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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052561/a-bayesian-stepwise-discriminant-model-for-predicting-risk-factors-of-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-a-case-control-study
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Li-Xia Zhang, Yang Sun, Hai Zhao, Na Zhu, Xing-De Sun, Xing Jin, Ai-Min Zou, Yang Mi, Ji-Ru Xu
BACKGROUND: Preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) can lead to serious consequences such as intrauterine infection, prolapse of the umbilical cord, and neonatal respiratory distress syndrome. Genital infection is a very important risk which closely related with PPROM. The preliminary study only made qualitative research on genital infection, but there was no deep and clear judgment about the effects of pathogenic bacteria. This study was to analyze the association of infections with PPROM in pregnant women in Shaanxi, China, and to establish Bayesian stepwise discriminant analysis to predict the incidence of PPROM...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046455/extended-synaptotagmin-1-interacts-with-the-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-glycoprotein-m-and-negatively-modulates-virus-induced-membrane-fusion
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Imane El Kasmi, Bita Khadivjam, Miki Lackman, Johanne Duron, Eric Bonneil, Pierre Thibault, Roger Lippé
Enveloped viruses typically encode their own fusion machinery to enter cells. Herpesviruses are particular as they fuse with a number of cellular compartments throughout their life cycle. As the uncontrolled mixing of the host membranes should be avoided in these events, the tight regulation of the viral fusion machinery is critical. While studying the herpes simplex virus type 1 glycoprotein gM, we identified the cellular protein E-Syt1 (Extended synaptotagmin-1) as an interaction partner. This took place in both infected and transfected cells, suggesting other viral proteins were not required for this interaction...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046357/structural-and-thermodynamic-analyses-reveal-critical-features-of-glycopeptide-recognition-by-the-human-pilr%C3%AE-immune-cell-receptor
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Atsushi Furukawa, Kosuke Kakita, Tomoki Yamada, Mikihiro Ishizuka, Jiro Sakamoto, Nanao Hatori, Naoyoshi Maeda, Fumina Ohsaka, Takashi Saitoh, Takao Nomura, Kimiko Kuroki, Hisanori Nambu, Hisashi Arase, Shigeki Matsunaga, Masahiro Anada, Toyoyuki Ose, Shunichi Hashimoto, Katsumi Maenaka
Before entering host cells, herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) uses its envelope glycoprotein B (gB) to bind paired immunoglobulin-like type 2 receptor α (PILRα) on immune cells. PILRα belongs to the Siglec (sialic acid (SA)-binding immunoglobulin-like lectin)-like family, members of which bind SA. PILRα is the only Siglec member to recognize not only the sialylated O-linked sugar T antigen (sTn) but also its attached peptide region. We previously determined the crystal structure of PILRα complexed with the sTn-linked glycopeptide of gB, revealing the simultaneous recognition of sTn and peptide by the receptor...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044877/sustained-fxn-expression-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-from-a-nonreplicative-genomic-hsv-1-vector
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Maria Ventosa, Zetang Wu, Filip Lim
BACKGROUND: Friedreich's ataxia (FA) is an autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease caused by mutations in the frataxin gene (FXN), which lead to reduced levels of the essential mitochondrial protein frataxin. Currently there is no effective cure. METHODS: With the aim of developing a gene therapy for FA neuropathology, here we describe the construction and preliminary characterization of a high capacity nonreplicative genomic herpes simplex virus type 1 vector (H24B-FXNlac vector) carrying a reduced version of the human FXN genomic locus, comprising the 5 kb promoter and the FXN cDNA with the inclusion of intron 1...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Gene Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043989/antiviral-screening-of-four-plant-extracts-against-acyclovir-resistant-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1
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Masoud Parsania, Mohammad-Bagher Rezaee, Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Kamkar Jaimand, Seyed Milad Mousavi-Jazayeri, Mehdi Razazian, Mohammad Hossein Nadjarha
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) causes serious infections particularly in immunocompromised patients. Methanolic extract of four plants were evaluated for their anti-viral effects against acyclovir resistant HSV-1 in HeLa cell line. The 50% cytotoxic concentration (CC50) as well as the effective minimal cytotoxic concentration of each plant extract were evaluated by MTT assay. Antiviral effects of the plant extracts on HSV-1 were examined at different concentrations of the extract. The effective minimal cytotoxic concentration was evaluated at different times of virus replication after infection...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036805/determining-the-igm-and-igg-antibodies-titer-against-hsv1-hsv2-and-cmv-in-the-serum-of-schizophrenia-patients
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Masome Mohagheghi, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Mohammad Taheri, Mohammad Mahdi Eftekharian
Schizophrenia is a destructive clinical syndrome with diverse mental pathologies. Different mechanisms and factors have a role in this disease. A possible mechanism is that teratogenic viruses cause brain changes and results in the disease appearance. The schizophrenia patients were diagnosed by psychologists and with the consent of patients, five CC of venous blood was drawn. Than Serum samples were isolated and immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) were quantified by ELISA sandwich kit...
