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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432927/type-2-bvdv-n-pro-suppresses-ifn-1-pathway-signaling-in-bovine-cells-and-augments-brsv-replication
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Abdulrahman A Alkheraif, Christina L Topliff, Jay Reddy, Chandirasegaran Massilamany, Ruben O Donis, Gregor Meyers, Kent M Eskridge, Clayton L Kelling
Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infection induces immunosuppression and in conjunction with bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) contributes to the bovine respiratory disease complex. Bovine turbinate cells were single or co-infected with type 2 BVDV wild-type (BVDV2-wt), its dysfunctional N(pro) mutant (BVDV2-E), and/or BRSV. BVDV2-E significantly up-regulated PKR, IRF-7, TBK-1, IRF-3, and IFN-β mRNAs based on real-time Q-RT-PCR. BRSV-infected cells expressed significantly up-regulated PKR, IRF-3, IRF-7, and IFN-β mRNAs, whereas BVDV2-wt, but not BVDV2-E, abolished this up-regulation in co-infection...
April 19, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405631/electric-cell-substrate-impedance-sensing-to-monitor-viral-growth-and-study-cellular-responses-to-infection-with-alphaherpesviruses-in-real-time
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Matthew R Pennington, Gerlinde R Van de Walle
Electric cell-substrate impedance sensing (ECIS) measures changes in an electrical circuit formed in a culture dish. As cells grow over a gold electrode, they block the flow of electricity and this is read as an increase in electrical impedance in the circuit. ECIS has previously been used in a variety of applications to study cell growth, migration, and behavior in response to stimuli in real time and without the need for cellular labels. Here, we demonstrate that ECIS is also a valuable tool with which to study infection by alphaherpesviruses...
March 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390162/concordance-of-hpv-dna-in-cervical-dysplasia-or-genital-warts-in-women-and-their-monogamous-long-term-male-partners
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Filip Rob, Ruth Tachezy, Tomáš Pichlík, Petr Škapa, Lukáš Rob, Eva Hamšíková, Jana Šmahelová, Jana Hercogová
Transmission of human papillomavirus (HPV) is a premise for development of cervical dysplasia and genital warts. This cross-sectional study assesses concordance of HPV types present in genital warts or cervical dysplasia in women and genital infection of their monogamous male partners in conjunction with seroprevalence of HPV-6,-11,-16 and -18 antibodies. Blood was taken from both women and men, as well a smear of the urogenital area of men. HPV DNA detection in women was done in fixed paraffin embedded tissues under histological control...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352303/paediatric-virology-a-rapidly-increasing-educational-challenge
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Ioannis N Mammas, Maria Theodoridou, Anna Kramvis, Prakash Thiagarajan, Sharryn Gardner, Georgia Papaioannou, Angeliki Melidou, Maria Koutsaki, Georgia Kostagianni, Vassilis Achtsidis, Chryssie Koutsaftiki, Marcos Calachanis, Apostolos Zaravinos, Anne Greenough, Demetrios A Spandidos
The '2nd Workshop on Paediatric Virology', which took place on Saturday the 8th of October 2016 in Athens, Greece, provided an overview on recent views and advances on Paediatric Virology. Emphasis was given to HIV-1 management in Greece, a country under continuous financial crisis, hepatitis B vaccination in Africa, treatment options for hepatitis C virus in childhood, Zika virus in pregnancy and infancy, the burden of influenza on childhood, hand-foot-mouth disease and myocarditis associated with Coxsackie viruses...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342559/-senegalese-experience-with-acute-viral-conjunctivitis
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A S Sow, H Kane, A M Ka, F T Hanne, J M M Ndiaye, J-P Diagne, M Nguer, S Sow, Y Saheli, E H M Sy, M E De Meideros Quenum, P A Ndoye Roth, E A Ba, P A Ndiaye
PURPOSE: To study the epidemiological and clinical aspects of acute enteroviral and adenoviral conjunctivitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between January 1st and October 31st, 2015, jointly between two Ophthalmology services and a virology laboratory, which identified 51 patients. Were included all patients who presented a painful red eye without loss of visual acuity associated with secretions,evolving for less than 4weeks RESULTS: The mean age was 32 years, and the sex ratio 1:1...
