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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918909/progesterone-analogues-reduce-plasma-epstein-barr-virus-dna-load-and-improve-pain-control-in-recurrent-metastatic-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients-under-supportive-care
#1
Chia-Yen Hung, Tung-Liang Lin, Yung-Chia Kuo, Chia-Hsun Hsieh, Hung-Ming Wang, Cheng-Lung Hsu
BACKGROUND: Progesterone analogues, such as megestrol acetate (MA) and medroxyprogesterone (MPA), have been used for the palliative care of cancer cachexia for decades and have proven to increase body weight and improve quality of life and performance status. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of progesterone analogue use on quality of life in terms of pain control, performance status, body weight gain, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA load in recurrent/metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients...
August 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915342/transplantation-of-solid-organ-recipients-shedding-epstein-barr-virus-dna-pretransplant-a-prospective-study
#2
Priya S Verghese, David O Schmeling, Emma A Filtz, Jennifer M Grimm, Arthur J Matas, Henry H Balfour
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) poses a significant threat to patient and graft survival posttransplant. We hypothesized that recipients who shed EBV at transplant had less immunologic control of the virus and hence were more likely to have active EBV infection and disease posttransplant. To test this hypothesis, we conducted a 5-year prospective study in primary solid organ transplant recipients. We measured EBV DNA in oral washes and blood samples by quantitative PCR before transplant and periodically thereafter for up to 4 years...
September 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914852/-efficiency-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-virus-negative-and-virus-positive-patients-with-morphologically-verified-lymphocytic-myocarditis
#3
O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To evaluate the efficiency of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in virus-negative (V-) and virus-positive (V+) patients with lymphocytic myocarditis (LM). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 60 patients (45 males) (mean age 46.7±11.8 years) with dilated cardiomyopathy (mean left ventricular (LV) end diastolic size (EDS) 6.7±0.7 cm; ejection fraction (EF) 26.2±9.1%) were examined. The diagnosis of active/borderline LM was verified by right ventricular endomyocardial biopsy in 38 patients, by intraoperative LV biopsy in 10, in the study of explanted hearts from 3 patients and at autopsy in 9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913877/minimal-important-difference-of-target-lobar-volume-reduction-after-endobronchial-valve-treatment-for-emphysema
#4
Jorrit B A Welling, Jorine E Hartman, Eva M van Rikxoort, Nick H T Ten Hacken, Huib A M Kerstjens, Karin Klooster, Dirk-Jan Slebos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Target lobar volume reduction (TLVR) is an important efficacy outcome measure for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction (BLVR) treatment using one-way endobronchial valves (EBV) in patients with severe emphysema. The commonly used cut-off value for TLVR that expresses a perceivable clinical benefit is -350 mL. However, a scientifically determined minimal important difference (MID) for TLVR never has been published. The objective of the present study was to determine the MID for TLVR on HRCT in patients who were treated with EBV...
September 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913345/a-yeast-model-for-the-mechanism-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-immune-evasion-identifies-a-new-therapeutic-target-to-interfere-with-the-virus-stealthiness
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COMMENT
María José Lista, Rodrigo Prado Martins, Gaelle Angrand, Alicia Quillévéré, Chrysoula Daskalogianni, Cécile Voisset, Marie-Paule Teulade-Fichou, Robin Fåhraeus, Marc Blondel
The oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) evades the immune system but has an Achilles heel: its genome maintenance protein EBNA1. Indeed, EBNA1 is essential for viral genome replication and maintenance but also highly antigenic. Hence, EBV evolved a system in which the glycine-alanine repeat (GAr) of EBNA1 limits the translation of its own mRNA at a minimal level to ensure its essential function thereby, at the same time, minimizing immune recognition. Defining intervention points where to interfere with EBNA1 immune evasion is an important step to trigger an immune response against EBV-carrying cancers...
