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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441781/dengue-virus-non-structural-protein-5
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REVIEW
Abbas El Sahili, Julien Lescar
The World Health Organization estimates that the yearly number of dengue cases averages 390 million. This mosquito-borne virus disease is endemic in over 100 countries and will probably continue spreading, given the observed trend in global warming. So far, there is no antiviral drug available against dengue, but a vaccine has been recently marketed. Dengue virus also serves as a prototype for the study of other pathogenic flaviviruses that are emerging, like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Upon viral entry into the host cell and fusion of the viral lipid membrane with the endosomal membrane, the viral RNA is released and expressed as a polyprotein, that is then matured into three structural and seven non-structural (NS) proteins...
April 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441762/replication-and-oncolytic-activity-of-an-avian-orthoreovirus-in-human-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Robert A Kozak, Larissa Hattin, Mia J Biondi, Juan C Corredor, Scott Walsh, Max Xue-Zhong, Justin Manuel, Ian D McGilvray, Jason Morgenstern, Evan Lusty, Vera Cherepanov, Betty-Anne McBey, David Leishman, Jordan J Feld, Byram Bridle, Éva Nagy
Oncolytic viruses are cancer therapeutics with promising outcomes in pre-clinical and clinical settings. Animal viruses have the possibility to avoid pre-existing immunity in humans, while being safe and immunostimulatory. We isolated an avian orthoreovirus (ARV-PB1), and tested it against a panel of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. We found that ARV-PB1 replicated well and induced strong cytopathic effects. It was determined that one mechanism of cell death was through syncytia formation, resulting in apoptosis and induction of interferon stimulated genes (ISGs)...
April 24, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441621/prion-like-transmission-of-pathogenic-protein-aggregates-in-genetic-models-of-neurodegenerative-disease
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REVIEW
Margaret Mp Pearce
A key pathological hallmark of most neurodegenerative diseases is the misfolding of a particular protein, leading to deposition of toxic protein aggregates in brain tissue. Recent data provide compelling evidence that pathogenic protein aggregates have prion-like properties-they self-replicate by templated misfolding of monomeric proteins and spread between individual cells. Studies in genetic model organisms have expanded our understanding of how prion-like pathogenic aggregates propagate in vivo, revealing potential roles for spreading along neural networks and key cellular processes in both neurons and glial cells...
April 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441619/the-influence-of-attention-biases-and-adult-attachment-style-on-treatment-outcome-for-adults-with-social-anxiety-disorder
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Yulisha Byrow, Lorna Peters
BACKGROUND: Attention biases figure prominently in CBT models of social anxiety and are thought to maintain symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD). Studies have shown that individual differences in pre-treatment attention biases predict cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) outcome. However, these findings have been inconsistent as to whether vigilance towards threat predicts better or poorer treatment outcome. Adult attachment style is an individual characteristic that may influence the relationship between attention bias and SAD...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441588/reduced-ena78-levels-as-novel-biomarker-for-major-depressive-disorder-and-venlafaxine-efficiency-result-from-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Zezhi Li, Zuowei Wang, Chen Zhang, Jun Chen, Yousong Su, Jia Huang, Zhenghui Yi, Chengmei Yuan, Wu Hong, Yong Wang, Zhiguo Wu, Yingyan Hu, Lan Cao, Daihui Peng, Yangtai Guan, Yimin Zou, Shunying Yu, Donghong Cui, Yiru Fang
Although lines of evidence demonstrated that cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder (MDD), none of the them have been established as reliable biomarkers. We use our previous whole-genome cRNA microarray data to identify epithelial cell-derived neutrophil-activating peptide 78 (ENA78), the most differentially expressed cytokine in peripheral blood between MDD patients and healthy controls; and then we confirmed the result by the quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for mRNA and protein level, respectively, in an independent drug-naïve first-episode sample set...
