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Avian paramyxovirus

Kang-Seuk Choi, Ji-Ye Kim, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Min-Jun Jang, Hyuk-Moo Kwon, Haan-Woo Sung
Eleven avian paramyxovirus type 6 (APMV-6) isolates from Eurasian Wigeon ( n=5; Anas penelope), Mallards ( n=2; Anas platyrhynchos), and unknown species of wild ducks ( n=4) from Korea were analyzed based on the nucleotide (nt) and deduced amino acid (aa) sequences of the fusion (F) gene. Fecal samples were collected in 2010-2014. Genotypes were assigned based on phylogenetic analyses. Our results revealed that APMV-6 could be classified into at least two distinct genotypes, G1 and G2. The open reading frame (ORF) of the G1 genotype was 1,668 nt in length, and the putative F0 cleavage site sequence was113 PAPEPRL119 ...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Thijs Kuiken, Mya Breitbart, Martin Beer, Christian Grund, Dirk Höper, Bernadette van den Hoogen, Jean-Louis H Kerkhoffs, Aloys C M Kroes, Karyna Rosario, Peter van Run, Matthias Schwarz, Sanela Svraka, Jens Teifke, Marion Koopmans
The characteristics and risk factors of pigeon paramyxovirus type 1 (PPMV-1) infection in humans are poorly known. We performed virological, pathological and epidemiological analyses of a Dutch case, and compared the results with those of a US case. Both infections occurred in transplant patients under immunosuppressive therapy and caused fatal respiratory failure. Both virus isolates clustered with avian paramyxovirus type 1 (APMV-1) genotype VIb/1, which has pigeons and doves as reservoir. Experimentally inoculated pigeons became infected and transmitted the virus to naïve pigeons...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Na Zhao, Christian Grund, Martin Beer, Timm C Harder
BACKGROUND: Virulent Newcastle disease virus (NDV, avian Avulavirus-1, APMV-1) induces a highly contagious and lethal systemic disease in gallinaceous poultry. APMV-1 antibody detection is used for surveillance and to control vaccination, but is hampered by cross-reactivity to other subtypes of avian Avulaviruses. Data are lacking concerning the applicability of NDV V proteins as differential diagnostic marker to distinguish vaccinated from virus-infected birds (DIVA strategy). METHODS: Full length and C-terminally truncated nucleocapsid (NP) protein, and the unique C-terminal regions of the phospho- (P) and V proteins of the NDV LaSota strain were bacterially expressed as fusion proteins with the multimerization domain of the human C4 binding protein, and used as diagnostic antigens in indirect ELISA...
January 11, 2018: Virology Journal
Erdene-Ochir Tseren-Ochir, Seong-Su Yuk, Bodisaikhan Khishgee, Jung-Hoon Kwon, Jin-Yong Noh, Woo-Tack Hong, Jei-Hyun Jeong, Gyeong-Bin Gwon, Sol Jeong, Yu-Jin Kim, Jun-Beom Kim, Ji-Ho Lee, Kyu-Jik Kim, Batchuluun Damdinjav, Chang-Seon Song
Avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) constitute some of the most globally prevalent avian viruses and are frequently isolated from wild migratory bird species. Using 1,907 fresh fecal samples collected during the 2012 avian influenza surveillance program, we identified two serotypes of APMV: APMV-4 ( n=10) and APMV-8 ( n=1). Sequences for these isolates phylogenetically clustered with Asian APMV-4 and APMV-8 recently isolated from wild birds in Korea, Japan, China, and Kazakhstan. Analysis by DNA barcoding indicated that the Mongolian APMV-4 and APMV-8 strains were isolated from Anseriformes species including Mallards ( Anas platyrhynchos) and Whooper Swans ( Cygnus cygnus)...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Kobey Karamendin, Aidyn Kydyrmanov, Yermukhammet Kasymbekov, Saule Asanova, Klara Daulbayeva, Aigerim Seidalina, Elizaveta Khan, Sally M Harrison, Ian M Carr, Simon J Goodman, Alibek Moldakozhayev, Marat Sayatov
Three isolates APMV/gull/Kazakhstan/5976/2014, APMV/gull/Kazakhstan/ 5977/2014 and APMV/gull/Kazakhstan/5979/2014, were obtained from independent samples during annual surveillance for avian influenza and paramyxoviruses in wild birds from the Caspian Sea coast in Western Kazakhstan, and were initially identified as putative paramyxoviruses on the basis of electron microscopy. Hemagglutination Inhibition Assays with antisera to nine known APMV serotypes (APMV1-9) indicated no relation to any of them. Next generation sequencing of whole genome sequences indicated the three isolates were genetically identical, and had a nucleotide structure typical for all APMVs, consisting of six genes 3'-NP-P-M-F-HN-L-5'...
