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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105855/analysis-of-a549-cell-proteome-alteration-in-response-to-recombinant-influenza-a-virus-nucleoprotein-and-its-interaction-with-cellular-proteins-a-preliminary-study
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D Kumar, K Tiwari, M S Rajala
 Influenza A virus undergoes frequent changes of antigenicity and contributes to seasonal epidemics or unpredictable pandemics. Nucleoprotein, encoded by gene segment 5, is an internal protein of the virus and is conserved among strains of different host origins. In the current study, we analyzed the differentially expressed proteins in A549 cells transiently transfected with the recombinant nucleoprotein of influenza A virus by 2D gel electrophoresis. The resolved protein spots on gel were identified by MALDI-TOF/Mass spectrometry analysis...
January 19, 2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100622/glycosylation-of-the-ha-protein-of-h5n1-virus-increases-its-virulence-in-mice-by-exacerbating-the-host-immune-response
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Dongming Zhao, Libin Liang, Shuai Wang, Tomomi Nakao, Yanbing Li, Liling Liu, Yuntao Guan, Satoshi Fukuyama, Zhigao Bu, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Hualan Chen
: The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 viruses continue to circulate in nature and threaten public health. Although several viral determinants and host factors that influence the virulence of HPAI H5N1 viruses in mammals have been identified, the detailed molecular mechanism remains poorly defined and requires further clarification. In our previous studies, we characterized two naturally isolated HPAI H5N1 viruses that had similar viral genomes but differed substantially in their lethality in mice...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100621/recombinant-adenoviruses-displaying-matrix-2-ectodomain-epitopes-m2e-on-their-fiber-proteins-as-universal-influenza-vaccines
#3
Xinying Tang, Yong Yang, Xiaoli Xia, Chao Zhang, Xi Yang, Yufeng Song, Xinyi Dai, Min Wang, Dongming Zhou
: Influenza is a zoonotic disease that poses severe threats to public health and the global economy. Re-emerging influenza pandemics highlight the demand for universal influenza vaccines. We developed a novel virus platform, AdC68-F3M2e, by introducing three conserved M2e epitopes into the HI loop of the chimpanzee adenovirus (AdV) fiber protein. The M2e epitopes were expressed sufficiently on the AdV virion surface without affecting fiber trimerization. Additionally, one recombinant adenovirus, AdC68-F3M2e(H1-H5-H7), induced robust M2e-specific antibody responses in BALB/c mice after two sequential vaccinations and conferred efficient protection against homologous and heterologous IV challenges...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100497/avian-derived-and-human-seasonal-derived-hemagglutinin-proteins-elicit-cd4-t-cell-responses-that-are-comparable-in-epitope-abundance-and-diversity
#4
Anthony DiPiazza, Katherine Richards, Nicholas Poulton, Andrea J Sant
Avian influenza viruses remain a significant concern due to their pandemic potential. Vaccine trials have suggested that humans respond poorly to avian influenza vaccines, relative to seasonal vaccines. It is important to understand, first, if there is a general deficiency in the ability of avian HA proteins to generate immune responses and if so, what underlies this defect. This question is of particular interest because it has been suggested that in humans, the poor immunogenicity of H7 vaccines may be due to a paucity of CD4 T cell epitopes...
January 18, 2017: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology: CVI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099485/cell-based-systems-biology-analysis-of-human-as03-adjuvanted-h5n1-avian-influenza-vaccine-responses-a-phase-i-randomized-controlled-trial
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Leigh M Howard, Kristen L Hoek, Johannes B Goll, Parimal Samir, Allison Galassie, Tara M Allos, Xinnan Niu, Laura E Gordy, C Buddy Creech, Nripesh Prasad, Travis L Jensen, Heather Hill, Shawn E Levy, Sebastian Joyce, Andrew J Link, Kathryn M Edwards
BACKGROUND: Vaccine development for influenza A/H5N1 is an important public health priority, but H5N1 vaccines are less immunogenic than seasonal influenza vaccines. Adjuvant System 03 (AS03) markedly enhances immune responses to H5N1 vaccine antigens, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are incompletely understood. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: We compared the safety (primary endpoint), immunogenicity (secondary), gene expression (tertiary) and cytokine responses (exploratory) between AS03-adjuvanted and unadjuvanted inactivated split-virus H5N1 influenza vaccines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094780/rapid-acquisition-of-polymorphic-virulence-markers-during-adaptation-of-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-h5n8-virus-in-the-mouse
#6
Won-Suk Choi, Yun Hee Baek, Jin Jung Kwon, Ju Hwan Jeong, Su-Jin Park, Young-Il Kim, Sun-Woo Yoon, Jungwon Hwang, Myung Hee Kim, Chul-Joong Kim, Richard J Webby, Young Ki Choi, Min-Suk Song
Emergence of a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 virus in Asia and its spread to Europe and North America has caused great concern for human health. Although the H5N8 virus has been only moderately pathogenic to mammalian hosts, virulence can still increase. We evaluated the pathogenic potential of several H5N8 strains via the mouse-adaptation method. Two H5N8 viruses were sequentially passaged in BALB/c mice and plaque-purified from lung samples. The viruses rapidly obtained high virulence (MLD50, up to 0...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089141/stable-emulsion-se-alone-is-an-effective-adjuvant-for-a-recombinant-baculovirus-expressed-h5-influenza-vaccine-in-healthy-adults-a-phase-2-trial
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John J Treanor, Laurence Chu, Brandon Essink, Derek Muse, Hana M El Sahly, Ruvim Izikson, Karen L Goldenthal, Peter Patriarca, Lisa M Dunkle
BACKGROUND: Influenza A viruses of the H5 subtype have been identified as important targets for development of vaccines. Achievement of potentially protective antibody responses against pandemic strains has usually required the use of adjuvants. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated a candidate A/Indonesia/05/2005 (H5) vaccine generated by baculovirus expression of recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) protein with or without stable emulsion (SE) as an adjuvant. METHODS: Healthy subjects 18-49years old were randomized (1:1:1:1) to receive two doses of rHA at 7...
