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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077588/first-in-human-evaluation-of-the-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-an-intranasally-administered-replication-competent-sendai-virus-vectored-hiv-type-1-gag-vaccine-induction-of-potent-t-cell-or-antibody-responses-in-prime-boost-regimens
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Julien Nyombayire, Omu Anzala, Brian Gazzard, Etienne Karita, Philip Bergin, Peter Hayes, Jakub Kopycinski, Gloria Omosa-Manyonyi, Akil Jackson, Jean Bizimana, Bashir Farah, Eddy Sayeed, Christopher L Parks, Makoto Inoue, Takashi Hironaka, Hiroto Hara, Tsugumine Shu, Tetsuro Matano, Len Dally, Burc Barin, Harriet Park, Jill Gilmour, Angela Lombardo, Jean-Louis Excler, Patricia Fast, Dagna S Laufer, Josephine H Cox
BACKGROUND:  We report the first-in-human safety and immunogenicity assessment of a prototype intranasally administered, replication-competent Sendai virus (SeV)-vectored, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine. METHODS:  Sixty-five HIV-1-uninfected adults in Kenya, Rwanda, and the United Kingdom were assigned to receive 1 of 4 prime-boost regimens (administered at 0 and 4 months, respectively; ratio of vaccine to placebo recipients, 12:4): priming with a lower-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally, followed by boosting with an adenovirus 35-vectored vaccine encoding HIV-1 Gag, reverse transcriptase, integrase, and Nef (Ad35-GRIN) given intramuscularly (SLA); priming with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally, followed by boosting with Ad35-GRIN given intramuscularly (SHA); priming with Ad35-GRIN given intramuscularly, followed by boosting with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally (ASH); and priming and boosting with a higher-dose SeV-Gag given intranasally (SHSH)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067018/global-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-profiles-host-protein-expression-in-response-to-sendai-virus-infection
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Sheng-Lin Zhu, Xi Chen, Liang-Jie Wang, Wei-Wei Wan, Qi-Lin Xin, Wei Wang, Gengfu Xiao, Lei-Ke Zhang
Sendai virus is an enveloped non-segmented negative-strand RNA virus that belongs to the genus Respirovirus of the Paramyxoviridae family. As a model pathogen, SeV has been extensively studied to define the basic biochemical and molecular biologic properties of the paramyxoviruses. In addition, SeV-infected host cells were widely employed to uncover the mechanism of innate immune response. To identify proteins involved in the SeV infection process or the SeV-induced innate immune response process, system-wide evaluations of SeV-host interactions have been performed...
January 9, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060376/induction-of-necroptotic-cell-death-by-viral-activation-of-the-rig-i-or-sting-pathway
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Suruchi N Schock, Neha V Chandra, Yuefang Sun, Takashi Irie, Yoshinori Kitagawa, Bin Gotoh, Laurent Coscoy, Astar Winoto
Necroptosis is a form of necrotic cell death that requires the activity of the death domain-containing kinase RIP1 and its family member RIP3. Necroptosis occurs when RIP1 is deubiquitinated to form a complex with RIP3 in cells deficient in the death receptor adapter molecule FADD or caspase-8. Necroptosis may play a role in host defense during viral infection as viruses like vaccinia can induce necroptosis while murine cytomegalovirus encodes a viral inhibitor of necroptosis. To see how general the interplay between viruses and necroptosis is, we surveyed seven different viruses...