September 8, 2017: Human Antibodies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036216/herpesviruses-in-etiopathogenesis-of-aggressive-periodontitis-a-meta-analysis-based-on-case-control-studies
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Fei Li, Ce Zhu, Feng-Ying Deng, May Chun Mei Wong, Hai-Xia Lu, Xi-Ping Feng
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have found that herpesviruses are associated with aggressive periodontitis (AgP). However, these findings are controversial. This meta-analysis was aimed at clarifying the association between herpesviruses and AgP. METHODS: We identified eligible case-control studies evaluating the association between herpesviruses and AgP from PubMed and Embase databases in October 2015. Original data were extracted and quality assessment was done. Overall odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were estimated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034313/newly-characterized-murine-undifferentiated-sarcoma-models-sensitive-to-virotherapy-with-oncolytic-hsv-1-m002
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Eric K Ring, Rong Li, Blake P Moore, Li Nan, Virginia M Kelly, Xiaosi Han, Elizabeth A Beierle, James M Markert, Jianmei W Leavenworth, G Yancey Gillespie, Gregory K Friedman
Despite advances in conventional chemotherapy, surgical techniques, and radiation, outcomes for patients with relapsed, refractory, or metastatic soft tissue sarcomas are dismal. Survivors often suffer from lasting morbidity from current treatments. New targeted therapies with less toxicity, such as those that harness the immune system, and immunocompetent murine sarcoma models to test these therapies are greatly needed. We characterized two new serendipitous murine models of undifferentiated sarcoma (SARC-28 and SARC-45) and tested their sensitivity to virotherapy with oncolytic herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1)...
December 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy Oncolytics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031157/a-european-multi-centre-external-quality-assessment-eqa-study-on-phenotypic-and-genotypic-methods-used-for-herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-drug-resistance-testing
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Baharak Afshar, David F Bibby, Renata Piorkowska, Natasha Ohemeng-Kumi, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei, Sarah Gillemot, Florence Morfin, Emilie Frobert, Sonia Burrel, David Boutolleau, Brendan Crowley, Jean L Mbisa
BACKGROUND: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) drug resistance is a significant public health concern among immunocompromised individuals. Phenotypic assays are considered the gold standard method for detecting HSV drug resistance. However, plaque reduction assays (PRAs) are technically demanding, often with long turnaround times of up to four weeks. In contrast, genotypic tests can be performed within a few days. OBJECTIVES: The development and coordination of the first European External Quality Assessment (EQA) study to evaluate phenotypic and genotypic methods used for HSV drug resistance testing in specialised reference laboratories...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016635/hiv-human-herpesvirus-co-infections-impact-on-tryptophan-kynurenine-pathway-and-immune-reconstitution
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Siew Hwei Yap, Noor Kamila Abdullah, Megan McStea, Kozo Takayama, Meng Li Chong, Elisa Crisci, Marie Larsson, Iskandar Azwa, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Kok Hoong Leong, Yin Ling Woo, Reena Rajasuriar
BACKGROUND: Co-infections with human herpesvirus (HHV) have been associated with residual chronic inflammation in antiretroviral (ART)-treated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals. However, the role of HHV in modulating the tryptophan-kynurenine pathway and clinical outcomes in HIV-infected individuals is poorly understood. Thus, we investigated the seroprevalence of four common HHVs among treated HIV-infected participants and their impact on kynurenine/tryptophan (K/T) ratio and long-term CD4 T-cell recovery in HIV/HHV co-infected participants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985573/antibody-based-immunotherapy-of-aciclovir-resistant-ocular-herpes-simplex-virus-infections
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Dirk Bauer, Jessica Keller, Mira Alt, Axel Schubert, Ulrich Wilhelm Aufderhorst, Vivien Palapys, Maren Kasper, Christiane Silke Heilingloh, Ulf Dittmer, Björn Laffer, Anna Maria Eis-Hübinger, Georges M Verjans, Arnd Heiligenhaus, Michael Roggendorf, Adalbert Krawczyk
The increasing incidence of aciclovir- (ACV) resistant strains in patients with ocular herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections is a major health problem in industrialized countries. In the present study, the humanized monoclonal antibody (mAb) hu2c targeting the HSV-1/2 glycoprotein B was examined for its efficacy towards ACV-resistant infections of the eye in the mouse model of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). BALB/c mice were infected by microinjection of an ACV-resistant clinical isolate into the anterior eye chamber to induce ARN and systemically treated with mAb hu2c at 24h prior (pre-exposure prophylaxis) or at 24, 40, and 56h after infection (post-exposure immunotherapy)...
