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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640739/hepatitis-b-virus-core-antigen-mutations-predict-post-operative-prognosis-of-patients-with-primary-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jian'an Jia, Huiming Li, Hui Wang, Shipeng Chen, Mengmeng Wang, Huijuan Feng, Yuzhen Gao, Yunjiu Wang, Meng Fang, Chunfang Gao
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between hepatitis B virus (HBV) core antigen (HBc) mutations and the post-operative prognosis of HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). In total, 98 patients suffering from HBV-related HCC and treated with surgery were enrolled, with a 48 month follow-up. The preCore/Core region of the HBV genome from tumour tissue (TT) and paired adjacent non-tumour tissue (ANTT) of these patients was sequenced, and a phylogenetic tree was reconstructed. The correlations between the viral features and evolutionary divergence of preCore/Core amino acid sequences from 67 paired TTs and ANTTs were analysed...
June 22, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635592/type-specific-l1-virus-like-particle-mediated-protection-of-horses-from-experimental-bovine-papillomavirus-1-induced-pseudo-sarcoid-formation-is-long-lasting
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Julia Harnacker, Edmund K Hainisch, Saeed Shafti-Keramat, Reinhard Kirnbauer, Sabine Brandt
Equine sarcoids are common therapy-resistant skin tumours induced by bovine papillomavirus type 1 or 2 (BPV1, BPV2) infection. We have previously shown that prophylactic vaccination with BPV1 L1 virus-like particles (VLPs) efficiently protects horses from experimental BPV1-induced pseudo-sarcoid development. Here, we assessed BPV1 L1 VLP vaccine-mediated long-term protection from experimental tumour formation in seven horses 5 years after immunization with three different doses of BPV1 L1 VLPs, and three unvaccinated control animals...
June 21, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634161/oncolytic-adenovirus-expressing-bispecific-antibody-targets-t-cell-cytotoxicity-in-cancer-biopsies
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Joshua D Freedman, Joachim Hagel, Eleanor M Scott, Ioannis Psallidas, Avinash Gupta, Laura Spiers, Paul Miller, Nikolaos Kanellakis, Rebecca Ashfield, Kerry D Fisher, Margaret R Duffy, Leonard W Seymour
Oncolytic viruses exploit the cancer cell phenotype to complete their lytic life cycle, releasing progeny virus to infect nearby cells and repeat the process. We modified the oncolytic group B adenovirus EnAdenotucirev (EnAd) to express a bispecific single-chain antibody, secreted from infected tumour cells into the microenvironment. This bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) binds to EpCAM on target cells and cross-links them to CD3 on T cells, leading to clustering and activation of both CD4 and CD8 T cells. BiTE transcription can be controlled by the virus major late promoter, limiting expression to cancer cells that are permissive for virus replication...
June 20, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634106/biology-evolution-and-medical-importance-of-polyomaviruses-an-update
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Ugo Moens, Andi Krumbholz, Bernhard Ehlers, Roland Zell, Reimar Johne, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Chris Lauber
The family Polyomaviridae encompasses non-enveloped viruses with a circular dsDNA genome that is typically approximately 5000bp in length. Originally isolated from mammals, polyomavirus sequences have now been detected in invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds, although it remains to be determined whether all these animals are genuine hosts. The genomes of all polyomaviruses encode at least two regulatory proteins (large and small tumour antigen) and two structural proteins (capsid proteins VP1 and VP2) whose functions have been defined...
June 17, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623358/the-role-of-pten-hcv-core-interaction-in-hepatitis-c-virus-replication
#5
Qi Wu, Zhubing Li, Paul Mellor, Yan Zhou, Deborah H Anderson, Qiang Liu
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection leads to severe liver diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Phosphatase and tensin homolog deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN), a tumour suppressor, is frequently mutated or deleted in HCC tumors. PTEN has previously been demonstrated to inhibit HCV secretion. In this study, we determined the effects of PTEN on the other steps in HCV life cycle, including entry, translation, and replication. We showed that PTEN inhibits HCV entry through its lipid phosphatase activity...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596008/macrophage-stimulating-activities-of-newly-isolated-complex-polysaccharides-from-parachlorella-kessleri-strain-knk-a001
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Mikinori Ueno, Kichul Cho, Narumi Hirata, Kenji Yamashita, Kenichi Yamaguchi, Daekyung Kim, Tatsuya Oda
Our previous studies demonstrated that the microalga Parachlorella kessleri (KNK-A001) has immunostimulatory activities, which were observed as an increase in natural killer (NK) cell activity in mice after intraperitoneal injection or as a protective effect on a virus-infected model shrimp after oral administration. In this study, we attempted to gain insight into the constituent substances of KNK-A001 that are responsible for the immunostimulatory activity. First, we obtained five polysaccharide fractions from KNK-A001 by DEAE anion exchange chromatography...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587935/human-antimicrobial-peptides-in-ocular-surface-defense
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REVIEW
Imran Mohammed, Dalia G Said, Harminder S Dua
Sight depends on the passage of light through the transparent cornea and being focused on the fovea. Its exposed position renders it vulnerable to microbial infection. The cornea has developed a wide array of defense mechanisms against infection, of which endogenous antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are key. AMPs are essentially small molecular weight cationic peptides with a wide range of activity against virus, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Some proteins such as RNases and S100As are also included in this group...
