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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775919/effectiveness-of-a-flow-based-device-using-riboflavin-photochemistry-in-damaging-blood-borne-viral-nucleic-acids
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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
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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/29775725/anti-hepatitis-c-virus-activity-and-synergistic-effect-of-nymphaea-alba-extracts-and-bioactive-constituents-in-liver-infected-cells
#3
Sidra Rehman, Usman Ali Ashfaq, Bushra Ijaz, Sheikh Riazuddin
BACKGROUND: Without an effective vaccine, hepatitis C virus (HCV) remains a global threat, inflicting 170-300 million carriers worldwide at risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Though various direct acting antivirals have been redeemed the hepatitis C treatment, a few restraints persist including possible side effects, viral resistance emergence, excessive cost which restricts its availability to a common person. HYPOTHESIS: There is no preventive HCV vaccine available today so the discovery of potent antiviral natural flora and their bioactive constituents may help to develop preventive cures against HCV infection...
May 15, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774856/hepatitis-e-in-long-term-travelers-from-the-netherlands-to-subtropical-and-tropical-countries-2008-2011
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Floortje Elfrink, Femke W Overbosch, Janke Schinkel, Gerrit Koen, Gerard J B Sonder
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is a common cause of acute viral hepatitis. Virus genotypes 1 and 2 infect humans in developing countries by the fecal-oral route. To assess attack rates and disease incidence for travelers, we prospectively studied 604 long-term travelers to subtropical and tropical countries. Participants donated blood samples pretravel and posttravel and kept a diary. A total of 89/604 (15%) pretravel samples were positive for HEV IgG by ELISA, suggesting previous HEV infection. Seroconversion for HEV was found for 19/515 travelers (attack rate 3...
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774454/analysis-of-three-ultrasound-elastography-techniques-for-grading-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
#5
Xinping Ren, Shujun Xia, Zhongxin Ni, Weiwei Zhan, Jianqiao Zhou
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of liver fibrosis is important to assess prognosis and guide the treatment for chronic hepatitis B. OBJECTIVE: To analyze and compare transient, point, and two-dimensional (2D) shear wave elastography techniques in grading the liver fibrosis. METHODS: Based on the severity of liver inflammation and fibrosis (Scheuer criteria), 158 patients with chronic hepatitis B were assigned into group 1 (either G or S classification < 2) or group 2 (either G or S classification ≥ 2)...
May 17, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774155/is-de-novo-hepatocellular-carcinoma-after-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-increased
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A Hüsing-Kabar, T Meister, M Köhler, W Domschke, I Kabar, C Wilms, B Hild, H H Schmidt, H S Heinzow
Background: Portal hypertension is a major complication of liver cirrhosis. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is effective in treatment of portal hypertension. However, decreased parenchymal portal venous flow after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt insertion favours ischaemic liver injury which has been discussed to induce hepatocarcinogenesis causing hepatocellular cancer. Aim: This study aimed to explore the association between transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement and the development of hepatocellular cancer...
April 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773440/case-report-identification-of-recombinant-hcv-genotype-1b-2b-by-viral-sequencing-in-two-patients-with-treatment-failure-who-responded-to-re-treatment-with-sofosbuvir-and-daclatasvir
#7
Luis Antonio Uribe-Noguez, Alicia Ocaña-Mondragón, José Antonio Mata-Marín, Allison Cázares-Cortázar, Rosa María Ribas-Aparicio, María Elena Gómez-Torres, Jesus Gaytán-Martínez, María de la Luz Martínez-Rodríguez
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a global health problem. HCV has been classified into seven genotypes and >67 subtypes. Genotyping is necessary to enable selection of appropriate treatments. The commercial molecular techniques currently used do not identify some HCV subtypes, mixed infections and recombinant forms. In this study, the core-E1 and NS5B regions were sequenced and phylogenetically analysed to identify infections by HCV recombinant genotype 1b-2b in two patients who had initially been diagnosed with HCV genotype 2 infection by reverse hybridization with a Versant HCV Genotype 2...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773081/long-term-familial-mediterranean-fever-remission-on-successful-hepatitis-c-virus-treatment-in-a-patient-not-responding-to-colchicine-a-case-report
#8
Manik Gemilyan, Gagik Hakobyan, Susanna Ananyan
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by periodic febrile attacks of aseptic serositis and/or arthritis. The main treatment is colchicine which prevents attacks in the majority of patients except for a group of colchicine-resistant cases. Chronic hepatitis C is a viral infection causing chronic inflammation of liver tissue (hepatitis) which ultimately progresses to fibrosis and liver cirrhosis with a high chance of hepatocellular carcinoma...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772941/recent-advances-in-the-discovery-and-development-of-tlr-ligands-as-novel-therapeutics-for-chronic-hbv-and-hiv-infections
#9
Keye Du, Jia Liu, Ruth Broering, Xiaoyong Zhang, Dongliang Yang, Ulf Dittmer, Mengji Lu
Toll-like receptor (TLR) ligands remain as promising antiviral drug candidates for the treatment of chronic viral infections. Basic research on the mechanisms of antiviral activity of TLR ligands in preclinical animal models and clinical testing of drug candidates have been carried out in recent years. Areas covered: This review provides an overview of the preclinical and clinical testing of TLR ligands in two major viral infections: hepatitis B virus (HBV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Recent results have further demonstrated the potent antiviral activity of various TLR ligands ...