March 18, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441586/kobuvirus-vp3-protein-restricts-the-ifn-%C3%AE-triggered-signaling-pathway-by-inhibiting-stat2-irf9-and-stat2-stat2-complex-formation
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Qianqian Peng, Xi Lan, Chen Wang, Yujie Ren, Ningning Yue, Junyong Wang, Bo Zhong, Qiyun Zhu
Emerged porcine kobuvirus (PKV) has adversely affected the global swine industry since 2008, but the etiological biology of PKV is unclear. Screening PKV-encoded structural and non-structural proteins with a type I IFN-responsive luciferase reporter showed that PKV VP3 protein inhibited the IFN-β-triggered signaling pathway, resulting in the decrease of VSV-GFP replication. QPCR data showed that IFN-β downstream cytokine genes were suppressed without cell-type specificity as well. The results from biochemical experiments indicated that PKV VP3 associated with STAT2 and IRF9, and interfered with the formation of the STAT2-IRF9 and STAT2-STAT2 complex, impairing nuclear translocation of STAT2 and IRF9...
April 22, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441543/simultaneous-electrochemiluminescence-determination-of-galanthamine-homolycorine-lycorenine-and-tazettine-in-lycoris-radiata-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-ultrasonic-assisted-extraction
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Shuangjiao Sun, Yanfen Wei, Yupin Cao, Biyang Deng
After ultrasonic-assisted extraction, four lycoris radiata alkaloids: galanthamine, homolycorine, lycorenine, and tazettine were determined by capillary electrophoresis electrochemiluminescence. Polyvinylpyrrolidone was added to the running buffer (RB) to obtain better resolution. Experimental conditions influencing the determination were examined, including the additives, detection potential, separation voltage, injection voltage and time, and RB pH and concentration. Under optimal experimental conditions, the baseline separation of the four alkaloids occurred within 16min...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441466/biomonitoring-of-marine-vertebrates-in-monterey-bay-using-edna-metabarcoding
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Elizabeth A Andruszkiewicz, Hilary A Starks, Francisco P Chavez, Lauren M Sassoubre, Barbara A Block, Alexandria B Boehm
Molecular analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA) can be used to assess vertebrate biodiversity in aquatic systems, but limited work has applied eDNA technologies to marine waters. Further, there is limited understanding of the spatial distribution of vertebrate eDNA in marine waters. Here, we use an eDNA metabarcoding approach to target and amplify a hypervariable region of the mitochondrial 12S rRNA gene to characterize vertebrate communities at 10 oceanographic stations spanning 45 km within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441462/transcriptomic-profiling-of-a-chicken-lung-epithelial-cell-line-clec213-reveals-a-mitochondrial-respiratory-chain-activity-boost-during-influenza-virus-infection
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Léa Meyer, Olivier Leymarie, Christophe Chevalier, Evelyne Esnault, Marco Moroldo, Bruno Da Costa, Sonia Georgeault, Philippe Roingeard, Bernard Delmas, Pascale Quéré, Ronan Le Goffic
Avian Influenza virus (AIV) is a major concern for the global poultry industry. Since 2012, several countries have reported AIV outbreaks among domestic poultry. These outbreaks had tremendous impact on poultry production and socio-economic repercussion on farmers. In addition, the constant emergence of highly pathogenic AIV also poses a significant risk to human health. In this study, we used a chicken lung epithelial cell line (CLEC213) to gain a better understanding of the molecular consequences of low pathogenic AIV infection in their natural host...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441417/minimum-lethal-concentration-of-sodium-hypochlorite-for-the-amphibian-pathogen-batrachochytrium-dendrobatidis
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Matthew H Becker, Brian Gratwicke
Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is the active ingredient in household bleach and is commonly used as a disinfectant to clean equipment contaminated by the amphibian pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in lab husbandry and field studies. We conducted a series of replicated exposure trials using a single Global Pandemic Lineage Bd isolate from Panama (JEL 310) and concentrations of NaOCl ranging from 0.006% to 0.6% for exposure times ranging from 30 seconds to 15 minutes to determine the minimum lethal concentration of NaOCl for this isolate of Bd...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441348/deoxynucleoside-salvage-in-fission-yeast-allows-rescue-of-ribonucleotide-reductase-deficiency-but-not-spd1-mediated-inhibition-of-replication
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Oliver Fleck, Ulrik Fahnøe, Katrine Vyff Løvschal, Marie-Fabrice Uwamahoro Gasasira, Irina N Marinova, Birthe B Kragelund, Antony M Carr, Edgar Hartsuiker, Christian Holmberg, Olaf Nielsen
In fission yeast, the small, intrinsically disordered protein S-phase delaying protein 1 (Spd1) blocks DNA replication and causes checkpoint activation at least in part, by inhibiting the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase, which is responsible for the synthesis of DNA. The CRL4(Cdt2) E3 ubiquitin ligase mediates degradation of Spd1 and the related protein Spd2 at S phase of the cell cycle. We have generated a conditional allele of CRL4(Cdt2), by expressing the highly unstable substrate-recruiting protein Cdt2 from a repressible promoter...
