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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431815/efficacy-and-safety-of-high-dose-influenza-vaccine-in-elderly-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Krista Wilkinson, Yichun Wei, Andrea Szwajcer, Rasheda Rabbani, Ryan Zarychanski, Ahmed M Abou-Setta, Salaheddin M Mahmud
INTRODUCTION: Older adults are prioritized for influenza vaccination but also have lowered antibody responses to the vaccine. Higher-doses of influenza antigen may increase immune response and thus be more effective. Our objectives were to compare the efficacy and safety of the high-dose influenza vaccine to the standard-dose influenza vaccine in the elderly (age>65). METHODS: Data sources: Randomized trials (RCTs) from Medline (Ovid), EMBASE (Ovid), Cochrane Library (Wiley), ClinicalTrials...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429728/a-formulated-tlr7-8-agonist-is-a-flexible-highly-potent-and-effective-adjuvant-for-pandemic-influenza-vaccines
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Neal Van Hoeven, Christopher B Fox, Brian Granger, Tara Evers, Sharvari W Joshi, Ghislain I Nana, Sarah C Evans, Susan Lin, Hong Liang, Li Liang, Rie Nakajima, Philip L Felgner, Richard A Bowen, Nicole Marlenee, Airn Hartwig, Susan L Baldwin, Rhea N Coler, Mark Tomai, James Elvecrog, Steven G Reed, Darrick Carter
Since 1997, highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5N1 subtype have been transmitted from avian hosts to humans. The severity of H5N1 infection in humans, as well as the sporadic nature of H5N1 outbreaks, both geographically and temporally, make generation of an effective vaccine a global public health priority. An effective H5N1 vaccine must ultimately provide protection against viruses from diverse clades. Toll-like receptor (TLR) agonist adjuvant formulations have a demonstrated ability to broaden H5N1 vaccine responses in pre-clinical models...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424686/mucosal-and-systemic-immune-responses-to-influenza-h7n9-antigen-ha1-2-co-delivered-intranasally-with-flagellin-or-polyethyleneimine-in-mice-and-chickens
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Li Song, Dan Xiong, Hongqin Song, Lili Wu, Meihua Zhang, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan, Xinan Jiao
Consecutive cases of human infection with H7N9 influenza viruses since 2013 in China have prompted efforts to develop an effective treatment. Subunit vaccines introduced by intranasal administration can block an infection at its primary site; flagellin (fliC) and polyethyleneimine (PEI) have been shown to be potent adjuvants. We previously generated the hemagglutinin (HA)1-2-fliC fusion protein consisting of the globular head domain (HA1-2; amino acids 62-284) of HA fused with Salmonella typhimurium fliC. In the present study, we investigated its effectiveness of both flagellin and PEI as mucosal adjuvants for the H7N9 influenza subunit vaccine...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423338/an-amphibian-host-defense-peptide-is-virucidal-for-human-h1-hemagglutinin-bearing-influenza-viruses
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David J Holthausen, Song Hee Lee, Vineeth Tv Kumar, Nicole M Bouvier, Florian Krammer, Ali H Ellebedy, Jens Wrammert, Anice C Lowen, Sanil George, Madhavan Radhakrishna Pillai, Joshy Jacob
Although vaccines confer protection against influenza A viruses, antiviral treatment becomes the first line of defense during pandemics because there is insufficient time to produce vaccines. Current antiviral drugs are susceptible to drug resistance, and developing new antivirals is essential. We studied host defense peptides from the skin of the South Indian frog and demonstrated that one of these, which we named "urumin," is virucidal for H1 hemagglutinin-bearing human influenza A viruses. This peptide specifically targeted the conserved stalk region of H1 hemagglutinin and was effective against drug-resistant H1 influenza viruses...
