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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922413/exploitation-of-stable-nanostructures-based-on-the-mouse-polyomavirus-for-development-of-a-recombinant-vaccine-against-porcine-circovirus-2
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Martin Fraiberk, Michaela Hájková, Magdaléna Krulová, Martina Kojzarová, Alena Drda Morávková, Ivan Pšikal, Jitka Forstová
The aim of this study was to develop a suitable vaccine antigen against porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2), the causative agent of post-weaning multi-systemic wasting syndrome, which causes significant economic losses in swine breeding. Chimeric antigens containing PCV2b Cap protein sequences based on the mouse polyomavirus (MPyV) nanostructures were developed. First, universal vectors for baculovirus-directed production of chimeric MPyV VLPs or pentamers of the major capsid protein, VP1, were designed for their exploitation as vaccines against other pathogens...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921873/diagnostic-specificity-of-the-african-swine-fever-virus-antibody-detection-enzyme-linked-immunosorbent-assay-in-feral-and-domestic-pigs-in-the-united-states
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H C Bergeron, P S Glas, K R Schumann
African swine fever (ASF) is a highly contagious haemorrhagic disease of pigs that has the potential to cause mortality nearing 100% in naïve animals. While an outbreak of ASF in the United States' pig population (domestic and feral) has never been reported, an introduction of the disease has the potential to cause devastation to the pork industry and food security. During the recovery phase of an outbreak, an antibody detection diagnostic assay would be required to prove freedom of disease within the previously infected zone and eventually nationwide...
September 18, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916870/efficacy-and-immunogenicity-of-recombinant-swinepox-virus-expressing-the-truncated-s-protein-of-a-novel-isolate-of-porcine-epidemic-diarrhea-virus
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Xiaomin Yuan, Huixing Lin, Bin Li, Kongwang He, Hongjie Fan
Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) causes significant loss to the swine industry. The emergence of novel PEDV strains in recent years has decreased the effectiveness of PEDV vaccines. We have developed a live recombinant vaccine, a swinepox virus vector that expresses a truncated S protein (rSPV-St) from a recent PEDV strain, SQ2014, and evaluated its immunogenicity and effectiveness in a swine model. Vaccination of swine with rSPV-St elicited a robust antibody response specific for the homologous PEDV SQ2014...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916759/influenza-d-in-italy-towards-a-better-understanding-of-an-emerging-viral-infection-in-swine
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Emanuela Foni, Chiara Chiapponi, Laura Baioni, Irene Zanni, Marianna Merenda, Carlo Rosignoli, Constantinos S Kyriakis, Mario Vittorio Luini, Maria Lucia Mandola, Luca Bolzoni, Arrigo Daniele Nigrelli, Silvia Faccini
Influenza D virus (IDV), a new member of the Orthomyxoviridae family, was first reported in 2011 in swine in Oklahoma, and consequently found in cattle across North America and Eurasia. To investigate the circulation of IDV among pigs in Italy, in the period between June 2015 and May 2016, biomolecular and virological tests were performed on 845 clinical samples collected from 448 pig farms affected by respiratory distress located in the Po Valley. Serological tests were conducted on 3698 swine sera, including archive sera collected in 2009, as well as samples collected in 2015 from the same region...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916365/sodium-phenylbutyrate-abrogates-african-swine-fever-virus-replication-by-disrupting-the-virus-induced-hypoacetylation-status-of-histone-h3k9-k14
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Gonçalo Frouco, Ferdinando B Freitas, Carlos Martins, Fernando Ferreira
African swine fever virus (ASFV) causes a highly lethal disease in swine for which neither a vaccine nor treatment are available. Recently, a new class of drugs that inhibit histone deacetylases enzymes (HDACs) has received an increasing interest as antiviral agents. Considering studies by others showing that valproic acid, an HDAC inhibitor (HDACi), blocks the replication of enveloped viruses and that ASFV regulates the epigenetic status of the host cell by promoting heterochromatinization and recruitment of class I HDACs to viral cytoplasmic factories, the antiviral activity of four HDACi against ASFV was evaluated in this study...
