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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350841/epidemiology-and-molecular-characterization-of-influenza-viruses-in-burkina-faso-sub-saharan-africa
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Armel M Sanou, Sampoko Carine M Wandaogo, Armel Poda, Laure Tamini, Anselme E Kyere, Tani Sagna, Macaire S Ouedraogo, Maude Pauly, Judith M Hübschen, Claude P Muller, Zekiba Tarnagda, Chantal J Snoeck
BACKGROUND: The importance of influenza viruses in respiratory infections in sub-Saharan Africa has been historically overlooked, including in Burkina Faso. This study therefore aimed at evaluating the prevalence and seasonal occurrence of influenza viruses in children under five years old, at risk of influenza-related complications, presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI) or severe acute respiratory infection (SARI). The study also aimed at identifying the periods with increased influenza transmission for vaccination recommendations in Burkina Faso...
January 19, 2018: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349092/cathepsin-b-plays-a-key-role-in-optimal-production-of-the-influenza-a-virus
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Macon D Coleman, Soon-Duck Ha, S M Mansour Haeryfar, Stephen Dominic Barr, Sung Ouk Kim
Background: Influenza A virus (IAV) is the etiologic agent of the febrile respiratory illness, commonly referred to as 'flu'. The lysosomal protease cathepsin B (CTSB) has shown to be involved in the lifecycle of various viruses. Here, we examined the role of CTSB in the IAV lifecycle. Methods: CTSB-deficient (CTSB-/-) macrophages and the human lung epithelial cell line A549 cells treated with CA-074Me were infected with the A/Puerto Rico/8/34 strain of IAV (IAV-PR8)...
2018: Journal of Virology & Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348625/universal-type-subtype-specific-antibodies-for-quantitative-analyses-of-neuraminidase-in-trivalent-influenza-vaccines
#3
Kangwei Xu, Changgui Li, Caroline Gravel, Zheng Jiang, Bozena Jaentschke, Gary Van Domselaar, Xuguang Li, Junzhi Wang
Both influenza viral hemagglutinin and neuraminidase can induce protective immune responses in humans. Although the viral hemagglutinin antigens have been quantified in influenza vaccines, the amounts of neuraminidase remain undetermined. Using comprehensive bioinformatics analyses of all neuraminidase sequences, we identified highly conserved and subtype-specific peptide epitopes within each of N1, N2 and type B neuraminidase groups. Mono-specific antibodies generated against these peptides bound to their respective subtype/type only while demonstrating remarkable specificity against the viral neuraminidase sequences without any cross-reactivity with allantoic and cellular proteins...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346435/influenza-a-virus-hemagglutinin-glycosylation-compensates-for-antibody-escape-fitness-costs
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Ivan Kosik, William L Ince, Lauren E Gentles, Andrew J Oler, Martina Kosikova, Matthew Angel, Javier G Magadán, Hang Xie, Christopher B Brooke, Jonathan W Yewdell
Rapid antigenic evolution enables the persistence of seasonal influenza A and B viruses in human populations despite widespread herd immunity. Understanding viral mechanisms that enable antigenic evolution is critical for designing durable vaccines and therapeutics. Here, we utilize the primerID method of error-correcting viral population sequencing to reveal an unexpected role for hemagglutinin (HA) glycosylation in compensating for fitness defects resulting from escape from anti-HA neutralizing antibodies...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343571/casein-kinase-1%C3%AE-mediates-degradation-of-receptors-for-type-i-and-type-ii-interferons-caused-by-hemagglutinin-of-influenza-a-virus
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Chuan Xia, Jennifer J Wolf, Madhuvanthi Vijayan, Caleb J Studstill, Wenjun Ma, Bumsuk Hahm
Although influenza A virus (IAV) evades cellular defense systems to effectively propagate in the host, the viral immune evasive mechanisms are incompletely understood. Our recent data showed that hemagglutinin (HA) of IAV induces degradation of type I IFN receptor 1 (IFNAR1). Here, we demonstrate that IAV HA induces degradation of type II IFN (IFN-γ) receptor 1 (IFNGR1) as well as IFNAR1 via casein kinase 1α (CK1α), resulting in the impairment of cellular responsiveness to both type I and II IFNs. IAV infection or transient HA expression induced degradation of both IFNGR1 and IFNAR1, whereas HA gene-deficient IAV failed to downregulate the receptors...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343437/memory-b-cells-that-cross-react-with-group-1-and-group-2-influenza-a-viruses-are-abundant-in-adult-human-repertoires
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Kevin R McCarthy, Akiko Watanabe, Masayuki Kuraoka, Khoi T Do, Charles E McGee, Gregory D Sempowski, Thomas B Kepler, Aaron G Schmidt, Garnett Kelsoe, Stephen C Harrison
Human B cell antigen-receptor (BCR) repertoires reflect repeated exposures to evolving influenza viruses; new exposures update the previously generated B cell memory (Bmem) population. Despite structural similarity of hemagglutinins (HAs) from the two groups of influenza A viruses, cross-reacting antibodies (Abs) are uncommon. We analyzed Bmem compartments in three unrelated, adult donors and found frequent cross-group BCRs, both HA-head directed and non-head directed. Members of a clonal lineage from one donor had a BCR structure similar to that of a previously described Ab, encoded by different gene segments...
