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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346494/the-effects-of-surface-structure-mutations-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-on-the-polarization-of-reflections-from-virus-infected-leaves
#1
D J Maxwell, J C Partridge, N W Roberts, N Boonham, G D Foster
The way in which light is polarized when reflected from leaves can be affected by infection with plant viruses. This has the potential to influence viral transmission by insect vectors due to altered visual attractiveness of infected plants. The optical and topological properties of cuticular waxes and trichomes are important determinants of how light is polarized upon reflection. Changes in expression of genes involved in the formation of surface structures have also been reported following viral infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345580/differential-roles-of-caspase-1-and-caspase-11-in-infection-and-inflammation
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Si Ming Man, Rajendra Karki, Benoit Briard, Amanda Burton, Sebastien Gingras, Stephane Pelletier, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Caspase-1, also known as interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-converting enzyme (ICE), regulates antimicrobial host defense, tissue repair, tumorigenesis, metabolism and membrane biogenesis. On activation within an inflammasome complex, caspase-1 induces pyroptosis and converts pro-IL-1β and pro-IL-18 into their biologically active forms. "ICE(-/-)" or "Casp1(-/-)" mice generated using 129 embryonic stem cells carry a 129-associated inactivating passenger mutation on the caspase-11 locus, essentially making them deficient in both caspase-1 and caspase-11...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343438/hsa-mir-27b-is-up-regulated-in-cytomegalovirus-infected-human-glioma-cells-targets-engrailed-2-and-inhibits-its-expression
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Linqian Wang, Ming Yang, Shijing Liao, Wei Liu, Gan Dai, Guojun Wu, Liyu Chen
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) dormant infection can alter the expression of the hosts' microRNAs (miRNAs) and impact on the regulation of target genes. To investigate the differentially expressed miRNAs induced by HCMV in human glioma U251 cells, a comprehensive miRNA screen was performed. As a result, 19 up-regulated and 14 down-regulated miRNAs were determined. Of these, hsa-miR-27b (miR-27b) attracted our attention. MiR-27b levels in U251 cells increased 7.70-fold, 8.64-fold, and 4.78-fold, respectively, post 24 h, 48 h, and 72 h HCMV infection, compared to those in the mimic-infected cells, and this up-regulation was further confirmed by quantitative RT-PCR...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343210/periodic-fever-aphthous-stomatitis-pharyngitis-and-cervical-adenitis-pfapa-syndrome-in-children
#4
Vira B Semianchuk
INTRODUCTION: Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome refers to a group of primary immunodeficiencies, namely autoinflammatory diseases. Most pediatricians and otolaryngologists do not suspect PFAPA syndrome when treating recurrent pharyngitis (according to Ukrainian classification - tonsillitis) and stomatitis. Therefore, patients with a given syndrome receive unnecessary treatment (antibiotic therapy or antiviral drugs) and the diagnosis is made late...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342316/comparison-of-cytomegalovirus-cmv-specific-neutralization-capacity-of-hyperimmunoglobulin-hig-versus-standard-intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-preparations-impact-of-cmv-igg-normalization
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Matthias Stefan Schampera, Katrin Schweinzer, Harald Abele, Karl Oliver Kagan, Reinhild Klein, Ingo Rettig, Gerhard Jahn, Klaus Hamprecht
BACKGROUND: Based on a non-randomized study of Nigro et al. (2005) the intravenous administration of hyperimmunoglobulins (HIGs) is applied frequently to women with primary CMV-infection as "off-label use" in Germany. OBJECTIVES: In order to describe their CMV-specific neutralization-capacity in vitro, we analyzed the HIG preparations Cytotect(®), and Cytogam(®) as well as the standard intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) Octagam(®), Gamunex(®), Kiovig(®). STUDY DESIGN: We performed short-term cell-free CMV neutralization assays (CFNT) and long-term cell-adapted neutralization-plaque-reduction assays (PRANT)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340829/impact-of-prophylaxis-vs-pre-emptive-approach-for-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-kidney-transplant-recipients
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O Kır, A Zeytinoğlu, B Arda, M Yılmaz, G Aşçı, H Töz
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common viral infection during the post-transplant period, and it is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in kidney transplantation. In this study, the incidence and impact of pre-emptive and prophylactic approaches and long-term effects on graft and patient survival of CMV infection were investigated. Among 493 adult kidney transplant recipients, pretransplant CMV IgG-negative patients and patients with a follow-up shorter than a month were excluded. The patients were divided into 2 groups: pre-emptive group (n = 187, regular screening and acyclovir 400 mg twice daily for 6 months), and prophylaxis group (n = 275, valganciclovir 450 mg/d for 3 months)...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340580/toll-like-receptors-genes-polymorphisms-and-the-occurrence-of-hcmv-infection-among-pregnant-women
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Wioletta Wujcicka, Edyta Paradowska, Mirosława Studzińska, Jan Wilczyński, Dorota Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common cause of intrauterine infections worldwide. The toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been reported as important factors in immune response against HCMV. Particularly, TLR2, TLR4 and TLR9 have been shown to be involved in antiviral immunity. Evaluation of the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), located within TLR2, TLR4 and TLR9 genes, in the development of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in pregnant women and their fetuses and neonates, was performed...
