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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145490/rnai-screen-reveals-a-role-of-sphk2-in-dengue-virus-mediated-apoptosis-in-hepatic-cell-lines
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Atthapan Morchang, Regina Ching Hua Lee, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Gopinathan Pillai Sreekanth, Sansanee Noisakran, Justin Jang Hann Chu, Thawornchai Limjindaporn
Hepatic dysfunction is a feature of dengue virus (DENV) infection. Hepatic biopsy specimens obtained from fatal cases of DENV infection show apoptosis, which relates to the pathogenesis of DENV infection. However, how DENV induced liver injury is not fully understood. In this study, we aim to identify the factors that influence cell death by employing an apoptosis-related siRNA library screening. Our results show the effect of 558 gene silencing on caspase 3-mediated apoptosis in DENV-infected Huh7 cells. The majority of genes that contributed to apoptosis were the apoptosis-related kinase enzymes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144842/a-novel-fiber-chimeric-conditionally-replicative-adenovirus-ad5-f35-for-tumor-therapy
#2
Ming Yang, Chun Sheng Yang, WenWen Guo, JianQin Tang, Qian Huang, ShouXin Feng, AiJun Jiang, XiFeng Xu, Guan Jiang, Yan Qun Liu
Significant progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer; however, significant challenges remain. Conditionally replicating adenoviruses (CRAds), which not only kill cancer cells, but also serve as vectors to express therapeutic genes, are a novel and effective method to treat cancer. However, most adenoviruses are Ad5, which infect cells through the coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (CAR). The transduction efficacy of Ad5 is restricted because of the absent or low expression of CAR on several cancer cells...
November 16, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144242/effects-of-intrapartum-antibiotic-prophylaxis-on-neonatal-acquisition-of-group-b-streptococci
#3
Meiwa Toyofuku, Miyuki Morozumi, Mariko Hida, Yoshitake Satoh, Hiroshi Sakata, Hiroyuki Shiro, Kimiko Ubukata, Mitsuru Murata, Satoshi Iwata
OBJECTIVES: To assess the incidence of colonization with group B streptococci (GBS) among neonates as influenced by maternal GBS carriage and intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis (IAP). STUDY DESIGN: Between October 2014 and May 2015, nasopharyngeal and rectal swab samples were collected from 730 neonates at 1 week and 1 month after birth. GBS and capsular serotype were identified by real-time polymerase chain reaction and by culture. IAP at delivery was determined retrospectively from hospital records...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141347/-antimicrobial-resistance-and-molecular-subtypes-of-salmonella-typhi-and-salmonella-paratyphoid-isolates-from-jiangsu-province-2012-2015
#4
X X Kong, C Dong, H Ji, Y Wang, C C Bao, X Huo, H M Qian
Objective: To retrospectively analyze the antimicrobial resistance phenotype and molecular typing characteristics of Salmonella (S.) typhi and S. paratyphi in Jiangsu province from 2012 to 2015. Methods: The samples were collected from typhoid and paratyphoid patients in Jiangsu province. The biochemical identification and serotyping were carried out after isolation and culture. Kirby-Bauer (K-B) testing was used to detect the drug susceptibility of the strains. The molecular typing characteristics of S. typhi and S...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141345/-comparison-of-results-of-two-immunoassays-for-detection-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-in-pregnant-women
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H Y Xiong, Y F Luo, H Y Liu, W H Han, A Q Hu, Y Wang, Y J Zheng
Objective: To evaluate and compare the detection consistency of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) by two immunoassays: enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and electrochemiluminescent immunoassay (ECLIA). Methods: A prospective study was conducted among 2 296 pregnant women recruited consecutively from January 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 in a hospital. Blood samples were collected from them for the detection of HBsAg by using ELISA and ECLIA, Kappa test was performed on the results. Nested polymerase chain reaction and sequencing of HBV S gene were also performed in all samples...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141204/characterization-of-the-complete-genome-antigenicity-pathogenicity-tissue-tropism-and-shedding-of-a-recombinant-avian-infectious-bronchitis-virus-with-a-ck-ch-ljl-140901-like-backbone-and-an-s2-fragment-from-a-4-91-like-virus