April 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423025/determination-of-influenza-b-identity-and-potency-in-quadrivalent-inactivated-influenza-vaccines-using-lineage-specific-monoclonal-antibodies
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Swati Verma, Jackeline Soto, Anupama Vasudevan, Falko Schmeisser, Esmeralda Alvarado-Facundo, Wei Wang, Carol D Weiss, Jerry P Weir
Co-circulation of two antigenically and genetically distinct lineages of influenza B virus, represented by prototype viruses B/Victoria/2/1987 and B/Yamagata/16/1988, has led to the development of quadrivalent influenza vaccines that contain two influenza B antigens. The inclusion of two influenza B antigens presents challenges for the production and regulation of inactivated quadrivalent vaccines, including the potential for cross-reactivity of the reagents used in identity and potency assays because of the relative close relatedness of the hemagglutinin (HA) from the two virus lineages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418904/a-consensus-hemagglutinin-based-vaccine-delivered-by-an-attenuated-salmonella-mutant-protects-chickens-against-heterologous-h7n1-influenza-virus
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Kim Je Hyoung, Irshad Ahmed Hajam, John Hwa Lee
H7N3 and H7N7 are highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses and have posed a great threat not only for the poultry industry but for the human health as well. H7N9, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) virus, is also highly pathogenic to humans, and there is a great concern that these H7 subtypes would acquire the ability to spread efficiently between humans, thereby becoming a pandemic threat. A vaccine candidate covering all the three subtypes must, therefore, be an integral part of any pandemic preparedness plan...
March 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414992/airway-proteases-an-emerging-drug-target-for-influenza-and-other-respiratory-virus-infections
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REVIEW
Manon Laporte, Lieve Naesens
To enter into airway epithelial cells, influenza, parainfluenza- and coronaviruses rely on host cell proteases for activation of the viral protein involved in membrane fusion. One protease, transmembrane protease serine 2 (TMPRSS2) was recently proven to be crucial for hemagglutinin cleavage of some human influenza viruses. Since the catalytic sites of the diverse serine proteases linked to influenza, parainfluenza- and coronavirus activation are structurally similar, active site inhibitors of these airway proteases could have broad therapeutic applicability against multiple respiratory viruses...
April 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414778/correction-a-novel-hemagglutinin-protein-produced-in-bacteria-protects-chickens-against-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-viruses-by-inducing-h5-subtype-specific-neutralizing-antibodies
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Violetta Sączyńska, Agnieszka Romanik, Katarzyna Florys, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Małgorzata Kęsik-Brodacka, Krzysztof Śmietanka, Monika Olszewska, Katarzyna Domańska-Blicharz, Zenon Minta, Bogusław Szewczyk, Grażyna Płucienniczak, Andrzej Płucienniczak
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172008.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411453/inhibition-of-influenza-virus-infection-by-multivalent-pentacyclic-triterpene-functionalized-per-o-methylated-cyclodextrin-conjugates
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Zhenyu Tian, Longlong Si, Kun Meng, Xiaoshu Zhou, Yongmin Zhang, Demin Zhou, Sulong Xiao
Multivalent ligands that exhibit high binding affinity to influenza hemagglutinin (HA) trimer can block the interaction of HA with its sialic acid receptor. In this study, a series of multivalent pentacyclic triterpene-functionalized per-O-methylated cyclodextrin (CD) derivatives were designed and synthesized using 1, 3-dipolar cycloaddition click reaction. A cell-based assay showed that three compounds (25, 28 and 31) exhibited strong inhibitory activity against influenza A/WSN/33 (H1N1) virus. Compound 28 showed the most potent anti-influenza activity with IC50 of 4...
April 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408133/a-recombinant-h7n9-influenza-vaccine-with-the-h7-hemagglutinin-transmembrane-domain-replaced-by-the-h3-domain-induces-increased-cross-reactive-antibodies-and-improved-interclade-protection-in-mice
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Yang Wang, Jialing Wu, Chunyi Xue, Zhihui Wu, Ying Lin, Ying Wei, Xiaona Wei, Jianru Qin, Yun Zhang, Zhifen Wen, Li Chen, George Dacai Liu, Yongchang Cao
Influenza A H7N9 virus is the latest emerging pandemic threat, and has rapidly diverged into three clades, demanding a H7N9 virus vaccine with broadened protection against unmatched strains. Hemagglutinin (HA)-based structural design approaches for stabilizing HA proteins have provided excitingly promising results. However, none of the HA-based structural design approaches has been applied to a recombinant replicative influenza virus. Here we report that our HA-based structural design approach is a first in the field to generate a recombinant replicative H7N9 virus (H7N9-53TM) showing broadened protection...
