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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333687/h9n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-minks-has-enhanced-virulence-in-mice
#1
R Xue, Y Tian, T Hou, D Bao, H Chen, Q Teng, J Yang, X Li, G Wang, Z Li, Q Liu
H9N2 is one of the major subtypes of influenza virus circulating in poultry in China, which has a wide host range from bird to mammals. Two H9N2 viruses were isolated from one mink farm in 2014. Phylogenetic analysis showed that internal genes of the H9N2 viruses have close relationship with those of H7N9 viruses. Interestingly, two H9N2 were separated in phylogenetic trees, indicating that they are introduced to this mink farm in two independent events. And further mice studies showed that one H9N2 caused obvious weight loss and 20% mortality in infected mice, while another virus did not cause any clinical sign in mice infected at the same dose...
January 14, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332597/synthesis-of-a-novel-class-of-1-3-oxathiolane-nucleoside-derivatives-of-t-705-and-evaluation-of-their-anti-influenza-a-virus-and-anti-hiv-activity
#2
Mingming Han, Xu Zhao, Xuedong Wu, Wei Huang, Xingzhou Li, Fang Yu
Backgroud: T-705 (Favipiravir) is a broad spectrum antiviral agent approved for stockpiling in Japan and currently in Phase 3 testing in the United States. Against influenza acts as a prodrug, converted intracellularly to selectively inhibit viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerase or similar enzymes. This is regarded as a novel antiviral mechanism of action, reducing cross-resistance to other existing anti-influenza drugs. OBJECTIVE: To develop new analogs, a class of 1,3-oxathiolane nucleoside derivatives of T-705 were designed and synthesized in this work...
January 11, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332267/inf-%C3%AE-a-new-spotlight-in-innate-immunity-against-influenza-virus-infection
#3
Yeping Sun, Jingwen Jiang, Po Tien, Wenjun Liu, Jing Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 13, 2018: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332209/the-rapid-diagnosis-of-viral-respiratory-tract-infections-and-its-impact-on-antimicrobial-stewardship-programs
#4
Şiran Keske, Önder Ergönül, Faik Tutucu, Doruk Karaaslan, Erhan Palaoğlu, Füsun Can
We aimed to describe the potential benefit of new rapid molecular respiratory tests (MRT) in decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use among the inpatients presenting with influenza-like illness (ILI). We included patients from inpatient and outpatient departments who had ILI and performed MRT between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2016 in a 265-bed private hospital in Istanbul. At the end of 2015, we implemented antimicrobial stewardship including systematic use of MRT. Then, we compared our observations between the year 2015 and the year 2016...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331671/the-molecular-characteristics-of-avian-influenza-viruses-h9n2-derived-from-air-samples-in-live-poultry-markets
#5
Yanheng Wu, Jinsi Lin, Shuhuan Yang, Ying Xie, Man Wang, Xueqin Chen, Yayang Zhu, Le Luo, Wuyang Shi
OBJECTIVE: To study the molecular characteristics of H9N2-subtype avian influenza viruses (AIVs) isolated from air samples collected in live poultry markets (LPMs) and explore their sequence identities with AIVs that caused human infection. METHODS: Weekly surveillance of H9N2-subtype AIVs in the air of LPMs was conducted from 2015 to 2016. H9-positive samples were isolated from chicken embryos. Whole genome sequences of the isolated AIVs were obtained through high-throughput sequencing...
January 10, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331160/reduction-in-rate-of-nosocomial-respiratory-virus-infections-in-a-children-s-hospital-associated-with-enhanced-isolation-precautions
#6
Lorry G Rubin, Nina Kohn, Susan Nullet, Margaret Hill
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the use of enhanced isolation precautions (droplet and contact precautions) for inpatients with respiratory tract viral infections is associated with a reduction in rate of nosocomial viral respiratory infections. DESIGN Quasi-experimental study with the rate of nosocomial respiratory virus infection as the primary dependent variable and rate of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infection as a nonequivalent dependent variable comparator. SETTING Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY, a tertiary-care children's hospital attached to a large general hospital...
January 14, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330299/effects-of-allelic-variations-in-the-human-myxovirus-resistance-protein-a-on-its-antiviral-activity
#7
Laura Graf, Alexej Dick, Franziska Sendker, Emanuel Barth, Manja Marz, Oliver Daumke, Georg Kochs
Only a minority of patients infected with seasonal influenza A viruses exhibits a severe or fatal outcome of infection, but the reasons for this inter-individual variability in influenza susceptibility are unclear. To gain further insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying this variability, we investigated naturally occurring allelic variations of the myxovirus resistance 1 (MX1) gene coding for the influenza restriction factor MxA. The interferon-induced dynamin-like GTPase consists of an N-terminal GTPase domain, a bundle signaling element, and a C-terminal stalk responsible for oligomerization and viral target recognition...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329684/impact-of-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-the-presence-of-vaccine-interference
#8
Eunha Shim, Kenneth J Smith, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Jonathan M Raviotta, Shawn T Brown, Jay DePasse, Richard K Zimmerman
BACKGROUND: Annual influenza vaccination is a key to preventing widespread influenza infections. Recent reports of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) indicate that vaccination in prior years may reduce VE in the current season, suggesting vaccine interference. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential effect of repeat influenza vaccinations in the presence of vaccine interference. METHODS: Using literature-based parameters, an age-structured influenza equation-based transmission model was used to determine the optimal vaccination strategy, while considering the effect of varying levels of interference...