April 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340807/prevalence-of-human-herpesvirus-8-and-bk-polyoma-virus-infections-in-end-stage-renal-disease-and-the-influence-of-renal-transplantation
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A Turkmen, O Guven, S Mese, A Agacfidan, B Yelken, M Onel, Y Caliskan, G Celik, S Turkoglu, B Kocak
Viral infections lead to significant morbidity and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. We evaluated 49 kidney transplant recipients for human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) and BK polyomavirus infections in conjunction with data obtained from 43 donors. The seroprevalence of HHV-8 was 6.9% in donors and 12.2% in recipients. HHV-8 DNA was detected below the limit of quantification (<5000 copies/mL) in a recipient with HHV-8 seropositivity at the pretransplant period and was undetectable at month 3 after transplantation...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299895/deep-sequencing-and-variant-analysis-of-an-italian-pathogenic-field-strain-of-equine-infectious-anaemia-virus
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K Cappelli, R F Cook, V Stefanetti, F Passamonti, G L Autorino, M T Scicluna, M Coletti, A Verini Supplizi, S Capomaccio
Equine infectious anaemia virus (EIAV) is a lentivirus with an almost worldwide distribution that causes persistent infections in equids. Technical limitations have restricted genetic analysis of EIAV field isolates predominantly to gag sequences resulting in very little published information concerning the extent of inter-strain variation in pol, env and the three ancillary open reading frames (ORFs). Here, we describe the use of long-range PCR in conjunction with next-generation sequencing (NGS) for rapid molecular characterization of all viral ORFs and known transcription factor binding motifs within the long terminal repeat of two EIAV isolates from the 2006 Italian outbreak...
March 15, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298605/cxcr5-dependent-entry-of-cd8-t-cells-into-rhesus-macaque-b-cell-follicles-achieved-through-t-cell-engineering
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Victor I Ayala, Claire Deleage, Matthew T Trivett, Sumiti Jain, Lori V Coren, Matthew W Breed, Joshua A Kramer, James A Thomas, Jacob D Estes, Jeffrey D Lifson, David E Ott
Follicular helper CD4 T cells, TFH, residing in B-cell follicles within secondary lymphoid tissues, are readily infected by AIDS viruses and are a major source of persistent virus despite relative control of viral replication. This persistence is due at least in part to a relative exclusion of effective antiviral CD8 T cells from B-cell follicles. To determine whether CD8 T cells could be engineered to enter B-cell follicles, we genetically modified unselected CD8 T cells to express CXCR5, the chemokine receptor implicated in cellular entry into B-cell follicles...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287115/efficient-control-of-chronic-lcmv-infection-by-a-cd4-t-cell-epitope-based-heterologous-prime-boost-vaccination-in-a-murine-model
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Ran He, Xinxin Yang, Cheng Liu, Xiangyu Chen, Lin Wang, Minglu Xiao, Jianqiang Ye, Yuzhang Wu, Lilin Ye
CD4(+) T cells are essential for sustaining CD8(+) T cell responses during a chronic infection. The adoptive transfer of virus-specific CD4(+) T cells has been shown to efficiently rescue exhausted CD8(+) T cells. However, the question of whether endogenous virus-specific CD4(+) T cell responses can be enhanced by certain vaccination strategies and subsequently reinvigorate exhausted CD8(+) T cells remains unexplored. In this study, we developed a CD4(+) T cell epitope-based heterologous prime-boost immunization strategy and examined the efficacy of this strategy using a mouse model of chronic lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection...
March 13, 2017: Cellular & Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278237/zika-virus-infection-of-rhesus-macaques-leads-to-viral-persistence-in-multiple-tissues
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Alec J Hirsch, Jessica L Smith, Nicole N Haese, Rebecca M Broeckel, Christopher J Parkins, Craig Kreklywich, Victor R DeFilippis, Michael Denton, Patricia P Smith, William B Messer, Lois M A Colgin, Rebecca M Ducore, Peta L Grigsby, Jon D Hennebold, Tonya Swanson, Alfred W Legasse, Michael K Axthelm, Rhonda MacAllister, Clayton A Wiley, Jay A Nelson, Daniel N Streblow
Zika virus (ZIKV), an emerging flavivirus, has recently spread explosively through the Western hemisphere. In addition to symptoms including fever, rash, arthralgia, and conjunctivitis, ZIKV infection of pregnant women can cause microcephaly and other developmental abnormalities in the fetus. We report herein the results of ZIKV infection of adult rhesus macaques. Following subcutaneous infection, animals developed transient plasma viremia and viruria from 1-7 days post infection (dpi) that was accompanied by the development of a rash, fever and conjunctivitis...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217776/iron-acquisition-in-fungal-pathogens-of-humans
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Gaurav Bairwa, Won Hee Jung, James W Kronstad
The devastating infections that fungal pathogens cause in humans are underappreciated relative to viral, bacterial and parasitic diseases. In recent years, the contributions to virulence of reductive iron uptake, siderophore-mediated uptake and heme acquisition have been identified in the best studied and most life-threatening fungal pathogens: Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans and Aspergillus fumigatus. In particular, exciting new work illustrates the importance of iron acquisition from heme and hemoglobin in the virulence of pathogenic yeasts...
