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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337371/avian-retrovirus-mediated-tumor-specific-gene-knockout
#1
Wei Wang, Bingning Dong, Feng Yang
The RCAS (replication-competent avian sarcoma leukosis virus long-terminal repeat with splice acceptor)-TVA (tumor virus A) gene delivery system has been successfully used in modeling human cancers. Based on this, we have recently developed a novel RCI-Oncogene (RCAS-Cre-IRES-Oncogene) gene delivery system that can be used to efficiently manipulate gene expression in spontaneous tumors in vivo. We used this system for tumor gene knockout (TuKO) and demonstrated a crucial role of FGFR1 in driving mammary tumor metastasis...
January 16, 2018: Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304082/striated-muscle-gene-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-lipoprotein-lipase-deficiency
#2
Katherine E Gadek, Hong Wang, Monica N Hall, Mitchell Sungello, Andrew Libby, Drew MacLaskey, Robert H Eckel, Bradley B Olwin
Excessive circulating triglycerides due to reduction or loss of lipoprotein lipase activity contribute to hypertriglyceridemia and increased risk for pancreatitis. The only gene therapy treatment for lipoprotein lipase deficiency decreases pancreatitis but minimally reduces hypertriglyceridemia. Synthesized in multiple tissues including striated muscle and adipose tissue, lipoprotein lipase is trafficked to blood vessel endothelial cells where it is anchored at the plasma membrane and hydrolyzes triglycerides into free fatty acids...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244184/accumulation-of-long-term-transcriptionally-active-integrated-retroviral-vectors-in-active-promoters-and-enhancers
#3
Filip Šenigl, Dalibor Miklík, Miroslav Auxt, Jirí Hejnar
Most retroviruses preferentially integrate into certain genomic locations and, as a result, their genome-wide integration patterns are non-random. We investigate the epigenetic landscape of integrated retroviral vectors and correlate it with the long-term stability of proviral transcription. Retroviral vectors derived from the avian sarcoma/leukosis virus expressing the GFP reporter were used to transduce the human myeloid lymphoblastoma cell line K562. Because of efficient silencing of avian retrovirus in mammalian cells, only ∼3% of established clones displayed stable proviral expression...
December 15, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171119/abundant-recent-activity-of-retrovirus-like-retrotransposons-within-and-among-flycatcher-species-implies-a-rich-source-of-structural-variation-in-songbird-genomes
#4
Alexander Suh, Linnéa Smeds, Hans Ellegren
Transposable elements (TEs) are genomic parasites capable of inserting virtually anywhere in the host genome, with manifold consequences for gene expression, DNA methylation and genomic stability. Notably, they can contribute to phenotypic variation and hence be associated with, for example, local adaptation and speciation. However, some organisms such as birds have been widely noted for the low densities of TEs in their genomes and this has been attributed to a potential dearth in transposition during their evolution...
November 24, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155705/identification-and-characterization-of-metastatic-factors-by-gene-transfer-into-the-novel-rip-tag-rip-tva-murine-model
#5
George Zhang, Yudan Chi, Yi-Chieh Nancy Du
Metastatic cancer accounts for 90% of deaths in patients with solid tumors. There is an urgent need to better understand the drivers of cancer metastasis and to identify novel therapeutic targets. To investigate molecular events that drive the progression from primary cancer to metastasis, we have developed a bitransgenic mouse model, RIP-Tag; RIP-tva. In this mouse model, the rat insulin promoter (RIP) drives the expression of the SV40 T antigen (Tag) and the receptor for subgroup A avian leukosis virus (tva) in pancreatic β cells...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132963/screening-for-viral-extraneous-agents-in-live-attenuated-avian-vaccines-by-using-a-microbial-microarray-and-sequencing
#6
Majken Lindholm Olesen, Lotte Leick Jørgensen, Merete Blixenkrone-Møller, Eva Sandberg, Peer Lyng Frandsen, Erik Østergaard, Eva Rauhe Bækdahl, Helena Fridholm, Anders Fomsgaard, Maiken Worsøe Rosenstierne
The absence of extraneous agents (EA) in the raw material used for production and in finished products is one of the principal safety elements related to all medicinal products of biological origin, such as live-attenuated vaccines. The aim of this study was to investigate the applicability of the Lawrence Livermore Microbial detection array version 2 (LLMDAv2) combined with whole genome amplification and sequencing for screening for viral EAs in live-attenuated vaccines and specific pathogen-free (SPF) eggs...