May 17, 2018: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772892/risk-areas-for-hepatitis-a-b-and-c-in-the-municipality-of-maring%C3%A3-paran%C3%A3-state-brazil-2007-2010
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Valéria Miranda Avanzi, Udelysses Janete Veltrini Fonzar, Eraldo Schunk Silva, Jorge Juarez Vieira Teixeira, Dennis Armando Bertolini
Viral hepatitis is a major public health problem in Brazil and worldwide. We retrospectively analyzed 338 cases of hepatitis A, B and C in Maringá, Paraná State from 2007 through 2010. The hepatitis A virus was present in 5.6% of the cases, hepatitis B in 44.7% and hepatitis C in 49.7%. Most of the patients affected were male (55.3%), white (79.6%) and had some primary education (42.9%). Of the 338 cases analyzed, 13.0% had comorbidities. The cases were concentrated in large-population census zones, but it was concluded that the spatial distribution of viral hepatitis in Maringá occurred randomly rather than show any regular pattern...
May 8, 2018: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772771/a-novel-hepadnavirus-identified-in-an-immunocompromised-domestic-cat-in-australia
#11
Mahdis Aghazadeh, Mang Shi, Vanessa R Barrs, Alicia J McLuckie, Scott A Lindsay, Barbara Jameson, Bronte Hampson, Edward C Holmes, Julia A Beatty
High-throughput transcriptome sequencing allows for the unbiased detection of viruses in host tissues. The application of this technique to immunosuppressed animals facilitates the detection of viruses that might otherwise be excluded or contained in immunocompetent individuals. To identify potential viral pathogens infecting domestic cats we performed high-throughput transcriptome sequencing of tissues from cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). A novel member of the Hepadnaviridae , tentatively named domestic cat hepadnavirus, was discovered in a lymphoma sample and its complete 3187 bp genome characterized...
May 17, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772748/drug-delivery-strategies-for-antivirals-against-hepatitis-b-virus
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REVIEW
Latavia Singh, Sunaina Indermun, Mershen Govender, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Yahya E Choonara, Viness Pillay
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection poses a significant health challenge due to associated morbidity and mortality from cirrhosis and hepatocellular cancer that eventually results in the breakdown of liver functionality. Nanotechnology has the potential to play a pivotal role in reducing viral load levels and drug-resistant HBV through drug targeting, thus reducing the rate of evolution of the disease. Apart from tissue targeting, intracellular delivery of a wide range of drugs is necessary to exert a therapeutic action in the affected organelles...
May 17, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772409/lymphatics-in-the-liver
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REVIEW
Masatake Tanaka, Yasuko Iwakiri
The liver is the largest lymph producing organ. A significant increase in the number of hepatic lymphatic vessels, or lymphangiogenesis, has been reported in various liver diseases, including, but not limited to, cirrhosis, viral hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Despite its apparent relevance in healthy and diseased livers as these and other observations indicate, the hepatic lymphatic system has been poorly studied. With knowledge of the lymphatic system in other organs and tissues incorporated, this review article addresses the current knowledge of the hepatic lymphatic system and the potential role of lymphatic endothelial cells in the health and the disease of the liver and concludes with a brief description on future directions of the study of the hepatic lymphatic system...