February 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216237/development-of-an-anti-ferret-cd4-monoclonal-antibody-for-the-characterisation-of-ferret-t-lymphocytes
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Daniel S Layton, Xiaowen Xiao, John D Bentley, Louis Lu, Cameron R Stewart, Andrew G D Bean, Timothy E Adams
The ferret is an established animal model for a number of human respiratory viral infections, such as influenza virus and more recently, Ebola virus. However, a paucity of immunological reagents has hampered the study of cellular immune responses. Here we describe the development and characterisation of a novel monoclonal antibody (mAb) against the ferret CD4 antigen and the characterisation of ferret CD4 T lymphocytes. Recombinant production and purification of the ferret CD4 ectodomain soluble protein allowed hybridoma generation and the generation of a mAb (FeCD4) showing strong binding to ferret CD4 protein and lymphoid cells by flow cytometry...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213135/genetic-variants-in-the-peripheral-auditory-system-significantly-affect-adult-cochlear-implant-performance
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A Eliot Shearer, Robert W Eppsteiner, Kathy Frees, Viral Tejani, Christina M Sloan-Heggen, Carolyn Brown, Paul Abbas, Camille Dunn, Marlan R Hansen, Bruce J Gantz, Richard J H Smith
BACKGROUND: Cochlear implantation is an effective habilitation modality for adults with significant hearing loss. However, post-implant performance is variable. A portion of this variance in outcome can be attributed to clinical factors. Recent physiological studies suggest that the health of the spiral ganglion also impacts post-operative cochlear implant outcomes. The goal of this study was to determine whether genetic factors affecting spiral ganglion neurons may be associated with cochlear implant performance...
May 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196962/spatial-and-temporal-analysis-of-alphavirus-replication-and-assembly-in-mammalian-and-mosquito-cells
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Joyce Jose, Aaron B Taylor, Richard J Kuhn
Sindbis virus (SINV [genus Alphavirus, family Togaviridae]) is an enveloped, mosquito-borne virus. Alphaviruses cause cytolytic infections in mammalian cells while establishing noncytopathic, persistent infections in mosquito cells. Mosquito vector adaptation of alphaviruses is a major factor in the transmission of epidemic strains of alphaviruses. Though extensive studies have been performed on infected mammalian cells, the morphological and structural elements of alphavirus replication and assembly remain poorly understood in mosquito cells...
February 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181036/ddx50-inhibits-the-replication-of-dengue-virus-2-by-upregulating-ifn-%C3%AE-production
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Peijun Han, Wei Ye, Xin Lv, Hongwei Ma, Daihui Weng, Yangchao Dong, Linfeng Cheng, Hesong Chen, Liang Zhang, Zhikai Xu, Yingfeng Lei, Fanglin Zhang
Dengue virus (DENV) infects approximately 390 million people per year, and each of the four DENV serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4) is capable of causing infection. At present, there is no antiviral drug available for the treatment of DENV. Several DExD/H-box helicases have been shown to be involved in the antiviral immune response or viral replication. In the present study, we investigated the role of DDX50 in DENV-2 RNA replication. Our data showed that the level of DENV-2 RNA increased in DDX50 knockdown cells during an early stage of viral infection and decreased in DDX50-overexpressing cells...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159789/cross-comparison-of-human-wastewater-associated-molecular-markers-in-relation-to-fecal-indicator-bacteria-and-enteric-viruses-in-recreational-beach-waters
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B Hughes, D J Beale, P G Dennis, S Cook, W Ahmed
Detection of human wastewater contamination in recreational waters is of critical importance to regulators due to the risks posed to public health. To identify such risks, human wastewater-associated microbial source tracking (MST) markers have been developed. At present, however, a greater understanding of the suitability of these markers for the detection of diluted human wastewater in environmental waters is necessary to predict risk. Here, we compared the process limit of detection (PLOD) and process limit of quantification (PLOQ) of six human wastewater-associated MST markers (Bacteroides HF183 [HF183], Escherichia coli H8 [EC H8], Methanobrevibacter smithiinifH, human adenovirus [HAdV], human polyomavirus [HPyV], and pepper mild mottle virus [PMMoV]) in relation to a fecal indicator bacterium (FIB), Enterococcus sp...