August 31, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912878/triterpenoids-from-ganoderma-lucidum-inhibit-the-activation-of-ebv-antigens-as-telomerase-inhibitors
#6
Dong-Shu Zheng, Liang-Shu Chen
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a malignant disease that threatens the health of humans. To find effective agents for the inhibition of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, which is associated with NPC, a phytochemical investigation of Ganoderma lucidum was carried out in the present study. Five triterpenoids were identified, including ganoderic acid A (compound 1), ganoderic acid B (compound 2), ganoderol B (compound 3), ganodermanontriol (compound 4), and ganodermanondiol (compound 5), on the basis of spectroscopic analysis...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910895/-correlation-analysis-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-recruited-regulatory-t-cells-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-of-immune-escape
#7
P Bi, J Wang, J Lu, X Liu, F Wang, Y F Luo, S D Peng, X P Li
Objective: To investigate the relation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-induced immune escape to regulatory T cells(Treg) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma(NPC). Methods: We recruited 83 patients who were pathologically diagnozed as nasopharyngeal carcinoma and treated in Nanfang Hospital from January to September 2016. CD4(+) CD25(+) FOXP3(+) Treg in peripheral blood was examined by flow cytometry and the level of EBV DNA in the blood was detected by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction(qRT-PCR)in 83 patients and 51 healthy adults as control...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910751/chromatin-reorganisation-in-epstein-barr-virus-infected-cells-and-its-role-in-cancer-development
#8
REVIEW
Michelle J West
The oncogenic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) growth transforms B cells and drives lymphoma and carcinoma development. The virus encodes four key transcription factors (EBNA2, EBNA3A, EBNA3B and EBNA3C) that hijack host cell factors to bind gene control elements and reprogramme infected B cells. These viral factors predominantly target long-range enhancers to alter the expression of host cell genes that control B cell growth and survival and facilitate virus persistence. Enhancer and super-enhancer binding by these EBNAs results in large-scale reorganisation of three-dimensional enhancer-promoter architecture to drive the overexpression of oncogenes, the silencing of tumour suppressors and the modulation of transcription, cell-cycle progression, migration and adhesion...
September 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906277/effect-of-cytomegalovirus-and-epstein-barr-virus-replication-on-intestinal-mucosal-gene-expression-and-microbiome-composition-of-hiv-infected-and-uninfected-individuals
#9
Sara Gianella, Antoine Chaillon, Ece A Mutlu, Phillip A Engen, Robin M Voigt, Ali Keshavarzian, John Losurdo, Prachi Chakradeo, Steven M Lada, Masato Nakazawa, Alan L Landay
BACKGROUND: HIV-infection is associated with dramatic changes in the intestinal mucosa. The impact of other viral pathogens is unclear. METHODS: One hundred and eight (108) biopsies from left and right colon (n = 79) and terminal ileum (n = 29) were collected from 19 HIV-infected and 22 HIV-uninfected participants. Levels of cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA were measured by droplet digital PCR. Mucosal gene expression was measured via multiplex-assay...
September 24, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904201/heterogeneity-of-the-epstein-barr-virus-major-internal-repeat-reveals-evolutionary-mechanisms-of-ebv-and-a-functional-defect-in-the-prototype-ebv-strain-b95-8
#10
Mohammed Ba Abdullah, Richard Palermo, Anne Palser, Nicholas E Grayson, Paul Kellam, Samantha Correia, Agnieszka Szymula, Rob White
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous pathogen of humans that can cause several types of lymphoma and carcinoma. Like other herpesviruses, EBV has diversified both through co-evolution with its host, and genetic exchange between virus strains. Sequence analysis of the EBV genome is unusually challenging, because of the large number and length of repeat regions within the virus. Here we describe the sequence assembly and analysis of the large internal repeat of EBV (IR1 or BamW repeats) from over 70 strains...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904200/epstein-barr-virus-bkrf4-gene-product-is-required-for-efficient-progeny-production
#11
H M Abdullah Al Masud, Takahiro Watanabe, Masahiro Yoshida, Yoshitaka Sato, Fumi Goshima, Hiroshi Kimura, Takayuki Murata
