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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091639/gold-nanoparticles-stabilized-by-cationic-carbosilane-dendrons-synthesis-and-biological-properties
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Cornelia E Peña-González, Elzbieta Pedziwiatr-Werbicka, Dzmitry Shcharbin, Carlos Guerrero-Beltrán, Viktar Abashkin, Svetlana Loznikova, José L Jiménez, M Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández, Maria Bryszewska, Rafael Gómez, Javier Sánchez-Nieves, F Javier de la Mata
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and polycationic macromolecules are used as gene carriers. Their behaviour is dependent on several factors, such as the size and type of the framework, charge, etc. We have combined both types of systems and prepared AuNPs covered with cationic carbosilane dendrons with the aim to evaluate their biocompatibility. Water soluble dendronized cationic AuNPs were prepared following a straightforward procedure from dendrons, a gold precursor and a reducing agent in water and were characterized by (1)H NMR, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), ultraviolet spectroscopy (UV), and zeta potential (ZP)...
January 16, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079886/hiv-1-nef-is-released-in-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-astrocytes-evidence-for-nef-mediated-neurotoxicity
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A Sami Saribas, Stephanie Cicalese, Taha Mohseni Ahooyi, Kamel Khalili, Shohreh Amini, Ilker Kudret Sariyer
Human immunodeficiency virus-associated neurological disorders (HANDs) affect the majority of AIDS patients and are a significant problem among HIV-1-infected individuals who live longer because of combined anti-retroviral therapies. HIV-1 utilizes a number of viral proteins and subsequent cytokine inductions to unleash its toxicity on neurons. Among HIV-1 viral proteins, Nef is a small protein expressed abundantly in astrocytes of HIV-1-infected brains and has been suggested to have a role in the pathogenesis of HAND...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078447/trends-in-aortic-valve-replacement-in-germany-in-2015-transcatheter-versus-isolated-surgical-aortic-valve-repair
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Luise Gaede, Johannes Blumenstein, Won-Keun Kim, Christoph Liebetrau, Oliver Dörr, Holger Nef, Christian Hamm, Albrecht Elsässer, Helge Möllmann
AIMS: We analysed the number of procedures, indications, and in-hospital mortality rates of all patients undergoing isolated surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) or transvascular (TV-) and transapical (TA-) transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) from 2012 to 2015 in Germany. METHODS AND RESULTS: More than 31,000 aortic valve procedures were performed in 2015 in Germany, representing a total increase of 4.5% over 2014. TV-TAVI accounts for 13,108 of these procedures, with an increase of 21%, whereas the numbers of isolated sAVR and TA-TAVI decreased slightly...
January 11, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077653/characterizing-hiv-1-splicing-using-next-generation-sequencing
#4
Ann Emery, Shuntai Zhou, Elizabeth Pollom, Ronald Swanstrom
: Full-length HIV-1 RNA serves as the genome or as an mRNA, or this RNA undergoes splicing using four donors and ten acceptors to create over 50 physiologically relevant transcripts in two size classes (1.8 kb and 4 kb). We developed an assay using Primer ID-tagged deep sequencing to quantify HIV-1 splicing. Using the NL4-3 lab strain we found that A5 (env/nef) is the most commonly used acceptor (about 50%) with A3 (tat) the least used (about 3%). Two small exons are made when a splice to acceptor A1 or A2 is followed by activation of donor D2 or D3, and the high-level use of D2 and D3 dramatically reduces the amount of vif and vpr transcripts...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077643/efficient-vpu-mediated-tetherin-antagonism-by-an-hiv-1-group-o-strain
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Katharina Mack, Kathrin Starz, Daniel Sauter, Simon Langer, Frederic Bibollet-Ruche, Gerald H Learn, Christina M Stürzel, Marie Leoz, Jean-Christophe Plantier, Matthias Geyer, Beatrice H Hahn, Frank Kirchhoff
: Simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) use their Nef proteins to counteract the restriction factor tetherin. However, a deletion in human tetherin prevents antagonism by the Nef proteins of SIVcpz and SIVgor, which represent the ape precursors of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). To promote virus release from infected cells, pandemic HIV-1 group M strains evolved Vpu as tetherin antagonist, while the Nef protein of less widespread HIV-1 group O strains acquired the ability to target a region adjacent to this deletion...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077588/first-in-human-evaluation-of-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-an-intranasally-administered-replication-competent-sendai-virus-vectored-hiv-type-1-gag-vaccine-induction-of-potent-t-cell-or-antibody-responses-in-prime-boost-regimens
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Julien Nyombayire, Omu Anzala, Brian Gazzard, Etienne Karita, Philip Bergin, Peter Hayes, Jakub Kopycinski, Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi, Akil Jackson, Jean Bizimana, Bashir Farah, Eddy Sayeed, Christopher L Parks, Makoto Inoue, Takashi Hironaka, Hiroto Hara, Tsugumine Shu, Tetsuro Matano, Len Dally, Burc Barin, Harriet Park, Jill Gilmour, Angela Lombardo, Jean-Louis Excler, Patricia Fast, Dagna S Laufer, Josephine H Cox
BACKGROUND:  We report the first-in-human safety and immunogenicity assessment of a prototype intranasally administered, replication-competent Sendai virus (SeV)-vectored, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine. METHODS:  Sixty-five HIV-1-uninfected adults in Kenya, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom were assigned to receive 1 of 4 prime-boost regimens (administered at 0 and 4 months, respectively; ratio of vaccine to placebo recipients, 12:4): priming with a lower-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally, followed by boosting with an adenovirus 35-vectored vaccine encoding HIV-1 Gag, reverse transcriptase, integrase, and Nef (Ad35-GRIN) given intramuscularly (SLA); priming with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally, followed by boosting with Ad35-GRIN given intramuscularly (SHA); priming with Ad35-GRIN given intramuscularly, followed by boosting with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally (ASH); and priming and boosting with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally (SHSH)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076321/secretion-modification-region-derived-peptide-blocks-exosome-release-and-mediates-cell-cycle-arrest-in-breast-cancer-cells
#7
Ming-Bo Huang, Ruben R Gonzalez, James Lillard, Vincent C Bond
PURPOSE: Discovery and development of a novel anticancer PEG-SMR-Clu peptide to prevent breast cancer metastasis. How breast cancer cells and primary mammary epithelial cells interact and communicate with each other to promote tumorigenesis and how to prevent tumor metastasis has long been a concern of researchers. Cancer cells secrete exosomes containing proteins and RNA. These factors can influence tumor development by directly targeting cancer cells and tumor stroma. In this study, we determined the effects of a peptide as an inhibitor of exosome secretion on breast tumors...
January 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031466/cell-based-fluorescence-complementation-reveals-a-role-for-hiv-1-nef-dimerization-in-ap-2-recruitment-and-cd4-downregulation
#8
Sherry T Shu, Lori A Emert-Sedlak, Thomas E Smithgall
The HIV-1 Nef accessory factor enhances viral infectivity, immune evasion, and AIDS progression. Nef triggers rapid downregulation of CD4 via the endocytic adaptor protein 2 (AP-2) complex, a process linked to enhanced viral infectivity and immune escape. Here we describe a bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC) assay to visualize the interaction of Nef with AP-2 and CD4 in living cells. Interacting protein pairs were fused to complementary, non-fluorescent fragments of YFP and co-expressed in 293T cells...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013233/the-influence-of-alertness-on-the-spatial-deployment-of-visual-attention-is-mediated-by-the-excitability-of-the-posterior-parietal-cortices
#9
Rebecca E Paladini, René M Müri, Jurka Meichtry, Tobias Nef, Fred W Mast, Urs P Mosimann, Thomas Nyffeler, Dario Cazzoli
With a reduced level of alertness, healthy individuals typically show a rightward shift when deploying visual attention in space. The impact of alertness on the neural networks governing visuospatial attention is, however, poorly understood. By using a transcranial magnetic stimulation twin-coil approach, the present study aimed at investigating the effects of an alertness manipulation on the excitability of the left and the right posterior parietal cortices (PPCs), crucial nodes of the visuospatial attentional network...
