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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903804/structural-protein-vp2-of-african-horse-sickness-virus-is-not-essential-for-virus-replication-in-vitro
#1
René G P van Gennip, Sandra G P van de Water, Christiaan A Potgieter, Piet A van Rijn
: The Reoviridae family consists of non-enveloped multi-layered viruses with a double stranded RNA genome consisting of 9 to 12 genome segments. The Orbivirus genus of the Reoviridae family contains African horse sickness virus (AHSV), bluetongue virus and epizootic haemorrhagic disease virus causing notifiable diseases and are spread by biting Culicoides species. Here, we used reverse genetics for AHSV to study the role of outer capsid protein VP2 encoded by genome segment 2 (Seg-2)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902908/improved-performance-of-broilers-and-broiler-breeders-associated-with-an-amended-vaccination-program-against-reovirosis
#2
Peter De Herdt, Marlies Broeckx, Filip Van Driessche, Bart Vermeiren, Geert Van Den Abeele, Stefaan Van Gorp
A vertically integrated monitoring program was set up for breeders hatched in 2013 and their offspring to detect differences in performance related to the reovirus vaccination schedule. Within the same organization in Belgium, 17 breeder flocks were vaccinated with one dose of live and one dose of inactivated reovirus vaccine, while 14 flocks received two doses of inactivated vaccine without live priming. The hatchability of the eggs produced by these birds was examined. Further, the daily growth, feed conversion, mortality, slaughterhouse condemnation, production index, and antibiotic use were monitored in 110 broiler flocks derived from the breeders...
December 2016: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902444/oncolytic-reovirus-as-a-combined-antiviral-and-anti-tumour-agent-for-the-treatment-of-liver-cancer
#3
Adel Samson, Matthew J Bentham, Karen Scott, Gerard Nuovo, Abigail Bloy, Elizabeth Appleton, Robert A Adair, Rajiv Dave, Adam Peckham-Cooper, Giles Toogood, Seishi Nagamori, Matthew Coffey, Richard Vile, Kevin Harrington, Peter Selby, Fiona Errington-Mais, Alan Melcher, Stephen Griffin
OBJECTIVE: Oncolytic viruses (OVs) represent promising, proinflammatory cancer treatments. Here, we explored whether OV-induced innate immune responses could simultaneously inhibit HCV while suppressing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Furthermore, we extended this exemplar to other models of virus-associated cancer. DESIGN AND RESULTS: Clinical grade oncolytic orthoreovirus (Reo) elicited innate immune activation within primary human liver tissue in the absence of cytotoxicity and independently of viral genome replication...
November 15, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902331/the-plasma-virome-of-febrile-adult-kenyans-shows-frequent-parvovirus-b19-infections-and-a-novel-arbovirus-kadipiro-virus
#4
Carolyne Ngoi, Juliana Siqueira, Linlin Li, Xutao Deng, Peter Mugo, Susan Graham, Matt Price, Eduard Sanders, Eric Delwart
Viral nucleic acids present in the plasma of 498 Kenyan adults with unexplained fever were characterized by metagenomics analysis of 51 sample pools. The highest to lowest fraction of plasma pools was positive for parvovirus B19 (75%), pegivirus C (GBV-C) (67%), alpha anellovirus (59%), gamma anellovirus (55%), beta anellovirus (41%), Dengue virus genotype 2 (DENV-2) (16%), HIV-1 (6%), HHV-6 (6%), HBV (4%), rotavirus (4%), norovirus (4%), rhinovirus C (2%), Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)(2%) and Kadipiro virus (2%)...