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a member of human gammaherpesvirus, infects mainly B cells. EBV has two alternative life cycles, latent and lytic, and is reactivated occasionally from the latent stage to the lytic cycle. To combat EBV-associated disorders, understanding the molecular mechanisms of the EBV lytic replication cycle is also important. Here, we focused on an EBV lytic gene, BKRF4. Using our anti-BKRF4 antibody, we revealed that the BKRF4 gene product is expressed during the lytic cycle with late kinetics...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903550/combination-of-tumor-volume-and-epstein-barr-virus-dna-improved-prognostic-stratification-of-stage-ii-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-imrt-era-a-large-scale-cohort-study
#12
Qiu-Yan Chen, Shao-Yan Guo, Lin-Quan Tang, Tong-Yu Lu, Bo-Lin Chen, Qi-Yu Zhong, Meng-Sha Zou, Qing-Nan Tang, Wen-Hui Chen, Shan-Shan Guo, Li-Ting Liu, Yang Li, Ling Guo, Hao-Yuan Mo, Rui Sun, Dong-Hua Luo, Chong Zhao, Ka-Jia Cao, Chao-Nan Qian, Xiang Guo, Mu-Sheng Zeng, Hai-Qiang Mai
Purpose: Little is known about combination of the circulating Epstein-Barr viral (EBV) DNA and tumor volume in prognosis of stage II nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients in the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) era. We conducted this cohort study to evaluate the prognostic values of combining these two factors. Materials and Methods: By Kaplan-Meier, we compare the differences of survival curves between 385 patients with different EBV DNA or tumor volume levels, or with the combination of two biomarkers mentioned above...
September 13, 2017: Cancer Research and Treatment: Official Journal of Korean Cancer Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903418/histone-modification-alteration-coordinated-with-acquisition-of-promoter-dna-methylation-during-epstein-barr-virus-infection
#13
Sayaka Funata, Keisuke Matsusaka, Ryota Yamanaka, Shogo Yamamoto, Atsushi Okabe, Masaki Fukuyo, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Masashi Fukayama, Atsushi Kaneda
Aberrant DNA hypermethylation is a major epigenetic mechanism to inactivate tumor suppressor genes in cancer. Epstein-Barr virus positive gastric cancer is the most frequently hypermethylated tumor among human malignancies. Herein, we performed comprehensive analysis of epigenomic alteration during EBV infection, by Infinium HumanMethylation 450K BeadChip for DNA methylation and ChIP-sequencing for histone modification alteration during EBV infection into gastric cancer cell line MKN7. Among 7,775 genes with increased DNA methylation in promoter regions, roughly half were "DNA methylation-sensitive" genes, which acquired DNA methylation in the whole promoter regions and thus were repressed...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902907/pcr-detection-of-human-herpesviruses-in-colonic-mucosa-of-individuals-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-comparison-with-individuals-with-immunocompetency-and-hiv-infection
#14
Takayuki Shimada, Naoyoshi Nagata, Koki Okahara, Akane Joya, Tsunefusa Hayashida, Shinichi Oka, Toshiyuki Sakurai, Junichi Akiyama, Naomi Uemura, Hiroyuki Gatanaga
BACKGROUND: Detection of human herpesviruses (HHVs) other than cytomegalovirus (CMV) in colonic mucosa of individuals with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains unknown. This study identified eight HHVs in the colonic mucosa of individuals with IBD and compared the results with immunocompetent and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. METHODS: A total of 89 individuals who had colorectal ulcer on colonoscopy were enrolled: 26 with immunocompetency (n = 26), 41 with IBD, and 22 with HIV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900497/pretreatment-nomograms-for-local-and-regional-recurrence-after-radical-radiation-therapy-for-primary-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#15
Fo-Ping Chen, Li Lin, Zhen-Yu Qi, Guan-Qun Zhou, Rui Guo, Jiang Hu, Ai-Hua Lin, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
Background: The aim of this study was to build nomograms to predict local recurrence (LR) and regional recurrence (RR) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) underwent intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Patients and Methods : A total of 1811 patients with non-metastatic NPC treated with IMRT (with or without chemotherapy) between October 2009 and February 2012 at our center were involved for building the nomograms. Nomograms for LR-free rate and RR-free rate at 3- and 5- year were generated as visualizations of Cox proportional hazards regression models, and validated using bootstrap resampling, estimating discrimination and calibration...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894558/ebv-and-hhv-6-circulating-subtypes-in-people-living-with-hiv-in-burkina-faso-impact-on-cd4-t-cell-count-and-hiv-viral-load
