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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157621/treatment-of-kaposi-sarcoma-herpesvirus-associated-multicentric-castleman-disease
#1
REVIEW
Kathryn Lurain, Robert Yarchoan, Thomas S Uldrick
Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV)-associated multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is a rare, polyclonal lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by flares of inflammatory symptoms, edema, cytopenias, lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly. Diagnosis requires a lymph node biopsy. Pathogenesis is related to dysregulated inflammatory cytokines, including human and viral interleukin-6. Rituximab alone or in combination with chemotherapy, such as liposomal doxorubicin, has led to an overall survival of over 90% at 5 years...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116591/prevalence-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-in-uygur-and-han-populations-from-the-urumqi-and-kashgar-regions-of-xinjiang-china
#2
Jun Zheng, Yang Yang, Meng Cui, Zhan-Jun Shu, Li-Li Han, Zhen-Qiu Liu, Charles Wood, Tiejun Zhang, Yan Zeng
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the infectious etiologic agent associated with Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), primary effusion lymphoma, and multicentric Castleman disease. It has been shown that high KSHV prevalence and high incidence of both classic KS and AIDSassociated KS are found mostly among people of Uygur ethnicity in Xinjiang, while people of Han ethnicity in Xinjiang have a higher KSHV seroprevalence than those of other Han populations in mainland China. However, it is still unclear why there is such geographical and population variation in KSHV distribution in China...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116588/the-regulatory-role-of-protein-phosphorylation-in-human-gammaherpesvirus-associated-cancers
#3
REVIEW
Yuyan Wang, Shuvomoy Banerjee, Ling Ding, Cankun Cai, Fang Wei, Qiliang Cai
Activation of specific sets of protein kinases by intracellular signal molecules has become more and more apparent in the past decade. Phosphorylation, one of key posttranslational modification events, is activated by kinase or regulatory protein and is vital for controlling many physiological functions of eukaryotic cells such as cell proliferation, differentiation, malignant transformation, and signal transduction mediated by external stimuli. Moreovers, the reversible modification of phosphorylation and dephosphorylation can result in different features of the target substrate molecules including DNA binding, protein-protein interaction, subcellular location and enzymatic activity, and is often hijacked by viral infection...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113328/diabetes-and-risk-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-effects-of-high-glucose-on-reactivation-and-infection-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus
#4
Pey-Jium Chang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, Lee-Wen Chen, Shie-Shan Wang, Ying-Ju Shih, Li-Yu Chen, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Hui Hung, Chun-Liang Lin
Patients with diabetes are generally prone to pathogen infection and tumor progression. Here, we investigated the potential association between diabetes and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), a tumor linked to infection with Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). By using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, we found that diabetes is statistically associated with increased risk of KS in a case-control study. Since a high level of blood sugar is the hallmark of diabetes, we determined whether high glucose promotes both KSHV reactivation and infection, which are crucial for KS pathogenesis...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109479/viral-and-cellular-n-6-methyladenosine-and-n-6-2-o-dimethyladenosine-epitranscriptomes-in-the-kshv-life-cycle
#5
Brandon Tan, Hui Liu, Songyao Zhang, Suzane Ramos da Silva, Lin Zhang, Jia Meng, Xiaodong Cui, Hongfeng Yuan, Océane Sorel, Shao-Wu Zhang, Yufei Huang, Shou-Jiang Gao
N(6)-methyladenosine (m(6)A) and N(6),2'-O-dimethyladenosine (m(6)Am) modifications (m(6)A/m) of messenger RNA mediate diverse cellular functions. Oncogenic Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) has latent and lytic replication phases that are essential for the development of KSHV-associated cancers. To date, the role of m(6)A/m in KSHV replication and tumorigenesis is unclear. Here, we provide mechanistic insights by examining the viral and cellular m(6)A/m epitranscriptomes during KSHV latent and lytic infection...
November 6, 2017: Nature Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105119/lymphoproliferative-disorders-with-concurrent-hhv8-and-ebv-infection-beyond-primary-effusion-lymphoma-and-germinotropic-lymphoproliferative-disorder
#6
Wei Wang, Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna, Jeffrey L Medeiros
AIMS: Lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) characterized by human herpesvirus 8 (HHV8) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection are rare and two entities are included in the World and Health Organization classification: primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and germinotropic LPD. These two entities have very different clinicopathological presentations and prognosis. Here we describe two cases of HHV8-positive, EBV-positive lymphoma with clinicopathological features that are not consistent with either PEL or germinotropic LPD...