January 9, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329410/1918-h1n1-influenza-virus-replicates-and-induces-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-responses-in-extra-respiratory-tissues-of-ferrets
#9
Emmie de Wit, Jurre Siegers, Jacqueline M Cronin, Sarah Weatherman, Judith van den Brand, Lonneke M Leijten, Peter van Run, Lineke Begeman, Henk-Jan van den Ham, Arno C Andeweg, Trenton Bushmaker, Dana P Scott, Greg Saturday, Vincent J Munster, Heinz Feldmann, Debby van Riel
Background: The 1918 Spanish H1N1 influenza pandemic was the most severe recorded influenza pandemic with an estimated 20-50 million deaths worldwide. Even though it is known that influenza viruses can cause extra-respiratory tract complications-which are often severe or even fatal- the potential contribution of extra-respiratory tissues to the pathogenesis of 1918 H1N1 virus infection has not been studied comprehensively. Methods: Here, we performed a time course study in ferrets inoculated intranasally with 1918 H1N1 virus, with special emphasis on the involvement of extra-respiratory tissues...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328393/paediatric-virology-and-its-interaction-between-basic-science-and-clinical-practice-review
#10
Ioannis N Mammas, Anne Greenough, Maria Theodoridou, Anna Kramvis, Maria Rusan, Angeliki Melidou, Paraskevi Korovessi, Georgia Papaioannou, Alexia Papatheodoropoulou, Chryssie Koutsaftiki, Maria Liston, George Sourvinos, Demetrios A Spandidos
The 3rd Workshop on Paediatric Virology, which took place on October 7th, 2017 in Athens, Greece, highlighted the role of breast feeding in the prevention of viral infections during the first years of life. Moreover, it focused on the long-term outcomes of respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus infections in prematurely born infants and emphasised the necessity for the development of relevant preventative strategies. Other topics that were covered included the vaccination policy in relation to the migration crisis, mother‑to‑child transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, vaccination against human papilloma viruses in boys and advances on intranasal live‑attenuated vaccination against influenza...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327729/h5n1-influenza-virus-specific-mirna-like-small-rna-increases-cytokine-production-and-mouse-mortality-via-targeting-poly-rc-binding-protein-2
#11
Xihan Li, Zheng Fu, Hongwei Liang, Yanbo Wang, Xian Qi, Meng Ding, Xinlei Sun, Zhen Zhou, Ying Huang, Hongwei Gu, Limin Li, Xi Chen, Donghai Li, Quan Zhao, Fenyong Liu, Hua Wang, Jin Wang, Ke Zen, Chen-Yu Zhang
Infection of H5N1 influenza virus causes the highest mortality among all influenza viruses. The mechanisms underlying such high viral pathogenicity are incompletely understood. Here, we report that the H5N1 influenza virus encodes a microRNA-like small RNA, miR-HA-3p, which is processed from a stem loop-containing viral RNA precursor by Argonaute 2, and plays a role in enhancing cytokine production during H5N1 infection. Mechanistic study shows that miR-HA-3p targets poly(rC)-binding protein 2 (PCBP2) and suppresses its expression...
January 12, 2018: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327590/a-simple-strategy-for-rapid-and-sensitive-detection-of-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-based-on-intensity-modulated-spr-biosensor-and-new-generated-antibody
#12
Ying-Feng Chang, Wen-Hung Wang, Yi-Wei Hong, Ruei-Yu Yuan, Kuan-Hsuan Chen, Yu-Wen Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen, Li-Chen Su, Sheng-Fan Wang
A new reassortant avian influenza A H7N9 virus have emerged in China since 2013, causing human infection with high mortality. An accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial for controlling the outbreaks of the disease. We therefore propose a simple strategy for rapidly and sensitively detecting the H7N9 virus using an intensity-modulated surface plasmon resonance (IM-SPR) biosensor integrated with a new generated monoclonal antibody. The novel antibody exhibits significant specificity to recognize H7N9 virus compared with other clinical human influenza isolates (p<0...
January 12, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327237/regional-age-and-respiratory-secretion-specific-prevalence-of-respiratory-viruses-associated-with-asthma-exacerbation-a-literature-review
#13
REVIEW
Xue-Yan Zheng, Yan-Jun Xu, Wei-Jie Guan, Li-Feng Lin
Despite increased understanding of how viral infection is involved in asthma exacerbations, it is less clear which viruses are involved and to what extent they contribute to asthma exacerbations. Here, we sought to determine the prevalence of different respiratory viruses during asthma exacerbations. Systematic computerized searches of the literature up to June 2017 without language limitation were performed. The primary focus was on the prevalence of respiratory viruses, including AdV (adenovirus), BoV (bocavirus), CoV (coronavirus), CMV (cytomegalovirus), EnV (enterovirus), HSV (herpes simplex virus), IfV (influenza virus), MpV (metapneumovirus), PiV (parainfluenzavirus), RV (rhinovirus) and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) during asthma exacerbations...
