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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167532/long-read-sequencing-of-human-cytomegalovirus-transcriptome-reveals-rna-isoforms-carrying-distinct-coding-potentials
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Zsolt Balázs, Dóra Tombácz, Attila Szűcs, Zsolt Csabai, Klára Megyeri, Alexey N Petrov, Michael Snyder, Zsolt Boldogkői
The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a ubiquitous, human pathogenic herpesvirus. The complete viral genome is transcriptionally active during infection; however, a large part of its transcriptome has yet to be annotated. In this work, we applied the amplified isoform sequencing technique from Pacific Biosciences to characterize the lytic transcriptome of HCMV strain Towne varS. We developed a pipeline for transcript annotation using long-read sequencing data. We identified 248 transcriptional start sites, 116 transcriptional termination sites and 80 splicing events...
November 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167347/a-novel-role-of-vbcl2-in-the-virion-assembly-of-kaposi-s-sarcoma-associated-herpesvirus
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Qiming Liang, Dahai Wei, Brain Chung, Kevin F Brulois, Changrun Guo, Shupeng Dong, Shou-Jiang Gao, Pinghui Feng, Chengyu Liang, Jae U Jung
The viral Bcl-2 homolog (vBcl2) of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) displays efficient anti-apoptotic and anti-autophagic activity through its central BH3 domain, which functions to prolong the lifespan of virus-infected cells and ultimately enhances viral replication and latency. Independent on its anti-apoptotic and anti-autophagic activity, vBcl2 also plays an essential role in KSHV lytic replication through its amino-terminal 11-20 amino acids (aa). Here, we report a novel molecular mechanism of vBcl2-mediated regulation of KSHV lytic replication...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165615/human-herpesvirus-8-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-children-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Marcelo Comerlato Scotta, Alexandre Todorovic Fabro, Paula Renata Lima Machado, Simone Gusmão Ramos, Maria Célia Cervi, Benedito Antônio Lopes da Fonseca, Fabrizio Motta, Bento Vidal de Moura Negrini
Introduction: Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) is associated with the pathogenesis of Kaposi Sarcoma and interstitial pneumonitis in adults. This study aims to evaluate association between HHV-8 and interstitial lung disease in HIV-infected children. Methods: HIV-infected children with interstitial pneumonitis underwent lung biopsies in a tertiary hospital and were investigated for HHV-8, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and immunohistochemistry in lung tissue...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164067/tick-borne-transmission-of-murine-gammaherpesvirus-68
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Valeria Hajnická, Marcela Kúdelová, Iveta Štibrániová, Mirko Slovák, Pavlína Bartíková, Zuzana Halásová, Peter Pančík, Petra Belvončíková, Michaela Vrbová, Viera Holíková, Rosemary S Hails, Patricia A Nuttall
Herpesviruses are a large group of DNA viruses infecting mainly vertebrates. Murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (MHV68) is often used as a model in studies of the pathogenesis of clinically important human gammaherpesviruses such as Epstein-Barr virus and Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus. This rodent virus appears to be geographically widespread; however, its natural transmission cycle is unknown. Following detection of MHV68 in field-collected ticks, including isolation of the virus from tick salivary glands and ovaries, we investigated whether MHV68 is a tick-borne virus...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163428/hhv-6a-6b-infection-of-nk-cells-modulates-the-expression-of-mirnas-and-transcription-factors-potentially-associated-to-impaired-nk-activity
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Roberta Rizzo, Irene Soffritti, Maria D'Accolti, Daria Bortolotti, Dario Di Luca, Elisabetta Caselli
Natural killer (NK) cells have a critical role in controlling virus infections, and viruses have evolved several mechanisms to escape NK cell functions. In particular, Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is associated with diseases characterized by immune dysregulation and has been reported to infect NK cells. We recently found that HHV-6 in vitro infection of human thyroid follicular epithelial cells and T-lymphocytes modulates several miRNAs associated with alterations in immune response. Since miRNAs are key regulators of many immune pathways, including NK cell functions, we aimed to study the impact of HHV-6A and -6B in vitro infection on the intracellular mediators correlated to NK cell function...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158406/transcriptome-wide-characterization-of-human-cytomegalovirus-in-natural-infection-and-experimental-latency
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Shu Cheng, Katie Caviness, Jason Buehler, Megan Smithey, Janko Nikolich-Žugich, Felicia Goodrum
The transcriptional program associated with herpesvirus latency and the viral genes regulating entry into and exit from latency are poorly understood and controversial. Here, we developed and validated a targeted enrichment platform and conducted large-scale transcriptome analyses of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection. We used both an experimental hematopoietic cell model of latency and cells from naturally infected, healthy human subjects (clinical) to define the breadth of viral genes expressed. The viral transcriptome derived from experimental infection was highly correlated with that from clinical infection, validating our experimental latency model...
