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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915137/xenoislets-porcine-pancreatic-islets-for-the-treatment-of-type-i-diabetes
#1
Nizar I Mourad, Pierre Rene Gianello
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Porcine islets are being extensively investigated as alternative sources of insulin-secreting cells for transplantation in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. The present review focuses on recent advances in porcine islet transplantation with particular emphasis on new transgenic pig models, islet encapsulation, and biosafety considerations. RECENT FINDINGS: Genetic modifications aimed to reduce islet cell immunogenicity, to prolong their survival, and to improve their secretory function have been reported...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912093/lentiviral-gene-delivery-to-plasmolipin-expressing-cells-using-mus-caroli-endogenous-retrovirus-envelope-protein
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REVIEW
M M Prokofjeva, G M Proshkina, T D Lebedev, A A Shulgin, P V Spirin, V S Prassolov, S M Deyev
Gene therapy is a promising method for treating malignant diseases. One of the main problems is target delivery of therapeutic genes. Here we show that lentiviral vector particles pseudotyped with Mus caroli endogenous retrovirus (McERV) envelope protein can be used for selective transduction of PLLP-expressing cells. As a therapeutic gene in McERV-pseudotyped vector particles we used miniSOG encoding the cytotoxic FMN-binding protein, which can generate reactive oxygen species under illumination. Significant cytotoxic effect (up to 80% of dead cells in population) was observed in PLLP-expressing cells transduced with McERV-pseudotyped vector particles and subjected to illumination...
September 11, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900618/comparative-genomic-in-situ-hybridization-and-the-possible-role-of-retroelements-in-the-karyotypic-evolution-of-three-akodontini-species
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Naiara Pereira Araújo, Gustavo Campos Silva Kuhn, Flávia Nunes Vieira, Thaís Queiroz Morcatty, Adriano Pereira Paglia, Marta Svartman
South American Akodontini rodents are characterized by a large number of chromosome rearrangements. Among them, the genus Akodon has been extensively analyzed with classical and molecular cytogenetics, which allowed the identification of a large number of intra- and interspecific chromosomal variation due to Robertsonian rearrangements, pericentric inversions, and heterochromatin additions/deletions. In order to shed some light on the cause of these rearrangements, we comparatively analyzed the karyotypes of three Akodontini species, Akodon cursor (2n = 14, FN = 19), A...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899944/novel-endogenous-retrovirus-derived-transcript-expressed-in-the-bovine-placenta-is-regulated-by-wnt-signaling
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Toshihiro Sakurai, So Nakagawa, Hanako Bai, Rulan Bai, Kazuya Kusama, Atsushi Ideta, Yoshito Aoyagi, Kazuyuki Kaneko, Kosuke Iga, Jiro Yasuda, Takayuki Miyazawa, Kazuhiko Imakawa
Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are involved in placentation; perhaps the most well-known ERV s are the syncytins, actively transcribed env genes involved in cell-cell fusion and possible morphological variations. However, ERVs other than syncytins that play an important role in placental development have not been well characterized. To identify ERV genes expressed during the onset of placentation in the bovine species, we characterized the expression profiles of bovine conceptus transcripts during the peri-attachment period using RNA-seq analysis, and confirming some candidates through real-time PCR...
September 12, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893944/making-a-virtue-of-necessity-the-pleiotropic-role-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-in-cancer
#5
REVIEW
George Kassiotis, Jonathan P Stoye
Like all other mammals, humans harbour an astonishing number of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), as well as other retroelements, embedded in their genome. These remnants of ancestral germline infection with distinct exogenous retroviruses display various degrees of open reading frame integrity and replication capability. Modern day exogenous retroviruses, as well as the infectious predecessors of ERVs, are demonstrably oncogenic. Further, replication-competent ERVs continue to cause cancers in many other species of mammal...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881635/htlv-1-tax-upregulates-early-growth-response-protein-1-through-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Qingsong Huang, Zhiguo Niu, Jingxian Han, Xihong Liu, Zhuangwei Lv, Huanhuan Li, Lixiang Yuan, Xiangping Li, Shuming Sun, Hui Wang, Xinxiang Huang
Human T cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a complex retrovirus that causes adult T cell leukemia (ATL) in susceptible individuals. The HTLV-1-encoded oncoprotein Tax induces persistent activation of the nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathway. Early growth response protein 1 (EGR1) is overexpressed in HTLV-1-infected T cell lines and ATL cells. Here, we showed that both Tax expression and HTLV-1 infection promoted EGR1 overexpression. Loss of the NF-κB binding site in the EGR1 promotor or inhibition of NF-κB activation reduced Tax-induced EGR1 upregulation...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878130/an-ancestral-retroviral-protein-identified-as-a-therapeutic-target-in-type-1-diabetes
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Sandrine Levet, Julie Medina, Julie Joanou, Amandine Demolder, Nelly Queruel, Kevin Réant, Matthieu Normand, Marine Seffals, Julie Dimier, Raphaële Germi, Thomas Piofczyk, Jacques Portoukalian, Jean-Louis Touraine, Hervé Perron
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), remnants of ancestral viral genomic insertions, are known to represent 8% of the human genome and are associated with several pathologies. In particular, the envelope protein of HERV-W family (HERV-W-Env) has been involved in multiple sclerosis pathogenesis. Investigations to detect HERV-W-Env in a few other autoimmune diseases were negative, except in type-1 diabetes (T1D). In patients suffering from T1D, HERV-W-Env protein was detected in 70% of sera, and its corresponding RNA was detected in 57% of peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
September 7, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874166/the-porcine-virome-and-xenotransplantation
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REVIEW
Joachim Denner
The composition of the porcine virome includes viruses that infect pig cells, ancient virus-derived elements including endogenous retroviruses inserted in the pig chromosomes, and bacteriophages that infect a broad array of bacteria that inhabit pigs. Viruses infecting pigs, among them viruses also infecting human cells, as well as porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) are of importance when evaluating the virus safety of xenotransplantation. Bacteriophages associated with bacteria mainly in the gut are not relevant in this context...
