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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550754/linear-polysialoside-outperforms-dendritic-analogs-for-inhibition-of-influenza-virus-infection-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Sumati Bhatia, Daniel Lauster, Markus Bardua, Kai Ludwig, Stefano Angioletti-Uberti, Nicole Popp, Ute Hoffmann, Florian Paulus, Matthias Budt, Marlena Stadtmüller, Thorsten Wolff, Alf Hamann, Christoph Böttcher, Andreas Herrmann, Rainer Haag
Inhibition of influenza A virus infection by multivalent sialic acid inhibitors preventing viral hemagglutinin binding to host cells of the respiratory tract is a promising strategy. However, optimal geometry and optimal ligand presentation on multivalent scaffolds for efficient inhibition both in vitro and in vivo application are still unclear. Here, by comparing linear and dendritic polyglycerol sialosides (LPGSA and dPGSA) we identified architectural requirements and optimal ligand densities for an efficient multivalent inhibitor of influenza virus A/X31/1 (H3N2)...
May 20, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550113/erratum-for-nilsson-et-al-role-of-the-pb2-627-domain-in-influenza-a-virus-polymerase-function
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Benjamin E Nilsson, Aartjan J W Te Velthuis, Ervin Fodor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549236/assessment-of-pathogenicity-and-antigenicity-of-american-lineage-influenza-h5n2-viruses-in-taiwan
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Chun-Yang Lin, Min-Yuan Chia, Po-Ling Chen, Chia-Tsui Yeh, Ming-Chu Cheng, Ih-Jen Su, Min-Shi Lee
During December 2003 and March 2004, large scale epidemics of low-pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H5N2 occurred in poultry farms in central and southern Taiwan. Based on genomic analysis, these H5N2 viruses contain HA and NA genes of American-lineage H5N2 viruses and six internal genes from avian influenza A/H6N1 viruses endemic in poultry in Taiwan. After disappearing for several years, these novel influenza H5N2 viruses caused outbreaks in poultry farms again in 2008, 2010 and 2012, and have evolved into high pathogenic AI (HPAI) since 2010...
May 23, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548881/constraints-drivers-and-implications-of-influenza-a-virus-reassortment
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Anice C Lowen
Influenza A viruses are constantly changing. This change accounts for seasonal epidemics, infrequent pandemics, and zoonotic outbreaks. A major mechanism underlying the genetic diversification of influenza A virus is reassortment of intact gene segments between coinfecting viruses. This exchange is possible because of the segmented nature of the viral genome. Here, I first consider the constraints and drivers acting on influenza A virus reassortment, including the likelihood of coinfection at the host and cellular levels, mixing and assembly of heterologous gene segments within coinfected cells, and the fitness associated with reassortant genotypes...
May 26, 2017: Annual Review of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546965/ribonuclease-from-bacillus-acts-as-an-antiviral-agent-against-negative-and-positive-sense-single-stranded-human-respiratory-rna-viruses
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Raihan Shah Mahmud, Christin Müller, Yulia Romanova, Ahmed Mostafa, Vera Ulyanova, Stephan Pleschka, Olga Ilinskaya
Bacillus pumilus ribonuclease (binase) was shown to be a promising antiviral agent in animal models and cell cultures. However, the mode of its antiviral action remains unknown. To assess the binase effect on intracellular viral RNA we have selected single stranded negative- and positive-sense RNA viruses, influenza virus, and rhinovirus, respectively, which annually cause respiratory illnesses and are characterized by high contagious nature, mutation rate, and antigen variability. We have shown that binase exerts an antiviral effect on both viruses at the same concentration, which does not alter the spectrum of A549 cellular proteins and expression of housekeeping genes...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546479/complete-genome-sequence-of-an-avian-h1n1-influenza-virus-strain-isolated-from-migratory-birds-in-the-republic-of-korea
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Bon-Sang Koo, Hye Kwon Kim, Woonsung Na, Daesub Song, Doo-Jin Kim, Sun-Woo Yoon, Dae Gwin Jeong
Here, we report the complete genome sequence of an H1N1 avian influenza virus (AIV), which was isolated from the feces of migratory birds in the Republic of Korea during the winters of 2014 and 2015. Full-genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis revealed that all genome segments belonged to the Eurasian lineage.