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Lei Jiang, Zongxi Han, Yuqiu Chen, Wenjun Zhao, Junfeng Sun, Yan Zhao, Shengwang Liu
In this study, we isolated an infectious bronchitis virus, designated I1101/16, from broiler breeders in China. Analysis of the S1 gene showed that isolate I1101/16 was genetically close to strain ck/CH/LJL/140901, which belongs to the TW I genotype (also known as lineage GI-7 based on the recent IBV classification), however the S2 gene showed genetic diversity comparing to that of S1 gene. Comparison of the genomic sequences showed that the genome of isolate I1101/16 was similar to that of strain ck/CH/LJL/140901 from the 5' end of the genome to the 5' end of the S2 gene and from the 5' end of the 3a gene to the end of the genome, whereas the remaining parts of the genome sequences were more closely related to those of strain 4/91 than those of ck/CH/LJL/140901, thereby suggesting that recombination might have occurred during the origin of the virus...
November 12, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141129/recent-trends-in-salmonella-outbreaks-and-emerging-technology-for-biocontrol-of-salmonella-using-phages-in-foods-a-review
#7
REVIEW
Jun-Hyun Oh, Mi-Kyung Park
Salmonella is one of the principal causes of foodborne outbreaks. As traditional control methods have shown efficacy against emerging Salmonella serotypes or antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella, new approaches have been attempted. The use of lytic phages for the biocontrol of Salmonella in food industry has become an attractive method owing to the many advantages offered by the use of phages as biocontrol agents. Phages are natural alternatives to traditional antimicrobial agents; they have proven effective in the control of bacterial pathogens in food industry, which has led to the development of different phage products...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137673/a-cheap-and-open-hiv-viral-load-technique-applicable-in-routine-analysis-in-a-resource-limited-setting-with-a-wide-hiv-genetic-diversity
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Elodie Téclaire Ngo-Malabo, Paul Alain Ngoupo T, Martin Zekeng, Valérie Ngono, Laure Ngono, Serge Alain Sadeuh-Mba, Richard Njouom, Anfumbom Kfutwah
BACKGROUND: HIV infection in Cameroon is characterized by a great viral diversity with all HIV-1 groups (M, N, O, and P) and HIV-2 in circulation. HIV group determination is very important if tailored viral load analysis and treatments are to be applied. In our laboratory, HIV viral load is carried out using two platforms; Biocentric and Abbott depending on the HIV group identified. Biocentric which quantifies HIV-1 group M is a cheap and open system useful in resource limited settings...
November 14, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137652/characterization-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-from-austrian-companion-animals-and-horses
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Maximilian Ginders, Michael Leschnik, Frank Künzel, Doris Kampner, Claudia Mikula, Georg Steindl, Inga Eichhorn, Andrea T Feßler, Stefan Schwarz, Joachim Spergser, Igor Loncaric
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study was to investigate the genetic relatedness and the antimicrobial resistance profiles of a collection of Austrian Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from companion animals and horses. A total of 12 non-repetitive isolates presumptively identified as S. pneumoniae were obtained during routinely diagnostic activities between March 2009 and January 2017. RESULTS: Isolates were confirmed as S. pneumoniae by bile solubility and optochin susceptibility testing, matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry and sequence analysis of a part recA and the 16S rRNA genes...
November 14, 2017: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135369/t-cell-immunity-to-zika-and-dengue-viral-infections
#10
Jinsheng Wen, Sujan Shresta
The 2015-2016 Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak in the Americas has brought this relatively unknown flavivirus into the spotlight as the etiologic agent of congenital Zika syndrome in newborns and, potentially, of Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults. ZIKV shares a high degree of amino acid sequence homology with the closely related flavivirus Dengue virus (DENV). Due to the paucity of research investigating T cell-mediated immune responses to ZIKV, the precise roles of T cells in protection against and pathogenesis of ZIKV infection are unclear...
