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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034629/-comparison-of-cellular-localization-of-ns1-from-different-subtypes-of-influenza-a-virus
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Meng Yu, Shuaishuai Cao, Weinan Zheng, Xiaoxiao Jia, Jing Li, Wenjun Liu
The non-structural (NS1) protein is a multifunctional molecular protein encoded by influenza A virus genome. NS1 plays an important role in inhibition of host immune responses. In order to assess the cellular localization of NS1 in different influenza A virus subtypes, we performed the immunofluorescence assay to observe the cellular location of NS1 after infection with influenza A virus WSN (H1N1), PR8 (H1N1), CA04 (H1N1), SD (H9N2) and AH01 (H7N9) in A549 cells and MDCK cells respectively. According to the results, NS1-WSN and NS1-PR8 accumulated mainly in cytoplasm at 24 h post infection, while the NS1-CA04 and NS1-SD appeared major in the nucleus...
November 25, 2016: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028794/condensin-ii-and-gait-complexes-cooperate-to-restrict-line-1-retrotransposition-in-epithelial-cells
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Jacqueline R Ward, Kommireddy Vasu, Emily Deutschman, Dalia Halawani, Peter A Larson, Dongmei Zhang, Belinda Willard, Paul L Fox, John V Moran, Michelle S Longworth
LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons can mobilize (retrotranspose) within the human genome, and mutagenic de novo L1 insertions can lead to human diseases, including cancers. As a result, cells are actively engaged in preventing L1 retrotransposition. This work reveals that the human Condensin II complex restricts L1 retrotransposition in both non-transformed and transformed cell lines through inhibition of L1 transcription and translation. Condensin II subunits, CAP-D3 and CAP-H2, interact with members of the Gamma-Interferon Activated Inhibitor of Translation (GAIT) complex including the glutamyl-prolyl-tRNA synthetase (EPRS), the ribosomal protein L13a, Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), and NS1 associated protein 1 (NSAP1)...
October 13, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028178/zika-virus-immune-evasion-mechanisms-currently-available-therapeutic-regimens-and-vaccines
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Arun Asif, Sobia Manzoor, Fatima Tuz-Zahra, Muhammad Saalim, Maliha Ashraf, Javeria Ishtiyaq, Madiha Khalid
The sudden emergence of infectious pathogens such as Zika virus (ZIKV) holds global health concerns. Recent dissemination of ZIKV from Pacific to Americas with an upsurge of congenital anomalies and Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) in adults has created an alarming situation. High-throughput studies are in progress to understand ZIKV's mode of pathogenesis and mechanism of immune escape, yet the pathogenesis remains obscure. Mainly ZIKV's envelope (E) protein and nonstructural proteins (mainly NS1 and NS5) manipulate host cell to support viral immune escape by modulation of the interferon pathway and complement antagonism...
October 13, 2017: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021087/evaluation-of-onestep-dengue-ns1-rapidip%C3%A2-instatest-and-onestep-dengue-fever-igg-igm-rapicard%C3%A2-instatest-during-the-course-of-a-dengue-type-1-epidemic
#4
Ivan Vickers, Kevin Harvey, Kereann Nelson, Michelle Brown, Marion Bullock-DuCasse, John Lindo
We determined the diagnostic performance of the OneStep NS1 and the OneStep IgG/IgM RDT kits against a panel of samples which comprised of 174 dengue positive and 165 dengue negative sera characterized by three reference enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). The diagnostic sensitivities of the OneStep kits for the detection of individual biomarkers of NS1, IgM and IgG were 90% (95% CI: 82.1-94.7), 32.4% (95% CI: 24.8-40.8) and 44.4% (95% CI: 38.2-50.7), respectively. The combination of the OneStep IgG/IgM kit with the OneStep NS1 kit demonstrated significantly higher sensitivities for the combined NS1/IgM (96...
