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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053694/use-of-a-recombinant-mosquito-densovirus-as-a-gene-delivery-vector-for-the-functional-analysis-of-genes-in-mosquito-larvae
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Pei-Wen Liu, Jia-Bao Xu, Yun-Qiao Dong, Xiao-Guang Chen, Jin-Bao Gu
In vivo microinjection is the most commonly used gene transfer technique for analyzing the gene functions in individual mosquitoes. However, this method requires a more technically demanding operation and involves complicated procedures, especially when used in larvae due to their small size, relatively thin and fragile cuticle, and high mortality, which limit its application. In contrast, viral vectors for gene delivery have been developed to surmount extracellular and intracellular barriers. These systems have the advantages of easy manipulation, high gene transduction efficiency, long-term maintenance of gene expression, and the ability to produce persistent effects in vivo...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050325/toll-like-receptor-3-pathway-restricts-marek-s-disease-virus-infection
#2
Haitao Zou, Ruixue Su, Jing Ruan, Hongxia Shao, Kun Qian, Jianqiang Ye, Aijian Qin
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an α-herpesvirus that causes immune suppression and T lymphoma in chickens. Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) is critical for the host immune response against MDV infection. Previously, our team demonstrated that pre-treatment of TLR3 agonist poly (I:C) inhibited Marek's disease virus infection in chicken embryo fibroblasts (CEFs). However, whether TLR3 inhibits the aggravation of MDV infection is unknown. In the current study, we found that TLR3 activation in MDV-infected CEFs effectively inhibited virus spread...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046542/decadal-ecosystem-response-to-an-anomalous-melt-season-in-a-polar-desert-in-antarctica
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Michael N Gooseff, John E Barrett, Byron J Adams, Peter T Doran, Andrew G Fountain, W Berry Lyons, Diane M McKnight, John C Priscu, Eric R Sokol, Cristina Takacs-Vesbach, Martijn L Vandegehuchte, Ross A Virginia, Diana H Wall
Amplified climate change in polar regions is significantly altering regional ecosystems, yet there are few long-term records documenting these responses. The McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV) cold desert ecosystem is the largest ice-free area of Antarctica, comprising soils, glaciers, meltwater streams and permanently ice-covered lakes. Multi-decadal records indicate that the MDV exhibited a distinct ecosystem response to an uncharacteristic austral summer and ensuing climatic shift. A decadal summer cooling phase ended in 2002 with intense glacial melt ('flood year')-a step-change in water availability triggering distinct changes in the ecosystem...
September 2017: Nature ecology & evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018431/depression-of-vaccinal-immunity-to-marek-s-disease-by-infection-with-chicken-infectious-anemia-virus
#4
Yankun Zhang, Ning Cui, Ni Han, Jiayan Wu, Zhizhong Cui, Shuai Su
Marek's disease (MD) has been occurring with increasing frequency in chickens in recent years. To our knowledge, however, there has been no report of the very virulent plus (vv+) MD virus (MDV) field isolate in China. Studies have shown that dual infection with immunosuppressive viruses such as chicken infectious anemia virus (CIAV) occurs frequently in chickens developing MD. In this study, we performed a designed set of in vivo experiments, which comprised five different groups of chickens, including the group of CVI988/Rispens-vaccinated chickens, the groups of CVI988/Rispens-vaccinated chickens infected with MDV or CIAV or both viruses (MDV and CIAV), and the group of MDV-challenged chickens...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978699/induction-of-dna-damages-upon-marek-s-disease-virus-infection-implication-in-viral-replication-and-pathogenesis
#5
Djihad Bencherit, Sylvie Remy, Yves Le Vern, Tereza Vychodil, Luca D Bertzbach, Benedikt B Kaufer, Caroline Denesvre, Laëtitia Trapp-Fragnet
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is a highly contagious alphaherpesvirus that infects chickens and causes a deadly neoplastic disease. We previously demonstrated that MDV infection arrests cells in S-phase and that the tegument protein VP22 plays a major role in this process. In addition, expression of VP22 induces double strand breaks (DSB) in the cellular DNA, suggesting that DNA damage and the associated cellular response might be favorable for the MDV lifecycle. Here, we addressed the role of DNA damage in MDV replication and pathogenesis...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952224/increased-expression-of-platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-%C3%AE-on-trephine-biopsies-correlates-with-advanced-myeloma
