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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732035/vaccine-induced-immune-responses-against-both-gag-and-env-improve-control-of-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-replication-in-rectally-challenged-rhesus-macaques
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Mauricio A Martins, Young C Shin, Lucas Gonzalez-Nieto, Aline Domingues, Martin J Gutman, Helen S Maxwell, Iris Castro, Diogo M Magnani, Michael Ricciardi, Nuria Pedreño-Lopez, Varian Bailey, Dillon Betancourt, John D Altman, Matthias Pauthner, Dennis R Burton, Benjamin von Bredow, David T Evans, Maoli Yuan, Christopher L Parks, Keisuke Ejima, David B Allison, Eva Rakasz, Glen N Barber, Saverio Capuano, Jeffrey D Lifson, Ronald C Desrosiers, David I Watkins
The ability to control lentivirus replication may be determined, in part, by the extent to which individual viral proteins are targeted by the immune system. Consequently, defining the antigens that elicit the most protective immune responses may facilitate the design of effective HIV-1 vaccines. Here we vaccinated four groups of rhesus macaques with a heterologous vector prime/boost/boost/boost (PBBB) regimen expressing the following simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) genes: env, gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 1); env, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 2); gag, vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 3); or vif, rev, tat, and nef (Group 4)...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729737/direct-binding-to-gabarap-family-members-is-essential-for-hiv-1-nef-plasma-membrane-localization
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Alexandra Boeske, Melanie Schwarten, Peixiang Ma, Markus Tusche, Jessica Mötter, Christina Möller, Philipp Neudecker, Silke Hoffmann, Dieter Willbold
HIV-1 Nef is an important pathogenic factor for HIV/AIDS pathogenesis. Studies have shown that the association of Nef with the inner leaflet of the plasma membrane and with endocytic and perinuclear vesicles is essential for most activities of Nef. Using purified recombinant proteins in pull-down assays and by co-immunoprecipitation assays we demonstrate that Nef binds directly and specifically to all GABARAP family members, but not to LC3 family members. Based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) experiments we showed that Nef binds to GABARAP via two surface exposed hydrophobic pockets...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712312/near-full-length-genome-sequence-of-a-novel-hiv-1-second-generation-recombinant-form-crf01_ae-crf07_bc-detected-among-blood-donors-in-north-china
#3
Wei He, Xiaoxu Han, Minghui An, Yanqiu Hai, Le Chang, Chao Liu, Lunan Wang, Hong Shang
In this study, a novel CRF01_AE/07_BC HIV-1 recombinant form, with five breakpoints in thepol, vpr, env and nef gene regions, was identified from a voluntary blood donor in North China. Our study showed that this HIV-1 recombinant form might be a second-generation recombinant form from two predominant strains inthe Men who have sex with men (MSM) population, with the CRF07_BC fragments belonging to a CRF07_BC lineage specific to Chinese MSM and the CRF01_AE fragments belonging to the CRF01_AE lineage 5 common among MSM in northern China...
July 16, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705057/applicability-and-procedural-success-rate-of-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-for-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-an-all-comer-cohort-of-383-consecutive-patients
#4
Christian Schlundt, Stephan Achenbach, Fabiola Felten, Jens Roether, Mohamed Marwan, Holger Nef, Josef Ludwig, Monique Tröbs
Objectives The purpose of this study was to determine applicability and procedural success of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in an all-comer cohort. Background BVS use in bifurcations and severely calcified lesions is not recommended, and a relatively large crossing profile may cause limitations. It is has never been studied how widely BVS can be applied in all-comer cohorts. Methods In 383 consecutive patients (acute coronary syndrome: 124, stable coronary disease 259), a BVS (Absorb) was used as first-line device unless any of the following contraindications were present: bifurcation with side branch >2...
July 14, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704242/long-term-clinical-outcome-after-implantation-of-the-self-expandable-stentys-stent-in-a-large-multicenter-cohort
#5
Luise Gaede, Christoph Liebetrau, Oliver Dörr, Johannes Blumenstein, Albrecht Elsässer, Christian W Hamm, Helge Möllmann, Christian Schlundt, Holger M Nef, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the long-term clinical outcome after implantation of the self-expandable (SE) STENTYS stent in a large multicenter cohort. BACKGROUND: Incomplete stent apposition is known to cause higher rates of myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Because of its self-expanding features, the SE STENTYS stent adapts to the vessel wall and is therefore expected to minimize malapposition and therefore the rates of MI and stent thrombosis...
