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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543733/development-of-real-time-rt-pcr-assays-for-detection-of-three-classes-of-hhv-6a-gene-transcripts
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Masaru Ihira, Akiko Urashima, Hiroki Miura, Fumihiko Hattori, Yoshiki Kawamura, Ken Sugata, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6), a member of the betaherpesvirus family, has two distinct species: HHV-6A and HHV-6B. HHV-6B real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been used to distinguish between active and latent viral infection. In this study, we developed a real-time RT-PCR assay to detect HHV-6A-specific transcripts and evaluated its reliability for analysis of clinical samples. To develop HHV-6A-specific real-time RT-PCR assays, three different classes of gene transcripts (immediate early: U90; early: U12; and late: U100) were selected as targets...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542724/viruses-and-endogenous-retroviruses-in-multiple-sclerosis-from-correlation-to-causation
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A-F A Mentis, E Dardiotis, N Grigoriadis, E Petinaki, G M Hadjigeorgiou
Multiple sclerosis is an immune-mediated disease with an environmental component. According to a long-standing but unproven hypothesis dating to initial descriptions of multiple sclerosis (MS) at the end of the 19th century, viruses are either directly or indirectly implicated in MS pathogenesis. Whether viruses in MS are principally causal or simply contributory remains to be proven, but many viruses or viral elements-predominantly Epstein-Barr virus, human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) but also less common viruses such as Saffold and measles viruses-are associated with MS...
May 23, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501929/hyponatremia-associated-with-human-herpesvirus-6-hhv-6-encephalitis-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-presentation-different-from-hhv-6-myelitis
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Koichi Murakami, Sumiko Kohashi, Masatoshi Sakurai, Jun Kato, Takaaki Toyama, Yuya Koda, Yusuke Yamane, Risa Hashida, Ryohei Abe, Rie Yamazaki, Taku Kikuchi, Takayuki Shimizu, Shigeaki Suzuki, Naoki Hasegawa, Shinichiro Okamoto, Takehiko Mori
Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6) encephalitis and myelitis following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is frequently life-threatening. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical significance of hyponatremia in cases of HHV-6 encephalitis/myelitis. Using an institutional database and medical records, we identified and retrospectively analyzed 16 cases of HHV-6 encephalitis and/or myelitis after allogeneic HSCT. HHV-6 encephalitis and myelitis were defined as the symptoms/signs with HHV-6-DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480161/multiple-cavities-with-halo-sign-in-a-case-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-during-therapy-for-drug-induced-hypersensitivity-syndrome
#4
Tomoo Ikari, Katsura Nagai, Masashi Ohe, Toshiyuki Harada, Yasushi Akiyama
A 67-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis and asthma-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease overlap syndrome was admitted for drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS) caused by salazosulfapyridine. Human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) variant B was strongly positive on peripheral blood. Multiple cavities with ground grass opacities rapidly emerged predominantly in the upper and middle lobes. She was diagnosed with invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), and was treated successfully with antifungal agents. Therapeutic systemic corticosteroids, emphysematous change in the lungs, and the worsening of the patient's general condition due to DIHS were considered major contributing factor leading to IPA...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478829/the-use-of-heparin-in-infertility-and-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-are-its-antiviral-properties-at-play
#5
Eva Eliassen, Roberto Marci, Dario Di Luca, Roberta Rizzo
Recently, human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) has been implicated in cases of poor pregnancy outcomes. The ability of HHV-6 to disrupt endothelial cell functioning may inhibit the creation of an appropriate uterine environment for implantation and fetal development, resulting in infertility and pregnancy loss, among other complications. Heparin has been used to treat pregnant women who are predisposed to thrombosis, and it has also been used in some women with infertility or recurrent pregnancy loss without associated thrombotic events...
