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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137821/equination-inoculation-of-horsepox-an-early-alternative-to-vaccination-inoculation-of-cowpox-and-the-potential-role-of-horsepox-virus-in-the-origin-of-the-smallpox-vaccine
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REVIEW
José Esparza, Livia Schrick, Clarissa R Damaso, Andreas Nitsche
For almost 150 years after Edward Jenner had published the "Inquiry" in 1798, it was generally assumed that the cowpox virus was the vaccine against smallpox. It was not until 1939 when it was shown that vaccinia, the smallpox vaccine virus, was serologically related but different from the cowpox virus. In the absence of a known natural host, vaccinia has been considered to be a laboratory virus that may have originated from mutational or recombinational events involving cowpox virus, variola viruses or some unknown ancestral Orthopoxvirus...
November 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125539/combined-proteomics-genomics-approach-reveals-proteomic-changes-of-mature-virions-as-a-novel-poxvirus-adaptation-mechanism
#2
Marica Grossegesse, Joerg Doellinger, Alona Tyshaieva, Lars Schaade, Andreas Nitsche
DNA viruses, like poxviruses, possess a highly stable genome, suggesting that adaptation of virus particles to specific cell types is not restricted to genomic changes. Cowpox viruses are zoonotic poxviruses with an extraordinarily broad host range, demonstrating their adaptive potential in vivo. To elucidate adaptation mechanisms of poxviruses, we isolated cowpox virus particles from a rat and passaged them five times in a human and a rat cell line. Subsequently, we analyzed the proteome and genome of the non-passaged virions and each passage...
November 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121668/seasonal-recurrence-of-cowpox-virus-outbreaks-in-captive-cheetahs-acinonyx-jubatus
#3
Julia Stagegaard, Andreas Kurth, Daniel Stern, Piotr Wojciech Dabrowski, Ann Pocknell, Andreas Nitsche, Livia Schrick
Cowpox virus infections in captive cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) with high morbidity and mortality have already been reported in the UK and Russia in the 1970s. However, most of the reported cases have been singular events. Here, we report a total of five cowpox virus outbreaks in cheetahs in the same safari park in Denmark between 2010 and 2014. Nine cheetahs showed varying severity of clinical disease; two of them died (22%). All episodes occurred between August and October of the respective year. No other carnivores kept at the same institution nor the keepers taking care of the animals were clinically affected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058218/ontology-based-vaccine-adverse-event-representation-and-analysis
#4
Jiangan Xie, Yongqun He
Vaccine is the one of the greatest inventions of modern medicine that has contributed most to the relief of human misery and the exciting increase in life expectancy. In 1796, an English country physician, Edward Jenner, discovered that inoculating mankind with cowpox can protect them from smallpox (Riedel S, Edward Jenner and the history of smallpox and vaccination. Proceedings (Baylor University. Medical Center) 18(1):21, 2005). Based on the vaccination worldwide, we finally succeeded in the eradication of smallpox in 1977 (Henderson, Vaccine 29:D7-D9, 2011)...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027916/a-next-generation-sequencing-approach-uncovers-viral-transcripts-incorporated-in-poxvirus-virions
#5
Marica Grossegesse, Joerg Doellinger, Berit Haldemann, Lars Schaade, Andreas Nitsche
Transcripts are known to be incorporated in particles of DNA viruses belonging to the families of Herpesviridae and Mimiviridae, but the presence of transcripts in other DNA viruses, such as poxviruses, has not been analyzed yet. Therefore, we first established a next-generation-sequencing (NGS)-based protocol, enabling the unbiased identification of transcripts in virus particles. Subsequently, we applied our protocol to analyze RNA in an emerging zoonotic member of the Poxviridae family, namely Cowpox virus...
October 13, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975882/fatal-outbreak-in-tonkean-macaques-caused-by-possibly-novel-orthopoxvirus-italy-january-2015-1
#6
Giusy Cardeti, Cesare Ernesto Maria Gruber, Claudia Eleni, Fabrizio Carletti, Concetta Castilletti, Giuseppe Manna, Francesca Rosone, Emanuela Giombini, Marina Selleri, Daniele Lapa, Vincenzo Puro, Antonino Di Caro, Raniero Lorenzetti, Maria Teresa Scicluna, Goffredo Grifoni, Annapaola Rizzoli, Valentina Tagliapietra, Lorenzo De Marco, Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, Gian Luca Autorino
In January 2015, during a 3-week period, 12 captive Tonkean macacques at a sanctuary in Italy died. An orthopoxvirus infection was suspected because of negative-staining electron microscopy results. The diagnosis was confirmed by histology, virus isolation, and molecular analysis performed on different organs from all animals. An epidemiologic investigation was unable to define the infection source in the surrounding area. Trapped rodents were negative by virologic testing, but specific IgG was detected in 27...