July 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694699/antitumor-hpv-e7-specific-ctl-activity-elicited-by-in-vivo-engineered-exosomes-produced-through-dna-inoculation
#6
Paola Di Bonito, Chiara Chiozzini, Claudia Arenaccio, Simona Anticoli, Francesco Manfredi, Eleonora Olivetta, Flavia Ferrantelli, Emiliana Falcone, Anna Ruggieri, Maurizio Federico
We recently proved that exosomes engineered in vitro to deliver high amounts of HPV E7 upon fusion with the Nef(mut) exosome-anchoring protein elicit an efficient anti-E7 cytotoxic T lymphocyte immune response. However, in view of a potential clinic application of this finding, our exosome-based immunization strategy was faced with possible technical difficulties including industrial manufacturing, cost of production, and storage. To overcome these hurdles, we designed an as yet unproven exosome-based immunization strategy relying on delivery by intramuscular inoculation of a DNA vector expressing Nef(mut) fused with HPV E7...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681118/naturally-occurring-vpr-inhibitors-from-medicinal-plants-of-myanmar
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REVIEW
Nwet Nwet Win, Hla Ngwe, Ikuro Abe, Hiroyuki Morita
Human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1) is a lentiviral family member that encodes the retroviral Gag, Pol, and Env proteins, along with six additional accessory proteins, Tat, Rev, Vpu, Vif, Nef, and Vpr. The currently approved anti-HIV drugs target the Pol and Env encoded proteins. However, these drugs are only effective in reducing viral replication. Furthermore, the drugs' toxicities and the emergence of drug-resistant strains have become serious worldwide problems. Resistance eventually arises to all of the approved anti-HIV drugs, including the newly approved drugs that target HIV integrase (IN)...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664742/delivery-of-hiv-1-nef-linked-to-heat-shock-protein-27-using-a-cationic-polymer-is-more-effective-than-cationic-lipid-in-mammalian-cells
#8
A Milani, A Bolhassani, M Heshmati
BACKGROUND: Different adjuvants and delivery systems have been used to enhance the potency of DNA vaccines against viral diseases. Among them, heat shock proteins (HSPs) are stress proteins that have multiple roles such as chaperon activity and anti-apoptotic and adjuvant properties. The goal of this study was to compare the expression of HIV-1 Nef, Hsp27 and Hsp27-Nef genes transfected in HEK-293T mammalian cells by TurboFect and Lipofectamine as a cationic polymer and lipid, respectively...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659343/the-host-cell-restriction-factor-serinc5-restricts-hiv-1-infectivity-without-altering-the-lipid-composition-and-organization-of-viral-particles
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Birthe Trautz, Hannah Wiedemann, Christian L Uumlchtenborg, Virginia Pierini, Jan Kranich, B Aumlrbel Glass, Hans-Georg Kr Aumlusslich, Thomas Brocker, Massimo Pizzato, Alessia Ruggieri, Britta Br Uumlgger, Oliver T Fackler
The host-cell restriction factor SERINC5 potently suppresses the infectivity of HIV-1 particles and is counteracted by the viral pathogenesis factor Nef. However, the molecular mechanism by which SERINC5 restricts HIV-1 particle infectivity is still unclear. Since SERINC proteins have been suggested to facilitate the incorporation of serine during the biosynthesis of membrane lipids and because lipid composition of HIV particles is a major determinant of the particles infectious potential, we tested whether SERINC5-mediated restriction of HIV particle infectivity involves alterations of membrane lipid composition...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649953/clinical-restenosis-and-its-predictors-after-implantation-of-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffolds-results-from-the-gabi-r-registry
#10
Julinda Mehilli, Stephan Achenbach, Jochen Woehrle, Moritz Baquet, Thomas Riemer, Thomas Muenzel, Holger Nef, Christoph Naber, Gert Richardt, Ralf Zahn, Tommaso Gori, Till Neumann, Johannes Kastner, Axel Schmermund, Christian Hamm
AIMS: To assess clinical restenosis and its predictors after implantation bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) in everyday practice in the large scale German-Austrian ABSORB Registry (GABI-R). METHODS AND RESULTS: Between November 2013 and January 2016, 3264 patients underwent BVS implantion in 93 centers of GABI-R. At 6-month follow-up, 24 patients experienced clinically-indicated target lesion revascularization (cTLR) unrelated to BVS thrombosis (cumulative incidence 0...
