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EBV reactivation

Scott Whitehouse, Pei-Lin Chen, Anna L Greenshields, Mat Nightingale, David W Hoskin, Karen Bedard
BACKGROUND: Many plant-derived chemicals have been studied for their potential benefits in ailments including inflammation, cancer, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease. The health benefits of phytochemicals are often attributed to the targeting of reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, it is not always clear whether these agents act directly as antioxidants to remove ROS, or whether they act indirectly by blocking ROS production by enzymes such as NADPH oxidase (NOX) enzymes, or by influencing the expression of cellular pro- and anti- oxidants...
November 15, 2016: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Nathan D Montgomery, Wilborn B Coward, Steven Johnson, Ji Yuan, Margaret L Gulley, Stephanie P Mathews, Kathleen Kaiser-Rogers, Kathleen W Rao, Warren G Sanger, Jennifer N Sanmann, Yuri Fedoriw
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) is morphologically characterized by scattered malignant Hodgkin/Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells that are far outnumbered by surrounding reactive hematolymphoid cells. Approximately half of all cases of CHL are associated with infection by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), an oncogenic herpesvirus that expresses a number of proteins thought to contribute to transformation. While a small number of published studies have attempted to identify recurrent cytogenetic abnormalities in CHL, no large case series have explored karyotypic differences between EBV-positive and EBV-negative tumors...
September 2016: Cancer Genetics
Antonino Carbone, Annunziata Gloghini, Arnaldo Caruso, Paolo De Paoli, Riccardo Dolcetti
The pathogenesis of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is still enigmatic, largely because its tumor cells, the so-called Hodgkin and Reed-Stenberg (HRS) cells, invariably reside in a prominent reactive microenvironment, are rare and therefore difficult to analyze. On the other hand, the broadly investigated cHL-derived cell lines are not unequivocally considered as suitable and representative models for this puzzling disease. Based on current knowledge, it appears that the cross talk between the tumour cells and the reactive infiltrate of the microenvironment is complex and that multiple mechanisms occur, making cHL a very heterogeneous disease...
October 17, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Wei Zhang, Dongjie Han, Pin Wan, Pan Pan, Yanhua Cao, Yingle Liu, Kailang Wu, Jianguo Wu
DNA demethylation plays an essential role in the reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) from latency infection. However, it is unclear how epigenetic modification is initiated in responding to stimuli. Here, we demonstrate that ERK/c-Jun signaling is involved in DNA demethylation of EBV immediate early (IE) gene Zta in response to 12-O-Tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) stimulation. Remarkably, Ser73 phosphorylation of c-Jun facilitates Zta promoter demethylation and EBV reactivation, whereas knockdown of c-Jun attenuates Zta demethylation and viral reactivation...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Julie Morscio, Thomas Tousseyn
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is an aggressive complication of solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation that arises in up to 20% of transplant recipients. Infection or reactivation of the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), a ubiquitous human herpesvirus, in combination with chronic immunosuppression are considered as the main predisposing factors, however insight in PTLD biology is fragmentary. The study of PTLD is complicated by its morphological heterogeneity and the lack of prospective trials, which also impede treatment optimization...
September 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
Thomas Schachtner, Maik Stein, Petra Reinke
The number of kidney transplant recipients (KTRs) after nonrenal solid organ transplantation (SOT) has increased to almost 5%. Knowledge on patient and allograft outcomes, infections, and alloreactivity, however, remains scarce. We studied 40 KTRs after nonrenal SOT. 720 primary KTRs and 119 repeat KTRs were used for comparison. Samples were collected pretransplantation, at +1, +2, and +3 months posttransplantation. Alloreactive and CMV-specific T-cells were measured by interferon-γ Elispot assay. Patient survival in KTRs after SOT, primary and repeat KTRs was comparable...
September 17, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
Sonia P Bohórquez, Juliana Díaz, Claudia M Rincón, Marcela Estupiñán, Mauricio Chaparro, Ana María Low-Calle, Jaime E Castellanos
INTRODUCTION: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in pediatric patients is an alternative treatment for different diseases. The conditioning regimen for transplant predisposes recipients to the development of infections. Viral infections by herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2), human cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), are the most common, and the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among these patients. These viruses lie dormant in various cell types and the reactivation of latent infections may lead to asymptomatic viral shedding in saliva...