December 15, 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951885/cowpox-virus-a-new-and-armed-oncolytic-poxvirus
#7
Marine Ricordel, Johann Foloppe, Christelle Pichon, Nathalie Sfrontato, Delphine Antoine, Caroline Tosch, Sandrine Cochin, Pascale Cordier, Eric Quemeneur, Christelle Camus-Bouclainville, Stéphane Bertagnoli, Philippe Erbs
Oncolytic virus therapy has recently been recognized as a promising new therapeutic approach for cancer treatment. In this study, we are proposing for the first time to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo oncolytic capacities of the Cowpox virus (CPXV). To improve the tumor selectivity and oncolytic activity, we developed a thymidine kinase (TK)-deleted CPXV expressing the suicide gene FCU1, which converts the non-toxic prodrug 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) into cytotoxic 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and 5-fluorouridine-5'-monophosphate (5-FUMP)...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885569/re-assembly-and-analysis-of-an-ancient-variola-virus-genome
#8
Chad Smithson, Jacob Imbery, Chris Upton
We report a major improvement to the assembly of published short read sequencing data from an ancient variola virus (VARV) genome by the removal of contig-capping sequencing tags and manual searches for gap-spanning reads. The new assembly, together with camelpox and taterapox genomes, permitted new dates to be calculated for the last common ancestor of all VARV genomes. The analysis of recently sequenced VARV-like cowpox virus genomes showed that single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and amino acid changes in the vaccinia virus (VACV)-Cop-O1L ortholog, predicted to be associated with VARV host specificity and virulence, were introduced into the lineage before the divergence of these viruses...
September 8, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839944/novel-characteristics-identified-in-two-cases-of-feline-cowpox-virus-infection
#9
Craig R Breheny, Victoria Fox, Alice Tamborini, Conor O'Halloran, Elise Robertson, Paola Cazzini, Daniela Birn-Jeffery, Julia Henkin, Tobias Schwartz, Tim Scase, Roger Powell, Danièlle Gunn-Moore
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: This case series discusses novel characteristics identified in two cases of cowpox. One presented with upper airway signs, and was identified to have a focal laryngeal lesion. The other had central neurological signs at the terminal stages, with intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies identified within the cerebral hemispheres on histopathology. RELEVANCE AND NOVEL INFORMATION: Currently, cowpox would be an unlikely consideration in patients with neurological signs or upper respiratory noise...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827144/revisiting-jenner-s-mysteries-the-role-of-the-beaugency-lymph-in-the-evolutionary-path-of-ancient-smallpox-vaccines
#10
REVIEW
Clarissa R Damaso
In 1796, Edward Jenner developed the smallpox vaccine consisting of pustular material obtained from lesions on cows affected by so-called cow-pox. The disease, caused by cowpox virus, confers crossprotection against smallpox. However, historical evidence suggests that Jenner might have used vaccinia virus or even horsepox virus instead of cowpox virus. Mysteries surrounding the origin and nature of the smallpox vaccine persisted during the 19th century, a period of intense exchange of vaccine strains, including the Beaugency lymph...
August 18, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747505/insufficient-innate-immunity-contributes-to-the-susceptibility-of-the-castaneous-mouse-to-orthopoxvirus-infection
#11
Patricia L Earl, Jeffrey L Americo, Bernard Moss
The castaneous (CAST) mouse, a wild-derived inbred strain, is highly susceptible to orthopoxvirus infection by intranasal and systemic routes. The 50% lethal intraperitoneal dose of vaccinia virus (VACV) was 3 PFU for CAST mice, whereas BALB/c mice survived 10(6) PFU. At all times and in all organs analyzed, virus titers were higher in CAST than in BALB/c mice. In individual CAST mice, luciferase-expressing VACV was seen to replicate rapidly leading to death, whereas virus levels increased for a few days and then declined in BALB/c mice...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727764/vaccinia-virus-and-cowpox-virus-are-not-susceptible-to-the-interferon-induced-antiviral-protein-mxa
#12
María M Lorenzo, Juana M Sanchez-Puig, Rafael Blasco
MxA protein is expressed in response to type I and type III Interferon and constitute an important antiviral factor with broad antiviral activity to diverse RNA viruses. In addition, some studies expand the range of MxA antiviral activity to include particular DNA viruses like Monkeypox virus (MPXV) and African Swine Fever virus (ASFV). However, a broad profile of activity of MxA to large DNA viruses has not been established to date. Here, we investigated if some well characterized DNA viruses belonging to the Poxviridae family are sensitive to human MxA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669644/generalised-cowpox-virus-infection
#13
Lisa-Lena Grönemeyer, Anne Baltzer, Sigrid Broekaert, Livia Schrick, Lars Möller, Andreas Nitsche, Rotraut Mössner, Michael P Schön, Timo Buhl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615415/cutting-edge-the-aging-immune-system-reveals-the-biological-impact-of-direct-antigen-presentation-on-cd8-t-cell-responses
#14
Jennifer L Uhrlaub, Megan J Smithey, Janko Nikolich-Žugich
The vertebrate immune system uses multiple, sometimes redundant, mechanisms to contain pathogenic microorganisms that are always evolving to evade host defenses. Thus, the cowpox virus (CPXV) uses genes encoding CPXV12 and CPXV203 to prevent direct MHC class I presentation of viral peptides by infected cells. However, CD8 T cells are effectively primed against CPXV by cross-presentation of viral Ags in young mice. Old mice accumulate defects in both CD8 T cell activation and cross-presentation. Using a double-deletion mutant (∆12∆203) of CPXV, we show that direct priming of CD8 T cells in old mice yields superior recall responses, establishing a key contribution of this mechanism to host antipoxvirus responses and enhancing our fundamental understanding of how viral manipulation of direct presentation impacts pathogenesis...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604604/classification-of-cowpox-viruses-into-several-distinct-clades-and-identification-of-a-novel-lineage
#15
Annika Franke, Florian Pfaff, Maria Jenckel, Bernd Hoffmann, Dirk Höper, Markus Antwerpen, Hermann Meyer, Martin Beer, Donata Hoffmann
Cowpox virus (CPXV) was considered as uniform species within the genus Orthopoxvirus (OPV). Previous phylogenetic analysis indicated that CPXV is polyphyletic and isolates may cluster into different clades with two of these clades showing genetic similarities to either variola (VARV) or vaccinia viruses (VACV). Further analyses were initiated to assess both the genetic diversity and the evolutionary background of circulating CPXVs. Here we report the full-length sequences of 20 CPXV strains isolated from different animal species and humans in Germany...