October 24, 2016: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875299/lipids-cooperate-with-the-reovirus-membrane-penetration-peptide-to-facilitate-particle-uncoating
#5
Anthony J Snyder, Pranav Danthi
Virus-host interactions play a role in many stages of the viral lifecycle, including entry. Reovirus, a model system for studying the entry mechanisms of nonenveloped viruses, undergoes a series of regulated structural transitions that culminate in delivery of the viral genetic material. Lipids can trigger one of these conformational changes, infectious subviral particle (ISVP)-to-ISVP* conversion. ISVP* formation releases two virally encoded peptides, myristoylated μ1N (myr-μ1N) and φ. Among these, myr-μ1N is sufficient to form pores within membranes...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827454/novel-high-throughput-approach-for-purification-of-infectious-virions
#6
Kevin T James, Brad Cooney, Kate Agopsowicz, Mary Ann Trevors, Adil Mohamed, Don Stoltz, Mary Hitt, Maya Shmulevitz
Viruses are extensively studied as pathogens and exploited as molecular tools and therapeutic agents. Existing methods to purify viruses such as gradient ultracentrifugation or chromatography have limitations, for example demand for technical expertise or specialized equipment, high time consumption, and restricted capacity. Our laboratory explores mutations in oncolytic reovirus that could improve oncolytic activity, and makes routine use of numerous virus variants, genome reassortants, and reverse engineered mutants...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825920/a-generic-viral-dynamic-model-to-systematically-characterize-the-interaction-between-oncolytic-virus-kinetics-and-tumor-growth
#7
Melanie I Titze, Julia Frank, Michael Ehrhardt, Sigrun Smola, Norbert Graf, Thorsten Lehr
Oncolytic viruses (OV) represent an encouraging new therapeutic concept for treatment of human cancers. OVs specifically replicate in tumor cells and initiate cell lysis whilst tumor cells act as endogenous bioreactors for virus amplification. This complex bidirectional interaction between tumor and oncolytic virus hampers the establishment of a straight dose-concentration-effect relation. We aimed to develop a generic mathematical pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) model to characterize the relationship between tumor cell growth and kinetics of different OVs...
November 5, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806699/de-novo-assembly-of-sockeye-salmon-kidney-transcriptomes-reveal-a-limited-early-response-to-piscine-reovirus-with-or-without-infectious-hematopoietic-necrosis-virus-superinfection
#8
Mark P Polinski, Julia C Bradshaw, Sabrina M Inkpen, Jon Richard, Camilla Fritsvold, Trygve T Poppe, Matthew L Rise, Kyle A Garver, Stewart C Johnson
BACKGROUND: Piscine reovirus (PRV) has been associated with the serious disease known as Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in cultured Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in Norway. PRV is also prevalent in wild and farmed salmon without overt disease manifestations, suggesting multifactorial triggers or PRV variant-specific factors are required to initiate disease. In this study, we explore the head kidney transcriptome of Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka during early PRV infection to identify host responses in the absence of disease in hopes of elucidating mechanisms by which PRV may directly alter host functions and contribute to the development of a disease state...
November 2, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806369/virus-infected-human-mast-cells-enhance-natural-killer-cell-functions
#9
Liliana Portales-Cervantes, Ian D Haidl, Patrick W Lee, Jean S Marshall
Mucosal surfaces are protected from infection by both structural and sentinel cells, such as mast cells. The mast cell's role in antiviral responses is poorly understood; however, they selectively recruit natural killer (NK) cells following infection. Here, the ability of virus-infected mast cells to enhance NK cell functions was examined. Cord blood-derived human mast cells infected with reovirus (Reo-CBMC) and subsequent mast cell products were used for the stimulation of human NK cells. NK cells upregulated the CD69 molecule and cytotoxicity-related genes, and demonstrated increased cytotoxic activity in response to Reo-CBMC soluble products...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806335/orthoreovirus-outer-fiber-proteins-are-substrates-for-sumo-conjugating-enzyme-ubc9
#10
Fei Yu, Hao Wang, Longlong Wang, Liqun Lu
Reoviruses are potential anticancer agents due to their ability to induce cell death in tumor cells. Grass carp reovirus (GCRV) is one of the best characterized models on reovirus pathogenesis in vitro. However, there is little known about how SUMOylation affects reovirus pathogenesis. The SUMO conjugating enzyme 9 (Ubc9) determines the targets of SUMOylation. Here, the protein interactions between reovirus outer fiber proteins, specifically GCRV-104 VP55, and Ubc9 were probed using a yeast two-hybrid system...