2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
Pragya Yadav, Matthew T Carr, Ruby Yu, Alice Mumbey-Wafula, Linda A Spatz
INTRODUCTION: The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) has been associated with the autoimmune disease, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). EBV nuclear antigen-I (EBNA-1) is the major nuclear protein of EBV. We previously generated an IgG monoclonal antibody (MAb) to EBNA-1, 3D4, and demonstrated that it cross-reacts with double stranded DNA (dsDNA) and binds the 148 amino acid viral binding site (VBS) in the carboxyl region of EBNA-1. The aim of the present study was to characterize another antibody to EBNA-1 that cross-reacts with dsDNA, compare its immunoglobulin genes to 3D4, and finely map the epitope in EBNA-1 that is recognized by these cross-reactive antibodies...
September 2016: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
J Pascual, A Royuela, A M Fernández, I Herrero, J F Delgado, A Solé, L Guirado, T Serrano, J de la Torre-Cisneros, A Moreno, E Cordero, R Gallego, C Lumbreras, J M Aguado
Appropriate post-transplant immunosuppressive regimens that avoid acute rejection, while reducing risk of viral reactivation, have been sought, but remain a chimera. Recent evidence suggesting potential regulatory and antiviral effects of mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors (mTORi) is of great interest. Although the concept of an immunosuppressive drug with antiviral properties is not new, little effort has been made to put the evidence together to assess the management of immunosuppressive therapy in the presence of a viral infection...
September 7, 2016: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
Octavia Ramayanti, Hedy Juwana, Sandra A M W Verkuijlen, Marlinda Adham, Michiel D Pegtel, Astrid E Greijer, Jaap M Middeldorp
Undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is 100% associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as oncogenic driver. NPC is often diagnosed late due to initial vague complaints and obscured location. Prior studies suggest that measurement of EBV DNA load and RNA transcripts in nasopharyngeal (NP) brushings is useful for minimally invasive NPC diagnosis. However, whether these EBV markers relate to local virus replication or reflect tumor origin remains to be demonstrated. To resolve this, we analysed EBV-DNA characteristics and quantified latent and lytic viral RNA transcripts in NP brushings and matching frozen NP-biopsy specimens from patients suspected of having NPC...
September 7, 2016: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
I García-Cadenas, I Rivera, R Martino, A Esquirol, P Barba, S Novelli, G Orti, J Briones, S Brunet, D Valcarcel, J Sierra
This study aimed to characterize the incidence, etiology and outcome of infectious episodes in patients with steroid refractory acute GvHD (SR-GvHD). The cohort included 127 adults treated with inolimomab (77%) or etanercept (23%) owing to acute 2-4 SR-GvHD, with a response rate of 43% on day +30 and a 4-year survival of 15%. The 1-year cumulative incidences of bacterial, CMV and invasive fungal infection were 74%, 65% and 14%, respectively. A high rate (37%) of enterococcal infections was observed. Twenty patients (15...
September 5, 2016: Bone Marrow Transplantation
Arnold Reynaldi, Timothy E Schlub, Erwan Piriou, Sidney Ogolla, Odada P Sumba, Ann M Moormann, Rosemary Rochford, Miles P Davenport
The combination of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and high malaria exposure are risk factors for endemic Burkitt lymphoma, and evidence suggests that infants in regions of high malaria exposure have earlier EBV infection and increased EBV reactivation. Here we analysed the longitudinal antibody response to EBV in Kenyan infants with different levels of malaria exposure. We found that high malaria exposure was associated with a faster decline of maternally-derived IgG antibody to both the EBV viral capsid antigen (VCA) and Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (EBNA1), followed by a more rapid rise in antibody response to EBV antigens in children from the high malaria region...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vanessa Landtwing, Ana Raykova, Gaetana Pezzino, Vivien Béziat, Emanuela Marcenaro, Claudine Graf, Alessandro Moretta, Riccarda Capaul, Andrea Zbinden, Guido Ferlazzo, Karl-Johan Malmberg, Obinna Chijioke, Christian Münz
NK cells are innate lymphocytes with protective functions against viral infections and tumor formation. Human NK cells carry inhibitory killer cell Ig-like receptors (KIRs), which recognize distinct HLAs. NK cells with KIRs for self-HLA molecules acquire superior cytotoxicity against HLA- tumor cells during education for improved missing-self recognition. Here, we reconstituted mice with human hematopoietic cells from donors with homozygous KIR ligands or with a mix of hematopoietic cells from these homozygous donors, allowing assessment of the resulting KIR repertoire and NK cell education...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
Sven Grützmeier, Anna Porwit, Corinna Schmitt, Eric Sandström, Börje Åkerlund, Ingemar Ernberg
BACKGROUND: Most malignant lymphomas in HIV-patients are caused by reactivation of EBV-infection. Some lymphomas have a very rapid fulminant course. HHV-8 has also been reported to be a cause of lymphoma. The role of CMV in the development of lymphoma is not clear, though both CMV and HHV-8 have been reported in tissues adjacent to the tumour in Burkitt lymphoma patients. Here we present a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection, that contracted a primary cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8) infection...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
Heng Giap Woon, Asolina Braun, Jane Li, Corey Smith, Jarem Edwards, Frederic Sierro, Carl G Feng, Rajiv Khanna, Michael Elliot, Andrew Bell, Andrew D Hislop, Stuart G Tangye, Alan B Rickinson, Thomas Gebhardt, Warwick J Britton, Umaimainthan Palendira
Disruption of T cell memory during severe immune suppression results in reactivation of chronic viral infections, such as Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV). How different subsets of memory T cells contribute to the protective immunity against these viruses remains poorly defined. In this study we examined the compartmentalization of virus-specific, tissue resident memory CD8+ T cells in human lymphoid organs. This revealed two distinct populations of memory CD8+ T cells, that were CD69+CD103+ and CD69+CD103-, and were retained within the spleen and tonsils in the absence of recent T cell stimulation...