June 3, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569171/oral-mucosal-lesions-in-teenagers-a-cross-sectional-study
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Francesca Amadori, Elena Bardellini, Giulio Conti, Alessandra Majorana
BACKGROUND: Adolescence is a period of transition to adulthood. Little is known about oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) in teenagers, in which the emergence of new habits, unfamiliar to children, could affect the type of lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution of oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) in a wide sample of adolescents. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was carried out examining all medical records of adolescents (aged 13-18 years) treated at the Dental Clinic of the University of Brescia (Italy) in the period from 2008 to 2014...
May 31, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557974/oncolytic-alphavirus-sfv-va7-efficiently-eradicates-subcutaneous-and-orthotopic-human-prostate-tumours-in-mice
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Miika Martikainen, Janne Ruotsalainen, Johanna Tuomela, Pirkko Härkönen, Magnus Essand, Jari Heikkilä, Ari Hinkkanen
BACKGROUND: Despite recent therapeutic and diagnostic advances, prostate cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the Western world. Oncolytic viruses that replicate selectively in tumour cells represent a novel treatment candidate for these malignancies. METHODS: We analysed infectivity of avirulent Semliki Firest virus SFV-VA7 in human prostate cancer cell lines VCaP, LNCaP and 22Rv1 and in nonmalignant prostate epithelial cell line RWPE-1...
May 30, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548370/current-state-of-a-dual-behavior-of-antimicrobial-peptides-therapeutic-agents-and-promising-delivery-vectors
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REVIEW
Urszula Piotrowska, Marcin Sobczak, Ewa Oledzka
Microorganism resistance is an important challenge in modern medicine due to the global uncontrolled use of antibiotics. Natural and synthetic antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) symbolize a new family of antibiotics, which have stimulated research and clinical interest as new therapeutic options for infections. They represent one of the most promising antimicrobial substances, due to their broad spectrum of biological activity, against bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses, yeast and even tumour cells. Besides, being antimicrobial, AMPs have been shown to bind and neutralize bacterial endotoxins, as well as possess immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, angiogenic and antitumour properties...
May 26, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548102/replicating-viral-vector-platform-exploits-alarmin-signals-for-potent-cd8-t-cell-mediated-tumour-immunotherapy
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Sandra M Kallert, Stephanie Darbre, Weldy V Bonilla, Mario Kreutzfeldt, Nicolas Page, Philipp Müller, Matthias Kreuzaler, Min Lu, Stéphanie Favre, Florian Kreppel, Max Löhning, Sanjiv A Luther, Alfred Zippelius, Doron Merkler, Daniel D Pinschewer
Viral infections lead to alarmin release and elicit potent cytotoxic effector T lymphocyte (CTL(eff)) responses. Conversely, the induction of protective tumour-specific CTL(eff) and their recruitment into the tumour remain challenging tasks. Here we show that lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) can be engineered to serve as a replication competent, stably-attenuated immunotherapy vector (artLCMV). artLCMV delivers tumour-associated antigens to dendritic cells for efficient CTL priming. Unlike replication-deficient vectors, artLCMV targets also lymphoid tissue stroma cells expressing the alarmin interleukin-33...
May 26, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542292/development-of-a-versatile-oncolytic-virus-platform-for-local-intra-tumoural-expression-of-therapeutic-transgenes
#12
Nalini Marino, Sam Illingworth, Prithvi Kodialbail, Ashvin Patel, Hugo Calderon, Rochelle Lear, Kerry D Fisher, Brian R Champion, Alice C N Brown
Oncolytic viruses which infect and kill tumour cells can also be genetically modified to express therapeutic genes that augment their anti-cancer activities. Modifying oncolytic viruses to produce effective cancer therapies is challenging as encoding transgenes often attenuates virus activity or prevents systemic delivery in patients due to the risk of off-target expression of transgenes in healthy tissues. To overcome these issues we aimed to generate a readily modifiable virus platform using the oncolytic adenovirus, enadenotucirev...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537896/5t4-oncofoetal-glycoprotein-an-old-target-for-a-novel-prostate-cancer-immunotherapy
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Federica Cappuccini, Emily Pollock, Stephen Stribbling, Adrian V S Hill, Irina Redchenko
The tumour-associated antigen 5T4 is an attractive target for cancer immunotherapy. However to date, reported 5T4-specific cellular immune responses induced by various immunisation platforms have been largely weak or non-existent. In the present study, we have evaluated a heterologous prime boost regime based on the simian adenovirus ChAdOx1 and modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) expressing 5T4 for immunogenicity and tumour protective efficacy in a mouse cancer model. Vaccination-induced immune responses were strong, durable and attributable primarily to CD8+ T cells...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537127/modelling-the-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-chemovirotherapy-cancer-treatment
#14
Joseph Malinzi, Amina Eladdadi, Precious Sibanda
Chemovirotherapy is a combination therapy with chemotherapy and oncolytic viruses. It is gaining more interest and attracting more attention in the clinical setting due to its effective therapy and potential synergistic interactions against cancer. In this paper, we develop and analyse a mathematical model in the form of parabolic non-linear partial differential equations to investigate the spatiotemporal dynamics of tumour cells under chemovirotherapy treatment. The proposed model consists of uninfected and infected tumour cells, a free virus, and a chemotherapeutic drug...
