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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077639/identification-of-a-continuous-neutralizing-epitope-within-ul128-of-human-cytomegalovirus
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Flavia Chiuppesi, Teodora Kaltcheva, Meng Zhuo, Peter A Barry, Don J Diamond, Felix Wussow
: As human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common infectious cause of fetal anomalies during pregnancy, developing a vaccine that prevents HCMV infection is considered a global health priority. Although HCMV immune correlates of protection are only poorly defined, neutralizing antibodies (NAb) targeting the envelope pentamer complex (PC) composed of subunits gH, gL, UL128, UL130, and UL131A are thought to contribute in preventing HCMV infection. Here, we describe a continuous target sequence within UL128 that is recognized by a previously isolated potent PC-specific NAb, termed 13B5...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056855/symptomatic-congenital-cytomegalovirus-disease-following-non-primary-maternal-infection-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Eran Hadar, Elizabeta Dorfman, Ron Bardin, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv, Jacob Amir, Joseph Pardo
BACKGROUND: Scarce data exist about screening, diagnosis and prognosis of non-primary Cytomegalovirus (CMV) during pregnancy. We aimed to examine antenatal diagnosis of maternal non-primary CMV infection and to identify risk factors for congenial CMV disease. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of 107 neonates with congenital symptomatic CMV infection, following either primary (n = 95) or non-primary (n = 12) maternal CMV infection. We compared the groups for the manifestations and severity of congenial CMV disease, as well as for possible factors associated with the risk of developing CMV related infant morbidity...
January 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034524/maternal-immunoglobulin-g-avidity-as-a-diagnostic-tool-to-identify-pregnant-women-at-risk-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Masatoki Kaneko, Masanao Ohhashi, Toshio Minematsu, Junsuke Muraoka, Kazumi Kusumoto, Hiroshi Sameshima
BACKGROUND: The immunoglobulin (Ig) G avidity index (AI) is useful to detect primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. However, because IgG matures with time, this index is not useful to detect a primary infection, unless measured at an appropriate time. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to clarify the difference between using IgG AI and IgM positivity according to the stage of pregnancy to identify congenital CMV infection risk. STUDY DESIGN: We collected the serum samples from 1115 pregnant women who underwent maternal screening for primary infection (n = 956) and were referred to our hospital because of CMV IgM positivity (n = 155) or had abnormal fetal ultrasonography findings (n = 4)...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032284/baseline-antibody-level-may-help-predict-the-risk-of-active-human-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-a-hcmv-seropositive-population
#4
T-D Li, J-J Li, X Huang, H Wang, X-Y Guo, S-X Ge, J Zhang
Recurrent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection during pregnancy could lead to congenital HCMV infection and permanent sequelae. However, knowledge regarding the risk factors associated with recurrent HCMV infection is limited. In the present study, 1,659 paired serum samples from the natural population were collected in Guangxi Province, China, from 2003 to 2004 with a 1-year interval. The serum anti-pp150 titre was quantitatively determined using a homemade recombinant pp150-based ELISA, and the IgG titre that increased at least 4-fold was defined as a recurrent infection...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008685/maternal-immune-correlates-of-protection-from-human-cytomegalovirus-transmission-to-the-fetus-after-primary-infection-in-pregnancy
#5
Daniele Lilleri, Giuseppe Gerna
Immune control of primary human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection appears to depend on the interaction of humoral and T-cell responses. In this review, we have separately explored the 2 arms of the immune response to primary HCMV infection in HCMV-seronegative pregnant women transmitting (T) or not transmitting (NT) the infection to the fetus, with the objective of correlating the immune risk factors associated with vertical HCMV transmission. As for the humoral response, the following findings were documented: (i) in competitive binding assays, antibody titers to different antigenic sites of the gH pentamer complex were significantly lower in T compared with NT women; (ii) in addition, the number of neutralization sites recognized by T was significantly lower compared with NT women; (iii) the plaque formation inhibition assay showed a faster kinetics and a higher titer in NT women...
December 23, 2016: Reviews in Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004013/aberrant-expression-of-interleukin-6-and-its-receptor-in-fallopian-tubes-bearing-an-ectopic-pregnancy-with-and-without-tubal-cytomegalovirus-infection
#6
Ahmed Mohamed Ashshi
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has recently been suggested as a potential risk factor for the development of ectopic pregnancy (EP) following upper genital tract infection in women. However, little is known about its associated underlying pathogenic mechanisms. This was a prospective case-control study that measured the prevalence of CMV infection in Fallopian tubes (FT) bearing an EP and its effects on the tubal expression of interleukin (IL)-6 and its signaling molecules, which are known to play significant roles in the immune response against CMV infection as well as embryo implantation...