September 12, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915564/classical-swine-fever-virus-shimen-infection-increases-p53-signaling-to-promote-cell-cycle-arrest-in-porcine-alveolar-macrophages
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Pengbo Ning, Congxia Hu, Xuepeng Li, Yulu Zhou, Aoxue Hu, Ya Zhang, Lifang Gao, Cunmei Gong, Kangkang Guo, Xianghan Zhang, Yanming Zhang
Classical swine fever virus (CSFV) replicates in macrophages and causes persistent infection. Despite its role in disastrous economic losses in swine industries, the molecular mechanisms underlying its pathogenesis are poorly understood. The virus evades the neutralizing immune response, subverting the immune system to ensure its own survival and persistence. Our genome-wide analysis of porcine alveolar macrophage transcriptional responses to CSFV Shimen infection using the Solexa/Illumina digital gene expression system revealed that p53 pathway components and cell cycle molecules were differentially regulated during infection compared to controls...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904995/distribution-of-o-acetylated-sialic-acids-among-target-host-tissues-for-influenza-virus
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Brian R Wasik, Karen N Barnard, Robert J Ossiboff, Zahra Khedri, Kurtis H Feng, Hai Yu, Xi Chen, Daniel R Perez, Ajit Varki, Colin R Parrish
Sialic acids (Sias) are important glycans displayed on the cells and tissues of many different animals and are frequent targets for binding and modification by pathogens, including influenza viruses. Influenza virus hemagglutinins bind Sias during the infection of their normal hosts, while the encoded neuraminidases and/or esterases remove or modify the Sia to allow virion release or to prevent rebinding. Sias naturally occur in a variety of modified forms, and modified Sias can alter influenza virus host tropisms through their altered interactions with the viral glycoproteins...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900740/crispr-cas9-mediated-multiple-single-guide-rnas-potently-abrogate-pseudorabies-virus-replication
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Yan-Dong Tang, Ji-Ting Liu, Tong-Yun Wang, Ming-Xia Sun, Zhi-Jun Tian, Xue-Hui Cai
Pseudorabies virus (PRV) is a swine herpesvirus that causes significant morbidity and mortality in swine populations and has caused huge economic losses in the worldwide swine industry. Currently, there is no effective antiviral drug in clinical use for PRV infection; it is also difficult to eliminate PRV from infected swine. In our study, we set out to combat these swine herpesvirus infections by exploiting the CRISPR/Cas9 system. We designed 75 single guide RNAs (sgRNA) by targeting both essential and non-essential genes across the genome of PRV...
September 12, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899413/evolution-and-genome-specialization-of-brucella-suis-biovar-2-iberian-lineages
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Ana Cristina Ferreira, Rogério Tenreiro, Maria Inácia Corrêa de Sá, Ricardo Dias
BACKGROUND: Swine brucellosis caused by B. suis biovar 2 is an emergent disease in domestic pigs in Europe. The emergence of this pathogen has been linked to the increase of extensive pig farms and the high density of infected wild boars (Sus scrofa). In Portugal and Spain, the majority of strains share specific molecular characteristics, which allowed establishing an Iberian clonal lineage. However, several strains isolated from wild boars in the North-East region of Spain are similar to strains isolated in different Central European countries...
September 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894443/improved-vaccine-against-prrsv-current-progress-and-future-perspective
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REVIEW
Yuchen Nan, Chunyan Wu, Guoqian Gu, Weiyao Sun, Yan-Jin Zhang, En-Min Zhou
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), one of the most economically significant pathogens worldwide, has caused numerous outbreaks during the past 30 years. PRRSV infection causes reproductive failure in sows and respiratory disease in growing and finishing pigs, leading to huge economic losses for the swine industry. This impact has become even more significant with the recent emergence of highly pathogenic PRRSV strains from China, further exacerbating global food security. Since new PRRSV variants are constantly emerging from outbreaks, current strategies for controlling PRRSV have been largely inadequate, even though our understanding of PRRSV virology, evolution and host immune response has been rapidly expanding...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893917/phenol-soluble-modulin-peptides-contribute-to-influenza-associated-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia
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Dominik Alexander Bloes, Emanuel Haasbach, Carmen Hartmayer, Tobias Hertlein, Karin Klingel, Dorothee Kretschmer, Oliver Planz, Andreas Peschel
Influenza A virus (IAV) infections are often followed by secondary bacterial lung infection, which is a major reason for severe, often fatal pneumonia. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) strains such as USA300 cause particularly severe and difficult-to-treat cases of IAV-associated pneumonia. CA-MRSA are known to produce extraordinarily high amounts of phenol-soluble modulin (PSM) peptides, important cytotoxins and proinflammatory molecules contributing to several types of S...