May 25, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545432/the-impact-of-migratory-flyways-on-the-spread-of-avian-influenza-virus-in-north-america
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Mathieu Fourment, Aaron E Darling, Edward C Holmes
BACKGROUND: Wild birds are the major reservoir hosts for influenza A viruses (AIVs) and have been implicated in the emergence of pandemic events in livestock and human populations. Understanding how AIVs spread within and across continents is therefore critical to the development of successful strategies to manage and reduce the impact of influenza outbreaks. In North America many bird species undergo seasonal migratory movements along a North-South axis, thereby providing opportunities for viruses to spread over long distances...
May 25, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542661/-benign-acute-childhood-myositis-clinical-series-and-literature-review
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Felipe Cavagnaro S M, Alejandra Aird G, Ingrid Harwardt R, Carmen Gloria Marambio Q
Benign acute childhood myositis (BACM) is a rare clinical condition that mainly affects pre-school and school age-children. It is usually preceded by a viral illness, particularly influenza virus infection. OBJECTIVE: To describe a cluster of BACM cases that were seen in a paediatric unit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective series of cases that presented with a clinical picture suggestive of BACM between August and November 2012 in the paediatric emergency department of a private clinic...
April 2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542417/interim-estimates-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-influenza-vaccine-against-a-h3n2-influenza-in-adults-in-south-korea-2016-2017-season
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Ji Yun Noh, Sooyeon Lim, Joon Young Song, Won Suk Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Jung Yeon Heo, Jacob Lee, Yu Bin Seo, Jin-Soo Lee, Seong Heon Wie, Young Keun Kim, Kyung Hwa Park, Sook-In Jung, Shin Woo Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Han Sol Lee, Young Hoon Yoon, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim
In the 2016-2017 season, the A(H3N2) influenza epidemic presented an unusual early peak pattern compared with past seasons in South Korea. The interim vaccine effectiveness (VE) of influenza vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza was estimated using test-negative design through the tertiary hospital-based influenza surveillance system in South Korea. From 1 September, 2016 to 7 January, 2017, adjusted VE of influenza vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed A(H3N2) was -52.1% (95% confidence interval [CI], -147...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542340/no-evidence-that-migratory-geese-disperse-avian-influenza-viruses-from-breeding-to-wintering-ground
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Shenglai Yin, David Kleijn, Gerard J D M Müskens, Ron A M Fouchier, Josanne H Verhagen, Petr M Glazov, Yali Si, Herbert H T Prins, Willem Frederik de Boer
Low pathogenic avian influenza virus can mutate to a highly pathogenic strain that causes severe clinical signs in birds and humans. Migratory waterfowl, especially ducks, are considered the main hosts of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, but the role of geese in dispersing the virus over long-distances is still unclear. We collected throat and cloaca samples from three goose species, Bean goose (Anser fabalis), Barnacle goose (Branta leucopsis) and Greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons), from their breeding grounds, spring stopover sites, and wintering grounds...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542324/epidemiology-of-influenza-b-yamagata-and-b-victoria-lineages-in-south-africa-2005-2014
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Mpho Seleka, Florette K Treurnicht, Stefano Tempia, Orienka Hellferscee, Senzo Mtshali, Adam L Cohen, Amelia Buys, Johanna M McAnerney, Terry G Besselaar, Marthi Pretorius, Anne von Gottberg, Sibongile Walaza, Cheryl Cohen, Shabir A Madhi, Marietjie Venter