December 2016: Virusdisease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988973/characterizing-human-cytomegalovirus-reinfection-in-congenitally-infected-infants-an-evolutionary-perspective
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Cornelia Pokalyuk, Nicholas Renzette, Kristen K Irwin, Susanne P Pfeifer, Laura Gibson, William J Britt, Aparecida Y Yamamoto, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Timothy F Kowalik, Jeffrey D Jensen
Given the strong selective pressures often faced by populations when colonizing a novel habitat, the level of variation present on which selection may act is an important indicator of adaptive potential. While often discussed in an ecological context, this notion is also highly relevant in our clinical understanding of viral infection, in which the novel habitat is a new host. Thus, quantifying the factors determining levels of variation is of considerable importance for the design of improved treatment strategies...
December 18, 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956621/expression-of-kir2ds1-by-decidual-natural-killer-cells-increases-their-ability-to-control-placental-hcmv-infection
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Ângela C Crespo, Jack L Strominger, Tamara Tilburgs
The combination of the activating killer cell Ig-like receptor 2DS1 (KIR2DS1) expressed by maternal decidual natural killer cells (dNK) and the presence of its ligand, the HLA-C allotype HLA-C2, expressed by fetal trophoblasts, reduces the risk of developing pregnancy complications. However, no molecular or cellular mechanism explains this genetic correlation. Here we demonstrate that KIR2DS1+ dNK acquired higher cytotoxic function than KIR2DS1- dNK when exposed to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-infected decidual stromal cells (DSC), particularly when DSCs express HLA-C2...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923540/fetal-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Marianne Leruez-Ville, Yves Ville
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) congenital infection affects 0.7% of live births worldwide and is the leading cause of congenital neurological handicap of infectious origin. However, systematic screening for this infection has not been implemented in pregnancy or at birth in any country. This apparent paradox had been justified by persisting gaps in the knowledge of this congenital infection: uncertain epidemiological data, difficulty in the diagnosis of maternal infection, absence of validated prenatal prognostic markers, unavailability of an efficient vaccine and scarcity of data available on the treatment...
January 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908907/importance-of-diagnostic-work-up-of-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-in-pregnancy
#10
Elza Pollak-Christian, Kyong-Soon Lee
We report a full-term neonate presenting with symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection with hepatosplenomegaly, 'blueberry muffin' rash, intracranial calcifications, thrombocytopenia and respiratory distress. Maternal history was relevant for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) during the first trimester of pregnancy. CMV infection is an important cause of GBS; thus, women presenting GBS during pregnancy should be screened for CMV infection. If positive, they may benefit from specialised monitoring and treatment in the antenatal period, which may decrease the risk of major neurodevelopmental sequelae of congenital CMV in the neonate...
December 1, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856447/maternal-antibodies-to-herpes-virus-antigens-and-risk-of-gastroschisis-in-offspring
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Martha M Werler, Samantha E Parker, Klaus Hedman, Mika Gissler, Annukka Ritvanen, Heljä-Marja Surcel
Gastroschisis risk is highest in offspring of young women and is increasing in prevalence, suggesting that exposures that are increasingly common among younger females may be causal. Some infections by viruses in the herpes family are more common in the earlier childbearing years and have been increasing in prevalence over time. Data from the Finnish Maternity Cohort were linked to Finnish malformation and birth registers (1987-2012) for this study, a nested case-control study of mothers of offspring with gastroschisis and age-matched controls...
December 15, 2016: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832434/monitoring-of-venus-transgenic-cell-migration-during-pregnancy-in-non-transgenic-rabbits
#12
N Lipták, O I Hoffmann, A Kerekes, G Iski, D Ernszt, K Kvell, L Hiripi, Z Bősze
Cell transfer between mother and fetus were demonstrated previously in several species which possess haemochorial placenta (e.g. in humans, mice, rats, etc.). Here we report the assessment of fetal and maternal microchimerism in non-transgenic (non-TG) New Zealand white rabbits which were pregnant with transgenic (TG) fetuses and in non-TG newborns of TG does. The TG construct, including the Venus fluorophore cDNA driven by a ubiquitous cytomegalovirus enhancer, chicken ß-actin promoter (CAGGS), was previously integrated into the rabbit genome by Sleeping Beauty transposon system...
November 10, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797961/a-replication-defective-human-cytomegalovirus-vaccine-for-prevention-of-congenital-infection
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Dai Wang, Daniel C Freed, Xi He, Fengsheng Li, Aimin Tang, Kara S Cox, Sheri A Dubey, Suzanne Cole, Muneeswara Babu Medi, Yaping Liu, Jingyuan Xu, Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Adam C Finnefrock, Liping Song, Amy S Espeseth, John W Shiver, Danilo R Casimiro, Tong-Ming Fu
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection occurs in ~0.64% of infants born each year in the United States and is the leading nongenetic cause of childhood neurodevelopmental disabilities. No licensed HCMV vaccine is currently available. Natural immunity to HCMV in women before pregnancy is associated with a reduced risk of fetal infection, suggesting that a vaccine is feasible if it can reproduce immune responses elicited by natural infection. On the basis of this premise, we developed a whole-virus vaccine candidate from the live attenuated AD169 strain, with genetic modifications to improve its immunogenicity and attenuation...