January 16, 2018: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342251/kinetics-of-serological-responses-in-critically-ill-patients-hospitalized-with-influenza-a-h1n1-pdm09-virus-infection-in-canada-2009-2011
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Melissa A Rolfes, F Liaini Gross, Brendan Flannery, Adrienne F A Meyers, Ma Luo, Nathalie Bastien, Robert A Fowler, Jacqueline M Katz, Min Z Levine, Anand Kumar, Timothy M Uyeki
Background: The kinetics of the antibody response during severe influenza are not well documented. Methods: Critically ill patients with influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infection, confirmed by RT-PCR or seroconversion (≥4-fold rise in titers), during 2009-2011 in Canada were prospectively studied. Antibody titers in serially collected sera were determined using hemagglutinin inhibition (HAI) and microneutralization assays. Average antibody curves were estimated using linear mixed effects models and compared by patient outcome, age, and corticosteroid treatment...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337273/identification-of-epistatic-mutations-and-insights-into-the-evolution-of-the-influenza-virus-using-a-mass-based-protein-phylogenetic-approach
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Elma H Akand, Kevin M Downard
A mass-based protein phylogenetic approach developed in this laboratory has been applied to study mutation trends and identify consecutive or near-consecutive mutations typically associated with positive epistasis. While epistasis is thought to occur commonly in the evolution of viruses, the extent of epistasis in influenza, and its role in the evolution of immune escape and drug resistant mutants, remains to be systematically investigated. Here putative epistatic mutations within H3 hemagglutinin in type A influenza are identified where leading parent mutations were found to predominate within reported antigenic sites of the protein...
January 11, 2018: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334981/production-of-highly-and-broad-range-specific-monoclonal-antibodies-against-hemagglutinin-of-h5-subtype-avian-influenza-viruses-and-their-differentiation-by-mass-spectrometry
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Violetta Sączyńska, Anna Bierczyńska-Krzysik, Violetta Cecuda-Adamczewska, Piotr Baran, Anna Porębska, Katarzyna Florys, Marcin Zieliński, Grażyna Płucienniczak
BACKGROUND: The highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses of the H5 subtype, such as the H5N1 viral strains or the novel H5N8 and H5N2 reassortants, are of both veterinary and public health concern worldwide. To combat these viruses, monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) against H5 hemagglutinin (HA) play a significant role. These mAbs are effective diagnostic and therapeutic agents and powerful tools in vaccine development and basic scientific research. The aim of this study was to obtain diagnostically valuable mAbs with broad strain specificity against H5-subtype AIVs...
January 15, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331671/the-molecular-characteristics-of-avian-influenza-viruses-h9n2-derived-from-air-samples-in-live-poultry-markets
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Yanheng Wu, Jinsi Lin, Shuhuan Yang, Ying Xie, Man Wang, Xueqin Chen, Yayang Zhu, Le Luo, Wuyang Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular characteristics of H9N2-subtype avian influenza viruses (AIVs) isolated from air samples collected in live poultry markets (LPMs) and explore their sequence identities with AIVs that caused human infection. METHODS: Weekly surveillance of H9N2-subtype AIVs in the air of LPMs was conducted from 2015 to 2016. H9-positive samples were isolated from chicken embryos. Whole genome sequences of the isolated AIVs were obtained through high-throughput sequencing...