November 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157621/treatment-of-kaposi-sarcoma-herpesvirus-associated-multicentric-castleman-disease
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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/29157613/castleman-disease-pathogenesis
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David C Fajgenbaum, Dustin Shilling
Castleman disease (CD) describes a group of heterogeneous disorders with common lymph node histopathologic features, including atrophic or hyperplastic germinal centers, prominent follicular dendritic cells, hypervascularization, polyclonal lymphoproliferation, and/or polytypic plasmacytosis. The cause and pathogenesis of the four subtypes of CD (unicentric CD; human herpesvirus-8-associated multicentric CD; polyradiculoneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal plasma cell disorder, and skin changes [POEMS]-associated multicentric CD; and idiopathic multicentric CD) vary considerably...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157611/epidemiology-of-castleman-disease
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David Simpson
Castleman disease is a rare entity, including unicentric Castleman disease (UCD), human herpesvirus-8 plus Castleman disease (HHV-8+MCD), and idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD). UCD is the most common at 16 per million person years and occurs at every age. HHV-8+MCD incidence varies widely, mostly affecting human immunodeficiency virus-positive men. iMCD is likely a more heterogeneous disease with an estimated incidence of 5 per million person years. Improved definitions should improve understanding of the epidemiology of Castleman disease and its subtypes...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157201/phylogenetic-and-recombination-analysis-of-the-herpesvirus-genus-varicellovirus
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Aaron W Kolb, Andrew C Lewin, Ralph Moeller Trane, Gillian J McLellan, Curtis R Brandt
BACKGROUND: The varicelloviruses comprise a genus within the alphaherpesvirus subfamily, and infect both humans and other mammals. Recently, next-generation sequencing has been used to generate genomic sequences of several members of the Varicellovirus genus. Here, currently available varicellovirus genomic sequences were used for phylogenetic, recombination, and genetic distance analysis. RESULTS: A phylogenetic network including genomic sequences of individual species, was generated and suggested a potential restriction between the ungulate and non-ungulate viruses...
November 21, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156583/new-paradigms-for-the-study-of-ocular-alphaherpesvirus-infections-insights-into-the-use-of-non-traditional-host-model-systems
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REVIEW
Matthew R Pennington, Eric C Ledbetter, Gerlinde R Van de Walle
Ocular herpesviruses, most notably human alphaherpesvirus 1 (HSV-1), canid alphaherpesvirus 1 (CHV-1) and felid alphaherpesvirus 1 (FHV-1), infect and cause severe disease that may lead to blindness. CHV-1 and FHV-1 have a pathogenesis and induce clinical disease in their hosts that is similar to HSV-1 ocular infections in humans, suggesting that infection of dogs and cats with CHV-1 and FHV-1, respectively, can be used as a comparative natural host model of herpesvirus-induced ocular disease. In this review, we discuss both strengths and limitations of the various available model systems to study ocular herpesvirus infection, with a focus on the use of these non-traditional virus-natural host models...
November 18, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156094/multiple-transmissions-of-chromosomally-integrated-human-herpesvirus-6-in-one-family
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Armin Rashidi, Karam Obeid, Joshua Hill, Erica D Warlick, Daniel J Weisdorf
Chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus-6 (ciHHV-6) can be transmitted from parent to child or via allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We report a case of ciHHV-6 transmitted via syngeneic HCT, and vertically across three generations. ciHHV-6 was transmitted from a parent to the patient and her identical twin, and from the patient to her son. The patient underwent syngeneic HCT as rescue from chemotherapy-induced aplasia during which ciHHV-6 was re-transmitted to her, this time from her identical twin...
November 20, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143761/antibody-cross-reactivity-between-porcine-cytomegalovirus-pcmv-and-human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6
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Uwe Fiebig, Angela Holzer, Daniel Ivanusic, Elena Plotzki, Hartmut Hengel, Frank Neipel, Joachim Denner
Porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) infection is widely prevalent among pigs, and PCMV is one of the viruses which may be transmitted during xenotransplantation using pig cells, tissues, or organs. While human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a major risk factor for allotransplantation, it is still unclear whether PCMV is able to infect human cells or pose a risk for xenotransplantation. Previously, it was shown that transmission of PCMV after pig kidney to non-human primate transplantations resulted in a significantly reduced survival time of the transplanted organ...