May 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476346/comparative-evaluation-of-a-laboratory-developed-real-time-pcr-assay-and-the-realstar-%C3%A2-hhv-6-pcr-kit-for-quantitative-detection-of-human-herpesvirus-6
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Cyril C Y Yip, Siddharth Sridhar, Andrew K W Cheng, Ami M Y Fung, Vincent C C Cheng, Kwok-Hung Chan, Kwok-Yung Yuen
BACKGROUND: HHV-6 reactivation in immunocompromised patients is common and may be associated with serious morbidity and mortality; therefore, early detection and initiation of therapy might be of benefit. Real-time PCR assays allow for early identification of HHV-6 reactivation to assist in providing a timely response. Thus, we compared the performance of an in-house developed HHV-6 quantitative PCR assay with a commercially available kit, the RealStar(®) HHV-6 PCR Kit. METHOD: The analytical sensitivity, analytical specificity, linearity, precision and accuracy of the in-house developed HHV-6 qPCR assay were evaluated...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469695/molecular-diagnosis-of-central-nervous-system-opportunistic-infections-and-mortality-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-central-china
#7
Rongrong Yang, Hong Zhang, Yong Xiong, Xien Gui, Yongxi Zhang, Liping Deng, Shicheng Gao, Mingqi Luo, Wei Hou, Deyin Guo
BACKGROUND: CSF PCR is the standard diagnostic technique used in resource-rich settings to detect pathogens of the CNS infection. However, it is not currently used for routine CSF testing in China. Knowledge of CNS opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in China is limited. METHODS: Intensive cerebrospiral fluid (CSF) testing was performed to evaluate for bacterial, viral and fungal etiologies. Pathogen-specific primers were used to detect DNA from cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and John Cunningham virus (JCV) via real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468887/stabilization-of-telomere-g-quadruplexes-interferes-with-human-herpesvirus-6a-chromosomal-integration
#8
Shella Gilbert-Girard, Annie Gravel, Sara Artusi, Sara N Richter, Nina Wallaschek, Benedikt B Kaufer, Louis Flamand
Human herpesvirus 6A and 6B (HHV-6A/B) can integrate their genomes into the telomeres of human chromosomes using a mechanism that remains poorly understood. To achieve a better understanding of the HHV-6 integration mechanism, we made use of BRACO-19, a compound that stabilizes G-quadruplex secondary structures and prevent telomere elongation by the telomerase complex. First, we analyzed the folding of telomeric sequences into G-quadruplex structures and their binding to BRACO-19 using G-quadruplex specific antibodies and surface plasmon resonance...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464834/molecular-diagnosis-of-central-nervous-system-opportunistic-infections-and-mortality-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-central-china
#9
Rongrong Yang, Hong Zhang, Yong Xiong, Xien Gui, Yongxi Zhang, Liping Deng, Shicheng Gao, Mingqi Luo, Wei Hou, Deyin Guo
BACKGROUND: CSF PCR is the standard diagnostic technique used in resource-rich settings to detect pathogens of the CNS infection. However, it is not currently used for routine CSF testing in China. Knowledge of CNS opportunistic infections among people living with HIV in China is limited. METHODS: Intensive cerebrospiral fluid (CSF) testing was performed to evaluate for bacterial, viral and fungal etiologies. Pathogen-specific primers were used to detect DNA from cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and John Cunningham virus (JCV) via real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
May 2, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398495/a-histological-study-of-fulminant-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-related-to-human-cytomegalovirus-reactivation
#10
Sho Yoneda, Akihisa Imagawa, Kenji Fukui, Sae Uno, Junji Kozawa, Makoto Sakai, Toshiki Yumioka, Hiromi Iwahashi, Iichiro Shimomura
Context: Fulminant type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is thought to be partly caused by virus infection. Objective: This study investigated the mechanism of β cell destruction in fulminant T1DM after drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome (DIHS). Methods: We determined the localization of viruses of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and the expression of interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) and viral receptors of Z DNA binding protein 1 (ZBP1) and retinoic acid-inducible gene I (RIG-I), together with inflammatory cells by immunohistochemistry of pancreas from an autopsy fulminant T1DM patient with DIHS or seven subjects with normal glucose tolerance who underwent pancreatectomy...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367948/human-herpesvirus-6-encephalitis-followed-by-acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
#11
Junichi Horie, Keisuke Suzuki, Toshiki Nakamura, Madoka Okamura, Akio Iwasaki, Koichi Hirata
A 26-year-old, otherwise healthy man presented with visual abnormality followed by loss of consciousness and convulsion. The patient then developed headache and fever 14 days later. Brain MRI showed hyperintensities in the left cingulate cortex. The cerrebrospinal fluid examinations showed mononuclear pleocytosis and positive PCR results for human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). A diagnosis of HHV-6 encephalitis and symptomatic epilepsy was made. The patient's clinical symptoms improved promptly following acyclovir treatment...
