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Viral trafficking

E Saplaoura, F Kragler
Phloem serves as a highway for mobile signals in plants. Apart from sugars and hormones, proteins and RNAs are transported via the phloem and contribute to the intercellular communication coordinating growth and development. Different classes of RNAs have been found mobile and in the phloem exudate such as viral RNAs, small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), microRNAs, transfer RNAs, and messenger RNAs (mRNAs). Their transport is considered to be mediated via ribonucleoprotein complexes formed between phloem RNA-binding proteins and mobile RNA molecules...
2016: Enzymes
Binod Kumar, Dipanjan Dutta, Jawed Iqbal, Mairaj Ahmed Ansari, Arunava Roy, Leela Chikoti, Gina Pisano, Mohanan Valiya Veettil, Bala Chandran
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) binding to the endothelial cell surface heparan sulfate is followed by sequential interactions with α3β1, αVβ3 and αVβ5 integrins and Ephrin A2 receptor tyrosine kinase (EphA2R). These interactions activate host cell pre-existing FAK, Src, PI3-K and RhoGTPase signaling cascades, c-Cbl mediated ubiquitination of receptors, recruitment of CIB1, p130Cas and Crk adaptor molecules, and membrane bleb formation leading to lipid raft dependent macropinocytosis of KSHV into human microvascular dermal endothelial (HMVEC-d) cells...
October 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Chao-Chen Lin, Hsin-Fang Hsu, Peter Jomo Walla
The fusion of two opposing membranes is essential in biological functions such as fertilization, viral entry, membrane trafficking and synaptic transmission. Before the membrane bilayers are fully connected, at some stage a hemifusion intermediate-when the outer leaflets are merged but not the inner leaflets-is formed. However, the position of hemifusion in the energy landscape and the duration of it vary and have not been fully mapped out. To date, there has not been a way to differentiate lipid mixing of the two leaflets directly in a single experiment...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Zhonglan Wu, Lijia Cui, Weiming Zhao, Dongzhi Yang, Hui Chen, Ruiqing Wang, Xuemin Wang, Linqi Zhang, Tianhua He
BACKGROUND: Current prevalence and genotype distribution of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remain unknown in Ningxia, northwest China. METHODS: From June to December 2013, 13,022 individuals were screened in Ningxia HIV/AIDS Sentinel Surveillance System, with their demographic features collected and serum samples tested for HCV antibody. Sero-positive drug users were further subjected to sequencing of NS5B and Core regions of HCV. RESULTS: The anti-HCV prevalence was 0...
October 18, 2016: Virology Journal
Hung-Lun Hsu, Jean K Millet, Deirdre A Costello, Gary R Whittaker, Susan Daniel
Virus pseudotyping is a useful and safe technique for studying entry of emerging strains of influenza virus. However, few studies have compared different reassortant combinations in pseudoparticle systems, or compared entry kinetics of native viruses and their pseudotyped analogs. Here, vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV)-based pseudovirions displaying distinct influenza virus envelope proteins were tested for fusion activity. We produced VSV pseudotypes containing the prototypical X-31 (H3) HA, either alone or with strain-matched or mismatched N2 NAs...
October 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
Husni Elbahesh, Silke Bergmann, Charles J Russell
Influenza A viruses (IAVs) cause numerous pandemics and yearly epidemics resulting in ~500,000 annual deaths globally. IAV modulates cellular signaling pathways at every step of the infection cycle. Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) has been shown to play a critical role in endosomal trafficking of influenza A viruses, yet it is unclear how FAK kinase activity regulates IAV replication. Using mini-genomes derived from H1N1, H5N1 and H7N9 viruses, we dissected RNA replication by IAVs independent of viral entry or release...
October 13, 2016: Virology
Yishi Xu, Carla Bianca Luena Victorio, Qimei Ng, Mookkan Prabakaran, Yee-Joo Tan, Kaw Bing Chua
The Saffold virus (SAFV) genome is translated as a single long polyprotein precursor and co-translationally cleaved to yield 12 separate viral proteins. Little is known about the activities of SAFV proteins although their homologs in other picornaviruses have already been described. To further support research on functions and activities of respective viral proteins, we investigated the spatio-temporal distribution of SAFV proteins in Vero and HEp-2 cells that had been either transfected with plasmids that express individual viral proteins or infected with live SAFV...