2017: PloS One
Thijs Kuiken, Pascal Buijs, Peter van Run, Geert van Amerongen, Marion Koopmans, Bernadette van den Hoogen
Although avian paramyxovirus type 1 is known to cause mild transient conjunctivitis in human beings, there are two recent reports of fatal respiratory disease in immunocompromised human patients infected with the pigeon lineage of the virus (PPMV-1). In order to evaluate the potential of PPMV-1 to cause respiratory tract disease, we inoculated a PPMV-1 isolate (hPPMV-1/Netherlands/579/2003) from an immunocompromised human patient into three healthy cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) and examined them by clinical, virological, and pathological assays...
November 21, 2017: Veterinary Research
A Caron, N Chiweshe, J Mundava, C Abolnik, A Capobianco Dondona, M Scacchia, N Gaidet
We sampled 417 swallows in a wetland ecosystem of Zimbabwe in February 2010 and October 2011. RT-PCR tests revealed circulation of avian paramyxovirus type I, avian influenza and West Nile disease viruses in these populations. We discuss the relevance of these findings in relation to what is known on the epidemiology of these viruses in these hosts and in relation to the host ecology. We conclude with recommendations to focus more research on Passeriformes in disease ecology and in particular on the hirundinidae family...
November 2, 2017: EcoHealth
Sasan Fereidouni, M Jenckel, A Seidalina, K Karamendin, M Beer, E Starick, S Asanova, E Kasymbekov, M Sayatov, A Kydyrmanov
Five avian paramyxoviruses of serotype 8 (APMV-8) were isolated during a study monitoring wild birds in Kazakhstan in 2013 and each was further characterized. The viruses were isolated from three White-fronted geese (Anser albifrons), one Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus), and one Little stint (Calidris minuta). Before our study, only two complete APMV-8 sequences had been reported worldwide since their discovery in the USA and Japan in the 1970s. We report the complete genome sequences of the newly detected viruses and analyze the genetic evolution of the APMV-8 viruses over four decades...
October 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
Jipseol Jeong, Youngsik Kim, Injung An, Seung-Jun Wang, Yongkwan Kim, Hyun-Jeong Lee, Kang-Seuk Choi, Se-Pyeong Im, Wongi Min, Jae-Ku Oem, Weonhwa Jheong
A novel avian paramyxovirus (APMV), Cheonsu1510, was isolated from wild bird feces in South Korea and serologically and genetically characterized. In hemagglutination inhibition tests, antiserum against Cheonsu1510 showed low reactivity with other APMVs and vice versa. The complete genome of Cheonsu1510 comprised 15,408 nucleotides, contained six open reading frames (3'-N-P-M-F-HN-L-5'), and showed low sequence identity to other APMVs (< 63%) and a unique genomic composition. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that Cheonsu1510 was related to but distinct from APMV-1, -9, and -15...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
O P Zhirnov
Human lung cancer cells (Calu-3 line) were studied for the development of apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy in response to infection with ortho- and paramyxoviruses. Biochemical pathways underlying various mechanisms of cell death differed for different viruses. When infected with murine Sendai paramyxovirus, Calu-3 cells demonstrated typical necrotic features such as cell swelling (but not shrinkage), lack of chromatin DNA laddering, of caspase 3 and 8 activation, and of apoptotic cleavage of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) protein; an activation of antiapoptotic protein kinase Akt was also revealed...
September 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Benjamin S Rush, Melissa L Coughlin, Gautam Sanyal
Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV) is an avian paramyxovirus that has no significant pathogenicity in humans. Cancer cells with impaired immune defense mechanisms are susceptible to infection and lysis by NDV. A recombinant construct of a lentogenic form of NDV (rNDV) containing an insertion of granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GMCSF) transgene was earlier reported and shown to have acceptably low avian pathogenicity as well as oncolytic potential. Reliable measurement of infectious titer is key to determining the effectiveness of virus preparations to infect and lyse cells...
January 2018: Journal of Virological Methods
Ryota Tsunekuni, Hirokazu Hikono, Taichiro Tanikawa, Riho Kurata, Takaaki Nakaya, Takehiko Saito
Recombinant Newcastle disease virus (rNDV) expressing the hemagglutinin of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV HA) induces protective immunity against HPAIV in chickens. However, the efficacy of rNDV vectors is hampered when chickens are pre-immune to NDV, and most commercial chickens are routinely vaccinated against NDV. We recently showed that avian paramyxovirus serotypes 2, 6, and 10 (APMV-2, APMV-6, and APMV-10), which belong to the same genus as NDV, have low cross-reactivity with anti-NDV antisera...
September 2017: Avian Diseases
Mahmoud Sabra, Kiril M Dimitrov, Iryna V Goraichuk, Abdul Wajid, Poonam Sharma, Dawn Williams-Coplin, Asma Basharat, Shafqat F Rehmani, Denys V Muzyka, Patti J Miller, Claudio L Afonso
BACKGROUND: The remarkable diversity and mobility of Newcastle disease viruses (NDV) includes virulent viruses of genotype VI. These viruses are often referred to as pigeon paramyxoviruses 1 because they are normally isolated and cause clinical disease in birds from the Columbidae family. Genotype VI viruses occasionally infect, and may also cause clinical disease in poultry. Thus, the evolution, current spread and detection of these viruses are relevant to avian health. RESULTS: Here, we describe the isolation and genomic characterization of six Egyptian (2015), four Pakistani (2015), and two Ukrainian (2007, 2013) recent pigeon-derived NDV isolates of sub-genotype VIg...
