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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074746/oncology-s-trojan-horse-using-viruses-to-battle-cancer
#1
Heena J Mavani, Jeannette Y Wick
: In 2016, the American health care system was faced with more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer, and individuals older than 65 years of age will be affected disproportionately. Many older individuals are poor candidates for traditional treatments (e.g., chemotherapy, radiation) because of actual or potential treatment-related adverse events. Researchers continuously look for novel therapeutic strategies, and an exciting new one is on the horizon: virotherapy. Viruses' ability to infect and kill human cells makes them promising cancer treatments...
December 1, 2016: Consultant Pharmacist: the Journal of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062697/subclinical-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-infections-provide-site-specific-resistance-to-an-unrelated-pathogen
#2
Alexander M Rowe, Hongming Yun, Benjamin R Treat, Paul R Kinchington, Robert L Hendricks
HSV-1 infections of the cornea range in severity from minor transient discomfort to the blinding disease herpes stromal keratitis, yet most patients experience a single episode of epithelial keratitis followed by re-establishment of a clear cornea. We asked whether a single transient episode of HSV-1 epithelial keratitis causes long-term changes in the corneal microenvironment that influence immune responses to subsequent corneal infection or trauma. We showed that C57BL/6 mouse corneas infected with HSV-1 KOS, which induces transient herpes epithelial keratitis without herpes stromal keratitis sequelae, possessed a significant leukocytic infiltrate composed primarily of CD4(+) T cells and macrophages along with elevated chemokines and cytokines that persisted without loss of corneal clarity (subclinical inflammation)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061981/talimogene-laherparepvec-t-vec-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma-and-other-cancers
#3
REVIEW
Claud Grigg, Zoë Blake, Robyn Gartrell, Adrian Sacher, Bret Taback, Yvonne Saenger
Talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec) is the first live virus to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of cancer. This engineered version of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is the product of decades of preclinical work aimed at identifying and modifying aspects of the viral genome involved in virulence and immunogenicity. T-Vec preferentially infects and lyses tumor cells and, in some cases, induces a systemic immune response against the tumor. These properties have translated into significant and durable clinical responses, particularly in advanced melanoma...
December 2016: Seminars in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054092/facile-functionalization-at-the-c4-position-of-pyrimidine-nucleosides-via-amide-group-activation-with-benzotriazol-1-yloxy-tris-dimethylamino-phosphonium-hexafluorophosphate-bop-and-biological-evaluations-of-the-products
#4
Hari K Akula, Hariprasad Kokatla, Graciela Andrei, Robert Snoeck, Dominique Schols, Jan Balzarini, Lijia Yang, Mahesh K Lakshman
Reactions of O-t-butyldimethylsilyl-protected thymidine, 2'-deoxyuridine, and 3'-azidothymidine (AZT) with (benzotriazol-1-yloxy)tris(dimethylamino)phosphonium hexafluorophosphate (BOP) leads to activation of the C4 amide carbonyl by formation of putative O(4)-(benzotriazol-1-yl) derivatives. Subsequent substitution with alkyl and aryl amines, thiols, and alcohols leads to facile functionalization at this position. Reactions with amines and thiols were conducted either as a two-step, one-pot transformation, or as a one-step conversion...
January 5, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051084/enrichment-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-hsv-2-reactive-mucosal-t-cells-in-the-human-female-genital-tract
#5
C M Posavad, L Zhao, L Dong, L Jin, C E Stevens, A S Magaret, C Johnston, A Wald, J Zhu, L Corey, D M Koelle
Local mucosal cellular immunity is critical in providing protection from HSV-2. To characterize and quantify HSV-2-reactive mucosal T cells, lymphocytes were isolated from endocervical cytobrush and biopsy specimens from 17 HSV-2-infected women and examined ex vivo for the expression of markers associated with maturation and tissue residency and for functional T-cell responses to HSV-2. Compared with their circulating counterparts, cervix-derived CD4+ and CD8+ T cells were predominantly effector memory T cells (CCR7-/CD45RA-) and the majority expressed CD69, a marker of tissue residency...