October 12, 2016: Emerging Microbes & Infections
Fabian Elgner, Huimei Ren, Regina Medvedev, Daniela Ploen, Kiyoshi Himmelsbach, Klaus Boller, Eberhard Hildt
BACKGROUND: HCV particles are described as lipoviroparticles which are released similar to VLDLs. However, the release mechanism is still poorly understood; the canonical ERGIC pathway as well as the endosome-dependent release has been proposed. Recently, also the role of exosomes in the transmission of HCV has been reported. Only a minor fraction of the de novo synthesized lipoviroparticles are finally released by the infected cell. METHODS: To investigate the relevance of MVBs for viral morphogenesis and release, the MVB inhibitor U18666A was used...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Virology
Katrina A Lythgoe, François Blanquart, Lorenzo Pellis, Christophe Fraser
The viral population of HIV-1, like many pathogens that cause systemic infection, is structured and differentiated within the body. The dynamics of cellular immune trafficking through the blood and within compartments of the body has also received wide attention. Despite these advances, mathematical models, which are widely used to interpret and predict viral and immune dynamics in infection, typically treat the infected host as a well-mixed homogeneous environment. Here, we present mathematical, analytical, and computational results that demonstrate that consideration of the spatial structure of the viral population within the host radically alters predictions of previous models...
October 2016: PLoS Biology
G Michael Rebmann, Robert Grabski, Veronica Sanchez, William J Britt
: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the largest member of the Herpesviridae and represents a significant cause of disease. During virus replication, HCMV alters cellular functions to facilitate its replication, including significant reorganization of the secretory and endocytic pathways of the infected cell. A defining morphologic change of the infected cell is the formation of a membranous structure in the cytoplasm that is designated the virion assembly compartment (AC), which consists of virion structural proteins surrounded by cellular membranes...
October 4, 2016: MBio
Christa J Bodaan, Lyn M Wise, Kirsty A Wakelin, Gabriella S Stuart, Nicola C Real, Andrew A Mercer, Christopher B Riley, Christine Theoret
Healing is delayed in limb wounds relative to body wounds of horses, partly because of sustained inflammation and inefficient angiogenesis. In laboratory animals, proteins derived from orf virus modulate these processes and enhance healing. We aimed to compare immune cell trafficking and the inflammatory, vascular and epidermal responses in body and limb wounds of horses, and then to investigate the impact of orf virus interleukin-10 and vascular endothelial growth factor-E on these processes. Standardized excisional wounds were created on the body and forelimb of horses and their progression monitored macroscopically until healed...
September 29, 2016: Wound Repair and Regeneration
Nicole Arnold, Thomas Girke, Suhas Sureshchandra, Ilhem Messaoudi
: Primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV), a neurotropic alpha herpesvirus, results in varicella. VZV establishes latency in the sensory ganglia and can reactivate later in life to cause herpes zoster. The relationship between VZV and its host during acute infection in the sensory ganglia is not well understood due to limited access to clinical specimens. Intrabronchial inoculation of rhesus macaques with simian varicella virus (SVV), recapitulates the hallmarks of VZV infection in humans...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Virology
Clément Chevalier, Serge Roche, Christine Bénistant
ERBB2 (v-erb-b2 avian erythroblastic leukemia viral oncogene homolog 2) amplification is associated with invasive breast cancer. We discovered that TOM1L1 (target of myb1-like 1) and ERBB2 co-amplification defines a novel mechanism involved in breast cancer metastatic progression. Upregulation of the vesicular trafficking protein TOM1L1 enhances plasma membrane delivery of membrane-type 1 matrix metalloprotease (MT1-MMP) for efficient extracellular matrix degradation and tumor cell dissemination.
July 2016: Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Kuan Rong Chan, Xiaohui Wang, Wilfried A A Saron, Esther Shuyi Gan, Hwee Cheng Tan, Darren Z L Mok, Summer Li-Xin Zhang, Yie Hou Lee, Cui Liang, Limin Wijaya, Sujoy Ghosh, Yin Bun Cheung, Steven R Tannenbaum, Soman N Abraham, Ashley L St John, Jenny G H Low, Eng Eong Ooi
Vaccination has achieved remarkable successes in the control of childhood viral diseases. To control emerging infections, however, vaccines will need to be delivered to older individuals who, unlike infants, probably have had prior infection or vaccination with related viruses and thus have cross-reactive antibodies against the vaccines. Whether and how these cross-reactive antibodies impact live attenuated vaccination efficacy is unclear. Using an open-label randomized trial design, we show that subjects with a specific range of cross-reactive antibody titres from a prior inactivated Japanese encephalitis vaccination enhanced yellow fever (YF) immunogenicity upon YF vaccination...