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Antonios Bilalis, Evi Pouliou, Maria Roussou, Asimina Papanikolaou, Anna Tassidou, Theophanis Economopoulos, Evangelos Terpos
PURPOSE: Multiple myeloma (MM), a major cause of cancer mortality, is considered the second most frequent haematological malignancy in Europe. Angiogenesis is a multifactorial process that drives the tumorigenesis in solid tumors and in MM. The platelet derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors are cell surface tyrosine kinase receptors and play an important role in angiogenesis, cancer cell proliferation and dissemination. Few studies have been conducted regarding the expression of PDGF receptors and the correlation with clinical-pathological parameters and prognosis in MM...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952221/research-of-the-effect-of-mir-663-on-the-proliferation-of-prostate-cancer-cells-and-the-correlations-of-mir-663-with-pathological-grade-and-clinical-stage
#7
Shifeng Wang, Jingsong Liu, Changming Li, Xue Yang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of miR-663 on the proliferation of prostate cancer (PCa) cells, and the correlations of miR-663 with pathological grade and clinical stage. METHODS: PC-3 and DU-145 PCa cell lines were transfected by artificially synthesized miR-663 and its antisense plasmid, and cell proliferation was assessed using 5-ethynyl-2'-deoxyuridine and methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium assays. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was applied to assess the expression of miR-663 in tissue samples collected from 46 patients who were diagnosed with PCa but did not receive any treatment...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925077/network-wide-screen-identifies-variation-of-novel-precise-on-module-targets-using-conformational-modudaoism
#8
Bing Li, Jun Liu, Yanan Yu, Pengqian Wang, Yingying Zhang, Xumin Ni, Qiong Liu, Xiaoxu Zhang, Zhong Wang, Yongyan Wang
Modular targeting is promising in drug research at network level, but it's challenging to quantificationally identify the precise On-modules. Based on a proposed Modudaoism (MD), we defined conserved MD (MDc) and varied MD (MDv) to quantitatively evaluate the conformational and energy variations of modules, and thereby identify the conserved and discrepant allosteric modules. Compared with the Zsummary , MDc/MDv got an optimized result of module preserved ratio and modular structure. In mice anti-ischemic networks, 3, 5, and 1 conserved allosteric modules as well as 4, 1, and 3 On-modules of baicalin (BA), jasminoidin (JA), and ursodeoxycholic acid (UA) were identified by MDc and MDv, 5 unique allosteric modules and their characteristic actions were revealed...
September 19, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860661/long-intergenic-non-coding-rna-galmd3-in-chicken-marek-s-disease
#9
Bo Han, Yanghua He, Li Zhang, Yi Ding, Ling Lian, Chunfang Zhao, Jiuzhou Song, Ning Yang
Long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) are transcribed from non-coding DNA sequences. Studies have revealed that aberrant expressions of lincRNAs are associated with various types of cancers and neurological disorders. Marek's disease (MD) is a highly contagious T-cell lymphoid neoplasia of chicken induced by Marek's disease virus (MDV). In this study, we first identified and validated linc-GALMD3 highly expressed in MDV-infected CD4+ T cells by RNA-Seq and qRT-PCR. By RNA-Seq analysis in MDCC-MSB1 cells after loss of function of linc-GALMD3 by shRNA, we found that linc-GALMD3 could positively cis-regulate its downstream gga-miR-223 gene expression...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859493/characterizing-the-histopathology-of-natural-co-infection-with-marek-s-disease-virus-and-subgroup-j-avian-leukosis-virus-in-egg-laying-hens
#10
Yawen Wen, Qi Huang, Chengcheng Yang, Ling Pan, Guijun Wang, Kezong Qi, Hongmei Liu
Marek's disease virus (MDV) and avian leukosis virus (ALV) are known to cause tumours in egg-laying hens. Here, we investigated the aetiology of tumours in a flock of egg-laying hens vaccinated against MDV. We carried out gross pathology and histopathological examinations of the diseased tissues, identified virus antigen and sequenced viral oncogenes to elucidate the cause of death in 21-22-wk-old hens. At necropsy, diseased hens had distinctly swollen livers, spleens, and proventriculus, and white tumour nodules in the liver...