January 6, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060310/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-generation-from-blood-cells-using-sendai-virus-and-centrifugation
#4
Yeri Alice Rim, Yoojun Nam, Ji Hyeon Ju
The recent development of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) proved that mature somatic cells can return to an undifferentiated, pluripotent state. Now, reprogramming is done with various types of adult somatic cells: keratinocytes, urine cells, fibroblasts, etc. Early experiments were usually done with dermal fibroblasts. However, this required an invasive surgical procedure to obtain fibroblasts from the patients. Therefore, suspension cells, such as blood and urine cells, were considered ideal for reprogramming because of the convenience of obtaining the primary cells...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045072/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-generation-from-a-man-carrying-a-complex-chromosomal-rearrangement-as-a-genetic-model-for-infertility-studies
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Aurélie Mouka, Vincent Izard, Gérard Tachdjian, Sophie Brisset, Frank Yates, Anne Mayeur, Loïc Drévillon, Rafika Jarray, Philippe Leboulch, Leila Maouche-Chrétien, Lucie Tosca
Despite progress in human reproductive biology, the cause of male infertility often remains unknown, due to the lack of appropriate and convenient in vitro models of meiosis. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from the cells of infertile patients could provide a gold standard model for generating primordial germ cells and studying their development and the process of spermatogenesis. We report the characterization of a complex chromosomal rearrangement (CCR) in an azoospermic patient, and the successful generation of specific-iPSCs from PBMC-derived erythroblasts...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039581/microrna-expression-profiles-of-human-ipscs-differentiation-into-insulin-producing-cells
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Guido Sebastiani, Marco Valentini, Giuseppina Emanuela Grieco, Giuliana Ventriglia, Laura Nigi, Francesca Mancarella, Silvia Pellegrini, Gianvito Martino, Valeria Sordi, Lorenzo Piemonti, Francesco Dotta
AIMS: MicroRNAs are a class of small noncoding RNAs, which control gene expression by inhibition of mRNA translation. MicroRNAs are involved in the control of biological processes including cell differentiation. Here, we aim at characterizing microRNA expression profiles during differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) into insulin-producing cells. METHODS: We differentiated hiPSCs toward endocrine pancreatic lineage following a 18-day protocol...
December 30, 2016: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011935/ttll12-inhibits-the-activation-of-cellular-antiviral-signaling-through-interaction-with-visa-mavs
#7
Lin-Gao Ju, Yuan Zhu, Pin-Ji Lei, Dong Yan, Kun Zhu, Xiang Wang, Qing-Lan Li, Xue-Jing Li, Jian-Wen Chen, Lian-Yun Li, Min Wu
Upon virus infection, host cells use retinoic-acid-inducible geneI I (RIG-I)-like receptors to recognize viral RNA and activate type I IFN expression. To investigate the role of protein methylation in the antiviral signaling pathway, we screened all the SET domain-containing proteins and identified TTLL12 as a negative regulator of RIG-I signaling. TTLL12 contains SET and TTL domains, which are predicted to have lysine methyltransferase and tubulin tyrosine ligase activities, respectively. Exogenous expression of TTLL12 represses IFN-β expression induced by Sendai virus...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984784/porcine-deltacoronavirus-nsp5-inhibits-interferon-%C3%AE-production-through-the-cleavage-of-nemo
#8
Xinyu Zhu, Liurong Fang, Dang Wang, Yuting Yang, Jiyao Chen, Xu Ye, Mohamed Frahat Foda, Shaobo Xiao
Porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) causes acute enteric disease and mortality in seronegative neonatal piglets. Previously we have demonstrated that PDCoV infection suppresses the production of interferon-beta (IFN-β), while the detailed mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that nonstructural protein 5 (nsp5) of PDCoV, the 3C-like protease, significantly inhibits Sendai virus (SEV)-induced IFN-β production by targeting the NF-κB essential modulator (NEMO), confirmed by the diminished function of NEMO cleaved by PDCoV...
December 13, 2016: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980081/ddx3-directly-regulates-traf3-ubiquitination-and-acts-as-a-scaffold-to-coordinate-assembly-of-signalling-complexes-downstream-of-mavs
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Lili Gu, Anthony Fullam, Niamh McCormack, Yvette Hoehn, Martina Schroeder
Human DEAD-box helicase 3 (DDX3) has been shown to contribute to type I interferon induction downstream of anti-viral pattern recognition receptors (PRRs). It binds to TANK-binding kinase 1 (TBK1) and IκB-kinase-ε (IKKε), the two key kinases mediating activation of Interferon regulatory factor (IRF) 3 and IRF7. We previously demonstrated that DDX3 facilitates IKKε activation downstream of RIG-I and then links the activated kinase to IRF3. In this study, we probed the interactions between DDX3 and other key signalling molecules in the RIG-I pathway and identified a novel direct interaction between DDX3 and TRAF3 mediated by a TRAF-interaction motif in the N-terminus of DDX3, which was required for TRAF3 ubiquitination...