September 6, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870557/retroviral-envelope-proteins-involvement-in-neuropathogenesis
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REVIEW
Dorte Tranberg Hansen, Thor Petersen, Tove Christensen
The primary disease caused by infection with the exogenous human retroviruses, human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) or human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1), may overlay manifestations of additional autoimmune pathogenesis. Currently, a role for human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) is also emerging in some autoimmune/immune-mediated diseases, particularly in multiple sclerosis (MS). Both exogenous and endogenous retroviruses have the potential to elicit the processes leading to autoimmune disease. The pathogenicity of the retroviral envelope protein (Env) is a key player with notable importance in neuroimmune diseases...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869283/review-article-the-human-intestinal-virome-in-health-and-disease
#10
REVIEW
S R Carding, N Davis, L Hoyles
BACKGROUND: The human virome consists of animal-cell viruses causing transient infections, bacteriophage (phage) predators of bacteria and archaea, endogenous retroviruses and viruses causing persistent and latent infections. High-throughput, inexpensive, sensitive sequencing methods and metagenomics now make it possible to study the contribution dsDNA, ssDNA and RNA virus-like particles make to the human virome, and in particular the intestinal virome. AIM: To review and evaluate the pioneering studies that have attempted to characterise the human virome and generated an increased interest in understanding how the intestinal virome might contribute to maintaining health, and the pathogenesis of chronic diseases...
September 4, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868516/analysis-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-expression-in-multiple-sclerosis-plaques
#11
P J Bhetariya, J D Kriesel, K F Fischer
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) pathogenesis. The objective of this study was to broadly evaluate the expression of HERV core (GAG) and envelope (ENV) genes in diseased brain white matter samples from MS patients compared to normal controls. METHODS: Twenty-eight HERV GAG and 88 ENV gene sequences were retrieved, classified by phylogeny, and grouped into clades. Consensus qPCR primers were designed for each clade, and quantitative PCR was performed on 33 MS and 9 normal control frozen brain samples...
August 2017: J Emerg Dis Virol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866476/regulation-of-ervs-in-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-reprogramming
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REVIEW
Pradeep Gautam, Tao Yu, Yuin-Han Loh
Recent advances in our understanding of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) regulation and its functional aspects have provided us with vast power to unravel its role in the host's genome. Co-evolutionary model of ERVs and Kruppel associated box-Zinc Finger Proteins (KRAB-ZFPs) provides a deeper knowledge of how the genome is shaped during the course of evolution. However, the role of ERVs in normal cellular function still remains an enigma. Here we review studies in recent years with a focus on the role of ERVs in maintaining stemness and cell fate reprogramming, along with the recent discoveries of novel regulatory factors which have been shown to mediate ERV expression in both canonical and non-canonical pathways...
August 31, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858759/effects-of-metal-rich-particulate-matter-exposure-on-exogenous-and-endogenous-viral-sequence-methylation-in-healthy-steel-workers
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Roberta Mercorio, Matteo Bonzini, Laura Angelici, Simona Iodice, Serena Delbue, Jacopo Mariani, Pietro Apostoli, Angela Cecilia Pesatori, Valentina Bollati
BACKGROUND: Inhaled particles have been shown to produce systemic changes in DNA methylation. Global hypomethylation has been associated to viral sequence reactivation, possibly linked to the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways occurring after exposure. This observation provides a rationale to investigate viral sequence (both exogenous and endogenous) methylation in association to metal-rich particulate matter exposure. To verify this hypothesis, we chose the Wp promoter of the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV-Wp) and the promoter of the human-endogenous-retrovirus w (HERV-w), respectively as a paradigm of an exogenous and an endogenous retroviral sequence, to be investigated by bisulfite PCR Pyrosequencing...