June 27, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642743/hiv-1-nef-signaling-in-intestinal-mucosa-epithelium-suggests-the-existence-of-an-active-inter-kingdom-crosstalk-mediated-by-exosomes
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REVIEW
Cristina Felli, Olimpia Vincentini, Marco Silano, Andrea Masotti
The human intestinal mucosal surface represents the first defense against pathogens and regulates the immune response through the combination of epithelial cell (EC) functions and immunological factors. ECs act as sensors of luminal stimuli and interact with the immune cells through signal-transduction pathways, thus representing the first barrier that HIV-1 virus encounters during infection. In particular, the HIV-1 Nef protein plays a crucial role in viral invasion and replication. Nef is expressed early during viral infection and interacts with numerous cellular proteins as a scaffold/adaptor...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636482/impact-of-freeway-weaving-segment-design-on-light-duty-vehicle-exhaust-emissions
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Qing Li, Fengxiang Qiao, Lei Yu, Shuyan Chen, Tiezhu Li
In United States, 26% of greenhouse gas emissions is emitted from the transportation sector, which meanwhile accompanies with enormous toxic emissions to humans, such as CO, NOx, and HC, approximately 2.5% and 2.44% of a total exhaust emission for a petrol and diesel engine, respectively. These exhaust emissions are typically subject to vehicles' intermittent operations, such as hard acceleration and hard braking. In practice, drivers are inclined to operate intermittently while driving through a weaving segment, due to complex vehicle maneuvering for weaving...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615199/impaired-downregulation-of-nkg2d-ligands-by-nef-protein-from-elite-controllers-sensitizes-hiv-1-infected-cells-to-adcc
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Nirmin Alsahafi, Jonathan Richard, Jérémie Prévost, Mathieu Coutu, Nathalie Brassard, Matthew S Parsons, Daniel E Kaufmann, Mark Brockman, Andrés Finzi
HIV-1 Nef clones isolated from a rare subset of HIV-1-infected elite controllers (EC), with the ability to suppress viral load to undetectable levels in the absence of antiretroviral therapy, are unable to fully downregulate CD4 from the plasma membrane of CD4+ T cells. Residual CD4 left at the plasma membrane allows Env-CD4 interaction, which leads to increased exposure of Env CD4-induced epitopes and increases susceptibility of infected cells to antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC). ADCC is mediated largely by natural killer (NK) cells, which control their activation status through the cumulative signals received through activating and inhibitory receptors...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608693/organocatalytic-enantioselective-michael-acetalization-reduction-nef-reaction-for-a-one-pot-entry-to-the-functionalized-aflatoxin-system-total-synthesis-of-dihydroaflatoxin-d2-and-and-microminutinin
#14
Wei-Lun Huang, Arun Raja, Bor-Cherng Hong, Gene-Hsiang Lee
An efficient method has been developed for the enantioselective synthesis of the aflatoxin system with multiple stereocenters via a sequence of organocatalytic Michael-acetalization-reduction-Nef reactions that proceed with high enantioselectivities (90-99% ee). The one-pot reaction sequence provides a facile entry to the aflatoxin system, including dihydroaflatoxin D2, which includes a formal total synthesis of aflatoxin B2. The first total synthesis of (-)- and (+)-microminutinin was also achieved via this protocol...
June 13, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605738/spatial-neglect-predicts-upper-limb-use-in-the-activities-of-daily-living
#15
Tim Vanbellingen, Beatrice Ottiger, Noortje Maaijwee, Tobias Pflugshaupt, Stephan Bohlhalter, René M Müri, Tobias Nef, Dario Cazzoli, Thomas Nyffeler
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Motor tests performed at stroke onset have been shown to predict the recovery of upper limb motor impairment. Less is known about upper limb recovery at the level of functional activity or of participation and how spatial neglect may influence the integration of the upper limb in the activities of daily living (ADL). Our objective was to investigate whether the initial severity of spatial neglect may predict upper limb use in ADL. METHODS: Eighty-two patients with a right-hemispheric stroke (RHS) were prospectively included in the study...