August 26, 2017: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020159/distinguishing-secondary-dengue-virus-infection-from-zika-virus-infection-with-previous-dengue-by-a-combination-of-three-simple-serological-tests
#5
Wen-Yang Tsai, Han Ha Youn, Carlos Brites, Jih-Jin Tsai, Jasmine Tyson, Celia Pedroso, Jan Felix Drexler, Mars Stone, Graham Simmons, Michael P Busch, Marion Lanteri, Susan L Stramer, Angel Balmaseda, Eva Harris, Wei-Kung Wang
Background: The explosive spread of Zika virus (ZIKV) and associated microcephaly present an urgent need for sensitive and specific serodiagnostic tests, particularly for pregnant women in dengue virus (DENV)-endemic regions. Recent reports of enhanced ZIKV replication by dengue-immune sera have raised concerns about the role of previous DENV infection on the risk and severity of microcephaly and other ZIKV complications. Methods: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) based on ZIKV and DENV non-structural protein 1 (NS1) were established to test acute, convalescent-phase and post-convalescent-phase serum/plasma samples from reverse-transcription polymerase-chain reaction-confirmed-cases including 20 primary ZIKV, 25 ZIKV with previous dengue, 58 secondary DENV, and 16 primary DENV1 infections...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992616/ns1-of-h7n9-influenza-a-virus-induces-no-mediated-cellular-senescence-in-neuro2a-cells
#6
Yinxia Yan, Yongming Du, Huali Zheng, Gefei Wang, Rui Li, Jieling Chen, Kangsheng Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The novel avian H7N9 influenza A virus has been detected in brain tissues and associated with central nervous system (CNS) symptoms in infected human and mice. Roles of its virulence factor, NS1 protein in influenza virus infected neuron has yet to be explored. METHODS: Nitric oxide (NO) release and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expression in H7N9/NS1-expressed Neuro2a cells were detected by Griess test and western blotting. Cell proliferation rate of H7N9/NS1-expressing cells was recorded by Cell Counting Kit-8...
October 9, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991176/innate-immune-evasion-mediated-by-flaviviridae-non-structural-proteins
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REVIEW
Shun Chen, Zhen Wu, Mingshu Wang, Anchun Cheng
Flaviviridae-caused diseases are a critical, emerging public health problem worldwide. Flaviviridae infections usually cause severe, acute or chronic diseases, such as liver damage and liver cancer resulting from a hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and high fever and shock caused by yellow fever. Many researchers worldwide are investigating the mechanisms by which Flaviviridae cause severe diseases. Flaviviridae can interfere with the host's innate immunity to achieve their purpose of proliferation. For instance, dengue virus (DENV) NS2A, NS2B3, NS4A, NS4B and NS5; HCV NS2, NS3, NS3/4A, NS4B and NS5A; and West Nile virus (WNV) NS1 and NS4B proteins are involved in immune evasion...
October 7, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985612/a-dual-marker-label-free-electrochemical-assay-for-flavivirus-dengue-diagnosis
#8
Adriano Santos, Paulo R Bueno, Jason J Davis
Dengue is a RNA viral illness of the genus Flavivirus which can cause, depending on the pervasiveness of the infection, hemorrhagic dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome. Herein we present an electrochemical label free approach enabling the rapid sensitive quantification of NS1 and IgG (supporting an ability to distinguish primary and secondary infections). Using a bifunctional SAM containing PEG moieties and a tethered redox thiol, both markers are detectable across clinically relevant levels by label free impedance derived redox capacitance...
September 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978319/acute-undifferentiated-fever-in-india-a-multicentre-study-of-aetiology-and-diagnostic-accuracy
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Kristine Mørch, Anand Manoharan, Sara Chandy, Novin Chacko, Gerardo Alvarez-Uria, Suvarna Patil, Anil Henry, Joel Nesaraj, Cijoy Kuriakose, Ashita Singh, Siby Kurian, Christel Gill Haanshuus, Nina Langeland, Bjørn Blomberg, George Vasanthan Antony, Dilip Mathai
BACKGROUND: The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of malaria, bacteraemia, scrub typhus, leptospirosis, chikungunya and dengue among hospitalized patients with acute undifferentiated fever in India, and to describe the performance of standard diagnostic methods. METHODS: During April 2011-November 2012, 1564 patients aged ≥5 years with febrile illness for 2-14 days were consecutively included in an observational study at seven community hospitals in six states in India...
October 4, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973725/full-length-genomic-and-molecular-characterization-of-canine-parvovirus-in-dogs-from-north-of-brazil
#10
S P Silva, L N P P Silva, E D L Rodrigues, J F Cardoso, F N Tavares, W M Souza, C M P Santos, F M S Martins, I S Jesus, T C Brito, T P C Moura, M R T Nunes, L M N Casseb, E Silva Filho, A R Casseb
With the objective of characterizing Canine parvovirus (CPV) from some suspected fecal samples of dogs collected from the Veterinarian Hospital in Belém city, five positive samples were found by PCR assay and an update molecular characterization was provided of the CPV-2 circulation in Belém. Through sequencing of the complete DNA sequences (NS1, NS2, VP1, and VP2 genes), the CPV-2 strain was identified as CPV-2b (Asn426Asp) circulating in Belém. The CPV-2b strain with a different change at the position Tyr324Leu was detected in all samples assessed and thus reported for the first time for the scientific community...