April 25, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440813/instability-of-default-mode-network-connectivity-in-major-depression-a-two-sample-confirmation-study
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T Wise, L Marwood, A M Perkins, A Herane-Vives, R Joules, D J Lythgoe, W-M Luh, S C R Williams, A H Young, A J Cleare, D Arnone
Major depression is associated with altered static functional connectivity in various brain networks, particularly the default mode network (DMN). Dynamic functional connectivity is a novel tool with little application in affective disorders to date, and holds the potential to unravel fluctuations in connectivity strength over time in major depression. We assessed stability of connectivity in major depression between the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) and posterior cingulate cortex (PCC), key nodes in the DMN that are implicated in ruminative cognitions...
April 25, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440785/impacts-of-hbv-rth55r-polymerase-substitution-on-viral-replication-and-rtm204i-v-resistance-to-nucleoside-nucleotide-antiviral-drugs
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Kuan-Hui Xiang, Cheng-Yu Zhao, Shuai Wang, Yao Li, Ming-Ze Su, Qiang-Yi Wang, Xi-Zhan Xu, Juan Deng, Hui Zhuang, Tong Li
BACKGROUND: High genetic variability at reverse transcriptase (RT) region of hepatitis B virus (HBV) could confer resistance to nucleos(t)ide analogues (NUCs). The aim of this study was to identify new RT amino acid (AA) substitutions related to NUCs resistance. METHODS: HBV RT sequences of genotype C from 501 chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients were analyzed to identify potential RT substitutions related to NUCs resistance. In vitro studies without and with NUCs were performed in HepG2 cell line transfected by clones with RT harboring wild-type or substituted AA(s) of interest...
April 25, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440732/expression-of-microrna-let-7a-positively-correlates-with-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tissues
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Dongni Qiu, Jian Chen, Jie Liu, Zhongguang Luo, Weiru Jiang, Jianping Huang, Zhibing Qiu, Wenjie Yue, Lijun Wu
Let-7a miRNA is downregulated in various cancers. However, in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV), the relationship between let-7a and HBV replication has not been fully elucidated. Liver specimens were collected from 23 HCC patients with chronically active HBV. The serum levels of the HBV antigens hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B virus e antigen (HBeAg), and the HBV antibodies, anti-HBs, anti-HBe and anti-hepatitis B core antigen (anti-HBc) were measured using the microparticle enzyme immunoassay...
May 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440681/discovery-and-preclinical-development-of-dasabuvir-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-infection
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Mohamed El Kassas, Tamer Elbaz, Enas Hafez, Mohamed Naguib Wifi, Gamal Esmat
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver-related morbidity and mortality. Positively, the introduction of new directly-acting antivirals (DAAs) have led to dramatic improvements in response rates to antiviral therapy. Furthermore, newer generations of DAAs have demonstrated better safety profiles as well as efficacy than older generations. Current treatment recommendations are based on different combinations of DAAs. Current combination therapies rely on agents that target the different steps of viral replication by using different molecules from various DAAs families...