January 4, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045091/ctcf-interacts-with-the-lytic-hsv-1-genome-to-promote-viral-transcription
#6
Fengchao Lang, Xin Li, Olga Vladimirova, Benxia Hu, Guijun Chen, Yu Xiao, Vikrant Singh, Danfeng Lu, Lihong Li, Hongbo Han, J M A S P Wickramasinghe, Sheryl T Smith, Chunfu Zheng, Qihan Li, Paul M Lieberman, Nigel W Fraser, Jumin Zhou
CTCF is an essential chromatin regulator implicated in important nuclear processes including in nuclear organization and transcription. Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) is a ubiquitous human pathogen, which enters productive infection in human epithelial and many other cell types. CTCF is known to bind several sites in the HSV-1 genome during latency and reactivation, but its function has not been defined. Here, we report that CTCF interacts extensively with the HSV-1 DNA during lytic infection by ChIP-seq, and its knockdown results in the reduction of viral transcription, viral genome copy number and virus yield...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044065/lymphangiogenesis-a-new-player-in-herpes-simplex-virus-1-triggered-t-cell-response
#7
Roberto Sessa, Lu Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041826/interpretation-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-white-blood-cell-counts-in-young-infants-with-a-traumatic-lumbar-puncture
#8
Todd W Lyons, Andrea T Cruz, Stephen B Freedman, Mark I Neuman, Fran Balamuth, Rakesh D Mistry, Prashant Mahajan, Paul L Aronson, Joanna E Thomson, Christopher M Pruitt, Samir S Shah, Lise E Nigrovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the optimal correction factor for cerebrospinal fluid WBC counts in infants with traumatic lumbar punctures. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a retrospective cohort of infants aged 60 days or younger and with a traumatic lumbar puncture (cerebrospinal fluid RBC count ≥10,000 cells/mm(3)) at 20 participating centers. Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis was defined as a cerebrospinal fluid WBC count greater than or equal to 20 cells/mm(3) for infants aged 28 days or younger and greater than or equal to 10 cells/mm(3) for infants aged 29 to 60 days; bacterial meningitis was defined as growth of pathogenic bacteria from cerebrospinal fluid culture...
December 29, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988837/talimogene-laherparepvec-t-vec-and-other-oncolytic-viruses-for-the-treatment-of-melanoma
#9
Praveen K Bommareddy, Anand Patel, Saamia Hossain, Howard L Kaufman
Many mammalian viruses have properties that can be commandeered for the treatment of cancer. These characteristics include preferential infection and replication in tumor cells, the initiation of tumor cell lysis, and the induction of innate and adaptive anti-tumor immunity. Furthermore, viruses can be genetically engineered to reduce pathogenicity and increase immunogenicity resulting in minimally toxic therapeutic agents. Talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC; Imlygic™), is a genetically modified herpes simplex virus, type 1, and is the first oncolytic virus therapy to be approved for the treatment of advanced melanoma by the US FDA...
December 17, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974554/thymidine-kinase-negative-herpes-simplex-virus-1-can-efficiently-establish-persistent-infection-in-neural-tissues-of-nude-mice
#10
Chih-Yu Huang, Hui-Wen Yao, Li-Chiu Wang, Fang-Hsiu Shen, Sheng-Min Hsu, Shun-Hua Chen
: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) establishes latency in neural tissues of immunocompetent mice, but persists in both peripheral and neural tissues of lymphocyte-deficient mice. Thymidine kinase (TK) is believed to be essential for HSV-1 to persist in neural tissues of immunocompromised mice, because the infectious virus of a mutant with defects in both TK and UL24 is detected only in peripheral tissues, but not in neural tissues, of severe combined immunodeficiency mice (T. Valyi-Nagy et al...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974365/nk-cells-require-antigen-specific-memory-cd4-t-cells-to-mediate-superior-effector-functions-during-hsv-2-recall-responses-in-vitro
#11
Branson Chen, Amanda J Lee, Marianne V Chew, Ali A Ashkar
Natural killer (NK) cells have an important role in mounting protective innate responses against genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections. However their role as effectors in adaptive immune responses against HSV-2 is unclear. Here, we demonstrate that NK cells from C57BL/6 mice in an ex vivo splenocyte culture produce significantly more interferon γ (IFN-γ) upon re-exposure to HSV-2 antigens in a mouse model of genital HSV-2 immunization. We find that naïve NK cells do not require any prior stimulation or priming to be activated to produce IFN-γ...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965384/signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-stat3-regulates-host-defense-and-protects-mice-against-herpes-simplex-virus-1-hsv-1-infection