March 24, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338486/congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection-management-update
#8
Asma Khalil, Chrissie Jones, Yves Ville
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Until recently, management options in congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection have been either conservative or termination of pregnancy. However, medical therapies aimed at reducing the risk of infection and/or its severity have recently been investigated. RECENT FINDINGS: In a phase 2 open label, nonrandomized trial, valaciclovir (ValACV) was given to women carrying a CMV-infected fetus. ValACV was associated with a greater proportion of asymptomatic neonates when compared with a historical cohort (82 vs...
March 23, 2017: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338007/human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-inhibit-cytomegalovirus-inflammation-through-interleukin-27-and-b7-h4
#9
Ankita Garg, Rodney Trout, Stephen A Spector
HIV/CMV co-infected persons despite prolonged viral suppression often experience persistent immune activation, have an increased frequency of myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSC) and are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. We examined how HIV MDSC control CD4(+) T cell IFNγ response to a CMVpp65 peptide pool (CMVpp65). We show that HIV/CMV co-infected persons with virologic suppression and recovered CD4(+) T cells compared to HIV(-)/CMV(+) controls exhibit an increase in CD4(+)CX3CR1(+)IFNγ(+) cells in response to CMVpp65; MDSC depletion further augmented CD4(+)CX3CR1(+)IFNγ(+) cells and IFNγ production...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337202/murine-cytomegalovirus-disrupts-splenic-dendritic-cell-subsets-via-type-i-interferon-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
#10
William T Nash, Alyssa L Gillespie, Michael G Brown
Dendritic cells (DC) are well-known modulators of immunity. This heterogeneous population is composed of defined subsets that exhibit functional specialization and are critical in initiating responses to pathogens. As such, many infectious agents employ strategies to disrupt DC functioning in attempts to evade the immune system. In some instances, this manifests as an outright loss of these cells. Previous work has suggested that, in the absence of an efficient natural killer (NK) cell response, murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) induces large amounts of interferon (IFN)-I...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335737/cytomegalovirus-infection-in-hiv-infected-versus-non-infected-infants-and-hiv-disease-progression-in-cytomegalovirus-infected-versus-non-infected-infants-early-treated-with-cart-in-the-anrs-12140-pediacam-study-in-cameroon
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Anfumbom K W Kfutwah, Paul Alain T Ngoupo, Casimir Ledoux Sofeu, Francis Ateba Ndongo, Georgette Guemkam, Suzie Tetang Ndiang, Félicité Owona, Ida Calixte Penda, Patrice Tchendjou, Christine Rouzioux, Josiane Warszawski, Albert Faye, Mathurin Cyrille Tejiokem
BACKGROUND: The outcome of CMV/HIV co-infection in infants treated early with combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) in resource-limited settings has not been described. We aimed to estimate the prevalence and identify factors associated with early CMV infection in HIV-infected and non-infected infants included in a study in Cameroon, and to compare HIV disease progression and survival after 1 year of early cART, following infants' CMV status. METHODS: HIV-infected infants followed from birth or from HIV diagnosis before 7 months old and HIV-uninfected infants born to HIV-infected or uninfected mothers were tested for CMV at a median age of 4...
March 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334092/the-cuticle-protein-gene-mpcp4-of-myzus-persicae-homoptera-aphididae-plays-a-critical-role-in-cucumber-mosaic-virus-acquisition
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Yan Liang, Xi-Wu Gao
Myzus persicae (Sulzer) (Homoptera: Aphididae) is one of the most important agricultural pests worldwide. In addition to sucking phloem sap, M. persicae also transmits Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) as a vector in a nonpersistent manner. At present, the infection mechanism remains unclear, especially the process of aphid virus acquisition. In this study, we isolated four M. persicae cuticle protein genes (MPCP1, MPCP2, MPCP4, and MPCP5) from M. persicae. The relative amount of the gene encoding Cucumber mosaic virus capsid protein (CMV CP) and the transcript levels of these four cuticle protein genes were investigated in aphid virus acquisition by feeding the tobacco preinfested by CMV...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332898/herpes-simplex-virus-1-and-cytomegalovirus-dnas-detection-in-the-inner-ear-of-implanted-patients-with-non-congenital-infection
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Walter Di Nardo, Roberta Anzivino, Paola Cattani, Rosaria Santangelo, Eugenio De Corso, Gaetano Paludetti
CONCLUSIONS: The detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) genome in perilymph of patients with negative serology or clinical history for congenital infections supports the hypothesis that Herpesviridae, even after acquired postnatal infections, could remain in latent phase in the spiral ganglion and damage the cochlea by a possible subsequent reactivation. Further studies are needed to identify the markers of such reactivation. OBJECTIVE: To identify the presence of certain viral species in the endolabyrinthic fluid of deaf patients with non-congenital infection...