September 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888639/increased-microbiome-diversity-at-the-time-of-infection-is-associated-with-improved-growth-rates-of-pigs-after-co-infection-with-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-prrsv-and-porcine-circovirus-type-2-pcv2
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Rebecca A Ober, James B Thissen, Crystal J Jaing, Ada G Cino-Ozuna, Raymond R R Rowland, Megan C Niederwerder
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) and porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) are two of the most important pathogens affecting the swine industry worldwide. Co-infections are common on a global scale, resulting in pork production losses through reducing weight gain and causing respiratory disease in growing pigs. Our initial work demonstrated that the fecal microbiome was associated with clinical outcome of pigs 70days post-infection (dpi) with PRRSV and PCV2. However, it remained uncertain if microbiome characteristics could predispose response to viral infection...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888630/a-novel-recombinant-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-with-significant-variation-in-cell-adaption-and-pathogenicity
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Qiaoya Zhang, Juan Bai, Hefei Hou, Zhongbao Song, Yongxiang Zhao, Ping Jiang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is an important pathogen that causes huge economic losses to the swine industry worldwide. In this study, a type 2 PRRSV strain was isolated from primary porcine alveolar macrophage cells and designated as GD1404. Interestingly, this strain was unable to grow in MARC-145 cells. Analysis of the full-length genome sequence revealed that strain GD1404 was an inter-subgenotype recombinant of strains QYYZ and JXA1. The C-terminus of the GP2 protein of strain GD1404 had an amino acid deletion...
September 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885709/prenylation-of-viral-proteins-by-enzymes-of-the-host-virus-driven-rationale-for-therapy-with-statins-and-ft-ggt1-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Ekaterina S Marakasova, Birgit Eisenhaber, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Frank Eisenhaber, Ancha Baranova
Intracellular bacteria were recently shown to employ eukaryotic prenylation system for modifying activity and ensuring proper intracellular localization of their own proteins. Following the same logic, the proteins of viruses may also serve as prenylation substrates. Using extensively validated high-confidence prenylation predictions by PrePS with a cut-off for experimentally confirmed farnesylation of hepatitis delta virus antigen, we compiled in silico evidence for several new prenylation candidates, including IRL9 (CMV) and few other proteins encoded by Herpesviridae, Nef (HIV-1), E1A (human adenovirus 1), NS5A (HCV), PB2 (influenza), HN (human parainfluenza virus 3), L83L (African swine fever), MC155R (molluscum contagiosum virus), other Poxviridae proteins, and some bacteriophages of human associated bacteria...
September 8, 2017: BioEssays: News and Reviews in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884271/the-effect-of-anaerobic-digestion-and-storage-on-indicator-microorganisms-in-swine-and-dairy-manure
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Annamaria Costa, Claudia Gusmara, Davide Gardoni, Mauro Zaninelli, Fulvia Tambone, Vittorio Sala, Marcella Guarino
The aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the influence of anaerobic digestion and storage on indicator microorganisms in swine and dairy excreta. Samples were collected every 90 days for 15 months at eight farms, four pig, and four dairy farms, four of them having a biogas plant. Moreover, to evaluate storage effects on samples, 20 l of manure and slurry taken at each farm (digested manure only in farms with a biogas plant) were stored in a controlled climatic chamber at 18 °C, for 6 months...