December 23, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004176/overlapping-implantation-of-bioresorbable-novolimus-eluting-scaffolds-an-observational-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Florian Blachutzik, Niklas Boeder, Jens Wiebe, Alessio Mattesini, Oliver Dörr, Astrid Most, Timm Bauer, Monique Tröbs, Jens Röther, Christian Schlundt, Stephan Achenbach, Christian Hamm, Holger Nef
Overlapping implantation of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds is frequently necessary, but its influence on vessel and scaffold structure has not been thoroughly analyzed previously. The aim of this study was to analyze the acute effects of overlapping implantation on BRS as determined by optical coherence tomography (OCT). A total of 38 patients with de novo coronary artery stenoses who underwent OCT in the context of implantation of novolimus-eluting BRS (DESolve, Elixir Medical Corporation, Sunnyvale, California, USA) were investigated...
December 21, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002473/role-of-occult-and-post-acute-phase-replication-in-protective-immunity-induced-with-a-novel-live-attenuated-siv-vaccine
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Neil Berry, Maria Manoussaka, Claire Ham, Deborah Ferguson, Hannah Tudor, Giada Mattiuzzo, Bep Klaver, Mark Page, Richard Stebbings, Atze T Das, Ben Berkhout, Neil Almond, Martin P Cranage
In order to evaluate the role of persisting virus replication during occult phase immunisation in the live attenuated SIV vaccine model, a novel SIVmac239Δnef variant (SIVrtTA) genetically engineered to replicate in the presence of doxycycline was evaluated for its ability to protect against wild-type SIVmac239. Indian rhesus macaques were vaccinated either with SIVrtTA or with SIVmac239Δnef. Doxycycline was withdrawn from 4 of 8 SIVrtTA vaccinates before challenge with wild-type virus. Unvaccinated challenge controls exhibited ~107 peak plasma viral RNA copies/ml persisting beyond the acute phase...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998072/effect-of-several-hiv-antigens-simultaneously-loaded-with-g2-nn16-carbosilane-dendrimer-in-the-cell-uptake-and-functionality-of-human-dendritic-cells
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Daniel Sepúlveda-Crespo, Enrique Vacas-Córdoba, Valeria Márquez-Miranda, Ingrid Araya-Durán, Rafael Gómez, Francisco Javier de la Mata, Fernando Danilo González-Nilo, Ma Ángeles Muñoz-Fernández
Dendrimers are highly branched, star-shaped, and nanosized polymers that have been proposed as new carriers for specific HIV-1 peptides. Dendritic cells (DCs) are the most-potent antigen-presenting cells that play a major role in the development of cell-mediated immunotherapy due to the generation and regulation of adaptive immune responses against HIV-1. This article reports on the associated behavior of two or three HIV-derived peptides simultaneously (p24/gp160 or p24/gp160/NEF) with cationic carbosilane dendrimer G2-NN16...
December 21, 2016: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981421/identification-of-binding-mode-and-prospective-structural-features-of-novel-nef-protein-inhibitors-as-potential-anti-hiv-drugs
#13
Suri Moonsamy, Soumendranath Bhakat, Muthusamy Ramesh, Mahmoud E S Soliman
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative factor (Nef) protein is an accessory pathogenic factor, which plays a significant role in acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Nef deficient HIV virus took a longer time to progress into AIDS. Therefore, targeting Nef protein is considered as a key strategy towards HIV/AIDS treatment. Up-to-date, only few compounds were reported as Nef inhibitors. This has prompted us to provide a first account of an integrated computational framework in order to identify more potential Nef inhibitors...