November 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135332/antibodies-to-pcpa-and-phtd-protect-mice-against-streptococcus-pneumoniae-by-a-macrophage-and-complement-dependent-mechanism
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Lucian Visan, Nicolas Rouleau, Emilie Proust, Loïc Peyrot, Arnaud Donadieu, Martina Ochs
Currently marketed Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) vaccines, which contain polysaccharide capsular antigens from the most common Spn serotypes, have substantially reduced pneumococcal disease rates but have limited coverage. A trivalent pneumococcal protein vaccine containing pneumococcal choline-binding protein A (PcpA), pneumococcal histidine triad protein D (PhtD), and detoxified pneumolysin is being developed to provide broader, cross-serotype protection. Antibodies against detoxified pneumolysin protect against bacterial pneumonia by neutralizing Spn-produced pneumolysin, but how anti-PhtD and anti-PcpA antibodies protect against Spn has not been established...
November 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134337/recombination-analysis-of-coxsackievirus-b5-genogroup-c
#12
Hongxing Shen
Coxsackievirus B5 (CVB5) is a member of the species Enterovirus B of the genus Enterovirus, family Picornaviridae. Based on its VP1 sequence, CVB5 is divided into four genogroups: A, B, C, and D. From 2002 to 2012, CVB5 serotype genogroup C caused an outbreak of aseptic meningitis in China. In order to study the evolution of CVB5 genogroup C, phylogenetic and recombination analysis was performed using the 399 available enterovirus B genome sequences in the GenBank database. The results indicated that 10 strains of CVB5 serotype genogroup C resulted from recombination between members of genogroup B and echovirus serotype E6, and another 5 strains resulted from recombination between members of genogroup C and serotype CVB4...
November 13, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134203/use-of-multiplex-quantitative-pcr-to-evaluate-the-impact-of-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-on-nasopharyngeal-pneumococcal-colonization-in-african-children
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Courtney P Olwagen, Peter V Adrian, Marta C Nunes, Michelle J Groome, Mark F Cotton, Avy Violari, Shabir A Madhi
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) immunization of children induces shifts in colonizing pneumococcal serotypes. This study evaluated the effect of infant vaccination with 7-valent PCV (PCV7) on vaccine serotype (VT) colonization and whether the increase in nonvaccine serotype (NVT) was due to either unmasking of previously low-density-colonizing serotypes or increase in acquisition of NVT. A multiplex quantitative PCR (qPCR) was used to evaluate VT and NVT nasopharyngeal colonization in archived swabs of PCV-vaccinated and PCV-unvaccinated African children at 9 and 15 to 16 months of age...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133029/host-genetics-and-dengue-fever
#14
REVIEW
Caroline Xavier de Carvalho, Cynthia Chester Cardoso, Fernanda de Souza Gomes Kehdy, Antonio Guilherme Pacheco, Milton Ozório Moraes
Dengue is a major worldwide problem in tropical and subtropical areas; it is caused by four different viral serotypes, and it can manifest as asymptomatic, mild, or severe. Many factors interact to determine the severity of the disease, including the genetic profile of the infected patient. However, the mechanisms that lead to severe disease and eventually death have not been determined, and a great challenge is the early identification of patients who are more likely to progress to a worse health condition...