2016: Nature Microbiology
Karen Bayer, Carina Banning, Volker Bruss, Linda Wiltzer-Bach, Michael Schindler
: We analyzed HCV morphogenesis using viral genomes encoding for a mCherry-tagged E1 glycoprotein. HCV-E1-mCherry polyprotein expression, intracellular localization and replication kinetics were comparable to untagged HCV and E1-mCherry tagged viral particles were assembled and released into cell culture supernatants. Expression and localization of structural E1 and non-structural NS5A followed a tempo-spatial pattern with succinct decrease in replication complexes and the appearance of E1-mCherry punctae...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Virology
Torben Rixecker, Ilka Mathar, Rebekka Medert, Stefanie Mannebach, Alexander Pfeifer, Peter Lipp, Volodymyr Tsvilovskyy, Marc Freichel
TRPM4 proteins form Ca(2+)-activated non selective cation (CAN) channels that affect transmembrane Ca(2+)-influx by determining the membrane potential. Tight control of the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration is essential for mast cell responses. In this study, we analyzed the expression of TRPM4 in peritoneal mast cells (PCMC) as a model for connective tissue type mast cells with respect to FcεRI-evoked calcium changes and the subcellular localization of fluorescently labeled TRPM4 using two viral transduction systems before and following antigen stimulation...
2016: Scientific Reports
Qin Wang, Xiaolin Zhang, Yuling Han, Xinlu Wang, Guangxia Gao
M2BP (also called 90K) is an interferon-stimulated gene product that is upregulated in HIV-1 infection. A recent study revealed that M2BP reduces the infectivity of HIV-1 by inhibiting the processing of the viral envelope protein. Here we report that in addition to reducing viral infectivity, M2BP inhibits HIV-1 virion production. We provide evidence showing that M2BP inhibits HIV-1 Gag trafficking to the plasma membrane in a vimentin-dependent manner. When vimentin filaments were collapsed by treating cells with acrylamide or by overexpression of a dominant-negative mutant of vimentin, M2BP inhibition of HIV-1 virion production was significantly relieved...
2016: Scientific Reports
Laura L Dickey, Colleen L Worne, Jessica L Glover, Thomas E Lane, Ryan M O'Connell
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNAs that modulate cellular gene expression, primarily at the post-transcriptional level. We sought to examine the functional role of miR-155 in a model of viral-induced neuroinflammation. METHODS: Acute encephalomyelitis and immune-mediated demyelination were induced by intracranial injection with the neurotropic JHM strain of mouse hepatitis virus (JHMV) into C57BL/6 miR-155 (+/+) wildtype (WT) mice or miR-155 (-/-) mice...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Eveline Santos da Silva, Martin Mulinge, Morgane Lemaire, Cécile Masquelier, Cyprien Beraud, Arkadiusz Rybicki, Jean-Yves Servais, Gilles Iserentant, Jean-Claude Schmit, Carole Seguin-Devaux, Danielle Perez Bercoff
The cytoplasmic tail (gp41CT) of the HIV-1 envelope (Env) mediates Env incorporation into virions and regulates Env intracellular trafficking. Little is known about the functional impact of variability in this domain. To address this issue, we compared the replication of recombinant virus pairs carrying the full Env (Env viruses) or the Env ectodomain fused to the gp41CT of NL4.3 (EnvEC viruses) (12 subtype C and 10 subtype B pairs) in primary CD4+ T-cells and monocyte-derived-macrophages (MDMs). In CD4+ T-cells, replication was as follows: B-EnvEC = B-Env>C-EnvEC>C-Env, indicating that the gp41CT of subtype C contributes to the low replicative capacity of this subtype...
2016: PloS One
Linda Gräßel, Laura Aline Fast, Konstanze D Scheffer, Fatima Boukhallouk, Gilles A Spoden, Stefan Tenzer, Klaus Boller, Ruzica Bago, Sundaresan Rajesh, Michael Overduin, Fedor Berditchevski, Luise Florin
Human papillomaviruses enter host cells via a clathrin-independent endocytic pathway involving tetraspanin proteins. However, post-endocytic trafficking required for virus capsid disassembly remains unclear. Here we demonstrate that the early trafficking pathway of internalised HPV particles involves tetraspanin CD63, syntenin-1 and ESCRT-associated adaptor protein ALIX. Following internalisation, viral particles are found in CD63-positive endosomes recruiting syntenin-1, a CD63-interacting adaptor protein...
2016: Scientific Reports
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