#12
Hung-Ching Hsia, Charles M Stopford, Zhigang Zhang, Blossom Damania, Albert S Baldwin
Signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) mediates cellular responses to multiple cytokines, governs gene expression, and regulates the development and activation of immune cells. STAT3 also modulates reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) in ganglia. However, it is unclear how STAT3 regulates the innate immune response during the early phase of HSV-1 lytic infection. Many cell types critical for the innate immunity are derived from the myeloid lineage. Therefore, in this study, we used myeloid-specific Stat3 knockout mice to investigate the role of STAT3 in the innate immune response against HSV-1...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942584/ifn-%C3%AE%C2%B5-protects-primary-macrophages-against-hiv-infection
#13
Carley Tasker, Selvakumar Subbian, Pan Gao, Jennifer Couret, Carly Levine, Saleena Ghanny, Patricia Soteropoulos, Xilin Zhao, Nathaniel Landau, Wuyuan Lu, Theresa L Chang
IFN-ε is a unique type I IFN that is not induced by pattern recognition response elements. IFN-ε is constitutively expressed in mucosal tissues, including the female genital mucosa. Although the direct antiviral activity of IFN-ε was thought to be weak compared with IFN-α, IFN-ε controls Chlamydia muridarum and herpes simplex virus 2 in mice, possibly through modulation of immune response. We show here that IFN-ε induces an antiviral state in human macrophages that blocks HIV-1 replication. IFN-ε had little or no protective effect in activated CD4(+) T cells or transformed cell lines unless activated CD4(+) T cells were infected with replication-competent HIV-1 at a low MOI...
December 8, 2016: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903680/herpes-simplex-virus-specific-t-cell-response-in-a-cohort-with-primary-genital-infection-correlates-inversely-with-frequency-of-subsequent-recurrences
#14
Elisabeth Franzen-Röhl, Danika Schepis, Fredrik Atterfelt, Kristina Franck, Arne Wikström, Jan-Åke Liljeqvist, Tomas Bergström, Elisabeth Aurelius, Klas Kärre, Louise Berg, Hans Gaines
OBJECTIVES: During the last decades, a changing epidemiological pattern of genital herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection has emerged. Primary infection is now caused as often by HSV-1 as by HSV-2. Once established, HSV can be reactivated leading to recurrent mucocutaneous lesions as well as meningitis. Why some otherwise immune-competent individuals experience severe and frequent recurrences is not known, and the immunological mechanism underlying recurrent symptomatic HSV infection is not fully understood...
November 30, 2016: Sexually Transmitted Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894330/marek-s-disease-in-chickens-a-review-with-focus-on-immunology
#15
REVIEW
Nitish Boodhoo, Angila Gurung, Shayan Sharif, Shahriar Behboudi
Marek's disease (MD), caused by Marek's disease virus (MDV), is a commercially important neoplastic disease of poultry which is only controlled by mass vaccination. Importantly, vaccines that can provide sterile immunity and inhibit virus transmission are lacking; such that vaccines are only capable of preventing neuropathy, oncogenic disease and immunosuppression, but are unable to prevent MDV transmission or infection, leading to emergence of increasingly virulent pathotypes. Hence, to address these issues, developing more efficacious vaccines that induce sterile immunity have become one of the important research goals for avian immunologists today...
November 28, 2016: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866863/il-2-complex-treatment-amplifies-cd8-t-cell-mediated-immunity-following-herpes-simplex-virus-1-infection
#16
Naveen K Rajasagi, Barry T Rouse
CD8(+) T cells play an important role in controlling numerous virus infections and some tumors and therefore several strategies have been adopted to modulate CD8(+) T cell responses. One such approach includes treatment with IL-2 bound to a monoclonal antibody against IL-2 (IL-2 complex) which was shown to enhance CD8(+) T cell responses and provide protection against some cancers and pathogens. This report analyses the value of IL-2 complex therapy to protect against a cutaneous virus infection as occurs with herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) infection...