June 13, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602843/combination-of-cell-penetrating-peptides-and-heterologous-dna-prime-protein-boost-strategy-enhances-immune-responses-against-hiv-1-nef-antigen-in-balb-c-mouse-model
#16
Somayeh Kadkhodayan, Behnaz Sadat Jafarzade, Seyed Mehdi Sadat, Fateme Motevalli, Elnaz Agi, Azam Bolhassani
To develop a strong HIV specific T-cell response, the HIV-1 Tat and Nef regulatory proteins have been known as attractive antigenic candidates in vaccine design. A peptide transduction domain of Tat (48-60 aa) could act to deliver other therapeutic molecules into different cells. In this line, several cell-penetrating peptides (CPPs) have been designed to transfer DNA, siRNA, polypeptides and proteins into cells through non-covalent approach such as CADY and PEP families. Some studies showed that the endogenous adjuvants including heat shock protein Gp96 could stimulate antigen-specific T cell immune responses...
August 2017: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586246/characterization-of-a-new-hiv-1-crf01_ae-crf07_bc-recombinant-virus-in-guangxi-china
#17
Desheng Kong, Yan Wang, Chen Wang, Shujia Liang, Yi Feng, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao, Liying Ma
Currently, more and more kinds of circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) and unique recombinant forms (URFs) were identified in China. A novel second-generation CCR5-tropic HIV-1 recombinant virus (GX2016EU09) was identified here, which was isolated from a HIV-1 infected man who had sex with men (MSM) in Guangxi, China. Phylogenetic analysis of near full-length genome (NFLG) showed that the novel HIV-1 recombinant GX2016EU09 clustered with CRF01_AE reference sequences, but set up a distinct branch. Recombinant analysis showed that the NFLG of GX2016EU09 composed of CRF01_AE (as the backbone) and CRF07_BC, with 9 recombination break points observed in the gag, pol, vif, vpr, tat, rev, vpu, env and nef regions...
June 6, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579164/impact-of-strut-thickness-on-acute-mechanical-performance-a-comparison-study-using-optical-coherence-tomography-between-desolve-150-and-desolve-100
#18
Niklas F Boeder, Oliver Dörr, Timm Bauer, Alessio Mattesini, Albrecht Elsässer, Christoph Liebetrau, Stephan Achenbach, Christian W Hamm, Holger M Nef
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acute performance of a novolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) with different strut thickness (DESolve system 150 and 100) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in terms of appropriate scaffold deployment. BACKGROUND: Outcome after BRS implantation seen in registries and meta-analyses continue to show a higher rate of scaffold thrombosis than those reported with DES. Thus, second scaffold generations with lower strut thickness might have potential advantages in terms of flow disturbance...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578819/home-based-training-for-dexterity-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Tim Vanbellingen, Thomas Nyffeler, Julia Nigg, Jorina Janssens, Johanna Hoppe, Tobias Nef, René M Müri, Erwin E H van Wegen, Gert Kwakkel, Stephan Bohlhalter
BACKGROUND: Patients with Parkinson's disease exhibit disturbed manual dexterity. This impairment leads to difficulties in activities of daily living, such as buttoning a shirt or hand-writing. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effectiveness of a home-based dexterity program on fine motor skills in a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial, in patients with Parkinson's disease. METHODS: One hundred and three patients with Parkinson's disease (aged between 48 and 80 years, Hoehn & Yahr stage I-IV) were randomized to either a home-based dexterity program (HOMEDEXT) or Thera-band program...
May 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577469/the-interaction-between-hiv-1-nef-and-adaptor-protein-2-reduces-nef-mediated-cd4-t-cell-apoptosis
#20
Rajesh Abraham Jacob, Aaron L Johnson, Emily N Pawlak, Brennan S Dirk, Logan R Van Nynatten, S M Mansour Haeryfar, Jimmy D Dikeakos
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is characterized by a decline in CD4(+) T cells. Here, we elucidated the mechanism underlying apoptosis in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) infection by examining host apoptotic pathways hijacked by the HIV-1 Nef protein in the CD4(+) T-cell line Sup-T1. Using a panel of Nef mutants unable to bind specific host proteins we uncovered that Nef generates pro- and anti-apoptotic signals. Apoptosis increased upon mutating the motifs involved in the interaction of Nef:AP-1 (NefM20A or NefEEEE62-65AAAA) or Nef:AP-2 (NefLL164/165AA), implying these interactions limit Nef-mediated apoptosis...
September 2017: Virology
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