November 10, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099869/selection-for-avian-leukosis-virus-integration-sites-determines-the-clonal-progression-of-b-cell-lymphomas
#7
Sanandan Malhotra, Shelby Winans, Gary Lam, James Justice, Robin Morgan, Karen Beemon
Avian leukosis virus (ALV) is a simple retrovirus that causes a wide range of tumors in chickens, the most common of which are B-cell lymphomas. The viral genome integrates into the host genome and uses its strong promoter and enhancer sequences to alter the expression of nearby genes, frequently inducing tumors. In this study, we compare the preferences for ALV integration sites in cultured cells and in tumors, by analysis of over 87,000 unique integration sites. In tissue culture we observed integration was relatively random with slight preferences for genes, transcription start sites and CpG islands...
November 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070685/residues-28-to-39-of-the-extracellular-loop-1-of-chicken-na-h-exchanger-type-i-mediate-cell-binding-and-entry-of-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus
#8
Xiaolu Guan, Yao Zhang, Mengmeng Yu, Chaoqi Ren, Yanni Gao, Bingling Yun, Yongzhen Liu, Yongqiang Wang, Xiaole Qi, Changjun Liu, Hongyu Cui, Yanping Zhang, Li Gao, Kai Li, Qing Pan, Baoshan Zhang, Xiaomei Wang, Yulong Gao
Chicken Na(+)/H(+) exchanger type I (chNHE1), a multispan transmembrane protein, is a cellular receptor of the subgroup J avian leukosis virus (ALV-J). To identify the functional determinants of chNHE1 responsible for the ALV-J receptor activity, a series of chimeric receptors was created by exchanging the extracellular loops (ECL) of human NHE1 (huNHE1) and chNHE1, and by ECL replacement with a hemagglutinin (HA) tag. These chimeric receptors were then used in binding and entry assays to map the minimal ALV-J gp85-binding domain of chNHE1...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944848/cmip-is-oncogenic-in-human-gastric-cancer-cells
#9
Jianlin Zhang, Jin Huang, Xingyu Wang, Weidong Chen, Qinqing Tang, Maoyong Fang, Yeben Qian
Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers and the second leading cause of cancer‑associated mortality worldwide. Recurrence, metastasis and resistance to drug treatment are the main barrier to survival of patients with advanced stage gastric cancer. Further study of the molecular mechanisms involved will improve the therapeutic options for gastric cancer. In a previous study, c‑Maf was discovered as an oncogene transduced in the avian AS42 retrovirus, and was found to be overexpressed in multiple myeloma and angioimmunoblastic T‑cell lymphoma...
November 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938603/inhibition-of-avian-tumor-virus-replication-by-ccch-type-zinc-finger-antiviral-protein
#10
Mingjun Zhu, Xiaoqian Ma, Xiyao Cui, Jing Zhou, Chengui Li, Libo Huang, Yingli Shang, Ziqiang Cheng
CCCH type zinc finger antiviral protein (ZAP) is a host restriction factor that inhibits the replication of a variety of viruses in mammals. However, little is known about its antiviral activity on avian tumor virus. Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J), an oncogenic retrovirus, induces myelocytomas and various other tumors in meat and egg type chickens. Here, we identified a chicken ZAP (chZAP) that increased at early stage, and subsequently decreased after infection of ALV-J in DF-1 cells, indicating the inducible feature of the endogenous chZAP...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916320/exosomes-carring-gag-env-of-alv-j-possess-negative-effect-on-immunocytes
#11
Guihua Wang, Zhenzhen Wang, Pingping Zhuang, Xiaomin Zhao, Ziqiang Cheng
J subgroup avian leukosis virus (ALV-J) is an exogenous retrovirus of avian. A key feature of ALV-J infection is leading to severe immunosuppressive characteristic of diseases. Viral components of retrovirus were reported closely associated with immunosuppression, and several similarities between exosomes and retrovirus preparations have lead to the hypotheses of retrovirus hijacker exosomes pathway. In this study, we purified exosomes from DF-1 cells infected and uninfected by ALV-J. Electron microscopy and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis showed that ALV-J not only increased the production of exosomes from ALV-J infected DF-1 cells (Exo-J) but also stimulated some proteins expression, especially ALV-J components secreted in exosomes...