December 2016: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860276/regulation-of-kynurenine-biosynthesis-during-influenza-virus-infection
#17
Lana Gaelings, Sandra Söderholm, Andrii Bugai, Yu Fu, Jatin Nandania, Bert Schepens, Martina B Lorey, Janne Tynell, Liesbeth Vande Ginste, Ronan Le Goffic, Matthew S Miller, Marika Kuisma, Varpu Marjomäki, Jef De Brabander, Sampsa Matikainen, Tuula A Nyman, Dennis H Bamford, Xavier Saelens, Ilkka Julkunen, Henrik Paavilainen, Veijo Hukkanen, Vidya Velagapudi, Denis E Kainov
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) remain serious threats to public health because of the shortage of effective means of control. Developing more effective virus control modalities requires better understanding of virus-host interactions. It has previously been shown that IAV induces the production of kynurenine, which suppresses T-cell responses, enhances pain hypersensitivity and disturbs behaviour in infected animals. However, the regulation of kynurenine biosynthesis during IAV infection remains elusive. Here we showed that IAV infection induced expression of interferons (IFNs), which upregulated production of indoleamine-2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1), which catalysed the kynurenine biosynthesis...
November 18, 2016: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859428/low-p16-ink4a-expression-in-early-passage-human-prostate-basal-epithelial-cells-enables-immortalization-by-telomerase-expression-alone
#18
Mindy Kim Graham, Lorenzo Principessa, Lizamma Antony, Alan K Meeker, John T Isaacs
BACKGROUND: There are two principal senescence barriers that must be overcome to successfully immortalize primary human epithelial cells in culture, stress-induced senescence, and replicative senescence. The p16(INK4a) /retinoblastoma protein (p16/Rb) pathway mediates stress-induced senescence, and is generally upregulated by primary epithelial cells in response to the artificial conditions from tissue culture. Replicative senescence is associated with telomere loss. Following each round of cell division, telomeres progressively shorten...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847359/human-asymptomatic-epitopes-identified-from-the-herpes-simplex-virus-tegument-protein-vp13-14-ul47-preferentially-recall-polyfunctional-effector-memory-cd44highcd62llowcd8-tem-cells-and-protect-humanized-hla-a-02-01-transgenic-mice-against-ocular-herpes
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Ruchi Srivastava, Arif A Khan, Sumit Garg, Sabrina A Syed, Julie N Furness, Hawa Vahed, Tiffany Pham, Howard T Yu, Anthony B Nesburn, Lbachir BenMohamed
: The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection is widespread among humans. The HSV-1 virion protein 13/14 (VP13/14), also known as UL47, is a tegument antigen targeted by CD8(+) T cells from HSV-seropositive individuals. However, whether VP13/14-specific CD8(+) T cells play a role in the "natural protection" seen in asymptomatic (ASYMP) individuals (have never had a clinical herpetic disease) has not been elucidated. Using predictive computer-assisted algorithms, we identified 10 potential HLA-A*02:01-restricted CD8(+) T cell epitopes from the 693 amino acids sequence of VP13/14 protein...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835685/light-tnfsf14-increases-the-survival-and-proliferation-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
#20
Sook-Kyoung Heo, Eui-Kyu Noh, Gi-Dong Gwon, Jeong Yi Kim, Jae-Cheol Jo, Yunsuk Choi, SuJin Koh, Jin Ho Baek, Young Joo Min, Hawk Kim
LIGHT (HVEM-L, TNFSF14, or CD258), an entity homologous to lymphotoxins, with inducible nature and the ability to compete with herpes simplex virus glycoprotein D for herpes virus entry mediator (HVEM)/tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related 2, is a member of the TNF superfamily. It is expressed as a homotrimer on activated T cells and dendritic cells (DCs), and has three receptors: HVEM, LT-β receptor (LTβR), and decoy receptor 3 (DcR3). So far, three receptors with distinct cellular expression patterns are known to interact with LIGHT...
2016: PloS One
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