May 14, 2018: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771270/effect-of-conversion-from-calcineurin-inhibitors-to-everolimus-on-hepatitis-c-viremia-in-adult-kidney-transplant-recipients
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Larissa Sgaria Pacheco, Valter Duro Garcia, Ronivan Luis Dal Prá, Bruna Doleys Cardoso, Mariana Ferras Rodrigues, Helen Kris Zanetti, Gisele Meinerz, Jorge Neumann, Diego Gnatta, Elizete Keitel
INTRODUCTION: Currently, there is no specific immunosuppressive protocol for hepatitis C (HCV)-positive renal transplants recipients. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the conversion effect to everolimus (EVR) on HCV in adult kidney recipients. METHOD: This is an exploratory single-center, prospective, randomized, open label controlled trial with renal allograft recipients with HCV-positive serology. Participants were randomized for conversion to EVR or maintenance of calcineurin inhibitors...
May 14, 2018: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770355/host-regulated-hepatitis-b-virus-capsid-assembly-in-a-mammalian-cell-free-system
#15
Kuancheng Liu, Jianming Hu
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is an important global human pathogen and represents a major cause of hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. The HBV capsid is composed of multiple copies of a single viral protein, the capsid or core protein (HBc), plays multiple roles in the viral life cycle, and has emerged recently as a major target for developing antiviral therapies against HBV infection. Although several systems have been developed to study HBV capsid assembly, including heterologous overexpression systems like bacteria and insect cells, in vitro assembly using purified protein, and mammalian cell culture systems, the requirement for non-physiological concentrations of HBc and salts and the difficulty in manipulating host regulators of assembly presents major limitations for detailed studies on capsid assembly under physiologically relevant conditions...
April 20, 2018: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770055/hepatitis-a-virus-infection-associated-with-cannabis-use
#16
C Sikora, G Tipples, X-L Pang, A Andonov
We identified a case of acute Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection linked to cannabis use. The local Public Health department received report of a man in his mid-20s with a classic presentation of hepatitis - jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting, general malaise, and dark urine - as well as elevated serum aminotransferase levels and a positive anti-HAV IgM. Upon questioning, he reported no contact with ill individuals, or travel outside his metropolitan area. His exclusive source of water was the local municipal supply...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769341/mutational-analysis-of-the-bovine-hepacivirus-internal-ribosome-entry-site
#17
A L Baron, A Schoeniger, P Becher, C Baechlein
In recent years, hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related viruses were identified in several species including dogs, horses, bats and rodents. Additionally, a novel virus of the genus Hepacivirus has been discovered in bovine samples and was termed bovine hepacivirus (BovHepV). Prediction of the BovHepV IRES (internal ribosome entry site) structure revealed strong similarities to the HCV IRES structure comprising domains II, IIIabcde, pseudoknot IIIf and domain IV with the initiation codon AUG. Unlike HCV, only one microRNA-122 (miR-122) binding site could be identified in the BovHepV 5' NTR...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769036/estimates-of-state-level-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-stratified-by-race-and-sex-united-states-2010
#18
Eric W Hall, Eli S Rosenberg, Patrick S Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is the most common blood-borne viral infection in the United States. Previously, we used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) to estimate the prevalence of HCV antibodies (anti-HCV) and HCV RNA among all U.S. states. However, demographic differences in HCV burden at the state-level have not been systematically described. This analysis quantified the HCV burden stratified by sex and race (and associated disparities) for each U...
May 16, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768695/evolution-and-persistence-of-the-resistance-associated-substitutions-of-hepatitis-c-virus-after-direct-acting-antiviral-treatment-failures
#19
Yechan Jeong, Bora Jin, Hye Won Lee, Hye Jung Park, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Sang Hoon Ahn, Seungtaek Kim
Daclatasvir plus asunaprevir (DCV+ASV) treatment is an all-oral direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy for the genotype 1b HCV-infected patients. In this study, we investigated how resistance-associated substitutions (RASs) evolved after treatment failures and assessed the effect of those substitutions on viral fitness. Sequencing of NS5A and NS3 revealed typical RASs after treatment failures. Interestingly, the RASs of NS3 reverted to the wild-type amino acid within one year after treatment failures. However, the RASs of NS5A were stable and did not change...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768691/detection-of-hepatitis-b-virus-dna-among-chronic-and-potential-occult-hbv-patients-in-resource-limited-settings-by-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-assay
#20
Arifa Akram, S M Rashedul Islam, Saif Ullah Munshi, Shahina Tabassum
Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) usually occurs due to the transfusion of blood or blood products from chronic HBV (CHB) or occult HBV infected (OBI) patients. Besides serological tests e.g. HBsAg and anti-HBc (total), detection of HBV-DNA is necessary for the diagnosis of OBI patients. Different nucleic acid tests (NATs) including real-time-Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) are used for the detect HBV-DNA. The NATs are expensive and require technical expertise which are barriers to introducing them in resource-limited settings...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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