January 10, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324680/phylogenetic-analysis-and-characterization-of-a-sporadic-isolate-of-equine-influenza-a-h3n8-from-an-unvaccinated-horse-in-2015
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Chithra C Sreenivasan, Sunayana S Jandhyala, Sisi Luo, Ben M Hause, Milton Thomas, David E B Knudsen, Pamela Leslie-Steen, Travis Clement, Stephanie E Reedy, Thomas M Chambers, Jane Christopher-Hennings, Eric Nelson, Dan Wang, Radhey S Kaushik, Feng Li
Equine influenza, caused by the H3N8 subtype, is a highly contagious respiratory disease affecting equid populations worldwide and has led to serious epidemics and transboundary pandemics. This study describes the phylogenetic characterization and replication kinetics of recently-isolated H3N8 virus from a nasal swab obtained from a sporadic case of natural infection in an unvaccinated horse from Montana, USA. The nasal swab tested positive for equine influenza by Real-Time Quantitative Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)...
January 11, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324360/evaluation-of-the-zoonotic-potential-of-multiple-subgroups-of-clade-2-3-4-4-influenza-a-h5n8-virus
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Yu-Na Lee, Eun-Kyoung Lee, Byung-Min Song, Gyeong-Beom Heo, Sang-Hee Woo, Sun-Ha Cheon, Youn-Jeong Lee
Clade 2.3.4.4 H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (HPAIVs) have spread worldwide. Phylogenetic analysis identified two genetic groups of the H5N8 HPAIVs in South Korea; group A evolved further into four subgroups. Here, we examined the zoonotic potential, both in vivo and in vitro, of genetically distinct subgroups of H5N8 HPAIVs isolated in South Korea. When compared with other subgroups, A/mallard/Korea/H2102/2015 (H2102) virus caused relatively severe disease in mice at high doses. In ferrets, all H5N8 viruses replicated restrictively in the respiratory tract and did not induce significant clinical signs of influenza infection...
January 8, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321309/specific-mutations-in-the-pb2-protein-of-influenza-a-virus-compensate-for-the-lack-of-efficient-ifn-antagonism-of-the-ns1-protein-of-bat-influenza-a-like-viruses
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Teresa Aydillo, Juan Ayllon, Amzie Pavlisin, Carles Martinez-Romero, Shashank Tripathi, Ignacio Mena, Andrés Moreira-Soto, Amanda Vicente-Santos, Eugenia Corrales-Aguilar, Martin Schwemmle, Adolfo García-Sastre
Recently, two new influenza A-like viruses have been discovered in bats, HL17NL10 and HL18NL11. The hemagglutinin-like (HL) and neuraminidase like (NL) proteins of these viruses lack hemagglutination and neuraminidase activities despite their sequence and structural homologies with the HA and NA proteins of conventional influenza A virus. We now have investigated whether the NS1 proteins of HL17NL10 and HL18NL11 viruses can functionally substitute the NS1 protein of a conventional influenza A virus. For this purpose we generated recombinant influenza A/PR8/34 (PR8) H1N1 viruses containing the NS1 protein of PR8 WT, HL17NL10 and HL18NL11 viruses...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321303/infection-and-replication-of-influenza-virus-at-the-ocular-surface
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Hannah M Creager, Amrita Kumar, Hui Zeng, Taronna R Maines, Terrence M Tumpey, Jessica A Belser
Though influenza viruses typically cause respiratory tract disease, some viruses, particularly those with an H7 hemagglutinin, have been isolated from the eyes of conjunctivitis cases. Previous work has shown that isolates of multiple subtypes from both ocular and respiratory infections are capable of replication in human ex vivo ocular tissues and corneal or conjunctival cell monolayers, leaving the determinants of ocular tropism unclear. Here, we evaluated the effect of several variables on tropism for ocular cells cultured in vitro and examined the potential effect of the tear film on viral infectivity...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306508/a-virus-like-particle-vaccine-candidate-for-influenza-a-virus-based-on-multiple-conserved-antigens-presented-on-hepatitis-b-tandem-core-particles
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Alejandro Ramirez, Stephen Morris, Sophie Maucourant, Isabella D'Ascanio, Vincenzo Crescente, I-Na Lu, Sophie Farinelle, Claude P Muller, Michael Whelan, William Rosenberg
Existing Influenza A virus (IAV) vaccines target variable parts of the virus that may change between seasons. Vaccine design relies on predicting the predominant circulating influenza strains but when there is a mismatch between vaccine and circulating strains, efficacy is sub-optimal. Furthermore, current approaches provide limited protection against emerging influenza strains that may cause pandemics. One solution is to design vaccines that target conserved protein domains of influenza, which remain largely unchanged over time and are likely to be found in emergent variants...