September 21, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968829/the-ns1-protein-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-blocks-glucocorticoid-receptor-nuclear-translocation-by-targeting-ipo13-may-account-for-glucocorticoid-insensitive
#11
Jun Xie, Xiaoru Long, Leiqiong Gao, Sisi Chen, Keting Zhao, Wei Li, Na Zhou, Na Zang, Yu Deng, Luo Ren, Lijia Wang, Zhengxiu Luo, Wenwei Tu, Xiaodong Zhao, Zhou Fu, Xiaohong Xie, Enmei Liu
In spite of their powerful anti-inflammatory effect, glucocorticoids have shown no significant clinical benefit in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-induced bronchiolitis, the reason for which remains unclear. Upon glucocorticoid binding, the cytoplasmic glucocorticoid receptor (GR) translocates to the nucleus with the help of importin-13 (IPO13). Here, we report that RSV infection reduced GR nuclear translocation in the nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA) of the RSV-infected infants, lungs of infected mice, and A549 cells, which coincided with decreased IPO13 expression...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966494/nine-year-trends-of-dengue-virus-infection-in-mumbai-western-india
#12
Jayanthi Shastri, Manita Williamson, Nilima Vaidya, Sachee Agrawal, Om Shrivastav
INTRODUCTION: Dengue virus (DENV) causes a wide range of diseases in humans, from acute febrile illness Dengue fever (DF) to life-threatening Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or Dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Factors believed to be responsible for spread of Dengue virus infection include explosive population growth, unplanned urban overpopulation with inadequate public health systems, poor standing water and vector control, climate changes and increased international recreational, business, military travel to endemic areas...
October 2017: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966054/norovirus-cell-tropism-is-determined-by-combinatorial-action-of-a-viral-non-structural-protein-and-host-cytokine
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Sanghyun Lee, Craig B Wilen, Anthony Orvedahl, Broc T McCune, Ki-Wook Kim, Robert C Orchard, Stefan T Peterson, Timothy J Nice, Megan T Baldridge, Herbert W Virgin
Cellular tropism during persistent viral infection is commonly conferred by the interaction of a viral surface protein with a host receptor complex. Norovirus, the leading global cause of gastroenteritis, can be persistently shed during infection, but its in vivo cellular tropism and tropism determinants remain unidentified. Using murine norovirus (MNoV), we determine that a small number of intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) serve as the reservoir for fecal shedding and persistence. The viral non-structural protein NS1, rather than a viral surface protein, determines IEC tropism...
October 11, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956770/genome-wide-mutagenesis-of-dengue-virus-reveals-plasticity-of-the-ns1-protein-and-enables-generation-of-infectious-tagged-reporter-viruses
#14
Nicholas S Eyre, Stephen M Johnson, Auda A Eltahla, Maria Aloi, Amanda L Aloia, Christopher A McDevitt, Rowena A Bull, Michael R Beard
Dengue virus (DENV) is a major global pathogen that causes significant morbidity and mortality in tropical and sub-tropical areas worldwide. An improved understanding of the regions within the DENV genome and its encoded proteins that are required for the virus replication cycle will expedite development of urgently required therapeutics and vaccines. We subjected an infectious DENV genome to unbiased insertional mutagenesis and employed next-generation sequencing to identify sites that tolerate 15-nucleotide insertions during the virus replication cycle in hepatic cell culture...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955326/influenza-a-virus-pa-antagonizes-interferon-%C3%AE-by-interacting-with-interferon-regulatory-factor-3
#15
Chenyang Yi, Zongzheng Zhao, Shengyu Wang, Xin Sun, Dan Zhang, Xiaomei Sun, Anding Zhang, Meilin Jin
The influenza A virus (IAV) can be recognized by retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I) to activate the type I interferon response and induce antiviral effects. The virus has evolved several strategies to evade the innate immune response, including non-structural protein 1 (NS1) and its polymerase subunits. The mechanism by which NS1 inhibits interferon-β (IFN-β) is well understood, whereas the mechanism by which polymerase acid protein (PA) inhibits IFN-β remains to be elucidated. In this study, we observed that the IAV PA protein could inhibit the production of IFN-β and interferon-stimulated genes induced by Sendai virus through interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3), but not through nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954927/rapid-antigen-tests-for-dengue-virus-serotypes-and-zika-virus-in-patient-serum
#16
Irene Bosch, Helena de Puig, Megan Hiley, Marc Carré-Camps, Federico Perdomo-Celis, Carlos F Narváez, Doris M Salgado, Dewahar Senthoor, Madeline O'Grady, Elizabeth Phillips, Ann Durbin, Diana Fandos, Hikaru Miyazaki, Chun-Wan Yen, Margarita Gélvez-Ramírez, Rajas V Warke, Lucas S Ribeiro, Mauro M Teixeira, Roque P Almeida, José E Muñóz-Medina, Juan E Ludert, Mauricio L Nogueira, Tatiana E Colombo, Ana C B Terzian, Patricia T Bozza, Andrea S Calheiros, Yasmine R Vieira, Giselle Barbosa-Lima, Alexandre Vizzoni, José Cerbino-Neto, Fernando A Bozza, Thiago M L Souza, Monique R O Trugilho, Ana M B de Filippis, Patricia C de Sequeira, Ernesto T A Marques, Tereza Magalhaes, Francisco J Díaz, Berta N Restrepo, Katerine Marín, Salim Mattar, Daniel Olson, Edwin J Asturias, Mark Lucera, Mohit Singla, Guruprasad R Medigeshi, Norma de Bosch, Justina Tam, Jose Gómez-Márquez, Charles Clavet, Luis Villar, Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, Lee Gehrke
The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak demonstrates that cost-effective clinical diagnostics are urgently needed to detect and distinguish viral infections to improve patient care. Unlike dengue virus (DENV), ZIKV infections during pregnancy correlate with severe birth defects, including microcephaly and neurological disorders. Because ZIKV and DENV are related flaviviruses, their homologous proteins and nucleic acids can cause cross-reactions and false-positive results in molecular, antigenic, and serologic diagnostics...