September 1, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819105/a-novel-method-for-genome-wide-profiling-of-dynamic-host-pathogen-interactions-using-3-end-enriched-rna-seq
#11
Jie Li, Liangliang He, Yun Zhang, Chunyi Xue, Yongchang Cao
Marek's disease is a contagious lymphoproliferative disease of chickens and typical model of viral oncogenesis. Mapping changes or different states over the course of infection for both host and pathogen would provide important insights into dynamic host-pathogen interactions. Here we introduced 3' end enriched RNA-seq as a novel method to study host-pathogen interactions in chicken embryo fibroblasts cells challenged with Marek's disease virus. The method allowed accurate profiling of gene expression and alternative polyadenylation sites for host and pathogen simultaneously...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762757/molecular-characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-virulent-marek-s-disease-virus-field-strain-in-broiler-chickens-in-japan
#12
Hoda A Abd-Ellatieff, Abdelrahman A Abou Rawash, Hany F Ellakany, Wael M Goda, T Suzuki, Tokuma Yanai
Marek's disease (MD) is a lymphoproliferative disease causing a serious threat in poultry production. Field strains of Marek's disease virus (MDVs) are continuously re-emerging, causing great economical losses to the poultry industry worldwide in spite of the intensive vaccination and restrictive management policy used. Histopathological and molecular characterizations of MDVs are essential for monitoring the changes of viruses and evaluating the effectiveness of existing vaccines. During 2016, 190 visceral tumor tissues representing 30 vaccinated chicken flocks from Gifu prefecture, Japan were analyzed...
August 1, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757026/marek-s-disease-virus-type-1-encoded-analog-of-mir-155-promotes-proliferation-of-chicken-embryo-fibroblast-and-df-1-cells-by-targeting-hnrnpab
#13
Lu Dang, Man Teng, Hui-Zhen Li, Sheng-Ming Ma, Qing-Xia Lu, Hui-Fang Hao, Dong Zhao, En-Min Zhou, Gai-Ping Zhang, Jun Luo
Marek's disease virus type 1 (MDV-1) is a representative oncogenic Alpha herpesvirus that causes an immunosuppressive and neoplastic lymphoproliferative avian disease, namely Marek's disease (MD). The rapid-onset T-cell lymphoma in chickens induced by MDV-1 has been historically regarded as an ideal natural model for herpesvirus-related cancer research. As a viral analog of cellular miR-155, the MDV-1-encoded miR-M4-5p has been shown to be crucial for the virally-induced MD tumorigenesis. Our previous studies demonstrated that miR-M4-5p induces an over-expression of oncogene c-Myc by targeting LTBP1 and suppressing the TGF-β signaling pathway during MDV-1 infection...
August 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711655/ubiquitination-at-the-mitochondria-in-neuronal-health-and-disease
#14
REVIEW
Christian Covill-Cooke, Jack Howden, Nicol Birsa, Josef Kittler
The preservation of mitochondrial function is of particular importance in neurons given the high energy requirements of action potential propagation and synaptic transmission. Indeed, disruptions in mitochondrial dynamics and quality control are linked to cellular pathology in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Here, we will discuss the role of ubiquitination by the E3 ligases: Parkin, MARCH5 and Mul1, and how they regulate mitochondrial homeostasis. Furthermore, given the role of Parkin and Mul1 in the formation of mitochondria-derived vesicles we give an overview of this area of mitochondrial homeostasis...
July 12, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677643/telomeres-and-telomerase-role-in-marek-s-disease-virus-pathogenesis-integration-and-tumorigenesis
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REVIEW
Ahmed Kheimar, Renato L Previdelli, Darren J Wight, Benedikt B Kaufer
Telomeres protect the ends of vertebrate chromosomes from deterioration and consist of tandem nucleotide repeats (TTAGGG)n that are associated with a number of proteins. Shortening of the telomeres occurs during genome replication, thereby limiting the replication potential of somatic cells. To counteract this shortening, vertebrates encode the telomerase complex that maintains telomere length in certain cell types via de novo addition of telomeric repeats. Several herpesviruses, including the highly oncogenic alphaherpesvirus Marek's disease virus (MDV), harbor telomeric repeats (TMR) identical to the host telomere sequences at the ends of their linear genomes...