October 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796116/health-evaluation-of-african-penguins-i-spheniscus-demersus-i-in-southern-africa
#11
Nola J Parsons, Tertius A Gous, Adam M Schaefer, Ralph E T Vanstreels
The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus) is an endangered seabird that breeds along the coast of Namibia and South Africa, and disease surveillance was identified as a priority for its conservation. Aiming for the establishment of baseline data on the presence of potential pathogens in this species, a comprehensive health assessment (blood smear examination, haematology, biochemistry and serology) was conducted on samples obtained from 578 African penguins at 11 breeding colonies and a rehabilitation centre...
September 20, 2016: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27786157/in-vitro-antiviral-efficacy-of-moroxydine-hydrochloride-and-ribavirin-against-grass-carp-reovirus-and-giant-salamander-iridovirus
#12
Xiao-Bo Yu, Xiao-Hui Chen, Li-Peng Shan, Kai Hao, Gao-Xue Wang
Moroxydine hydrochloride (Mor) and ribavirin (Rib) have been reported to exhibit multi-antiviral activities against DNA and RNA viruses, but their antiviral activities and pharmacologies have seldom been studied in aquaculture. This paper has selected 3 aquatic viruses including a double-stranded RNA virus (grass carp reovirus, GCRV), a single-stranded RNA virus (spring viraemia of carp virus, SVCV) and a DNA virus (giant salamander iridovirus, GSIV) for antiviral testing. The results showed that Mor and Rib can effectively control the infection of GCRV and GSIV in respective host cells...
October 27, 2016: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779616/prime-boost-using-separate-oncolytic-viruses-in-combination-with-checkpoint-blockade-improves-anti-tumour-therapy
#13
E Ilett, T Kottke, J Thompson, K Rajani, S Zaidi, L Evgin, M Coffey, C Ralph, R Diaz, H Pandha, K Harrington, P Selby, R Bram, A Melcher, R Vile
The anti-tumour effects associated with oncolytic virus therapy are mediated significantly through immune-mediated mechanisms, which depend both on the type of virus and the route of delivery. Here, we show that intra-tumoral oncolysis by Reovirus induced the priming of a CD8+, Th1-type anti-tumour response. By contrast, systemically delivered Vesicular Stomatitis Virus expressing a cDNA library of melanoma antigens (VSV-ASMEL) promoted a potent anti-tumour CD4+ Th17 response. Therefore, we hypothesised that combining the Reovirus-induced CD8+ T cell response, with the VSV-ASMEL CD4+ Th17 helper response, would produce enhanced anti-tumour activity...
December 1, 2016: Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760544/the-speed-of-tubule-formation-of-two-fijiviruses-corresponds-with-their-dissemination-efficiency-in-their-insect-vectors
#14
Dongsheng Jia, Yu Han, Xiang Sun, Zhenzhen Wang, Zhenguo Du, Qian Chen, Taiyun Wei
BACKGROUND: Rice black-streaked dwarf virus (RBSDV) and Southern rice black-streaked dwarf virus (SRBSDV) are two closely related fijiviruses transmitted by the small brown planthopper (SBPH) and white-backed planthopper (WBPH), respectively. SRBSDV has a latent period 4 days shorter than that of RBSDV, implying a more efficient spread in insect vector. Currently, the mechanisms underlying this higher efficiency are poorly understood. However, our recent studies have implicated a role of virus induced tubular structures in the dissemination of fijiiruses within their insect vectors...
October 19, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752067/genetic-and-pathogenic-characterisation-of-11-avian-reovirus-isolates-from-northern-china-suggests-continued-evolution-of-virulence
#15
Li Zhong, Li Gao, Yongzhen Liu, Kai Li, Miao Wang, Xiaole Qi, Yulong Gao, Xiaomei Wang
Avian reovirus (ARV) infections characterised by severe arthritis, tenosynovitis, pericarditis, and depressed growth have become increasingly frequent in recent years. In this study, we isolated and identified 11 ARV field strains from chickens with viral arthritis and reduced growth in northern China. Comparative analysis of the σC nucleotide and amino acid sequences demonstrated that all isolates, except LN05 and JS01, were closely related to ARV S1133 and clustered in the first genetic lineage. LN05 and JS01 strains were clustered in the third lineage with the ARV 138 strain...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740615/expression-of-the-fusogenic-p14-fast-protein-from-a-replication-defective-adenovirus-vector-does-not-provide-a-therapeutic-benefit-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-cancer
#16
C M Wong, L A Nash, J Del Papa, K L Poulin, T Falls, J C Bell, R J Parks
When injected directly into a tumor mass, adenovirus (Ad) vectors only transduce cells immediately along the injection tract. Expression of fusogenic proteins from the Ad vector can lead to syncytium formation, which efficiently spreads the therapeutic effect. Fusogenic proteins can also cause cancer cell death directly, and enhance the release of exosome-like particles containing tumor-associated antigens, which boosts the anti-tumor immune response. In this study, we have examined whether delivery of an early region 1 (E1)-deleted, replication-defective Ad vector encoding the reptilian reovirus p14 fusion-associated small transmembrane (FAST) protein can provide therapeutic efficacy in an immunocompetent mouse tumor model...