June 10, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594571/zmpste24-is-downstream-effector-of-interferon-induced-transmembrane-antiviral-activity
#16
Shitao Li, Bishi Fu, Lingyan Wang, Martin E Dorf
The zinc metalloprotease ZMPSTE24 is a constitutively and ubiquitously expressed host restriction factor that is responsible for limiting infection by a broad spectrum of enveloped viruses, including influenza A, vesicular stomatitis, zika, ebola, Sindbis, cowpox, and vaccinia viruses, but not murine leukemia or adenovirus. Antiviral function is independent of ZMPSTE24 enzymatic activity. Protein interaction and genetic complementation studies indicate that ZMPSTE24 is a component of a common antiviral pathway that is associated with interferon-induced transmembrane proteins...
July 2017: DNA and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486428/cowpox-virus-what-s-in-a-name
#17
Matthew R Mauldin, Markus Antwerpen, Ginny L Emerson, Yu Li, Gudrun Zoeller, Darin S Carroll, Hermann Meyer
Traditionally, virus taxonomy relied on phenotypic properties; however, a sequence-based virus taxonomy has become essential since the recent requirement of a species to exhibit monophyly. The species Cowpox virus has failed to meet this requirement, necessitating a reexamination of this species. Here, we report the genomic sequences of nine Cowpox viruses and, by combining them with the available data of 37 additional genomes, confirm polyphyly of Cowpox viruses and find statistical support based on genetic data for more than a dozen species...
May 9, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406414/review-of-poxvirus-emergence-of-monkeypox
#18
A Morand, S Delaigue, J J Morand
This article reviews the different types of poxvirus infections. Smallpox, although eradicated, must continue to be monitored because of the potential risk of accidental or voluntary (by bioterrorism) reintroduction. Monkeypox and cowpox viruses are considered to be emergent today ; their high risk of dissemination is due to the increase in international transport as well as trends for new animals as pets and the loss of vaccinal protection against smallpox. Molluscum contagiosum (molluscipoxvirus) causes mild infections, is particularly frequent in children ; in adults it is a marker of the risk of sexually transmitted infections and can, in cases with profuse lesions, reveal AIDS...
February 1, 2017: Médecine et Santé Tropicales
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403810/transient-dominant-host-range-selection-using-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells-to-generate-marker-free-recombinant-viral-vectors-from-vaccinia-virus
#19
Liang Liu, Tamara Cooper, Preethi Eldi, Pablo Garcia-Valtanen, Kerrilyn R Diener, Paul M Howley, John D Hayball
Recombinant vaccinia viruses (rVACVs) are promising antigen-delivery systems for vaccine development that are also useful as research tools. Two common methods for selection during construction of rVACV clones are (i) co-insertion of drug resistance or reporter protein genes, which requires the use of additional selection drugs or detection methods, and (ii) dominant host-range selection. The latter uses VACV variants rendered replication-incompetent in host cell lines by the deletion of host-range genes. Replicative ability is restored by co-insertion of the host-range genes, providing for dominant selection of the recombinant viruses...
April 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368077/cowpox-virus-infection-in-a-child-after-contact-with-a-domestic-cat-a-case-report
#20
Ryszard Żaba, Magdalena Jałowska, Michał J Kowalczyk, Monika Bowszyc-Dmochowska, Zygmunt Adamski, Andrzej Szkaradkiewicz
Human cowpox represents a seldom diagnosed zoonosis but this diagnosis should be considered more frequently as the number of cases has increased in recent years. We describe a case of cowpox in an 11-yearold boy following regular direct daily contact with a domestic cat. The 11-year-old patient, an otherwise healthy boy, demonstrated skin ulceration located at his chin, with enlargement of regional lymph nodes and fever reaching 39°C. The diagnosis of cowpox was made on the basis of PCR involving DNA isolated from a scab covering the skin lesion...
April 2017: New Microbiologica
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