October 3, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984602/modulation-of-immune-responses-to%C3%A2-herpes-simplex-virus-type%C3%A2-1-by-ifnl3-and-irf7-polymorphisms-a%C3%A2-study-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
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Andrea Saul Costa, Simone Agostini, Franca Rosa Guerini, Roberta Mancuso, Milena Zanzottera, Enrico Ripamonti, Vittorio Racca, Raffaello Nemni, Mario Clerici
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) has long been suspected to play a role in Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common form of dementia. IFN-lambda (IFN-λ) is one of the key cytokine in innate antiviral defenses and, in particular, has an appreciable antiviral activity against HSV-1 infection. IFN-λ expression is regulated by the interaction between two different proteins: Mediator Complex 23 (MED23) and Interferon-Responsive Transcription Factor 7 (IRF7); single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes as well as in IFNL3 were shown to be differently distributed in AD patients...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984290/role-of-autophagy-in-oncolytic-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-induced-cell-death-in-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Y Furukawa, A Takasu, Y Yura
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is one of the most widely studied viruses for oncolytic virotherapy. In squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cells, the role of autophagy induced by neurovirulence gene-deficient HSV-1s in programmed cell death has not yet been elucidated. The oncolytic HSV-1 strain RH2, which lacks the γ34.5 gene and induces the fusion of human SCC cells, was used. RH2 replicated and induced cell death in SCC cells. RH2 infection was accompanied by the aggregation of microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) in the cytoplasm, the conversion of LC3-I to LC3-II and the formation of double-membrane vacuoles containing cell contents...
October 6, 2017: Cancer Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981470/telomere-dynamics-in-immune-senescence-and-exhaustion-triggered-by-chronic-viral-infection
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Marcia Bellon, Christophe Nicot
The progressive loss of immunological memory during aging correlates with a reduced proliferative capacity and shortened telomeres of T cells. Growing evidence suggests that this phenotype is recapitulated during chronic viral infection. The antigenic volume imposed by persistent and latent viruses exposes the immune system to unique challenges that lead to host T-cell exhaustion, characterized by impaired T-cell functions. These dysfunctional memory T cells lack telomerase, the protein capable of extending and stabilizing chromosome ends, imposing constraints on telomere dynamics...
October 5, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975630/herpes-simplex-and-human-papilloma-virus-coinfections-in-oral-mucosa-of-men-a-6-year-follow-up-study
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Johanna Mäki, Henrik Paavilainen, Katja Kero, Veijo Hukkanen, Stina Syrjänen
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) establishes latency in neurons and recurrent infections in oral mucosa. This prospective study analyzes HSV prevalence in oral mucosal brush samples from men with known human papillomavirus (HPV) status. We hypothesized that HSV-1-infection could facilitate HPV persistence as a cofactor. This study was a part of the Finnish Family HPV study accomplished at the University of Turku/Turku University Hospital, Finland. A total of 139 men (mean age 28.6 ± 4.9 years) were enrolled at 36+-weeks of their partner's pregnancy and thereafter followed-up for 6 years...