BACKGROUND: Studies describing the epidemiology of influenza B lineages in South Africa are lacking. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study to describe the circulation of influenza B/Victoria and B/Yamagata lineages among patients of all ages enrolled in South Africa through three respiratory illness surveillance systems between 2005 and 2014: (i) the Viral Watch (VW) program enrolled outpatients with influenza-like illness (ILI) from private healthcare facilities during 2005-2014; (ii) the influenza-like illnesses program enrolled outpatients in public healthcare clinics (ILI/PHC) during 2012-2014; and (iii) the severe acute respiratory illnesses (SARI) program enrolled inpatients from public hospitals during 2009-2014...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542275/combination-of-the-immunization-with-the-sequence-close-to-the-consensus-sequence-and-two-dna-prime-plus-one-vlp-boost-generate-h5-hemagglutinin-specific-broad-neutralizing-antibodies
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Guiqin Wang, Renfu Yin, Paul Zhou, Zhuang Ding
Hemagglutinin (HA) head has long been considered to be able to elicit only a narrow, strain-specific antibody response as it undergoes rapid antigenic drift. However, we previously showed that a heterologous prime-boost strategy, in which mice were primed twice with DNA encoding HA and boosted once with virus-like particles (VLP) from an H5N1 strain A/Thailand/1(KAN)-1/2004 (noted as TH DDV), induced anti-head broad cross-H5 neutralizing antibody response. To explain why TH DDV immunization could generate such breadth, we systemically compared the neutralization breadth and potency between TH DDV sera and immune sera elicited by TH DDD (three times of DNA immunizations), TH VVV (three times of VLP immunizations), TH DV (one DNA prime plus one VLP boost) and TK DDV (plasmid DNA and VLP derived from another H5N1 strain, A/Turkey/65596/2006)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541305/corrigendum-a-broadly-protective-therapeutic-antibody-against-influenza-b-virus-with-two-mechanisms-of-action
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Ning Chai, Lee R Swem, Summer Park, Gerald Nakamura, Nancy Chiang, Alberto Estevez, Rina Fong, Lynn Kamen, Elviza Kho, Mike Reichelt, Zhonghua Lin, Henry Chiu, Elizabeth Skippington, Zora Modrusan, Jeremy Stinson, Min Xu, Patrick Lupardus, Claudio Ciferri, Man-Wah Tan
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14234.
May 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540991/comparison-of-efficacy-of-intravenous-peramivir-and-oral-oseltamivir-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jonghoo Lee, Ju Hee Park, Hyeyoung Jwa, Yee Hyung Kim
PURPOSE: Peramivir is the first intravenously administered neuramidase inhibitor for immediate delivery of an effective single-dose treatment in patients with influenza. However, limited data are available on intravenous (IV) peramivir treatment compared to oral oseltamivir for these patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With a systematic review and meta-analysis, we compared the efficacy of IV peramivir with oral oseltamivir for treatment of patients with seasonal influenza...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540971/a-sialosyl-sulfonate-as-a-potent-inhibitor-of-influenza-virus-replication
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Ádám Hadházi, Mauro Pascolutti, Benjamin Bailly, Jeffrey C Dyason, Anikó Borbás, Robin J Thomson, Mark von Itzstein
A new direction for influenza virus sialidase inhibitor development was identified using a sulfonate congener of 2-deoxy-2-β-H N-acetylneuraminic acid. Sialosyl sulfonates can be synthesised efficiently in four steps from N-acetylneuraminic acid via a microwave assisted decarboxylation. The presence of the sulfonate group significantly increases inhibition of influenza virus sialidase and viral infection when compared to the carboxylate congener, and also to the benchmark sialidase inhibitor 2,3-dehydro-2-deoxy-N-acetylneuraminic acid, Neu5Ac2en...