November 3, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099933/kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-in-a-rural-ugandan-cohort-1992-2008
#7
Robert Newton, Nazzarena Labo, Katie Wakeham, Wendell Miley, Gershim Asiki, W Thomas Johnston, Denise Whitby
Background: The prevalence and titres of antibodies against Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in rural Africa are not completely understood, nor are their trends over time in populations in which HIV is also endemic. We examined prevalence, titres, temporal trends and determinants of anti KSHV antibodies in each of three time periods (1990-91, 1999-2000 and 2007-2008) within a long-standing, rural population-based cohort in southwestern Uganda. Methods: For each period, we measured antibodies to the K8...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099331/the-topological-train-ride-of-a-viral-long-non-coding-rna
#8
Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Stuart F J Le Grice
As the notion of small molecule targeting of regulatory viral and cellular RNAs gathers momentum, understanding their structure, and variations thereof, in the appropriate biological context will play a critical role. This is especially true of the ∼1100-nt polyadenylated nuclear (PAN) long non-coding (lnc) RNA of Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV), whose interaction with viral and cellular proteins is central to lytic infection. Nuclear accumulation of PAN RNA is mediated via a unique triple helical structure at its 3' terminus (within the expression and nuclear retention element, or ENE) which protects it from deadenylation-dependent decay...
November 3, 2017: RNA Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084250/kshv-inhibits-stress-granule-formation-by-viral-orf57-blocking-pkr-activation
#9
Nishi R Sharma, Vladimir Majerciak, Michael J Kruhlak, Zhi-Ming Zheng
TIA-1 positive stress granules (SG) represent the storage sites of stalled mRNAs and are often associated with the cellular antiviral response. In this report, we provide evidence that Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) overcomes the host antiviral response by inhibition of SG formation via a viral lytic protein ORF57. By immunofluorescence analysis, we found that B lymphocytes with KSHV lytic infection are refractory to SG induction. KSHV ORF57, an essential post-transcriptional regulator of viral gene expression and the production of new viral progeny, inhibits SG formation induced experimentally by arsenite and poly I:C, but not by heat stress...
October 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082271/rna-n-6-adenosine-methylation-m-6-a-steers-epitranscriptomic-control-of-herpesvirus-replication
#10
Fengchun Ye
Latency is a hallmark of all herpesviruses, during which the viral genomes are silenced through DNA methylation and suppressive histone modifications. When latent herpesviruses reactivate to undergo productive lytic replication, the suppressive epigenetic marks are replaced with active ones to allow for transcription of viral genes. Interestingly, by using Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) as a model, we recently demonstrated that the newly transcribed viral RNAs are also subjected to post-transcriptional N(6)-adenosine methylation (m(6)A)...
2017: Inflammation and Cell Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066510/evidence-for-kaposi-s-sarcoma-originating-from%C3%A2-mesenchymal-stem-cell-through-kshv-induced-mesenchymal-to-endothelial-transition
#11
Yuqing Li, Canrong Zhong, Dawei Liu, Wenjing Yu, Weikang Chen, Yan Wang, Songtao Shi, Yan Yuan
The major transmission route for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) infection is the oral cavity through saliva. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) frequently occurs in the oral cavity in HIV-positive individuals and is often the first presenting sign of AIDS. However, the oral target cells for KSHV infection and the cellular origin of KS remain unknown. Here we present clinical and experimental evidences that KS spindle cells may originate from virally modified oral mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). AIDS-KS spindle cells expressed neuroectodermal stem cell marker (Nestin) and oral MSC marker CD29, suggesting an oral/craniofacial MSC lineage of AIDS-associated KS...
October 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066044/iatrogenic-solid-tumors-following-immunosuppressive-therapy
#12
REVIEW
Kossivi Dantey, Liron Pantanowitz
Immunosuppression induced by chronic medication, such as occurs post-transplantation, may increase a patient's risk of developing solid tumors. These are often rare tumors characterized by odd presentations. This review focuses on commonly encountered iatrogenic, non-hematopoietic solid tumors following immunotherapy and provides a practical approach to their diagnosis. All of the malignancies covered in this review are viral-induced. They include human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated carcinomas, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated tumors, Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV)-related Merkel cell carcinoma, and Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV8)-related Kaposi sarcoma...
September 20, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065450/gammaherpesviral-tegument-proteins-pml-nuclear-bodies-and-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
#13
REVIEW
Florian Full, Alexander S Hahn, Anna K Großkopf, Armin Ensser
Gammaherpesviruses like Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) subvert the ubiquitin proteasome system for their own benefit in order to facilitate viral gene expression and replication. In particular, viral tegument proteins that share sequence homology to the formylglycineamide ribonucleotide amidotransferase (FGARAT, or PFAS), an enzyme in the cellular purine biosynthesis, are important for disrupting the intrinsic antiviral response associated with Promyelocytic Leukemia (PML) protein-associated nuclear bodies (PML-NBs) by proteasome-dependent and independent mechanisms...