October 2016: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732682/correction-piscine-reovirus-genomic-and-molecular-phylogenetic-analysis-from-farmed-and-wild-salmonids-collected-on-the-canada-us-pacific-coast
#17
Ahmed Siah, Diane B Morrison, Elena Fringuelli, Paul Savage, Zina Richmond, Robert Johns, Maureen K Purcell, Stewart C Johnson, Sonja M Saksida
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141475.].
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717902/mx1-of-black-carp-functions-importantly-in-the-antiviral-innate-immune-response
#18
Jun Xiao, Jun Yan, Hui Chen, Jun Li, Yu Tian, Luosheng Tang, Hao Feng
Mx (myxovirus resistance) is an important antiviral protein in the innate immune responses of vertebrates to microbial pathogens. In this study, we cloned and characterized Mx1 of black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus). The full-length cDNA of black carp Mx1 (bcMx1) consists of 2781 nucleotides and the predicted bcMx1 protein contains 631 amino acids. bcMx1 contains a GTPase domain at the N-terminnus, a "central interactive domain" in the middle and a GTPase effector domain at the C-terminus. bcMx1 mRNA was constitutively transcribed in all tissues tested, including the heart, liver, spleen, kidney, intestine, muscle, skin and gill; and bcMx1 mRNA levels increased in all but the gill after grass carp reovirus (GCRV) or viraemia of carp virus (SVCV) infection...
October 4, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27708647/cherry-valley-ducks-mitochondrial-antiviral-signaling-protein-mediated-signaling-pathway-and-antiviral-activity-research
#19
Ning Li, Tianqi Hong, Rong Li, Yao Wang, Mengjiao Guo, Zongxi Cao, Yumei Cai, Sidang Liu, Tongjie Chai, Liangmeng Wei
Mitochondrial antiviral-signaling protein (MAVS), an adaptor protein of retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I)-like receptors (RLRs)-mediated signal pathway, is involved in innate immunity. In this study, Cherry Valley duck MAVS (duMAVS) was cloned from the spleen and analyzed. duMAVS was determined to have a caspase activation and recruitment domain at N-terminal, followed by a proline-rich domain and a transmembrane domain at C-terminal. Quantitative real-time PCR indicated that duMAVS was expressed in all tissues tested across a broad expression spectrum...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707923/heterodimers-as-the-structural-unit-of-the-t-1-capsid-of-the-fungal-double-stranded-rna-rosellinia-necatrix-quadrivirus-1
#20
Daniel Luque, Carlos P Mata, Fernando González-Camacho, José M González, Josué Gómez-Blanco, Carlos Alfonso, Germán Rivas, Wendy M Havens, Satoko Kanematsu, Nobuhiro Suzuki, Said A Ghabrial, Benes L Trus, José R Castón
: Most double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) viruses are transcribed and replicated in a specialized icosahedral capsid with a T=1 lattice consisting of 60 asymmetric capsid protein (CP) dimers. These capsids help to organize the viral genome and replicative complex(es). They also act as molecular sieves that isolate the virus genome from host defense mechanisms and allow the passage of nucleotides and viral transcripts. Rosellinia necatrix quadrivirus 1 (RnQV1), the type species of the family Quadriviridae, is a dsRNA fungal virus with a multipartite genome consisting of four monocistronic segments (segments 1 to 4)...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Virology
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