September 12, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903753/acquisition-of-resistance-to-avian-leukosis-virus-subgroup-b-through-mutations-on-tvb-cysteine-rich-domains-in-df-1-chicken-fibroblasts
#12
Hong Jo Lee, Kyung Youn Lee, Young Hyun Park, Hee Jung Choi, Yongxiu Yao, Venugopal Nair, Jae Yong Han
Avian leukosis virus (ALV) is a retrovirus that causes tumors in avian species, and its vertical and horizontal transmission in poultry flocks results in enormous economic losses. Despite the discovery of specific host receptors, there have been few reports on the modulation of viral susceptibility via genetic modification. We therefore engineered acquired resistance to ALV subgroup B using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing technology in DF-1 chicken fibroblasts. Using this method, we efficiently modified the tumor virus locus B (tvb) gene, encoding the TVB receptor, which is essential for ALV subgroup B entry into host cells...
September 13, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837888/retroviruses-of-the-rdr-superinfection-interference-group-ancient-origins-and-broad-host-distribution-of-a-promiscuous-env-gene
#13
REVIEW
Anindita Sinha, Welkin E Johnson
Due to recombination, different regions of a retrovirus genome can have distinct phylogenetic histories. The RD114-and-D-type-retrovirus (RDR) interference group provides an extreme example: the RDR group comprises a variety of taxonomically distinct retroviruses, isolated from diverse mammalian and avian hosts, that share a homologous env gene and use the same cell-surface entry receptor. RDR env homologs are also found among ancient endogenous retrovirus (ERV) sequences, including the syncytin genes of humans and rabbits, indicating that RDR Env glycoproteins have likely mediated endogenization on multiple occasions in diverse vertebrate lineages...
August 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768863/hras-egfr-met-and-ron-genes-are-recurrently-activated-by-provirus-insertion-in-liver-tumors-induced-by-the-retrovirus-myeloblastosis-associated-virus-2
#14
Vladimir Pecenka, Petr Pajer, Vít Karafiat, Petra Kasparova, Jana Dudlova, Michal Dvorak
Myeloblastosis-associated virus 2 (MAV-2) is a highly tumorigenic simple avian retrovirus. Chickens infected in ovo with MAV-2 develop tumors in the kidneys, lungs, and liver with a short latency, less than 8 weeks. Here we report the results of molecular analyses of MAV-2-induced liver tumors that fall into three classes: hepatic hemangiosarcomas (HHSs), intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas (ICCs), and hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). Comprehensive inverse PCR-based screening of 92 chicken liver tumors revealed that in ca...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747546/inhibition-of-avian-tumor-virus-replication-by-ccch-type-zinc-finger-antiviral-protein
#15
Mingjun Zhu, Xiaoqian Ma, Xiyao Cui, Jing Zhou, Chengui Li, Libo Huang, Yingli Shang, Ziqiang Cheng
CCCH type zinc finger antiviral protein (ZAP) is a host restriction factor that inhibits the replication of a variety of viruses in mammals. However, little is known about its antiviral activity on avian tumor virus. Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J), an oncogenic retrovirus, induces myelocytomas and various other tumors in meat and egg type chickens. Here, we identified a chicken ZAP (chZAP) that increased at early stage, and subsequently decreased after infection of ALV-J in DF-1 cells, indicating the inducible feature of the endogenous chZAP...