November 10, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132771/-neonatal-herpes-epidemiology-clinical-manifestations-and-management-guidelines-for-clinical-practice-from-the-french-college-of-gynecologists-and-obstetricians-cngof
#15
L Renesme
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology of neonatal herpes and its risk factors, clinical and paraclinic manifestations, propose guidelines for a newborn at risk of neonatal herpes, describe treatment modalities, describe post-natal transmission and its prevention. METHODS: Bibliographic search from Medline, Cochrane Library databases and research of international clinical practice guidelines. RESULTS: Neonatal herpes is rare (about 20 cases per year in France) and mainly due to HSV 1 (level of evidence LE3)...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131872/genetic-diversity-of-pneumococcal-surface-protein-a-in-invasive-pneumococcal-isolates-from-korean-children-1991-2016
#16
Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Hoan Jong Lee
Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) is an important virulence factor of pneumococci and has been investigated as a primary component of a capsular serotype-independent pneumococcal vaccine. Thus, we sought to determine the genetic diversity of PspA to explore its potential as a vaccine candidate. Among the 190 invasive pneumococcal isolates collected from Korean children between 1991 and 2016, two (1.1%) isolates were found to have no pspA by multiple polymerase chain reactions. The full length pspA genes from 185 pneumococcal isolates were sequenced...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131683/persistence-of-non-o157-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-in-dairy-compost-during-storage
#17
Hongye Wang, Muthu Dharmasena, Zhao Chen, Xiuping Jiang
Dairy compost with 20, 30, or 40% moisture content (MC) was inoculated with a mixture of six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serovars at a final concentration of 5.1 log CFU/g and then stored at 22 and 4°C for 125 days. Six storage conditions-4°C and 20% MC, 4°C and 30% MC, 4°C and 40% MC, 22°C and 20% MC, 22°C and 30% MC, and 22°C and 40% MC-were investigated for the persistence of non-O157 STEC in the dairy compost. During the entire storage, fluctuations in indigenous mesophilic bacterial levels were observed within the first 28 days of storage...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130766/molecular-characterization-of-salmonella-from-beef-carcasses-and-fecal-samples-from-an-integrated-feedlot-and-abattoir-in-mexico
#18
Diana Ayala, Kendra Nightingale, Claudia Narvaez-Bravo, Mindy M Brashears
Nontyphoid Salmonella strains are some of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses worldwide; however, there is very limited information on the presence and characteristics of Salmonella in the food production chain in developing countries. In this study, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used for molecular subtyping and for monitoring the ecology and transmission of Salmonella isolates in a slaughter facility in Mexico in an attempt to determine specific steps that need to be improved to reduce Salmonella contamination in beef carcasses...
December 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130395/pneumococcal-whole-cell-and-protein-based-vaccines-changing-the-paradigm
#19
Michael E Pichichero
Epidemiologic evaluations of Streptococcus pneumoniae nasopharyngeal (NP) colonization and pneumococcal disease suggest that newer serotypes in future formulations of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) are needed and there may need to be continued reformulations because there are many new emerging serotypes expressed by pneumococci. Areas covered: Mechanisms of protection by next-generation whole-cell vaccine (WCV) and/or multi-component pneumococcal purified protein vaccines (PPVs) in development for prevention of pneumococcal infections...
December 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130354/delivery-of-adeno-associated-viral-vectors-in-adult-mammalian-inner-ear-cell-subtypes-without-auditory-dysfunction
#20
Yong Tao, Mingqian Huang, Yilai Shu, Adam Ruprecht, Hongyang Wang, Yong Tang, Luk H Vandenberghe, Qiuju Wang, Guangping Gao, Wei-Jia Kong, Zheng-Yi Chen
Hearing loss, including genetic hearing loss, is one of the most common forms of sensory deficits in human with limited options of treatment. Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer has been shown to effectively recover auditory functions in mouse models of genetic deafness when delivered at neonatal stages. However, the mouse cochlea is still developing at those time points whereas in human the newborn inner ears are already fully mature. For effective gene therapy to treat genetic deafness, it is necessary to determine whether or not AAV-mediated therapy can be equally effective in the fully mature mouse inner ear without causing damages to the inner ear...
November 12, 2017: Human Gene Therapy
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