April 15, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151955/predicting-ebola-severity-a-clinical-prioritization-score-for-ebola-virus-disease
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Mary-Anne Hartley, Alyssa Young, Anh-Minh Tran, Harry Henry Okoni-Williams, Mohamed Suma, Brooke Mancuso, Ahmed Al-Dikhari, Mohamed Faouzi
BACKGROUND: Despite the notoriety of Ebola virus disease (EVD) as one of the world's most deadly infections, EVD has a wide range of outcomes, where asymptomatic infection may be almost as common as fatality. With increasingly sensitive EVD diagnosis, there is a need for more accurate prognostic tools that objectively stratify clinical severity to better allocate limited resources and identify those most in need of intensive treatment. METHODS/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This retrospective cohort study analyses the clinical characteristics of 158 EVD(+) patients at the GOAL-Mathaska Ebola Treatment Centre, Sierra Leone...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118207/rectal-microbiota-among-hiv-uninfected-untreated-hiv-and-treated-hiv-infected-in-nigeria
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Rebecca G Nowak, Søren M Bentzen, Jacques Ravel, Trevor A Crowell, Wuese Dauda, Bing Ma, Hongjie Liu, William A Blattner, Stefan D Baral, Manhattan E Charurat
OBJECTIVE: Untreated advanced HIV infection alters the gut microbiota, but it is unclear whether antiretroviral therapy (ART) reverses these changes. We compared the composition of the rectal microbiota among three groups of men who have sex with men (MSM): HIV-uninfected, untreated HIV, and ART-treated HIV-infected. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 130 MSM (55 HIV-uninfected, 41 untreated HIV, and 34 ART-treated HIV) in Abuja, Nigeria. METHODS: Bacterial 16S rRNA genes were amplified from rectal swabs, sequenced and clustered into Genera-level operational taxonomic units...
March 27, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112080/a-dual-laser-scanning-confocal-and-transmission-electron-microscopy-analysis-of-the-intracellular-localization-aggregation-and-particle-formation-of-african-horse-sickness-virus-major-core-protein-vp7
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Gayle V Wall, Daria A Rutkowska, Eshchar Mizrachi, Henk Huismans, Vida van Staden
The bulk of the major core protein VP7 in African horse sickness virus (AHSV) self-assembles into flat, hexagonal crystalline particles in a process appearing unrelated to viral replication. Why this unique characteristic of AHSV VP7 is genetically conserved, and whether VP7 aggregation and particle formation have an effect on cellular biology or the viral life cycle, is unknown. Here we investigated how different small peptide and enhanced green fluorescent protein (eGFP) insertions into the VP7 top domain affected VP7 localization, aggregation, and particle formation...
January 23, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099077/disease-complexity-in-a-declining-alaskan-muskox-ovibos-moschatus-population
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Josephine A Afema, Kimberlee B Beckmen, Stephen M Arthur, Kathy Burek Huntington, Jonna A K Mazet
The muskox ( Ovibos moschatus ) population inhabiting the eastern North Slope (ENS) of Alaska, US declined dramatically during 1999-2006, whereas populations in western Alaska (WA) were stable or increasing. To understand morbidity and mortality factors contributing to the decline, Alaska Department of Fish and Game conducted pathologic investigations of carcasses from 2005 until 2008. Additionally, archived sera from both ENS and WA muskoxen collected during 1984-92, before the documented beginning of the ENS decline; sera collected during 2000, near the beginning of the decline; and contemporary sera (from live capture-release, adult females) collected during 2006, 2007, and 2008 were analyzed to determine whether prevalence of antibody to potential pathogens differed in the two areas or changed over time...
April 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
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