September 26, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
Liji Xie, Zhixun Xie, Li Huang, Sheng Wang, Jiaoling Huang, Yanfang Zhang, Tingting Zeng, Sisi Luo
Sequence analysis of duck plague virus (DPV) revealed that there was a 528bp (B fragment) deletion within the UL2 gene of DPV attenuated vaccine strain in comparison with field virulent strains. The finding of gene deletion provides a potential differentiation test between DPV virulent strain and attenuated strain based on their UL2 gene sizes. Thus we developed a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay targeting to the DPV UL2 gene for simultaneous detection of DPV virulent strain and attenuated strain, 827bp for virulent strain and 299bp for attenuated strain...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
Vuong Nghia Bui, Dai Quang Trinh, Lary N B Abao, Yuki Ozeki, Jonathan Runstadler, Kikuyasu Nakamura, Haruko Ogawa, Kunitoshi Imai
Avian paramyxoviruses (APMVs) have been evaluated for their potential use as vaccine vectors, sparking research efforts leading to a better understanding of APMVs' replication and pathogenicity. However, within APMV serotypes, significant genetic diversity exists, and the infectivity of variant strains in mammals has not been studied. We utilized a mouse model to evaluate the pathogenicity of a variant strain of APMV-6 (APMV-6/red-necked stint/Japan/8KS0813/2008) in comparison with the prototype APMV-6 strain (APMV-6/duck/Hong Kong/18/199/1977)...
July 6, 2017: Archives of Virology
Renfu Yin, Pingze Zhang, Xinxin Liu, Yanyu Chen, Zhi Tao, Lili Ai, Junjiao Li, Yingying Yang, Mingxin Li, Cong Xue, Jing Qian, Xueli Wang, Jing Chen, Yong Li, Yanping Xiong, Jun Zhang, Tobias Stoeger, Yuhai Bi, Jianjun Chen, Zhuang Ding
Avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 (APMV-4) is found sporadically in wild birds worldwide, and it is an economically important poultry pathogen. Despite the existence of several published strains, very little is known about the distribution, host species, and transmission of APMV-4 strains. To better understand the relationships among these factors, we conducted an APMV-4 surveillance of wild birds and domestic poultry in six provinces of China suspected of being intercontinental flyways and sites of interspecies transmission...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Haijin Liu, Emmanuel Albina, Patricia Gil, Cécile Minet, Renata Servan de Almeida
Within paramyxoviruses, conventional reverse genetics require the transfection of a minimum of four plasmids: three to reconstruct the viral polymerase complex that replicates and expresses the virus genome delivered by a fourth plasmid. The successful transfection of four or more plasmids of different sizes into one cell and the subsequent generation of at least one viable and replicable viral particle is a rare event, which explains the low rescue efficiency, especially of low virulent viruses with reduced replication efficiency in cell lines...
September 2017: Virology
Udaya S Rangaswamy, Weijia Wang, Xing Cheng, Patrick McTamney, Danielle Carroll, Hong Jin
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) is an oncolytic virus being developed for the treatment of cancer. Following infection of a human ovarian cancer cell line (OVCAR3) with a recombinant low-pathogenic NDV, persistent infection was established in a subset of tumor cells. Persistently infected (PI) cells exhibited resistance to superinfection with NDV and established an antiviral state, as demonstrated by upregulation of interferon and interferon-induced genes such as myxoma resistance gene 1 (Mx1) and retinoic acid-inducing gene-I (RIG-I)...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
Iryna V Goraichuk, Kiril M Dimitrov, Poonam Sharma, Patti J Miller, David E Swayne, David L Suarez, Claudio L Afonso
The first complete genome sequences of four avian paramyxovirus serotype 10 (APMV-10) isolates are described here. The viruses were isolated from rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands, sampled in 2007. All four genomes are 15,456 nucleotides in length, and phylogenetic analyses show them to be closely related.
June 1, 2017: Genome Announcements
M A Rohaim, R F El Naggar, A M Helal, H A Hussein, Muhammad Munir
Transmission of viruses from the commercial poultry to wild birds is an emerging paradigm of livestock-wildlife interface. Here, we report the identification and isolation of vaccine strains of avian paramyxovirus serotype 1 (APMV1) and avian coronaviruses (ACoV) from different wild bird species across eight Egyptian governorates between January 2014 and December 2015. Surveillance of avian respiratory viruses in free-ranging wild birds (n=297) identified three species that harboured or excreted APMV1 and ACoVs...
May 19, 2017: Vaccine
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