August 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Keisuke Kumata, Keiko Nagata, Michiko Matsushita, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Masako Kato, Ichiro Murakami, Shuji Fukata, Kazuhiko Hayashi
Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder that mainly presents as hyperthyroidism and is caused by thyrotropin receptor antibodies (TRAbs) that stimulate thyroid-stimulating hormone receptors. We previously reported that Graves' disease patients and healthy controls both had Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected TRAb-positive B cells and the EBV-reactivated induction of these B cells in cultures may induce the production of TRAbs. In the present study, we quantified serum TRAb-IgG and TRAb-IgM levels in 34 Graves' disease patients and 15 controls using ELISA to elucidate the mechanisms underlying EBV-related antibody production...
August 16, 2016: Viral Immunology
Kung-Chao Chang, Jen-Chieh Lee, Yu-Chu Wang, Liang-Yi Hung, Yenlin Huang, Wan-Ting Huang, Ren-Ching Wang, Tse-Ching Chen, Yi-Shan Tsai, L Jeffrey Medeiros
Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of the spleen is a morphologically distinctive lesion. Although the clinical course of SANT is benign, its reactive or neoplastic nature remains to be clarified. Furthermore, some investigators have suggested that SANT is related to IgG4 sclerosing lesion or inflammatory pseudotumor with stromal cells positive for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). In this study, we assessed 22 cases of SANT derived from adult women. Clinical data and follow-up information were obtained by chart review...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Melissa Baker, Hongkun Wang, Scott D Rowley, Ling Cai, Andrew L Pecora, Alan Skarbnik, David H Vesole, Barbara Adler-Brecher, Daniel Kim, Michele L Donato
Most patients eligible for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation will require identification of an alternate (unrelated or mismatched related) donor. We explored the transplantation outcomes for a sequential series of 54 patients undergoing haploidentical donor transplantation (HAPLO) compared to those from a control group of patients receiving cells from matched or mismatched unrelated donors (URD) selected by diagnosis and stem cell source. Patients undergoing HAPLO transplantations received graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis with post-transplantation cyclophosphamide (Cy)...
November 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Aleksandar Jakovljevic, Miroslav Andric, Maja Miletic, Katarina Beljic-Ivanovic, Aleksandra Knezevic, Slavko Mojsilovic, Jelena Milasin
Chronic inflammatory processes in periapical tissues caused by etiological agents of endodontic origin lead to apical periodontitis. Apart from bacteria, two herpesviruses, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) are recognized as putative pathogens in apical periodontitis. Although previous reports suggest the involvement of EBV in the pathogenesis of apical periodontitis, its exact role in periapical bone resorption has not yet been fully elucidated. We hypothesize that EBV infection in apical periodontitis is capable of inducing periapical bone resorption via stimulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) overproduction...
September 2016: Medical Hypotheses
Michael A Grassi, Vidhya R Rao, Siquan Chen, Dingcai Cao, Xiaoyu Gao, Patricia A Cleary, R Stephanie Huang, Andrew D Paterson, Rama Natarajan, Jalees Rehman, Timothy S Kern
BACKGROUND: White blood cells have been shown in animal studies to play a central role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy. Lymphoblastoid cells are immortalized EBV-transformed primary B-cell leukocytes that have been extensively used as a model for conditions in which white blood cells play a primary role. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether lymphoblastoid cell lines, by retaining many of the key features of primary leukocytes, can be induced with glucose to demonstrate relevant biological responses to those found in diabetic retinopathy...
2016: PloS One
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