September 27, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953980/influenza-virus-differentially-activates-mtorc1-and-mtorc2-signaling-to-maximize-late-stage-replication
#17
Sharon K Kuss-Duerkop, Juan Wang, Ignacio Mena, Kris White, Giorgi Metreveli, Ramanavelan Sakthivel, Miguel A Mata, Raquel Muñoz-Moreno, Xiang Chen, Florian Krammer, Michael S Diamond, Zhijian J Chen, Adolfo García-Sastre, Beatriz M A Fontoura
Influenza A virus usurps host signaling factors to regulate its replication. One example is mTOR, a cellular regulator of protein synthesis, growth and motility. While the role of mTORC1 in viral infection has been studied, the mechanisms that induce mTORC1 activation and the substrates regulated by mTORC1 during influenza virus infection have not been established. In addition, the role of mTORC2 during influenza virus infection remains unknown. Here we show that mTORC2 and PDPK1 differentially phosphorylate AKT upon influenza virus infection...
September 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947335/epidemiology-and-molecular-characterization-of-protoparvoviruses-infecting-wild-raccoons-procyon-lotor-in-british-columbia-canada
#18
Marta Canuti, Ann P Britton, Stephanie M Graham, Andrew S Lang
Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and canine parvovirus 2 (CPV-2) belong to the species Carnivore protoparvovirus 1. While FPV has been endemic in cats for many years, CPV-2 emerged at the end of the 1970s and 3 antigenic variants (CPV-2a, b and c) are currently circulating in domestic and wild animals. Although raccoons played a fundamental role in the emergence of CPV-2a in dogs, knowledge about protoparvoviruses in these animals is still limited. We investigated 72 raccoons found dead or injured in southern British Columbia (BC), Canada, between 2009 and 2017...
September 22, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943765/lactobacillus-acidophilus-ns1-reduces-phosphoenolpyruvate-carboxylase-expression-by-regulating-hnf4%C3%AE-transcriptional-activity
#19
Sung-Soo Park, Garam Yang, Eungseok Kim
Probiotics have been known to reduce high-fat diet (HFD)-induced metabolic diseases, such as obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. We recently observed that Lactobacillus acidophilus NS1 (LNS1), distinctly suppresses increase of blood glucose levels and insulin resistance in HFD-fed mice. In the present study, we demonstrated that oral administration of LNS1 with HFD feeding to mice significantly reduces hepatic expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase (PEPCK), a key enzyme in gluconeogenesis which is highly increased by HFD feeding...
2017: Korean Journal for Food Science of Animal Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942054/clearcoli-bl21-de3-based-expression-of-zika-virus-antigens-illustrates-a-rapid-method-of-antibody-production-against-emerging-pathogens
#20
Wildriss Viranaicken, Brice Nativel, Pascale Krejbich-Trotot, Wissal Harrabi, Sandra Bos, Chaker El Kalamouni, Marjolaine Roche, Gilles Gadea, Philippe Desprès
Available rapid, simple and accurate methods for detection and diagnosis of emerging viral diseases are required. Recently, there was an urgent need for specific antibodies against mosquito-borne Zika virus (ZIKV), which is an emerging zoonotic disease of medical concern in different regions of the world. Here, we showed that overexpression of ZIKV antigens in ClearColi BL21(DE3), a bacteria strain expressing a non-endotoxic form of LPS, is suitable for the production of specific ZIKV antisera. Two major ZIKV antigenic domains, the domain III from envelope E glycoprotein, which brings the virus-specific epitopes, and the N-terminal region of nonstructural NS1 glycoprotein, which is responsible for pathophysiological conditions, were overexpressed in ClearColi BL21(DE3)...
September 20, 2017: Biochimie
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