April 28, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360414/chromosomal-integration-of-hhv-6a-during-non-productive-viral-infection
#12
Nitish Gulve, Celina Frank, Maximilian Klepsch, Bhupesh K Prusty
Human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A) and 6B (HHV-6B) are two different species of betaherpesviruses that integrate into sub-telomeric ends of human chromosomes, for which different prevalence rates of integration have been reported. It has been demonstrated that integrated viral genome is stable and is fully retained. However, study of chromosomally integrated viral genome in individuals carrying inherited HHV-6 (iciHHV-6) showed unexpected number of viral DR copies. Hence, we created an in vitro infection model and studied retention of full or partial viral genome over a period of time...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358704/prevalence-of-neurotropic-viruses-in-malignant-glioma-and-their-onco-modulatory-potential
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Tadej Strojnik, Darja Duh, Tamara T Lah
BACKGROUND: the association between infectious agents and tumour aetiology is relevant in about 20% of cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We tested high-grade glioma tissues from 45 patients for the presence of viral nucleic acids of six herpes viruses, human adenoviruses (A-G), and two neurotropic human viruses (enteroviruses, tick-borne encephalitis virus). Real-time polymerase chain reaction was used with immunolabelling. RESULTS: Three species of herpes viruses were detected: HSV-2, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), HHV-6, and one human enterovirus...
March 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314105/u24-from-roseolovirus-interactions-with-ww-domains-canonical-vs-non-canonical
#14
Yurou Sang, Rui Zhang, A Louise Creagh, Charles A Haynes, Suzana Katarina Straus
U24 is a C-terminal membrane-anchored protein found in both Human Herpes Virus type 6 and 7 (HHV-6 and HHV-7), with an N-terminal segment that is rich in prolines (PPxY motif in both HHV-6A and 7; PxxP motif in HHV-6A). Previous work has shown that U24 interacts strongly with Nedd4 WW domains, in particular hNedd4L-WW3*. It was also shown that this interaction depends strongly on the nature of the amino acids that are upstream from the PY motif in U24. In this contribution, data was obtained from pull-downs, isothermal titration calorimetry, and NMR to further determine what modulates U24:WW domain interactions...
March 17, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303641/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-gulf-war-illness-patients-exhibit-increased-humoral-responses-to-the-herpesviruses-encoded-dutpase-implications-in-disease-pathophysiology
#15
Peter Halpin, Marshall Vance Williams, Nancy G Klimas, Mary Ann Fletcher, Zachary Barnes, Maria Eugenia Ariza
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Gulf War Illness (GWI) are debilitating diseases with overlapping symptomology and there are currently no validated tests for definitive diagnosis of either syndrome. While there is evidence supporting the premise that some herpesviruses may act as possible triggers of ME/CFS, the involvement of herpesviruses in the pathophysiology of GWI has not been studied in spite of a higher prevalence of ME/CFS in these patients. We have previously demonstrated that the deoxyuridine triphosphate nucleotidohydrolases (dUTPase) encoded by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) possess novel functions in innate and adaptive immunity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284243/possible-chromosomal-and-germline-integration-of-human-herpesvirus-7
#16
Bhupesh K Prusty, Nitish Gulve, Santa Rasa, Modra Murovska, Pilar Collado Hernandez, Dharam V Ablashi
Human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) is a betaherpesvirus, and is phylogenetically related to both HHV-6A and HHV-6B. The presence of telomeric repeat sequences at both ends of its genome should make it equally likely to integrate into the human telomere as HHV-6. However, numerous studies have failed to detect germline integration of HHV-7, suggesting an important difference between the HHV-6A/-6B and HHV-7 genomes. In search of possible germline integrated HHV-7, we developed a sensitive and quantitative real-time PCR assay and discovered that primers designed against some parts of the HHV-7 genome can frequently miss HHV-7 positive clinical samples even though they work efficiently in cell-culture-derived HHV-7 positive materials...