March 23, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331808/rhomboid-glossitis-in-disseminated-cmv-infection
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Robert C Black, John Reagan, Ross Taliano, Dimitrios Farmakiotis
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2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331097/loss-of-the-human-cytomegalovirus-us16-protein-abrogates-virus-entry-into-endothelial-and-epithelial-cells-by-reducing-the-virion-content-of-the-pentamer
#15
Anna Luganini, Noemi Cavaletto, Stefania Raimondo, Stefano Geuna, Giorgio Gribaudo
The Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) US12 gene family encodes a group of predicted seven-transmembrane proteins whose functions have yet to be established. While inactivation of individual US12 members in laboratory strains of HCMV does not affect viral replication in fibroblasts, disruption of the US16 gene in the low-passage TR strain prevents viral growth in endothelial and epithelial cells. In these cells, the US16-null viruses fail to express IE, E, and L viral proteins due to a defect which occurs prior to IE gene expression...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329650/increased-risk-of-opportunistic-infections-among-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
#16
Junko Takeshita, Daniel B Shin, Alexis Ogdie, Joel M Gelfand
Infection is the second leading cause of death among psoriasis patients on phototherapy or systemic medications. The types of infections associated with psoriasis remain poorly understood. The aim of our study was to determine the risk of opportunistic infection (OI) among patients with psoriasis. We conducted a cohort study of patients with (N=199,700) and without (N=954,315) psoriasis in The Health Improvement Network electronic medical record database. Patients receiving phototherapy or systemic therapy were considered to have moderate-to-severe psoriasis (N=12,442)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320553/kidney-transplantation-for-kidney-failure-due-to-multiple-myeloma-case-reports
#17
Thuy X Le, Jeffrey L Wolf, Carmen A Peralta, Allison B Webber
Transplantation centers have historically considered a history of multiple myeloma as a contraindication to kidney transplantation due to high recurrence rates and poor transplant survival. However, there have been significant advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, with improved patient survival, which may allow for successful kidney transplantation in these patients. We report on 4 patients who underwent kidney transplantation at our institution between 2009 and 2015 after having achieved a very good partial response or better with chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation...
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320319/cytomegalovirus-epstein-barr-virus-and-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-in-the-first-two-years-of-life-a-cohort-study-in-bradford-uk
#18
Lucy Pembrey, Dagmar Waiblinger, Paul Griffiths, Mauli Patel, Rafaq Azad, John Wright
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) are common herpesviruses frequently acquired in childhood, which establish persistent, latent infection and are likely to impact the developing immune system. Little is known about the epidemiology of CMV and EBV infections in contemporary UK paediatric populations, particularly whether age at infection differs by ethnic group. METHODS: Children enrolled in the Born in Bradford Allergy and Infection Study had a blood sample taken and a questionnaire completed at 12 and 24 months of age...
March 21, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319846/presence-of-cytomegalovirus-in-urine-and-blood-of-pregnant-women-with-primary-infection-might-be-associated-with-fetal-infection
#19
Marie-Luce Delforge, Elena Costa, Françoise Brancart, Deborah Goldman, Isabel Montesinos, Siham Zaytouni, Arnaud Marchant, Catherine Donner
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) congenital infection can result from primary infection, reinfection or reactivation among pregnant women. The risk of vertical transmission is much higher in case of primary infection, and the transmission rate increases with gestational age. However there are still many questions about maternal markers that can predict whether the virus will be transmitted to the fetus. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the relationship between the presence and the quantity of CMV in urine and blood of women presenting a primary CMV infection during pregnancy and the presence of congenital infection in their offspring...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317866/cyclooxygenase-2-facilitates-dengue-virus-replication-and-serves-as-a-potential-target-for-developing-antiviral-agents
#20
Chun-Kuang Lin, Chin-Kai Tseng, Yu-Hsuan Wu, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Chun-Yu Lin, Chung-Hao Huang, Yen-Hsu Chen, Jin-Ching Lee
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is one of the important mediators of inflammation in response to viral infection, and it contributes to viral replication, for example, cytomegalovirus or hepatitis C virus replication. The role of COX-2 in dengue virus (DENV) replication remains unclear. In the present study, we observed an increased level of COX-2 in patients with dengue fever compared with healthy donors. Consistent with the clinical data, an elevated level of COX-2 expression was also observed in DENV-infected ICR suckling mice...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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