October 28, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143319/the-full-spectrum-of-castleman-disease-273-patients-studied-over-20%C3%A2-years
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Eric Oksenhendler, David Boutboul, David Fajgenbaum, Adrien Mirouse, Claire Fieschi, Marion Malphettes, Laetitia Vercellino, Véronique Meignin, Laurence Gérard, Lionel Galicier
The spectrum of Castleman disease (CD) has considerably extended since its first description in 1956. Recently, an international collaborative working group has reached consensus on the diagnostic criteria and classification of CD. We herein report 273 patients with lymph node histopathology consistent with CD and investigate the newly established diagnostic criteria. Twenty of these patients with Castleman-like histopathology were removed from analyses, because they were diagnosed with an exclusionary disorder (18 with haematological malignancy)...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142137/the-epstein-barr-virus-episome-maneuvers-between-nuclear-chromatin-compartments-during-reactivation
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Stephanie A Moquin, Sean Thomas, Sean Whalen, Alix Warburton, Samantha G Fernandez, Alison A McBride, Katherine S Pollard, J J L Miranda
The human genome is structurally organized in three-dimensional space to facilitate functional partitioning of transcription. We learned that the latent episome of the human Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) preferentially associates with gene-poor chromosomes and avoids gene-rich chromosomes. Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus behaves similarly, but human papillomavirus does not. Contacts localize on the EBV side to OriP, the latent origin of replication. This genetic element, and the EBNA1 protein that binds there, are sufficient to reconstitute chromosome association preferences of the entire episome...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138334/correction-for-cousins-et-al-human-herpesvirus-8-viral-interleukin-6-signaling-through-gp130-promotes-virus-replication-in-primary-effusion-lymphoma-and-endothelial-cells
#16
Emily Cousins, Yang Gao, Gordon Sandford, John Nicholas
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December 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134428/the-influence-of-hepatic-and-renal-impairment-on-the-pharmacokinetics-of-a-treatment-for-herpes-zoster-amenamevir-asp2151-phase-1-open-label-single-dose-parallel-group-studies
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Tomohiro Kusawake, Donna Kowalski, Akitsugu Takada, Kota Kato, Masataka Katashima, James J Keirns, Michaelene Lewand, Kenneth C Lasseter, Thomas C Marbury, Richard A Preston
INTRODUCTION: Amenamevir (ASP2151) is a nonnucleoside human herpesvirus helicase-primase inhibitor that was approved in Japan for the treatment of herpes zoster (shingles) in 2017. This article reports the results of two clinical trials that investigated the effects of renal and hepatic impairment on the pharmacokinetics of amenamevir. METHODS: These studies were phase 1, open-label, single-dose (oral 400 mg), parallel-group studies evaluating the pharmacokinetics, safety, and tolerability of amenamevir in healthy participants and participants with moderate hepatic impairment and mild, moderate, and severe renal impairment...
November 13, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118763/induction-of-antihuman-c-c-chemokine-receptor-type-5-antibodies-by-a-bovine-herpesvirus-type-4-based-vector
#18
Andrea Elizabeth Verna, Valentina Franceschi, Giulia Tebaldi, Francesca Macchi, Valentina Menozzi, Claudia Pastori, Lucia Lopalco, Simone Ottonello, Sandro Cavirani, Gaetano Donofrio
Bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) is a promising vector for the delivery and intracellular expression of recombinant antigens and can thus be considered as a new prototype vaccine formulation system. An interesting, and actively pursued, antigen in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection prophylaxis (and therapy) is the C-C chemokine receptor type 5 (CCR5) co-receptor, whose blockage by specific antibodies has been shown to inhibit both viral entry and cell-to-cell transmission of the virus...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116592/varicella-zoster-virus-orf7-interacts-with-orf53-and-plays-a-role-in-its-trans-golgi-network-localization
#19
Wei Wang, Wenkun Fu, Dequan Pan, Linli Cai, Jianghui Ye, Jian Liu, Che Liu, Yuqiong Que, Ningshao Xia, Hua Zhu, Tong Cheng
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that causes chickenpox and shingles. ORF7 is an important virulence determinant of VZV in both human skin and nerve tissues, however, its specific function and involved molecular mechanism in VZV pathogenesis remain largely elusive. Previous yeast two-hybrid studies on intraviral protein-protein interaction network in herpesviruses have revealed that VZV ORF7 may interact with ORF53, which is a virtually unstudied but essential viral protein. The aim of this study is to identify and characterize VZV ORF53, and to investigate its relationship with ORF7...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116590/detection-of-congenital-cytomegalovirus-in-newborns-using-nucleic-acid-amplification-techniques-and-its-public-health-implications
#20
REVIEW
Guoyu Liu, Rong Hai, Fenyong Liu
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a herpesvirus, is an important human pathogen that causes asymptomatic infections in healthy or immunocompetent individuals but can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications in immune-immature individuals such as neonates or immune-compromised patients such as organ-transplant recipients and HIV-positive individuals. Congenital HCMV infection represents a significant public health issue and poses substantial healthcare and economic burden to society. This virus causes the most common viral congenital infection worldwide, and is the leading non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss in children in developed countries...
October 2017: Virologica Sinica
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