January 3, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305582/publisher-correction-natural-and-directed-antigenic-drift-of-the-h1-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-stalk-domain
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Christopher S Anderson, Sandra Ortega, Francisco A Chaves, Amelia M Clark, Hongmei Yang, David J Topham, Marta L DeDiego
A correction to this article has been published and is linked from the HTML version of this paper. The error has been fixed in the paper.
January 5, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305173/direct-visualization-of-the-oligomeric-state-of-hemagglutinins-of-influenza-virus-by-high-resolution-atomic-force-microscopy
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Nikolay Barinov, Nikita Ivanov, Alexey Kopylov, Dmitry Klinov, Elena Zavyalova
High-resolution atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a powerful technique for the direct visualization of single molecules. Here, AFM is applied to characterize the oligomeric state of hemagglutinins of the influenza virus. Hemagglutinins are known to be present in a trimeric form inside the viral envelope. However, recombinant hemagglutinins are also present as large oligomers, which impair the functional activity of the protein. Five commercial recombinant hemagglutinins from the viral strains H1, H3, H5, H7, and H9 were studied with high-resolution AFM...
January 2, 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302061/importance-of-the-1-7-configuration-of-ribonucleoprotein-complexes-for-influenza-a-virus-genome-packaging
#18
Takeshi Noda, Shin Murakami, Sumiho Nakatsu, Hirotaka Imai, Yukiko Muramoto, Keiko Shindo, Hiroshi Sagara, Yoshihiro Kawaoka
The influenza A virus genome is composed of eight single-stranded negative-sense RNAs. Eight distinct viral RNA segments (vRNAs) are selectively packaged into progeny virions, with eight vRNAs in ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs) arranged in a specific "1+7" pattern, that is, one central RNP surrounded by seven RNPs. Here we report the genome packaging of an artificially generated seven-segment virus that lacks the hemagglutinin (HA) vRNA. Electron microscopy shows that, even in the presence of only seven vRNAs, the virions efficiently package eight RNPs arranged in the same "1+7" pattern as wild-type virions...
January 4, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300686/220-mutation-in-the-hemagglutinin-of-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-alters-antigenicity-during-vaccine-strain-development
#19
Liqi Liu, Jian Lu, Zi Li, Jianfang Zhou, Junfeng Guo, Xiyan Li, Jia Liu, Yuelong Shu, Dayan Wang
Since the first confirmed case of H7N9 infection was reported in China, there have been five epidemic waves of human H7N9 infections between 2013 and 2017. The fifth wave differed from the previous four waves in that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H7N9 viruses with multiple basic amino acids at the cleavage site were detected in humans, poultry and environmental samples. The HPAI H7N9 viruses were genetically and antigenically distinct from previous H7N9 viruses. Therefore, a new candidate vaccine virus(CVV) derived from a HPAI A/Guangdong/17SF003/2016-like virus was proposed by the World Health Organization(WHO)...
January 4, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299534/stability-of-the-influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-protein-correlates-with-evolutionary-dynamics
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Eili Y Klein, Deena Blumenkrantz, Adrian Serohijos, Eugene Shakhnovich, Jeong-Mo Choi, João V Rodrigues, Brendan D Smith, Andrew P Lane, Andrew Feldman, Andrew Pekosz
Protein thermodynamics are an integral determinant of viral fitness and one of the major drivers of protein evolution. Mutations in the influenza A virus (IAV) hemagglutinin (HA) protein can eliminate neutralizing antibody binding to mediate escape from preexisting antiviral immunity. Prior research on the IAV nucleoprotein suggests that protein stability may constrain seasonal IAV evolution; however, the role of stability in shaping the evolutionary dynamics of the HA protein has not been explored. We used the full coding sequence of 9,797 H1N1pdm09 HA sequences and 16,716 human seasonal H3N2 HA sequences to computationally estimate relative changes in the thermal stability of the HA protein between 2009 and 2016...
January 2018: MSphere
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