January 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088123/antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-and-influenza-virus
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Hillary A Vanderven, Sinthujan Jegaskanda, Adam K Wheatley, Stephen J Kent
Antibodies are a key defence against influenza infection and disease, but neutralizing antibodies are often strain-specific and of limited utility against divergent or pandemic viruses. There is now considerable evidence that influenza-specific antibodies with Fc-mediated effector functions, such as antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), can assist in the clearance of influenza infection in vitro and in animal models. Further, ADCC-mediating antibodies that recognize a broad array of influenza strains are common in humans, likely as a result of being regularly exposed to influenza infections...
January 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087149/seasonal-vaccines-critical-path-to-pandemic-influenza-response
#9
Wenqing Zhang, Siddhivinayak Hirve, Marie-Paule Kieny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079473/protective-immunity-against-influenza-in-hla-a2-transgenic-mice-by-modified-vaccinia-virus-ankara-vectored-vaccines-containing-internal-influenza-proteins
#10
Giuseppina Di Mario, Ester Sciaraffia, Marzia Facchini, Francesco Gubinelli, Elisa Soprana, Maddalena Panigada, Valentina Bernasconi, Bruno Garulli, Antonio Siccardi, Isabella Donatelli, Maria R Castrucci
BACKGROUND: The emergence of novel strains of influenza A viruses with hemagglutinins (HAs) that are antigenically distinct from those circulating in humans, and thus have pandemic potential, pose concerns and call for the development of more broadly protective influenza vaccines. In the present study, modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) encoding internal influenza antigens were evaluated for their immunogenicity and ability to protect HLA-A2.1 transgenic (AAD) mice from infection with influenza viruses...
January 12, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077698/detection-of-antigenic-variants-of-swine-subtype-h3-influenza-a-viruses-from-clinical-samples
#11
Brigitte E Martin, Andrew S Bowman, Lei Li, Jacqueline M Nolting, David R Smith, Larry A Hanson, Xiu-Feng Wan
A large population of genetically and antigenically diverse influenza A viruses (IAVs) are circulating among the swine population, playing an important role in influenza ecology. Swine IAVs not only cause outbreaks among swine, but they can also be transmitted to humans, causing sporadic infections and even pandemic outbreaks. Antigenic characterization of swine IAVs are key to understanding the natural history of these viruses in swine and to selecting strains for effective vaccines. However, influenza outbreaks generally spread rapidly among swine, and the conventional methods for antigenic characterization require virus propagation, a time-consuming process that can significantly reduce the effectiveness of vaccination programs...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067324/the-in-vivo-efficacy-of-neuraminidase-inhibitors-cannot-be-determined-from-the-decay-rates-of-influenza-viral-titers-observed-in-treated-patients
#12
John Palmer, Hana M Dobrovolny, Catherine A A Beauchemin
Antiviral therapy is a first line of defence against new influenza strains. Current pandemic preparations involve stock- piling oseltamivir, an oral neuraminidase inhibitor (NAI), so rapidly determining the effectiveness of NAIs against new viral strains is vital for deciding how to use the stockpile. Previous studies have shown that it is possible to extract the drug efficacy of antivirals from the viral decay rate of chronic infections. In the present work, we use a nonlinear mathematical model representing the course of an influenza infection to explore the possibility of extracting NAI drug efficacy using only the observed viral titer decay rates seen in patients...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067277/spatio-temporal-patterns-of-proportions-of-influenza-b-cases
#13
Daihai He, Alice P Y Chiu, Qianying Lin, Duo Yu
We studied the spatio-temporal patterns of the proportions of influenza B cases out of all typed cases, with data from 139 countries and regions downloaded from the FluNet compiled by the World Health Organization, from January 2006 to October 2015. We restricted our analysis to 34 countries that reported more than 2,000 confirmations for each of types A and B over the study period. Globally, we found that Pearson's correlation is greater than 0.6 between effective distance from Mexico and the proportions of influenza B cases among the countries during the post-pandemic era (i...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066903/extracorporeal-life-support-for-severe-respiratory-failure-with-special-reference-to-the-influenza-h1n1-pandemic
#14