July 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698047/identification-of-a-novel-linear-b-cell-epitope-in-the-p27-of-avian-leukosis-virus
#16
Wiaam O A Khairy, Lin Wang, Xue Tian, Jianqiang Ye, Kun Qian, Hongxia Shao, Aijian Qin
Avian leukosis virus (ALV) is an avian oncogenic retrovirus that can induce virus-associated neoplasia and causes great economic loss in poultry industry. It is known that the capsid antigen p27 is the group-specific antigen that is highly conserved among all ALV subgroups, and is the most abundant immunogenic viral protein. In the present study, five overlapping fragments (GST- p27-F1/2, GST- p27-F2-1/2/3) of ALV-p27 were subjected to Western blotting analysis using a monoclonal antibody (5D3) against ALV-p27 to identify the epitope...
July 8, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694798/dynamic-co-evolution-and-interaction-of-avian-leukosis-virus-genetic-variants-and-host-immune-responses
#17
Xuan Dong, Fanfeng Meng, Tao Hu, Sidi Ju, Yang Li, Peng Sun, Yixin Wang, Wenqing Chen, Fushou Zhang, Hongqin Su, Sifei Li, He Cui, Junxia Chen, Shuzhen Xu, Lichun Fang, Huaibiao Luan, Zhenjie Zhang, Shuang Chang, Jianliang Li, Lei Wang, Peng Zhao, Weifeng Shi, Zhizhong Cui
Subgroup J avian leukosis virus (ALV-J), a typical retrovirus, is characterized of existence of a cloud of diverse variants and considerable genetic diversity. Previous studies describing the evolutionary dynamics of ALV-J genetic variants mainly focused on the early infection period or few randomly selected clones. Here, we inoculated 30 specific-pathogen-free chickens with the same founder ALV-J stock of known genetic background. Six (three antibody positive and three antibody negative) chickens were selected among 15 chickens with viremia...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688086/sequencing-the-biology-of-entry-the-retroviral-env-gene
#18
Ronald Swanstrom, William D Graham, Shuntai Zhou
The surface envelope protein of any virus is major determinant of the host cell that is infected and as a result a major determinant of viral pathogenesis. Retroviruses have a single surface protein named Env. It is a trimer of heterodimers and is responsible for binding to the host cell receptor and mediating fusion between the viral and host membranes. In this review we will discuss the history of the discovery of the avian leukosis virus (ALV) and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Env proteins and their receptor specificity, comparing the many differences but having some similarities...
July 9, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673822/discovery-of-novel-long-non-coding-rnas-induced-by-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus-infection-in-chicken
#19
Lingling Qiu, Zhiteng Li, Guobin Chang, Yulin Bi, Xiangping Liu, Lu Xu, Yang Zhang, Wenming Zhao, Qi Xu, Guohong Chen
Avian leukosis virus subgroup J (ALV-J) is an avian oncogenic retrovirus that has led to severe economic losses in the poultry industry in China in recent decades. Here, using high throughput transcriptome sequencing of HD11 and CEF cells infected with ALV-J, a set of 4804 novel long non-coding transcripts and numerous differentially expressed long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) were identified. We also found that they share relatively shorter transcripts and fewer exon numbers compared to mRNA. Correlation analysis suggested that many lncRNAs may activate gene expression in an enhancer-like manner other than through transcriptional regulation...
November 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622858/a-novel-avian-retrovirus-associated-with-lymphocytoma-isolated-from-a-local-chinese-flock-induced-significantly-reduced-growth-and-immune-suppression-in-spf-chickens
#20
Xiaoping Wu, Jinrong Zhao, Yukun Zeng, Yijian Wu, Quanxi Wang, Baocheng Wu, Yifan Huang
Avian Leukosis Viruses (ALVs) are associated with neoplasias, immune suppression and reduced performance in chicken flocks. In the present study, a naturally occurring recombinant strain of ALV (FJ15HT0) was isolated from an infected flock of Chinese "Hetian" chickens, and was subsequently identified as an exogenous ALV by immuno-fluorescence assay (IFA), PCR and following entire proviral DNA nucleotide sequencing. This isolate is revealed as a novel recombinant virus, lacking viral oncogenes, with the gp85 (93...
June 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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