October 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052142/infection-of-kshv-and-interaction-with-hiv-the-bad-romance
#14
Jie Qin, Chun Lu
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), namely, human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), is considered as the pathogen of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), the most frequent cancer in untreated HIV-infected individuals. Patients infected with HIV have a much higher possibility developing KS than average individual. Researchers have found that HIV, which functions as a cofactor of KS, contributes a lot to the development of KS. In this article, we will give a brief introduction of KS and KSHV and how the interaction between KSHV and HIV contributes to the development of KS...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052141/murine-gammaherpesvirus-68-a-small-animal-model-for-gammaherpesvirus-associated-diseases
#15
Sihan Dong, J Craig Forrest, Xiaozhen Liang
Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) is a naturally occurring pathogen of murid rodents that is genetically related to the human gammaherpesviruses Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV). Viral, immunologic, and disease parameters following experimental infection of laboratory mice with MHV68 closely resemble what occurs during primary EBV infection of humans, which suggests that MHV68 infection of mice offers a small animal model to study in general the pathogenesis of gammaherpesvirus infections...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052134/kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-epidemiology-and-molecular-biology
#16
Shasha Li, Lei Bai, Jiazhen Dong, Rui Sun, Ke Lan
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also known as Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), is a member of the lymphotropic gammaherpesvirus subfamily and a human oncogenic virus. Since its discovery in AIDS-associated KS tissues by Drs. Yuan Chang and Patrick Moore, much progress has been made in the past two decades. There are four types of KS including classic KS, endemic KS, immunosuppressive therapy-related KS, and AIDS-associated KS. In addition to KS, KSHV is also involved in the development of primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and certain types of multicentric Castleman's disease...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051178/tlr4-mediated-inflammation-promotes-kshv-induced-cellular-transformation-and-tumorigenesis-by-activating-the-stat3-pathway
#17
Marion Gruffaz, Karthik Vasan, Brandon Tan, Suzane Ramos da Silva, Shou-Jiang Gao
Toll-like receptors (TLR) are conserved immune sensors mediating antimicrobial and antitumoral responses, but recent evidence implicates them in promoting carcinogenesis in certain cancers. Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is caused by infection of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) and is characterized by uncontrolled neoangiogenesis and inflammation. Here we show that TLR4 is upregulated in KSHV-infected spindle tumor cells in human KS lesions. In a model of KSHV-induced cellular transformation, KSHV upregulated expression of TLR4, its adaptor MyD88, and coreceptors CD14 and MD2...
October 19, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048633/in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-anti-primary-effusion-lymphoma-activities-of-fucoidan-extracted-from-cladosiphon-okamuranus-tokida
#18
Chie Ishikawa, Naoki Mori
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) caused by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is characterized by lymphomatous effusion in body cavities and poor prognosis. There is still no effective treatment for PEL. Fucoidan, a major sulfated polysaccharide isolated from brown seaweeds, has an attractive array of bioactivities such as cancer inhibition. However, the effects of fucoidan on PEL cells remain unclear. We investigated the anti-PEL effects of fucoidan obtained from Cladosiphon okamuranus Tokida cultivated in Okinawa...
September 20, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038977/prevalence-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus-among-intravenous-drug-users-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Qiwen Fang, Zhenqiu Liu, Zhijie Zhang, Yan Zeng, Tiejun Zhang
Intravenous drug users (IDUs) have been demonstrated to be highly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. Nevertheless, the prevalence of Kaposi's sarcoma associated herpesvirus (KSHV), an important co-infected agent with HIV, among this population remained obscure. We conducted a systematic review on the epidemiological features of KSHV among IDUs worldwide. Eligible studies were retrieved from 6 electronic databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, CBM, CNKI and Wanfang). We calculated the pooled prevalence and 95% confidence interval (CI) overall and among subgroups using either random-effects model or fixed-effects model depending on between-study heterogeneity...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035172/a-pul25-dimer-interfaces-the-pseudorabies-virus-capsid-and-tegument
#20
Yun-Tao Liu, Jiansen Jiang, Kevin Patrick Bohannon, Xinghong Dai, G W Gant Luxton, Wong Hoi Hui, Guo-Qiang Bi, Gregory Allan Smith, Z Hong Zhou
Inside the virions of α-herpesviruses, tegument protein pUL25 anchors the tegument to capsid vertices through direct interactions with tegument proteins pUL17 and pUL36. In addition to promoting virion assembly, both pUL25 and pUL36 are critical for intracellular microtubule-dependent capsid transport. Despite these essential roles during infection, the stoichiometry and precise organization of pUL25 and pUL36 on the capsid surface remain controversial due to the insufficient resolution of existing reconstructions from cryo-electron microscopy (cryoEM)...
November 2017: Journal of General Virology
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