Bernhard Holzgraefe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061848/multi-antigen-avian-influenza-a-h7n9-virus-like-particles-particulate-characterizations-and-immunogenicity-evaluation-in-murine-and-avian-models
#15
Che-Ming Jack Hu, Chu-Yang Chien, Ming-Tsan Liu, Zih-Syun Fang, Sui-Yuan Chang, Rong-Huay Juang, Shih-Chung Chang, Hui-Wen Chen
BACKGROUND: Human infection with avian influenza A virus (H7N9) was first reported in China in March 2013. Since then, hundreds of cases have been confirmed showing severe symptoms with a high mortality rate. The virus was transmitted from avian species to humans and has spread to many neighboring areas, raising serious concerns over its pandemic potential. Towards containing the disease, the goal of this study is to prepare a virus-like particle (VLP) that consists of hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA) and matrix protein 1 (M1) derived from the human isolate A/Taiwan/S02076/2013(H7N9) for potential vaccine development...
January 7, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060980/-obesity-as-a-risk-factor-for-complications-during-acute-respiratory-infections-in-children
#16
Loreto Fuenzalida, Diego F García-Díaz
Obesity has a high prevalence among children. On the other hand, acute respiratory infections especially of viral origin, are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this age group. During the recent pandemic of influenza A (H1N1) virus, obesity was identified as a novel independent risk factor for severity multiple markers of the disease. We reviewed the evidence associating obesity with a worse course of respiratory diseases in children. Nine out of 40 retrieved articles, were chosen to be reviewed...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060851/molecular-evidence-of-transmission-of-influenza-a-h1n1-2009-on-a-university-campus
#17
Ramandeep Kaur Virk, Vithiagaran Gunalan, Hong Kai Lee, Masafumi Inoue, Catherine Chua, Boon-Huan Tan, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, the data on the molecular epidemiology of influenza viruses have expanded enormously because of the availability of cutting-edge sequencing technologies. However, much of the information is from the temperate regions with few studies from tropical regions such as South-east Asia. Despite the fact that influenza has been known to transmit rapidly within semi-closed communities, such as military camps and educational institutions, data are limited from these communities...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053101/generation-of-a-genetically-stable-high-fidelity-influenza-vaccine-strain
#18
Tadasuke Naito, Kotaro Mori, Hiroshi Ushirogawa, Naoki Takizawa, Eri Nobusawa, Takato Odagiri, Masato Tashiro, Ryosuke L Ohniwa, Kyosuke Nagata, Mineki Saito
: Vaccination is considered the most effective preventive means for influenza control. The development of a master virus with high growth and genetic stability, which may be used for the preparation of vaccine viruses by gene reassortment, is crucial for the enhancement of vaccine performance and efficiency of production. Here, we describe the generation of a high-fidelity and high-growth influenza vaccine master virus strain with a single V43I amino acid change in the PB1 polymerase of the high-growth PR8 master virus...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051158/universal-and-reusable-virus-deactivation-system-for-respiratory-protection
#19
Fu-Shi Quan, Ilaria Rubino, Su-Hwa Lee, Brendan Koch, Hyo-Jick Choi
Aerosolized pathogens are a leading cause of respiratory infection and transmission. Currently used protective measures pose potential risk of primary/secondary infection and transmission. Here, we report the development of a universal, reusable virus deactivation system by functionalization of the main fibrous filtration unit of surgical mask with sodium chloride salt. The salt coating on the fiber surface dissolves upon exposure to virus aerosols and recrystallizes during drying, destroying the pathogens...
January 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049494/adjuvant-effects-of-a-sequence-engineered-mrna-vaccine-translational-profiling-demonstrates-similar-human-and-murine-innate-response
#20
Darin K Edwards, Edith Jasny, Heesik Yoon, Nigel Horscroft, Brian Schanen, Tanya Geter, Mariola Fotin-Mleczek, Benjamin Petsch, Vaughan Wittman
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines often depend upon a strong activation of the innate immune system to drive a potent adaptive immune response, often mediated by a strong adjuvant. For a number of adjuvants immunological readouts may not be consistent across species. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the innate immunostimulatory potential of mRNA vaccines in both humans and mice, using a novel mRNA-based vaccine encoding influenza A hemagglutinin of the pandemic strain H1N1pdm09 as a model...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
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