May 25, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540196/significance-of-platelet-count-in-children-admitted-with-bronchiolitis
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Amar Al Shibli, Najla Alkuwaiti, May Hamie, Dima Abukhater, Muhammad B Noureddin, Abdulla Amri, Salwa Al Kaabi, Aysha Al Kaabi, Mariam Harbi, Hassib Narchi
AIM: To determine the true prevalence of thrombocytosis in children less than 2 years of age with bronchiolitis, its association with risk factors, disease severity and thromboembolic complications. METHODS: A retrospective observational medical chart review of 305 infants aged two years or less hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Clinical outcomes included disease severity, duration of hospital stay, admission to pediatric intensive care unit, or death. They also included complications of thrombocytosis, including thromboembolic complications such as cerebrovascular accident, acute coronary syndrome, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolus, mesenteric thrombosis and arterial thrombosis and also hemorrhagic complications such as bleeding (spontaneous hemorrhage in the skin, mucous membranes, gastrointestinal, respiratory, or genitourinary tracts)...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540170/indole-alkaloid-sulfonic-acids-from-an-aqueous-extract-of-isatis-indigotica-roots-and-their-antiviral-activity
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Lingjie Meng, Qinglan Guo, Yufeng Liu, Minghua Chen, Yuhuan Li, Jiandong Jiang, Jiangong Shi
Six new indole alkaloid sulfonic acids (1-6), together with two analogues (7 and 8) that were previously reported as synthetic products, were isolated from an aqueous extract of the Isatis indigotica root. Their structures including the absolute configurations were determined by spectroscopic data analysis, combined with enzyme hydrolysis and comparison of experimental circular dichroism and calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra. In the preliminary assay, compounds 2 and 4 showed antiviral activity against Coxsackie virus B3 and influenza virus A/Hanfang/359/95 (H3N2), respectively...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540092/anti-musk-positive-myasthenic-crisis-in-a-7-year-old-female
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Harrison J Matthews, Apisadaporn Thambundit, Brandon R Allen
A seven-year-old African American female with anti-MuSK-positive Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis collapsed while at school from progressively worsening weakness and dyspnea. On initial emergency department presentation, she required 15 liters per minute of supplemental oxygen to maintain oxygen saturation above 92%. Initial pulmonary function tests and venous blood gas led to the decision to place her on noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) with BiPAP in the emergency department. Due to worsening hypercarbia, she later required mechanical intubation in the PICU and underwent IVIG therapy followed by plasmapheresis in order to achieve a stable discharge from the hospital...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539661/the-pb2-mutation-with-lysine-at-627-enhances-the-pathogenicity-of-avian-influenza-h7n9-virus-which-belongs-to-a-non-zoonotic-lineage
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Weixuan Li, Horace Hok Yeung Lee, Run Feng Li, Huachen Maria Zhu, Guan Yi, Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris, Zi Feng Yang, Chris Ka Pun Mok
A novel avian-origin influenza A (H7N9) virus emerged in China in 2013 and has caused zoonotic disease in over 1123 persons with an overall mortality around 30%. Amino acid changes at the residues 591, 627 and 701 of polymerase basic protein 2 (PB2) have been found frequently in the human H7N9 isolates but not in viruses isolated from avian species. We have recently identified a cluster of H7N9 viruses in ducks which circulated in China prior to the first recognition of zoonotic disease in 2013. These duck viruses have genetic background distinct from the zoonotic H7N9 lineage...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539342/multicenter-clinical-evaluation-of-the-luminex-aries%C3%A2-flu-a-b-rsv-assay-for-pediatric-and-adult-respiratory-tract-specimens
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Stefan Juretschko, James Mahony, Richard S Buller, Ryhana Manjj, Sherry Dunbar, Kimberly Walker, Arundhati Rao
Influenza A and B viruses and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are three common viruses implicated in seasonal respiratory tract infections and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in adults and children worldwide. In recent years, an increasing number of commercial molecular tests have become available to diagnose respiratory viral infections. The Luminex® ARIES® Flu A/B & RSV Assay is a fully automated sample-to-answer molecular diagnostic assay for the detection of influenza A, influenza B and RSV...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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