#16
Lassina Traore, Ouéogo Nikiema, Abdoul Karim Ouattara, Tegwindé Rébéca Compaore, Serge Théophile Soubeiga, Birama Diarra, Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Pegdwendé Abel Sorgho, Florencia Wendkuuni Djigma, Cyrille Bisseye, Albert Théophane Yonli, Jacques Simpore
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6) are responsible for severe diseases, particularly in immunocompromised persons. There is limited data of the infection of these opportunistic viruses in Burkina Faso. The purpose of this study was to characterize EBV and HHV-6 subtypes and to assess their impact on CD4 T cell count, HIV-1 viral load and antiretroviral treatment in people living with HIV-1. The study population consisted of 238 HIV-positive patients with information on the CD4 T cell count, HIV-1 viral load and HAART...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893938/epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphomas
#17
REVIEW
Claire Shannon-Lowe, Alan B Rickinson, Andrew I Bell
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), originally discovered through its association with Burkitt lymphoma, is now aetiologically linked to a remarkably wide range of lymphoproliferative lesions and malignant lymphomas of B-, T- and NK-cell origin. Some occur as rare accidents of virus persistence in the B lymphoid system, while others arise as a result of viral entry into unnatural target cells. The early finding that EBV is a potent B-cell growth transforming agent hinted at a simple oncogenic mechanism by which this virus could promote lymphomagenesis...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893937/epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Sai Wah Tsao, Chi Man Tsang, Kwok Wai Lo
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is associated with multiple types of human cancer, including lymphoid and epithelial cancers. The closest association with EBV infection is seen in undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), which is endemic in the southern Chinese population. A strong association between NPC risk and the HLA locus at chromosome 6p has been identified, indicating a link between the presentation of EBV antigens to host immune cells and NPC risk. EBV infection in NPC is clonal in origin, strongly suggesting that NPC develops from the clonal expansion of a single EBV-infected cell...
October 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893862/molecular-profile-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-analysing-tumour-suppressor-gene-promoter-hypermethylation-by-multiplex-ligation-dependent-probe-amplification
#19
Marc Ooft, Jolique van Ipenburg, Rob van Loo, Rick de Jong, Cathy Moelans, Weibel Braunius, Remco de Bree, Paul van Diest, Senada Koljenović, Rob Baatenburg de Jong, Jose Hardillo, Stefan Willems
AIMS: To assess differences in methylation profiles, and thus pathogenesis, between Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive and negative nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs). Also, promoter hypermethylation is a common phenomenon in early carcinogenesis to inactivate tumour suppressor genes. Since epigenetic changes are reversible, the therapeutic application of methylation inhibitors could provide treatment options. METHODS: We evaluated promoter hypermethylation profiles of 22 common tumour suppressor genes in 108 NPCs using methylation-specific multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892735/expression-of-the-chemokine-receptors-ccr1-and-ccr2b-is-up-regulated-in-peripheral-blood-b-cells-upon-ebv-infection-and-in-established-lymphoblastoid-cell-lines
#20
Irina Kholodnyuk, Zanna Rudevica, Ainars Leonciks, Barbro Ehlin-Henriksson, Elena Kashuba
In immunocompetent individuals, EBV establishes in B cells an asymptomatic lifelong latent infection controlled by the immune system. Chemokine receptors regulate immune system function. CCR1 and CCR2 share protein sequence similarity and exert responses to multiple chemokines. The role of these receptors in B cells is largely unknown. We show that the mRNA and functional protein expression of CCR1 and CCR2 is induced in ex vivo B cells upon EBV infection and in established lymphoblastoid cell lines (LCLs)...
September 8, 2017: Virology
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