September 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877181/motion-based-video-monitoring-for-early-detection-of-livestock-diseases-the-case-of-african-swine-fever
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Eduardo Fernández-Carrión, Marta Martínez-Avilés, Benjamin Ivorra, Beatriz Martínez-López, Ángel Manuel Ramos, José Manuel Sánchez-Vizcaíno
Early detection of infectious diseases can substantially reduce the health and economic impacts on livestock production. Here we describe a system for monitoring animal activity based on video and data processing techniques, in order to detect slowdown and weakening due to infection with African swine fever (ASF), one of the most significant threats to the pig industry. The system classifies and quantifies motion-based animal behaviour and daily activity in video sequences, allowing automated and non-intrusive surveillance in real-time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871180/phenotyping-and-susceptibility-of-established-porcine-cells-lines-to-african-swine-fever-virus-infection-and-viral-production
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Elena G Sánchez, Elena Riera, Marisa Nogal, Carmina Gallardo, Paloma Fernández, Raquel Bello-Morales, José Antonio López-Guerrero, Carol G Chitko-McKown, Jürgen A Richt, Yolanda Revilla
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a highly pathogenic, double-stranded DNA virus with a marked tropism for cells of the monocyte-macrophage lineage, affecting swine species and provoking severe economic losses and health threats. In the present study, four established porcine cell lines, IPAM-WT, IPAM-CD163, C∆2+ and WSL, were compared to porcine alveolar macrophage (PAM) in terms of surface marker phenotype, susceptibility to ASFV infection and virus production. The virulent ASFV Armenia/07, E70 or the naturally attenuated NHV/P68 strains were used as viral models...
September 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860602/gene-expression-analysis-of-whole-blood-rna-from-pigs-infected-with-low-and-high-pathogenic-african-swine-fever-viruses
#18
Crystal Jaing, Raymond R R Rowland, Jonathan E Allen, Andrea Certoma, James B Thissen, John Bingham, Brenton Rowe, John R White, James W Wynne, Dayna Johnson, Natasha N Gaudreault, David T Williams
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a macrophage-tropic virus responsible for ASF, a transboundary disease that threatens swine production world-wide. Since there are no vaccines available to control ASF after an outbreak, obtaining an understanding of the virus-host interaction is important for developing new intervention strategies. In this study, a whole transcriptomic RNA-Seq method was used to characterize differentially expressed genes in pigs infected with a low pathogenic ASFV isolate, OUR T88/3 (OURT), or the highly pathogenic Georgia 2007/1 (GRG)...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859895/construction-and-comparison-of-different-source-neuraminidase-candidate-vaccine-strains-for-human-infection-with-eurasian-avian-like-influenza-h1n1-virus
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Liqi Liu, Jian Lu, Jianfang Zhou, Zi Li, Heng Zhang, Dayan Wang, Yuelong Shu
Human infections with Eurasian avian-like swine influenza H1N1 viruses have been reported in China in past years. One case resulted in death and others were mild case. In 2016, the World Health Organization recommended the use of A/Hunan/42443/2015(H1N1) virus to construct the first candidate vaccine strain for Eurasian avian-like swine influenza H1N1 viruses. Previous reports showed that the neuraminidase of A/Puerto Rico/8/34(H1N1) might improve the viral yield of reassortant viruses. Therefore, we constructed two reassortant candidate vaccine viruses of A/Hunan/42443/2015(H1N1) by reverse genetic technology, with (6+2) and (7+1) gene constitution, respectively...
August 28, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858723/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-inhibits-tlr4-signaling-through-the-67-kda-laminin-receptor-and-effectively-alleviates-acute-lung-injury-induced-by-h9n2-swine-influenza-virus
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Ming-Ju Xu, Bao-Jian Liu, Cun-Lian Wang, Guo-Hua Wang, Yong Tian, Shao-Hua Wang, Jun Li, Pei-Yao Li, Rui-Hua Zhang, Dong Wei, Shu-Fei Tian, Tong Xu
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) was found to inhibit the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) pathway involved in influenza virus pathogenesis. Here, the effect of EGCG on TLR4 in an H9N2 virus-induced acute lung injury mouse model was investigated. BALB/c mice were inoculated intranasally with A/Swine/Hebei/108/2002 (H9N2) virus or noninfectious allantoic fluid, and treated with EGCG and E5564 or normal saline orally for 5 consecutive days. PMVECs were treated with EGCG or anti-67kDa laminin receptor (LR). Lung physiopathology, inflammation, oxidative stress, viral replication, and TLR4/NF-κB/Toll-interacting protein (Tollip) pathway in lung tissue and/or PMVECs were investigated...
August 28, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
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