December 15, 2016: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940088/vitamin-a-differentially-regulates-cytokine-expression-in-respiratory-epithelial-and-macrophage-cell-lines
#10
Rhiannon R Penkert, Bart G Jones, Hans Häcker, Janet F Partridge, Julia L Hurwitz
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for the protection of children from respiratory tract disease. Supplementation with vitamin A is frequently prescribed in the clinical setting, in part to combat deficiencies among children in developing countries, and in part to treat respiratory infections in clinical trials. This vitamin influences immune responses via multiple, and sometimes seemingly contradictory mechanisms. For example, in separate reports, vitamin A was shown to decrease Th17 T-cell activity by downregulating IL-6, and to promote B cell production of IgA by upregulating IL-6...
December 8, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934603/generation-and-characterization-of-an-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-clozapine-resistant-schizophrenia
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Fabio Marsoner, Matteo Marcatili, Thodoris Karnavas, Daniele Bottai, Armando D'Agostino, Silvio Scarone, Luciano Conti
Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMCs) were collected from a patient with clozapine-resistant (also known as "super-refractory") Schizophrenia. iPSCs were established with a non-integrating Sendai virus-based reprogramming system. A footprint-free hiPSC line was characterized to express the main endogenous pluripotency markers and to retain a normal karyotype. Cells showed pluripotency competency by giving rise to progeny of differentiated cells belonging to the three germ layers. This hiPSC line represents a valuable tool to obtain mature, pathology-relevant neuronal populations in vitro that are suitable to investigate the molecular background of the schizophrenic disorder and the resultant patients' response to treatments...
November 10, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934602/generation-of-human-ipscs-from-urine-derived-cells-of-a-patient-with-a-novel-homozygous-pai-1-mutation
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Muhammad Zeeshan Afzal, Melanie Gartz, Ekaterina A Klyachko, Sadiya Sana Khan, Sanjiv J Shah, Sweta Gupta, Amy D Shapiro, Douglas E Vaughan, Jennifer L Strande
We have generated a human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) line under feeder-free culture conditions using the urine derived cells (UCs) collected from subject with a novel homozygous Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 null) mutation. The Sendai virus (SeV) vector encoding pluripotent Yamanaka transcription factors was used at a low multiplicity of infection to reprogram the PAI-1 UCs.
November 9, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934596/establishment-of-an-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-clozapine-responder-schizophrenia
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Matteo Marcatili, Fabio Marsoner, Armando D'Agostino, Thodoris Karnavas, Daniele Bottai, Silvio Scarone, Luciano Conti
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from a patient with treatment-refractory Schizophrenia who presented an exceptional clinical response to Clozapine. iPSC lines were established with a non-integrating reprogramming system based on Sendai virus. A footprint-free hiPSC line was characterized to confirm the expression of the main endogenous pluripotency markers and have a regular karyotype. Pluripotency was confirmed by differentiation into cells belonging to the three germ layers. This hiPSC line represents a valuable tool to study the molecular, biochemical and electrophysiological properties of mature neuronal populations belonging to Clozapine responder patients with a severe form of Schizophrenia...
November 9, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934594/establishment-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-55-year-old-male-patient-with-hemorrhagic-moyamoya-disease
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Marina Cardano, Fabio Marsoner, Matteo Marcatili, Thodoris Karnavas, Jacopo Zasso, Luigi Andrea Lanterna, Luciano Conti
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from 55-year old male patient with a confirmed diagnosis of hemorrhagic Moyamoya disease (MMD). PBMCs were reprogrammed using Sendai virus particles delivering the four Yamanaka factors. A footprint-free hiPSC line was characterized by the expression of pluripotency markers and a normal karyotype. These cells were able to give rise to Embryoid Bodies and to a progeny of differentiated cells belonging to the 3 germ layers. This hiPSC line represents a suitable tool for modelling in vitro MMD disease to investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying the occurrence of this pathology...
