xiaojun Ning, Ji Xi, Jianming Hu
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein (HBc) contains an N-terminal domain (NTD, assembly domain) and a C-terminal domain (CTD), which are linked by a flexible linker region. HBc plays multiple essential roles in viral replication, including capsid assembly, packaging of the viral pregenomic RNA (pgRNA) into nucleocapsids, viral reverse transcription that converts pgRNA to the genomic DNA, and secretion of DNA-containing (complete) virions or genome-free (empty) virions. The HBc linker is generally assumed to act merely as a spacer between NTD and CTD but some results suggest that the linker may affect NTD assembly...
May 21, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782545/rosmarinic-acid-is-a-novel-inhibitor-for-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-targeting-viral-epsilon-rna-polymerase-interaction
#11
Yuta Tsukamoto, Sotaro Ikeda, Koji Uwai, Riho Taguchi, Kazuaki Chayama, Takemasa Sakaguchi, Ryo Narita, Wan-Ling Yao, Fumihiko Takeuchi, Yukie Otakaki, Koichi Watashi, Takaji Wakita, Hiroki Kato, Takashi Fujita
Current therapeutics for hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients such as nucleoside analogs (NAs) are effective; however, new antiviral drugs against HBV are still desired. Since the interaction between the epsilon (ε) sequence of HBV pregenomic RNA and viral polymerase (Pol) is a key step in the HBV replication cycle, we aimed to identify small compounds for its inhibition, and established a pull-down assay system for the detection of ε-RNA-binding-Pol. Screening showed that 5 out of 3,965 compounds inhibited ε-Pol binding, and we identified rosmarinic acid, which exhibited specificity, as a potential antiviral agent...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779957/de-novo-macrocyclic-peptide-inhibitors-of-hepatitis-b-virus-cellular-entry
#12
Toby Passioura, Koichi Watashi, Kento Fukano, Satomi Shimura, Wakana Saso, Ryo Morishita, Yuki Ogasawara, Yasuhito Tanaka, Masashi Mizokami, Camille Sureau, Hiroaki Suga, Takaji Wakita
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) constitutes a significant public health burden, and currently available treatment options are not generally curative, necessitating the development of new therapeutics. Here we have applied random non-standard peptide integrated discovery (RaPID) screening to identify small macrocyclic peptide inhibitors of HBV entry that target the cell-surface receptor for HBV, sodium taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP). In addition to their anti-HBV activity, these molecules also inhibit cellular entry by the related hepatitis D virus (HDV), and are active against diverse strains of HBV (including clinically relevant nucleos(t)ide analog-resistant and vaccine escaping strains)...
May 2, 2018: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779350/-a-phase-%C3%A2-multi-center-clinical-trial-on-safety-and-efficacy-of-a-domestic-plasma-derived-factor-%C3%A2-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hemophilia-b
#13
W Liu, R F Fu, Y W Zhou, Y Chen, J Yin, Z Q Yu, L H Yang, M F Wang, H Bi, Z P Zhou, X S Zhang, J L Xia, R C Yang
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a domestic human plasma derived coagulation Factor Ⅸ concentrate (pd-FⅨ) in patients with hemophilia B. Methods: The study was a multicenter, open-label and single-arm study. The efficacy of pd-F Ⅸ was evaluated by objective performance criteria. The doses of pd-FⅨ were calculated according to the bleeding symptom and disease severity. The infusion efficiency of pd-FⅨ and improvement of bleeding symptoms were measured at 30 minutes and (24±4) h after the first infusion, respectively...
May 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779005/hbv-and-hcv-test-uptake-and-correlates-among-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-china-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-online-survey
#14
Thomas Fitzpatrick, Stephen W Pan, Weiming Tang, Wilson Guo, Joseph D Tucker
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) cause substantial morbidity and mortality in low-income and middle-income countries, including China. WHO guidelines recommend men who have sex with men (MSM) receive HBV and HCV screening. The purpose of this study was to determine the proportion of MSM in China who have HBV and HCV tested and identify correlates of test uptake. METHODS: We conducted an online cross-sectional survey of young MSM in China...