April 10, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405766/characterization-of-cross-clade-monoclonal-antibodies-against-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus-and-their-application-to-the-antigenic-analysis-of-diverse-h5-subtype-viruses
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Dulyatad Gronsang, Anh N Bui, Dai Q Trinh, Vuong N Bui, Khong V Nguyen, Minh X Can, Tsutomu Omatsu, Tetsuya Mizutani, Makoto Nagai, Yukie Katayama, Rapeewan Thampaisarn, Haruko Ogawa, Kunitoshi Imai
H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) are a threat to both animal and public health and require specific and rapid detection for prompt disease control. We produced three neutralizing anti-hemagglutinin (HA) monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) using two clades (2.2 and 2.5) of the H5N1 HPAIV isolated in Japan. Blocking immunofluorescence tests showed that each mAb recognized different epitopes; 3B5.1 and 3B5.2 mAbs against the clade 2.5 virus showed cross-clade reactivity to all 26 strains from clades 1, 2...
April 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405632/evidence-of-intercontinental-spread-and-uncommon-variants-of-low-pathogenicity-avian-influenza-viruses-in-ducks-overwintering-in-guatemala
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Ana S Gonzalez-Reiche, Martha I Nelson, Mathew Angel, Maria L Müller, Lucia Ortiz, Jayeeta Dutta, Harm van Bakel, Celia Cordon-Rosales, Daniel R Perez
Over a hundred species of aquatic birds overwinter in Central America's wetlands, providing opportunities for the transmission of influenza A viruses (IAVs). To date, limited IAV surveillance in Central America hinders our understanding of the evolution and ecology of IAVs in migratory hosts within the Western Hemisphere. To address this gap, we sequenced the genomes of 68 virus isolates obtained from ducks overwintering along Guatemala's Pacific Coast during 2010 to 2013. High genetic diversity was observed, including 9 hemagglutinin (HA) subtypes, 7 neuraminidase (NA) subtypes, and multiple avian IAV lineages that have been detected at low levels (<1%) in North America...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404848/unique-structural-features-of-influenza-h15-ha
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Netanel Tzarum, Ryan McBride, Corwin M Nycholat, James C Paulson, Ian A Wilson
Influenza A H15 viruses are members of a subgroup (H7-H10-H15) of group 2 hemagglutinin (HA) subtypes that include H7N9 and H10N8 viruses that were isolated from humans during 2013. The isolation of avian H15 viruses is, however, quite rare, and until recently, geographically restricted to wild shorebirds and waterfowl in Australia. The HAs of H15 viruses contain an insertion in the 150-loop of the receptor-binding site common to this subgroup and a unique insertion in the 260-loop compared to any other subtype...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403799/descriptive-analysis-of-mortality-predictors-in-h1n1-influenza-in-south-indian-patients
#14
Kanav Khera, Ajit Singh, Girish Thunga, Jatin Agarwal, Shivanshu Awasthi, Jewel Maria Francis, Rama Bhat
BACKGROUND: H1N1 (hemagglutinin-H-neuroaminidase-N) influenza infection is associated with high morbidity and mortality because of associated complications and related factors. Predictors of mortality in H1N1 patients are studied with very few without seasonal/pandemic declaration. This study was carried out to describe the clinical features, complications and different risk factors that affect the outcome in the patients with confirmed H1N1influenza infection. METHODS: A retrospective study was done in Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal, India by analyzing the medical records of 141 patients admitted from January, 2011 to June, 2015...
April 7, 2017: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402848/the-150-loop-restricts-the-host-specificity-of-human-h10n8-influenza-virus
#15
Netanel Tzarum, Robert P de Vries, Wenjie Peng, Andrew J Thompson, Kim M Bouwman, Ryan McBride, Wenli Yu, Xueyong Zhu, Monique H Verheije, James C Paulson, Ian A Wilson
Adaptation of influenza A viruses to new hosts are rare events but are the basis for emergence of new influenza pandemics in the human population. Thus, understanding the processes involved in such events is critical for anticipating potential pandemic threats. In 2013, the first case of human infection by an avian H10N8 virus was reported, yet the H10 hemagglutinin (HA) maintains avian receptor specificity. However, the 150-loop of H10 HA, as well as related H7 and H15 subtypes, contains a two-residue insert that can potentially block human receptor binding...