December 16, 2016: Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970288/tct-11-diagnostic-accuracy-of-fast-computational-approaches-to-derive-fractional-flow-reserve-from-diagnostic-coronary-x-ray-angiography-in-the-international-multicenter-favor-functional-assessment-by-various-flow-reconstructions-pilot-study
#14
Shengxian Tu, Jelmer Westra, Junqing Yang, Clemens von Birgelen, Angela Ferrara, Mariano Pellicano, Holger Nef, Matteo Tebaldi, Yoshinobu Murasato, Alexandra Lansky, Emanuele Barbato, Liefke van der Heijden, Johan Reiber, Niels Holm, William Wijns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969790/tct-436-multi-center-post-marketing-evaluation-of-the-elixir-desolve%C3%A2-novolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-coronary-stent-system-6-month-results-from-the-desolve-pmcf-study
#15
Holger Nef, Karl Eugen Hauptmann, Azeem Latib, Lynn Morrison, Sara Toyloy, Lynn Vandertie, Antonio Colombo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969769/tct-419-usefulness-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-adverse-cardiovascular-events-in-patients-undergoing-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffolds-implantation-the-psp-score
#16
Luis Ortega-Paz, Davide Capodanno, Tommaso Gori, Holger Nef, Azeem Latib, Giuseppe Caramanno, Carlo Di Mario, Christoph Naber, Maciej Lesiak, Piera Capranzano, Jens Wiebe, Julinda Mehilli, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Stelios Pyxaras, Alessio Mattesini, Salvatore Geraci, Toru Naganuma, Antonio Colombo, Thomas Münzel, Manel Sabate, Corrado Tamburino, Salvatore Brugaletta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969752/tct-401-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-thrombosis-insights-from-the-ghost-eu-gauging-coronary-healing-with-bioresorbable-scaffolding-platforms-in-europe-registry
#17
Neil Ruparelia, Hiroyoshi Kawamoto, Davide Capodanno, Tommaso Gori, Holger Nef, Julinda Mehilli, Maciej Lesiak, Giuseppe Caramanno, Christoph Naber, Carlo Di Mario, Piera Capranzano, Jens Wiebe, Aleksander Araszkiewicz, Salvatore Geraci, Stelios Pyxaras, Alessio Mattesini, Thomas Munzel, Corrado Tamburino, Antonio Colombo, Azeem Latib
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960171/are-basophils-and-mast-cells-masters-in-hiv-infection
#18
Gianni Marone, Gilda Varricchi, Stefania Loffredo, Maria Rosaria Galdiero, Felice Rivellese, Amato de Paulis
The World Health Organization AIDS epidemic update estimates that more than 37 million people are living with HIV infection. Despite the unprecedented success of antiretroviral treatments, significant challenges remain in the fight against HIV. In particular, how uninfected cells capture HIV and transmit virions to target cells remains an unanswered question. Tissue mast cells and peripheral blood basophils can be exposed to virions or HIV products during infection. Several HIV proteins (i.e., envelope glycoproteins gp120 and gp41, Tat, and Nef) can interact with distinct surface receptors expressed by human basophils and mast cells and modulate their functional responses at different levels...
December 14, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928004/the-effect-of-hiv-1-env-on-serinc5-antagonism
#19
Saina Beitari, Shilei Ding, Qinghua Pan, Andrés Finzi, Chen Liang
: SERINC5 is able to restrict HIV-1 infection by drastically impairing the infectivity of viral particles. Current studies have shown that HIV-1 Nef protein counters SERINC5 through down regulating SERINC5 from the cell surface and preventing virion incorporation of SERINC5. In addition, the Env proteins of some HIV-1 strains can also overcome SERINC5 inhibition. However, it is unclear how HIV-1 Env does so and why HIV-1 has two mechanisms to resist SERINC5 inhibition. Results of this study show that neither Env nor Nef prevents high-level ectopic SERINC5 from incorporation into HIV-1 particles, except that Env, but not Nef, is able to resist the inhibition of virion-associated SERINC5...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909244/cd4-down-regulation-by-hiv-1-nef-reveals-distinct-roles-for-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-2-subunits-of-ap-1-complex-in-protein-trafficking
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Lucas A Tavares, Eulália M L da Silva, Mara E da Silva-Januário, Yunan C Januário, Julianne V de Cavalho, Érika S Czernisz, Gonzalo A Mardones, Luis L P daSilva
The HIV accessory protein Nef is a major determinant of viral pathogenesis that facilitates viral particle release, prevents viral antigen presentation and increases infectivity of new virus particles. These functions of Nef involve its ability to remove specific host proteins from the surface of infected cells, including the CD4 receptor. Nef binds to the adaptor protein 2 (AP-2) and CD4 in clathrin-coated pits, forcing CD4 internalization and subsequent target to lysosomes. Herein, we report that this lysosomal targeting requires a variant of the AP-1 comprising the isoform 2 of γ-adaptin...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cell Science
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