August 28, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845254/a14%C3%A2-comprehensive-characterisation-and-evolutionary-analysis-of-endogenous-retroviruses-in-the-mouse-genome
#14
Tristan P W Dennis, Henan Zhu, Sam J Wilson, Robert J Gifford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Virus Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840564/human-leukemia-antigen-a-0201-restricted-epitopes-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-w-family-envelope-herv-w-env-induce-strong-cytotoxic-t-lymphocyte-responses
#15
Xiaoning Tu, Shan Li, Lijuan Zhao, Ran Xiao, Xiuling Wang, Fan Zhu
Human endogenous retrovirus W family (HERV-W) envelope (env) has been reported to be related to several human diseases, including autoimmune disorders, and it could activate innate immunity. However, there are no reports investigating whether human leukemia antigen (HLA)-A*0201(+) restriction is involved in the immune response caused by HERV-W env in neuropsychiatric diseases. In the present study, HERV-W env-derived epitopes presented by HLA-A*0201 are described with the potential for use in adoptive immunotherapy...
August 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837888/retroviruses-of-the-rdr-superinfection-interference-group-ancient-origins-and-broad-host-distribution-of-a-promiscuous-env-gene
#16
REVIEW
Anindita Sinha, Welkin E Johnson
Due to recombination, different regions of a retrovirus genome can have distinct phylogenetic histories. The RD114-and-D-type-retrovirus (RDR) interference group provides an extreme example: the RDR group comprises a variety of taxonomically distinct retroviruses, isolated from diverse mammalian and avian hosts, that share a homologous env gene and use the same cell-surface entry receptor. RDR env homologs are also found among ancient endogenous retrovirus (ERV) sequences, including the syncytin genes of humans and rabbits, indicating that RDR Env glycoproteins have likely mediated endogenization on multiple occasions in diverse vertebrate lineages...
August 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830571/anti-herv-k-hml-2-capsid-antibody-responses-in-hiv-elite-controllers
#17
Miguel de Mulder, Devi SenGupta, Steven G Deeks, Jeffrey N Martin, Christopher D Pilcher, Frederick M Hecht, Jonah B Sacha, Douglas F Nixon, Henri-Alexandre Michaud
BACKGROUND: Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) comprise approximately 8% of the human genome and while the majority are transcriptionally silent, the most recently integrated HERV, HERV-K (HML-2), remains active. During HIV infection, HERV-K (HML-2) specific mRNA transcripts and viral proteins can be detected. In this study, we aimed to understand the antibody response against HERV-K (HML-2) Gag in the context of HIV-1 infection. RESULTS: We developed an ELISA assay using either recombinant protein or 164 redundant "15mer" HERV-K (HML-2) Gag peptides to test sera for antibody reactivity...
August 22, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830558/identification-of-a-homogenous-structural-basis-for-oligomerization-by-retroviral-rev-like-proteins
#18
Chijioke N Umunnakwe, Karin S Dorman, Drena Dobbs, Susan Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Rev-like proteins are post-transcriptional regulatory proteins found in several retrovirus genera, including lentiviruses, betaretroviruses, and deltaretroviruses. These essential proteins mediate the nuclear export of incompletely spliced viral RNA, and act by tethering viral pre-mRNA to the host CRM1 nuclear export machinery. Although all Rev-like proteins are functionally homologous, they share less than 30% sequence identity. In the present study, we computationally assessed the extent of structural homology among retroviral Rev-like proteins within a phylogenetic framework...
August 22, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821995/expression-of-the-pol-gene-of-human-endogenous-retroviruses-herv-k-and-w-in-leukemia-patients
#19
Massimiliano Bergallo, Paola Montanari, Katia Mareschi, Chiara Merlino, Massimo Berger, Ilaria Bini, Valentina Daprà, Ilaria Galliano, Franca Fagioli
The human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are a family of endogenous retroviruses that integrated into the germ cell DNA of primates over 30 million years ago. HERV expression seems impaired in several diseases, ranging from autoimmune to neoplastic disorders. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the overall endogenous retroviral transcription profile in bone marrow (BM) samples. A total of 30 paediatric high-risk leukaemia patients (lymphoid and myeloid malignancies) were tested for HERVs virus gene expression...
August 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818736/co-option-of-endogenous-viral-sequences-for-host-cell-function
#20
REVIEW
John A Frank, Cédric Feschotte
Eukaryotic genomes are littered with sequences of diverse viral origins, termed endogenous viral elements (EVEs). Here we used examples primarily drawn from mammalian endogenous retroviruses to document how the influx of EVEs has provided a source of prefabricated coding and regulatory sequences that were formerly utilized for viral infection and replication, but have been occasionally repurposed for cellular function. While EVE co-option has benefited a variety of host biological functions, there appears to be a disproportionate contribution to immunity and antiviral defense...
August 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
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