April 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400751/ethanolic-extract-of-melia-fructus-has-anti-influenza-a-virus-activity-by-affecting-viral-entry-and-viral-rna-polymerase
#16
Young-Hee Jin, Jang-Gi Choi, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma
Meliae Fructus (MF) is the dried ripe fruit of Melia toosendan Siebold et Zuccarini, Meliaceae family. MF is widely used in traditional medicine to treat inflammation and helminthic infection and has anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic activities. However, potential anti-influenza properties of MF have yet to be investigated. We determined whether an ethanolic extract of MF (EMF) has anti-viral activity via an EMF pre-, co-, and post-treatment assay, using the Influenza A/PR/8/34 and H3N2 virus on Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400591/pathogenicity-and-transmission-of-a-swine-influenza-a-h6n6-virus
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Hailiang Sun, Bryan S Kaplan, Minhui Guan, Guihong Zhang, Jianqiang Ye, Li-Ping Long, Sherry Blackmon, Chun-Kai Yang, Meng-Jung Chiang, Hang Xie, Nan Zhao, Jim Cooley, David F Smith, Ming Liao, Carol Cardona, Lei Li, George Peng Wang, Richard Webby, Xiu-Feng Wan
Subtype H6 influenza A viruses (IAVs) are commonly detected in wild birds and domestic poultry and can infect humans. In 2010, a H6N6 virus emerged in southern China, and since then, it has caused sporadic infections among swine. We show that this virus binds to α2,6-linked and α2,3-linked sialic acids. Mutations at residues 222 (alanine to valine) and 228 (glycine to serine) of the virus hemagglutinin (HA) affected its receptor-binding properties. Experiments showed that the virus has limited transmissibility between ferrets through direct contact or through inhalation of infectious aerosolized droplets...
April 12, 2017: Emerging Microbes & Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400275/mutational-analysis-employing-a-phylogenetic-mass-tree-approach-in-a-study-of-the-evolution-of-the-influenza-virus
#18
Elma H Akand, Kevin M Downard
A mass based approach has been advanced to enable mutations associated with the evolution of proteins to be both charted and interrogated using phylogenetic trees built solely from the masses of peptides generated upon protein proteolysis. The modified MassTree algorithm identifies and displays all such mutations and calculates the frequency of a particular mutation across a tree. Its significance in terms of its position(s) on the tree is scored, where mutations that occur toward the basis of the tree are weighted more favourably...
April 8, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389100/plant-made-virus-like-particle-vaccines-bearing-the-hemagglutinin-of-either-seasonal-h1-or-avian-h5-influenza-have-distinct-patterns-of-interaction-with-human-immune-cells-in-vitro
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Hilary E Hendin, Stéphane Pillet, Amanda N Lara, Cheng-Ying Wu, Nathalie Charland, Nathalie Landry, Brian J Ward
INTRODUCTION: The recent emergence of avian influenza strains has fuelled concern about pandemic preparedness since vaccines targeting these viruses are often poorly immunogenic. Weak antibody responses to vaccines have been seen across multiple platforms including plant-made VLPs. To better understand these differences, we compared the in vitro responses of human immune cells exposed to plant-made virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines targeting H1N1 (H1-VLP) and H5N1 (H5-VLP). METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy adults were stimulated ex vivo with 2-5µg/mL VLPs bearing the hemagglutinin (HA) of either H1N1 (A/California/7/2009) or H5N1 (A/Indonesia/5/05)...
April 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386784/genetic-analysis-of-a-novel-reassortant-h11n9-isolated-from-waterfowl-in-south-korea-in-2016
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Tran Bac Le, In Hong Lee, Hyun Soo Kim, Seung Kyoo Oh, Sang Heui Seo
Aquatic birds are known to harbor all the known influenza A viruses. In the winter of January 2016, we surveyed influenza A virus in the feces of migratory birds in South Korea. The novel re-assorted H11N9 avian influenza virus, which contains genes from avian influenza viruses of poultry and wild birds, was isolated. The polymerase basic 2 (PB2), polymerase basic 1 (PB1), hemagglutinin (HA), and nucleoprotein (NP) genes were most closely related to those of domestic duck-origin avian influenza viruses, while the non-structural (NS) gene was closely related to that of domestic goose-origin avian influenza virus...
April 6, 2017: Virus Genes
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