April 25, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440608/association-of-human-cytomegalovirus-with-hodgkin%C3%A2-s-disease-and-non-hodgkin%C3%A2-s-lymphomas
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Hamide Mehravaran, Manoochehr Makvandi, Alireza Samarbaf Zade, Niloofar Neisi, Hadis Kiani, Hashem Radmehr, Toran Shahani, Seyedeh Zeinab Hoseini, Nastaran Ranjbari, Rahil Nahid Samiei
Background and Objective: The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) can persist lifelong as a latent infection and may result in a series of disorders. Associations with both Hodgkin’s disease and non-Hodgkin´s lymphomas have been reported. Expression of the unique long (UL)138 gene of HCMV is linked with the viral latency phase while that of the immediate-early (IE)1 gene is typical of the viral replication phase in patients. This study conducted to determine the prevalence of CMV latent infection in histological tissue samples from patients with Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin´s lymphomas...
March 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440484/expression-of-programmed-cell-death1-in-t-follicular-helper-cells-is-regulated-by-prostaglandin-e2-secreted-by-hbv-infected-hepg2-2-1-5-cells
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Zhefeng Sui, Ying Shi, Zhiling Gao, Deguang Yang, Zhihao Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the distribution of T follicular helper (Tfh)-cell subsets in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and determine the underlying mechanism of HBV regulation of Tfh cells. The frequency of peripheral blood Tfh subsets was analyzed using flow cytometry. The expression level of programmed cell death‑1 (PD‑1) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) was quantified using reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. The PGE2 level in culture supernatant was detected using enzyme‑linked immunosorbent assay...
April 24, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440251/accommodative-amplitude-using-the-minus-lens-at-different-near-distances
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Hamed Momeni-Moghaddam, Jason S Ng, Bruno Mario Cesana, Abbas Ali Yekta, Mohammad Reza Sedaghat
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the mean findings and the repeatability of the minus lens (ML) amplitude of accommodation (AA) at 33 cm and 40 cm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AA was measured from the dominant eye of 120 fully corrected subjects using the ML procedure when viewing the target at both 33 and 40 cm. Each measurement was repeated between 24 and 48 hours after the first trial. RESULTS: Mean AA when tested at 33 cm and 40 cm was 10...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440220/rapid-evolution-of-the-human-mutation-spectrum
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Kelley Harris, Jonathan K Pritchard
DNA is a remarkably precise medium for copying and storing biological information. This high fidelity results from the action of hundreds of genes involved in replication, proofreading, and damage repair. Evolutionary theory suggests that in such a system, selection has limited ability to remove genetic variants that change mutation rates by small amounts or in specific sequence contexts. Consistent with this, using SNV variation as a proxy for mutational input, we report here that mutational spectra differ substantially among species, human continental groups and even some closely-related populations...
April 25, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440083/systems-metabolomics-for-prediction-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Estelle Pujos-Guillot, Marion Brandolini, Mélanie Pétéra, Dhouha Grissa, Charlotte Joly, Bernard Lyan, Eléonore Herquelot, Sébastien Czernichow, Marie Zins, Marcel Goldberg, Blandine Comte
The evolution of human health is a continuum of transitions, involving multifaceted processes at multiple levels and there is an urgent need for integrative biomarkers that can characterize and predict progression towards disease development. The objective of this work was to perform a systems metabolomics approach to predict metabolic syndrome (MetS) development. A case-control design was used within the French occupational GAZEL cohort (n=112 males: discovery study; n=94: replication/validation study). Our integrative strategy was to combine untargeted metabolomics with clinical, sociodemographic and food habit parameters to describe early phenotypes and build multidimensional predictive models...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
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