October 26, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27747148/women-s-attitudes-toward-practicing-cytomegalovirus-prevention-behaviors
#14
Rosemary Thackeray, Brianna M Magnusson
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection causes severe disabilities and developmental delays. Women's awareness of CMV is low. Only about half of healthcare providers report counseling women about behaviors to reduce CMV risk and public health education is limited. Routine CMV counseling is not recommend. Providers may lack time to counsel women; other conditions may take priority for counseling; there may be a perception that women are reluctant to follow advice. This cross-sectional descriptive study examined women's attitudes toward CMV prevention behaviors...
December 2016: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730028/prevalence-of-cmv-infection-among-staff-in-a-metropolitan-children-s-hospital-occupational-health-screening-findings
#15
Johanna Stranzinger, Jutta Kindel, Melanie Henning, Dana Wendeler, Albert Nienhaus
Background: Staff in children's hospitals may run an increased risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV) contact infection leading to a congenital CMV fetopathy during pregnancy. The main risk factor is close contact with inapparent carriers of CMV among infants (<3 years). We therefore examined CMV seroprevalence (SP) and possible risk factors for CMV infection among staff at a children's hospital. Method: In 2014, staff at a metropolitan children's hospital were offered a CMV antibody test in the context of occupational health screening...
2016: GMS Hygiene and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703572/cytomegalovirus-infection-during-pregnancy-and-its-impact-on-the-intrauterine-fetal-development-case-report
#16
Mariya Angelova, Emil Kovachev, Nikolai Todorov
AIM: The aim of this publication is to present a case of CMV infection during pregnancy, with clinical manifestations of the development of microcephaly and simultaneous dilatation of the 3rd and 4th brain ventricle at 23 weeks gestation. This article discusses the role of ultrasound screening in the second trimester of pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 25-year-old woman with the initials S.K. in her second pregnancy that came to our antenatal Consulting Centre...
September 15, 2016: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699182/study-of-soluble-hla-g-in-congenital-human-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Roberta Rizzo, Liliana Gabrielli, Daria Bortolotti, Valentina Gentili, Giulia Piccirilli, Angela Chiereghin, Claudia Pavia, Silvia Bolzani, Brunella Guerra, Giuliana Simonazzi, Francesca Cervi, Maria Grazia Capretti, Enrico Fainardi, Dario Di Luca, Maria Paola Landini, Tiziana Lazzarotto
Human leukocyte antigen-G (HLA-G) is a nonclassical HLA class I antigen that is expressed during pregnancy contributing to maternal-fetal tolerance. HLA-G can be expressed as membrane-bound and soluble forms. HLA-G expression increases strongly during viral infections such as congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections, with functional consequences in immunoregulation. In this work we investigated the expression of soluble (s)HLA-G and beta-2 microglobulin (component of HLA) molecules in correlation with the risk of transmission and severity of congenital HCMV infection...
2016: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647174/ep20-05-discordant-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-a-dichorionic-twin-pregnancy-a-rare-case-of-periconceptional-infection
#18
V H Kuret, C Osborne, E Curran, S Cooper, E Castillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27644020/progressive-lesions-of-central-nervous-system-in-microcephalic-fetuses-with-suspected-congenital-zika-virus-syndrome
#19
Manoel Sarno, Marcelo Aquino, Kleber Pimentel, Renata Cabral, Gisela Costa, Fernanda Bastos, Carlos Brites
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to describe the pattern and progression of Central Nervous System (CNS) lesions of microcephalic fetuses with suspected Zika Virus (ZIKV) infection. METHODS: We analyzed fetuses diagnosed with microcephaly after a routine primary care ultrasound scan suspect a fetal microcephaly in Salvador, Brazil, from July/2015 to February/2016 and these pregnancies were followed until delivery. Microcephaly was diagnosed when the head circumference was below two or more standard deviation for gestational age and its relationship with ZIKV infection was defined according to World Health Organization criteria...
September 19, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639132/maternal-pre-pregnancy-risk-factors-for-miscarriage-from-a-prevention-perspective-a-cohort-study-in-china
#20
Huan Zhou, Yongping Liu, Lu Liu, Min Zhang, Xingzhi Chen, Yulong Qi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship of the pre-pregnancy modifiable risks with miscarriage. STUDY DESIGN: We randomly selected 51 communities or villages from January 2013 to December 2014 in Anhui, China. We calculated incidence rate ratios (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for each risk factor for miscarriage. RESULTS: The incidence rate of miscarriage was 7.45%, and pre-embryonic loss account for 12.66%, embryonic loss account for 38%, and fetal losses account for 49...
November 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
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