February 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282487/establishment-of-multiplex-solid-phase-strip-pcr-test-for-detection-of-24-ocular-infectious-disease-pathogens
#17
Satoko Nakano, Sunao Sugita, Yasuhiro Tomaru, Ayumi Hono, Takako Nakamuro, Toshiaki Kubota, Hiroshi Takase, Manabu Mochizuki, Masayo Takahashi, Norio Shimizu
Purpose: To establish and evaluate a new multiplex solid-phase strip polymerase chain reaction (strip PCR) for concurrent detection of common ocular infectious disease pathogens. Methods: A new multiplex strip PCR was established to detect 24 common ocular infectious disease pathogens: herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1, HSV2, varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), human herpes virus (HHV) 6, HHV7, HHV8, human T-cell lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-1, adenovirus, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Treponema pallidum, Propionibacterium acnes (P...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265256/decreased-hhv-6-igg-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Gabriel Westman, Jonas Blomberg, Zhibing Yun, Lars Lannfelt, Martin Ingelsson, Britt-Marie Eriksson
Human herpesviruses have previously been implicated in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) but whether they are causal, facilitating, or confounding factors is yet to be established. A total of 50 AD subjects and 52 non-demented (ND) controls were analyzed in a multiplex assay for IgG reactivity toward herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). The HHV-6 IgG reactivity was significantly lower in AD subjects compared to ND controls, whereas there were no differences in HSV, VZV, or CMV antibody levels between the groups...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244148/detection-of-inherited-chromosomally-integrated-hhv-6-cihhv-6-in-a-marker-chromosome
#19
Diana Campioni, Valentina Gentili, Francesco Cavazzini, Daria Bortolotti, Elisabeth P Nacheva, Antonio Cuneo, Dario Di Luca, Roberta Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: Inherited chromosomally integrated human herpesvirus-6 (ciHHV-6) is characterised by the complete HHV-6 genome integration into the host germ line genome and is vertically transmitted with a Mendelian inheritance. By now, the only relationship between ciHHV-6 and diseases seems to be with angina pectoris. METHODS: We report a case of an 82-year-old man diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) on October 2014. To substantiate the suspicion of ciHHV-6, we analysed peripheral blood mononuclear cells, bone marrow biopsy and pleural effusion-derived mesothelial cells with PCR, RT-PCR and FISH...
February 28, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224486/human-herpes-virus-6-encephalitis-causing-severe-anterograde-amnesia-associated-with-rituximab-azathioprine-and-prednisolone-combination-therapy-for-dermatomyositis
#20
Thomas Baumer, Charlie Fry, Sebastian Luppe, Harsha Gunawardena, Kasia Sieradzan
Human herpes virus-6 (HHV-6) reactivation is a well-recognised complication following haematological stem cell transplantation, but it is novel in the context of combination immunomodulatory therapy for autoimmune disease. We report a case of severe anterograde amnesia caused by HHV-6 encephalitis in a young female patient on rituximab, azathioprine and prednisolone for dermatomyositis (DM). The use of targeted biologic treatments for systemic autoimmune connective tissue diseases (CTDs) is increasing, particularly when refractory to conventional management...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
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