October 3, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971351/attenuated-phenotypes-and-analysis-of-a-herpes-simplex-virus-1-strain-with-partial-deletion-of-the-ul7-ul41-and-lat-genes
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Xingli Xu, Yingqiu Guo, Shengtao Fan, Pingfang Cui, Min Feng, Lichun Wang, Ying Zhang, Yun Liao, Xiaolong Zhang, Qihan Li
We previously constructed a herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) UL7 mutant virus (M1) and showed that a partial deletion mutation of the UL7 gene led to a lower proliferative rate and an attenuated phenotype. Using the M1 mutant, we further modified the UL41 gene, which encodes another tegument protein, and the latency-associated transcript (LAT) gene. Observations of the resulting mutants with modified UL7 and UL41 (M2) or UL7, UL41 and LAT (M3) genes indicated attenuated phenotypes, with lower proliferative ratios in various cells, non-lethal infections in mice and lower viral loads in nervous tissues compared with the wild-type strain...
September 29, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966586/herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-human-cervical-dorsal-root-ganglionitis
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Tibor Valyi-Nagy, Jaivir S Rathore, Andrei M Rakic, Ranvir S Rathore, Paavani Jain, Konstantin V Slavin
We present a case of a 34-year-old right-handed Caucasian male with chronic occipital neuralgia refractory to medical therapies and minimally invasive pain procedures who underwent surgical cervical dorsal root ganglionectomy which completely relieved his headaches. The histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of the resected cervical dorsal root ganglia were consistent with active herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection causing ganglionitis. To the best of our knowledge, this case represents the first histopathologically proven HSV-1 cervical dorsal root ganglionitis in humans...
May 2017: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965957/differences-in-the-association-between-persistent-pathogens-and-mood-disorders-among-young-to-middle-aged-women-and-men-in-the-u-s
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Amanda M Simanek, Amy Parry, Jennifer B Dowd
BACKGROUND: A growing literature supports the role of immune system alterations in the etiology of mood regulation, yet there is little population-based evidence regarding the association between persistent pathogens, inflammation and mood disorders among younger women and men in the U.S. METHODS: We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III on individuals 15-39 years of age assessed for major depression, dysthymia, and/or bipolar disorder I and tested for cytomegalovirus (N=6825), herpes simplex virus (HSV)-1 (N=5618) and/orHelicobacter pylori(H...
September 28, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961947/ebola-virus-inactivation-by-detergents-is-annulled-in-serum
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Jeroen J A van Kampen, Andrei Tintu, Henk Russcher, Pieter L A Fraaij, Chantal B E M Reusken, Mikel Rijken, Jaap J van Hellemond, Perry J J van Genderen, Rob Koelewijn, Menno D de Jong, Elaine Haddock, Robert J Fischer, Vincent J Munster, Marion P G Koopmans
Background: Treatment of blood samples from hemorrhagic fever virus (HFV) infected patients with 0.1% detergents has been recommended for virus inactivation and subsequent safe laboratory testing. However, data on virus inactivation by this procedure are lacking. Here we show the effect of this procedure on diagnostic test results and infectious Ebola virus (EBOV) titers. Methods: Serum and whole blood samples were treated with 0.1% or 1% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) or 0...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960122/intraocular-detection-of-herpesviruses-by-xtag-liquid-chip-technology-in-patients-with-acute-retinal-necrosis
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Chan Zhao, Jie Yi, Fangtian Dong, Rongping Dai, Hanyi Min, Lin Zheng, Youxin Chen, Junjie Ye, Yupei Zhao, Naili Wang, Yingchun Xu, Meifen Zhang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of the xTAG liquid chip technology (xTAG-LCT) for etiological diagnosis of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). METHODS: Fifteen vitreous and 3 aqueous samples from 18 ARN patients were analyzed by xTAG-LCT and multiplex PCR (mPCR)/quantitative PCR (qPCR). RESULTS: xTAG-LCT revealed positive results in 17 of the 18 samples: 10 for Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) alone; 5 for VZV and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV); 1 for herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) and EBV; 1 for VZV, HSV-1 and EBV...
September 29, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
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