January 11, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326823/lichen-planus-following-tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis-vaccination-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Heather C Rosengard, Chikoti M Wheat, Matthew P Tilson, Jonathan D Cuda
Lichen planus is an inflammatory dermatosis with a prevalence of approximately 1%. Recent meta-analyses show that patients with hepatitis C virus have a 2.5- to 4.5-fold increased risk of developing lichen planus. Lichen planus has also followed vaccinations and has specifically been attributed to the hepatitis B vaccine, the influenza vaccine, and the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine. We describe a case of lichen planus in a hepatitis C virus-infected African American male occurring in temporal association with the administration of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325970/the-role-of-adjuvant-immunomodulatory-agents-for-treatment-of-severe-influenza
#15
REVIEW
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
January 8, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325601/evaluation-of-elisa-and-haemagglutination-inhibition-as-screening-tests-in-serosurveillance-for-h5-h7-avian-influenza-in-commercial-chicken-flocks
#16
M E Arnold, M J Slomka, A C Breed, C K Hjulsager, S Pritz-Verschuren, S Venema-Kemper, R J Bouwstra, R Trebbien, S Zohari, V Ceeraz, L E Larsen, R J Manvell, G Koch, I H Brown
Avian influenza virus (AIV) subtypes H5 and H7 can infect poultry causing low pathogenicity (LP) AI, but these LPAIVs may mutate to highly pathogenic AIV in chickens or turkeys causing high mortality, hence H5/H7 subtypes demand statutory intervention. Serological surveillance in the European Union provides evidence of H5/H7 AIV exposure in apparently healthy poultry. To identify the most sensitive screening method as the first step in an algorithm to provide evidence of H5/H7 AIV infection, the standard approach of H5/H7 antibody testing by haemagglutination inhibition (HI) was compared with an ELISA, which detects antibodies to all subtypes...
January 12, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325153/network-perturbation-analysis-of-gene-transcriptional-profiles-reveals-protein-targets-and-mechanism-of-action-of-drugs-and-influenza-a-viral-infection
#17
Heeju Noh, Jason E Shoemaker, Rudiyanto Gunawan
Genome-wide transcriptional profiling provides a global view of cellular state and how this state changes under different treatments (e.g. drugs) or conditions (e.g. healthy and diseased). Here, we present ProTINA (Protein Target Inference by Network Analysis), a network perturbation analysis method for inferring protein targets of compounds from gene transcriptional profiles. ProTINA uses a dynamic model of the cell-type specific protein-gene transcriptional regulation to infer network perturbations from steady state and time-series differential gene expression profiles...
January 9, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325138/evidence-for-viral-interference-and-cross-reactive-protective-immunity-between-influenza-b-virus-lineages
#18
Karen L Laurie, William Horman, Louise A Carolan, Kok Fei Chan, Daniel Layton, Andrew Bean, Dhanasekaran Vijaykrishna, Patrick C Reading, James M McCaw, Ian G Barr
Background: Two influenza B virus lineages, B/Victoria and B/Yamagata, cocirculate in the human population. While the lineages are serologically distinct, cross-reactive responses to both lineages have been detected. Viral interference describes the situation whereby infection with one virus limits infection and replication of a second virus. We investigated the potential for viral interference between the influenza B virus lineages. Methods: Ferrets were infected and then challenged 3, 10, or 28 days later with pairs of influenza B/Victoria and B/Yamagata viruses...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325098/high-level-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-correlates-with-poor-prognosis-of-severe-influenza-a-infection
#19
Liuluan Zhu, Lu Liu, Yue Zhang, Lin Pu, Jingyuan Liu, Xingwang Li, Zhihai Chen, Yu Hao, Beibei Wang, Junyan Han, Guoli Li, Shuntao Liang, Haofeng Xiong, Hong Zheng, Ang Li, Jianqing Xu, Hui Zeng
Background: Most patients with severe infection with influenza A virus (IAV) progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome and even multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) can be induced by pathogens and are responsible for immune tissue damage. We conducted a prospective study on the production and effects of NETs in H7N9 and H1N1 patients. Methods: We investigated NET production in plasma and supernatant of cultured neutrophils by measuring cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and myeloperoxidase (MPO)-DNA complexes with PicoGreen dye and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay methods, respectively...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324996/laboratory-confirmed-respiratory-infections-as-predictors-of-hospital-admission-for-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-time-series-analysis-of-english-data-for-2004-2015
#20
R M Blackburn, H Zhao, R Pebody, A C Hayward, C Warren-Gash
Background: Acute respiratory infections are associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke, however, the role of different organisms is poorly characterised. Methods: We undertook a time-series analysis of English hospital admissions for MI and stroke (age-stratified: 45-64, 65-74, 75+ years), laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections and environmental data for 2004-2015. Weekly counts of admissions were modelled using multivariable Poisson regression with weekly counts of respiratory viruses (influenza, parainfluenza, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), adenovirus or human meta-pneumovirus (HMPV)) investigated as predictors...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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