May 19, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778513/the-immune-response-of-rhesus-macaques-to-novel-vaccines-comprising-hepatitis-b-virus-s-pres1-and-core-antigens
#15
Xia Chuai, Bangxiang Xie, Hong Chen, Xinyi Tan, Wen Wang, Baoying Huang, Yao Deng, Wenhui Li, Wenjie Tan
Therapeutic vaccines represent a unique approach to hepatitis B virus (HBV) treatment and have the potential to induce long-term control of infection. This study explored the immune responses of rhesus macaques to novel vaccines comprising the S, PreS1, and Core antigens of the HBV that showed promise as prophylactic and therapeutic approaches in a mouse model. The tested vaccines included two DNA vaccines (pVRC-SS1, pVRC-CS1), an HBV particle subunit (HBSS1) vaccine and the recombinant vaccinia virus- (RVJ-) based vaccines (RVJSS1 and RVJCS1) in which SS1 containing S (1-223 aa) and PreS1 (21-47 aa), CS1 containing Core (1-144 aa) and PreS1 (1-42 aa)...
May 16, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777955/perspectives-and-limitations-for-nucleo-t-side-analogs-in-future-hbv-therapies
#16
REVIEW
Massimo Levrero, Miroslava Subic, Francois Villeret, Fabien Zoulim
The latest generation of nucleo(t)side analogs (NAs) provide robust virus suppression with high barrier to resistance. Long term NAs treatment is associated with a partial restoration in HBV-specific T-cell functions, regression of fibrosis, no disease progression and a reduction of HCC risk but rarely lead to cure and life-long treatments is often required. New insights into the hepatitis B viral life cycle and the host immune response have expanded the potential targets for drug therapies with interesting antiviral candidates and novel immunotherapeutic approaches in early stage development...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776962/shp-1-acts-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-hepatocarcinogenesis-and-hcc-progression
#17
Liang-Zhi Wen, Kai Ding, Ze-Rui Wang, Chen-Hong Ding, Shu-Juan Lei, Jin-Pei Liu, Chuan Yin, Ping-Fang Hu, Jin Ding, Wan-Sheng Chen, Xin Zhang, Wei-Fen Xie
Src homology region 2 (SH2) domain-containing phosphatase 1 (SHP-1, also known as PTPN6), is a nonreceptor protein tyrosine phosphatase that acts as a negative regulator of inflammation. Emerging evidence indicates that SHP-1 plays a role in inhibiting the progression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the role of SHP-1 in hepatocarcinogenesis remains unknown. Here we find that levels of SHP-1 are significantly downregulated in human HCC tissues compared with those in noncancerous tissues (P &lt; 0...
May 18, 2018: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775919/effectiveness-of-a-flow-based-device-using-riboflavin-photochemistry-in-damaging-blood-borne-viral-nucleic-acids
#18
Liguo Zhu, Hongli Tong, Shufang Wang, Yang Yu, Zhong Liu, Changqing Li, Deqing Wang
BACKGROUND: Effectiveness of a flow-based treatment device using riboflavin photochemistry was demonstrated by cytopathic effect method using indicator viruses. However, inactivation efficacy against real blood-borne viruses needs to be evaluated, especially at nucleic acid level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Special plasma samples with varying concentrations of blood-borne virus were selected using a strict blood selection procedure and were treated with device treatment (DT)...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775812/virus-entry-and-its-inhibition-to-prevent-and-treat-hepatitis-b-and-hepatitis-d-virus-infections
#19
REVIEW
Thomas Tu, Stephan Urban
While chronic infection with the human hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) inflict major health burdens worldwide, current therapies cannot cure patients. One possible novel approach is blocking virus entry to prevent the establishment of infection in naïve hepatocytes. As HBV and HDV use identical viral envelope proteins and the same entry mechanisms, such a strategy would target both viruses. Entry inhibitors (e.g. neutralizing antibodies) have been relegated to the limited role of prophylaxis...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773419/a-changing-etiologic-scenario-in-liver-transplantation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-multicenter-cohort-study-from-latin-america
#20
Federico Piñero, Paulo Costa, Yuri Longatto Boteon, Sergio Hoyos Duque, Sebastian Marciano, Margarita Anders, Adriana Varón, Alina Zerega, Jaime Poniachik, Alejandro Soza, Martín Padilla Machaca, Josemaría Menéndez, Rodrigo Zapata, Mario Vilatoba, Linda Muñoz, Martín Maraschio, Luis G Podestá, Lucas McCormack, Adrian Gadano, Ilka S F Fatima Boin, Parente García, Marcelo Silva
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasing cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and liver transplantation (LT). Our study focused on changing trends of liver related HCC etiologies during the last years in Latin America. METHODS: From a cohort of 2761 consecutive adult LT patients between 2005 and 2012 in 17 different centers, 435 with HCC were included. Different periods including years 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 were considered...
May 14, 2018: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
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