July 4, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652615/gga-mir-219b-targeting-bcl11b-suppresses-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-marek-s-disease-tumor-cell-msb1
#16
Chunfang Zhao, Xin Li, Bo Han, Zhen You, Lujiang Qu, Changjun Liu, Jiuzhou Song, Ling Lian, Ning Yang
Marek's disease (MD), caused by Marek's disease virus (MDV), is a lymphotropic neoplastic disease. Previous miRNAome analysis showed gga-miR-219b was significantly downregulated in MDV-induced lymphoma, and one of its potential target genes, B-cell chronic lymphocytic /lymphoma 11B (BCL11B) was predicted. In this study, we further investigated the function of gga-miR-219b, and the gain/loss of function assay showed gga-miR-219b inhibited cell migration and reduced cell proliferation by promoting apoptosis not by cell cycle arrest...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635675/co-infection-with-marek-s-disease-virus-and-reticuloendotheliosis-virus-increases-illness-severity-and-reduces-marek-s-disease-vaccine-efficacy
#17
Guo-Rong Sun, Yan-Ping Zhang, Lin-Yi Zhou, Hong-Chao Lv, Feng Zhang, Kai Li, Yu-Long Gao, Xiao-Le Qi, Hong-Yu Cui, Yong-Qiang Wang, Li Gao, Qing Pan, Xiao-Mei Wang, Chang-Jun Liu
Marek's disease virus (MDV) and reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV) cause Marek's disease (MD) and reticuloendotheliosis (RE), respectively. Co-infection with MDV and REV is common in chickens, causing serious losses to the poultry industry. However, experimental studies of such co-infection are lacking. In this study, Chinese field strains of MDV (ZW/15) and REV (JLR1501) were used as challenge viruses to evaluate the pathogenicity of co-infection and the influence of MD vaccination in chickens. Compared to the MDV-challenged group, the mortality and tumor rates increased significantly by 20...
June 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591220/comparative-transcriptomics-of-genetically-divergent-lines-of-chickens-in-response-to-marek-s-disease-virus-challenge-at-cytolytic-phase
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kunzhe Dong, Shuang Chang, Qingmei Xie, Alexis Black-Pyrkosz, Huanmin Zhang
Marek's disease (MD), caused by Marek's disease virus (MDV), remains an economically significant threat to the poultry industry worldwide. Genetic resistance to MD is a promising alternative strategy to augment current control measures (vaccination and management). However, only a few functional genes reportedly conferring MD resistance have been identified. Here, we performed a comparative transcriptomics analysis of two highly inbred yet genetically divergent lines of chickens (line 63 and 72) that are resistant and susceptible to MD, respectively, in response to a very virulent plus strain of MDV (vv+MDV) challenge at cytolytic phase...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548038/marek-s-disease-virus-infection-of-phagocytes-a-de-novo-in-vitro-infection-model
#19
Pankaj Chakraborty, Lonneke Vervelde, Robert G Dalziel, Peter S Wasson, Venugopal Nair, Bernadette M Dutia, Pete Kaiser
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is an alphaherpesvirus that induces T-cell lymphomas in chickens. Natural infections in vivo are caused by the inhalation of infected poultry house dust and it is presumed that MDV infection is initiated in the macrophages from where the infection is passed to B cells and activated T cells. Virus can be detected in B and T cells and macrophages in vivo, and both B and T cells can be infected in vitro. However, attempts to infect macrophages in vitro have not been successful. The aim of this study was to develop a model for infecting phagocytes [macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs)] with MDV in vitro and to characterize the infected cells...
May 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543018/multiple-ice-binding-proteins-of-probable-prokaryotic-origin-in-an-antarctic-lake-alga-chlamydomonas-sp-ice-mdv-chlorophyceae
#20
James A Raymond, Rachael Morgan-Kiss
Ice-associated algae produce ice-binding proteins (IBPs) to prevent freezing damage. The IBPs of the three chlorophytes that have been examined so far share little similarity across species, making it likely that they were acquired by horizontal gene transfer (HGT). To clarify the importance and source of IBPs in chlorophytes, we sequenced the IBP genes of another Antarctic chlorophyte, Chlamydomonas sp. ICE-MDV (Chlamy-ICE). Genomic DNA and total RNA were sequenced and screened for known ice-associated genes...
August 2017: Journal of Phycology
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