December 2017: Journal of Biological Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536346/taking-a-stab-at-cancer-oncolytic-virus-mediated-anti-cancer-vaccination-strategies
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REVIEW
Amelia Sadie Aitken, Dominic Guy Roy, Marie-Claude Bourgeois-Daigneault
Vaccines have classically been used for disease prevention. Modern clinical vaccines are continuously being developed for both traditional use as well as for new applications. Typically thought of in terms of infectious disease control, vaccination approaches can alternatively be adapted as a cancer therapy. Vaccines targeting cancer antigens can be used to induce anti-tumour immunity and have demonstrated therapeutic efficacy both pre-clinically and clinically. Various approaches now exist and further establish the tremendous potential and adaptability of anti-cancer vaccination...
January 4, 2017: Biomedicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534499/cis-perturbation-of-cancer-drivers-by-the-htlv-1-blv-proviruses-is-an-early-determinant-of-leukemogenesis
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Nicolas Rosewick, Keith Durkin, Maria Artesi, Ambroise Marçais, Vincent Hahaut, Philip Griebel, Natasa Arsic, Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, Arsène Burny, Carole Charlier, Olivier Hermine, Michel Georges, Anne Van den Broeke
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) and bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) infect T- and B-lymphocytes, respectively, provoking a polyclonal expansion that will evolve into an aggressive monoclonal leukaemia in ∼5% of individuals following a protracted latency period. It is generally assumed that early oncogenic changes are largely dependent on virus-encoded products, especially TAX and HBZ, while progression to acute leukaemia/lymphoma involves somatic mutations, yet that both are independent of proviral integration site that has been found to be very variable between tumours...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526972/patient-experiences-attitudes-and-expectations-towards-receiving-information-about-anti-tnf-medication-a-quantitative-study
#17
Jon Packham, Paul Arkell, Tom Sheeran, Ann Brownfield, Anthony Cadwgan, Sarah Ryan
The objective of the study was to measure patient attitudes and experience of information received during drug counselling for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) medications. This is a cross-sectional UK postal questionnaire study. Three RA patient groups-disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) only, first anti-tumour necrosis factor (anti-TNF) and failed anti-TNF-were sent postal questionnaires. Data on patient history/demographics, drug counselling experience, knowledge of drug side effects, attitudes to vaccinations, cancer screening and blood borne virus testing was collected; 264/679 (39%) patients responded (median age 65 years, 66% female, median disease duration 15 years)...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523075/mouse-mammary-tumour-virus-mmtv-and-human-breast-cancer-with-neuroendocrine-differentiation
#18
Lawson Js, Ngan Cc, Glenn Wk, Tran Dd
BACKGROUND: Mouse mammary tumour viruses (MMTVs) may have a role in a subset of human breast cancers. MMTV positive human breast cancers have similar histological characteristics to neuroendocrine breast cancers and to MMTV positive mouse mammary tumours. The purpose of this study was to investigate the expression of neuroendocrine biomarkers - synaptophysin and chromogranin, to determine if these histological characteristics and biomarker expression were due to the influences of MMTV...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514365/-the-detection-of-the-human-papilloma-virus-during-hyperplastic-processes-in-the-nose-ears-and-throat
#19
N V Boiko, S N Panchenko
The objective of the present work was to carry out the virological and histological studies of various neoplastic and hyperplastic processes in the nose, ears, and throat with a view to identifying the presence of human papilloma virus and Epstein-Barr virus. The brush biopsies and remote neoplasms obtained from 18 patients (including 2 children and 16 adults) presenting with various ENT diseases and tumours were available for the virological investigation with the use of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a system MY09-MY11 degenerate primers ...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511524/basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-tongue-a-report-with-emphasis-on-immunohistochemistry
#20
Karuna Kumari, Vanishree C Haragannavar, K Vineeth Kumar, Kavitha Prasad, Shwetha Nambiar
Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare entity with its histopathological distinction from conventional squamous cell carcinoma. It is frequently considered a high-grade carcinoma with poor prognosis because of higher rate of distant metastases. Here by, we are reporting a case of 39-year-old male with an ulcer on the left lateral border of the tongue since a month. Histopathological examination of incisional biopsy revealed basaloid tumour cell islands accompanied by component of well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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