November 9, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934593/establishment-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-ipsc-line-from-an-8-year-old-female-patient-with-ischemic-moyamoya-disease
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Marina Cardano, Fabio Marsoner, Jacopo Zasso, Matteo Marcatili, Thodoris Karnavas, Luigi Andrea Lanterna, Luciano Conti
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) were collected from an 8-year old female patient affected by ischemic Moyamoya disease (MMD). Patient's PBMCs were reprogrammed using Sendai virus particles delivering the four Yamanaka factors. The footprint free hiPSC line expressed the major pluripotency markers and exhibited a normal karyotype. Cells were competent to give rise to progeny of differentiated cells belonging to the 3 germ layers. This hiPSC line represents a good tool to in vitro model MMD in order to shed light on the cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for the occurrence of this syndrome...
November 5, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934592/generation-of-merrf-patient-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-line-imerrf-c7
#16
Dong Liang, Huanran Hu, Tianhui Xu, Yan Wang, Ping Hu, Zhengfeng Xu
Human iPSC line iMERRF-C7 was generated from PBMCs of a patient with mitochondrial disorder MERRF. Using Sendai virus, the reprogramming factors Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and cMyc were delivered non-integratively. The resulting iPSCs expressed pluripotency markers, could differentiate into the three germ layers in vivo, had normal genomic structure, and retained the disease-causing m.8344 mutation with similar heteroplasmic level.
November 5, 2016: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916261/cis-bifenthrin-causes-immunotoxicity-in-murine-macrophages
#17
Xia Wang, Xingli Gao, Bingnan He, Yuanxiang Jin, Zhengwei Fu
Synthetic pyrethroids (SPs) are commonly used insecticides that have been detected in mammals, including humans, indicating a potential threat to human health. Bifenthrin (BF), as well as other pyrethroids, has been shown to possess neurotoxic, reproductive, hepatotoxic and nephrotoxic potential in mammals. However, studies regarding the immunotoxicity of BF and its mechanism are limited. In this study, we aim to exam the immunotoxicity of cis-BF on the murine macrophage cell line, RAW 264.7. MTT assay results demonstrated that cis-BF exposure induced apoptosis in RAW 264...
February 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915128/cholesterol-reducing-agents-inhibit-assembly-of-type-i-parainfluenza-viruses
#18
Shringkhala Bajimaya, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Tünde Frankl, Peter Bryk, Brian Ward, Toru Takimoto
Many enveloped RNA viruses utilize lipid rafts for the assembly of progeny virions, but the role of cholesterol, a major component of rafts, on paramyxovirus budding and virion formation is controversial. In this study, we analyzed the effects of FDA-approved cholesterol-reducing agents, gemfibrozil and lovastatin, on raft formation and assembly of human parainfluenza virus type 1 (hPIV1) and Sendai virus (SeV). Treatment of the human airway epithelial A549 cells with the agents, especially when combined, significantly decreased production of infectious hPIV1 and SeV...
January 15, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911363/generation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-human-melanoma-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes
#19
Hidehito Saito, Kumiko Iwabuchi, Noemi Fusaki, Fumito Ito
Adoptive transfer of ex vivo expanded autologous tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) can mediate durable and complete responses in significant subsets of patients with metastatic melanoma. Major obstacles of this approach are the reduced viability of transferred T cells, caused by telomere shortening, and the limited number of TILs obtained from patients. Less-differentiated T cells with long telomeres would be an ideal T cell subset for adoptive T cell therapy;however, generating large numbers of these less-differentiated T cells is problematic...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864696/generation-and-differentiation-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-reveal-ankylosing-spondylitis-risk-gene-expression-in-bone-progenitors
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Gerlinde Layh-Schmitt, Shajia Lu, Fatemeh Navid, Stephen R Brooks, Emily Lazowick, Kathryn M Davis, Cristina Montagna, Massimo Gadina, Robert A Colbert
Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), which encompasses ankylosing spondylitis, is a complex genetic disease. Aberrant bone formation is a key feature of pathogenesis that can lead to ankylosis of the spine. Our objective is to determine, whether genes whose variants confer susceptibility to AS are expressed in bone progenitors like mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Since MSCs from bone marrow is difficult to obtain, we first examined, whether MSCs can be derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Dermal fibroblasts of two axSpA patients and one healthy control were reprogrammed into iPSCs using a Sendai virus vector encoding pluripotency genes...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
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