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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428548/antiviral-activities-of-schizonepeta-tenuifolia-briq-against-enterovirus-71-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Sin-Guang Chen, Mei-Ling Cheng, Kuan-Hsing Chen, Jim-Tong Horng, Ching-Chuan Liu, Shih-Min Wang, Hiroaki Sakurai, Yann-Lii Leu, Shulhn-Der Wang, Hung-Yao Ho
No effective drug is currently available for treatment of enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection. Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq. (ST) has been used as a herbal constituent of traditional Chinese medicine. We studied whether the aqueous extract of Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq (STE) has antiviral activity. STE inhibited replication of EV71, as evident by its ability to diminish plaque formation and cytopathic effect induced by EV71, and to inhibit the synthesis of viral RNA and protein. Moreover, daily single-dose STE treatment significantly improved the survival of EV71-infected mice, and ameliorated the symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427827/antiviral-screen-identifies-ev71-inhibitors-and-reveals-camptothecin-target-dna-topoisomerase-1-as-a-novel-ev71-host-factor
#2
Kan Xing Wu, Justin Jang-Hann Chu
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is one of the causative agents of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) associated with severe neurological disease. EV71's pathogenesis remains poorly understood and the lack of approved antiviral has led to its emergence as a clinically important neurotropic virus. The goals of this study were to: (i) identify novel anti-EV71 compounds that may serve as lead molecules for therapeutics; and (ii) investigate their targets in downstream studies. We screened a 502-compound library of highly purified natural products for anti-EV71 activities in a cell-based immunofluorescence assay that were then confirmed in viral plaque reduction assays...
April 17, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425979/factors-leading-to-rehospitalization-for-tracheostomized-and-ventilator-dependent-infants-through-2-years-of-age
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G Akangire, W Manimtim, M Nyp, N Townley, H Dai, M Norberg, J B Taylor
OBJECTIVE: To identify factors leading to readmission for tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants <2 years of age. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of 117 tracheostomized, ventilator-dependent infants followed through 2 years of age. RESULTS: Home ventilator use (at hospital discharge, 6 and 12 months of age), inhaled steroid use (at 12 and 24 months of age), oxygen dependence (at 6 and 12 months of age) and tracheostomy (at discharge, 6 and 12 months of age) were increased risks for rehospitalization...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424289/disruption-of-mda5-mediated-innate-immune-responses-by-the-3c-proteins-of-coxsackievirus-a16-coxsackievirus-a6-and-enterovirus-d68
#4
Yajuan Rui, Jiaming Su, Hong Wang, Junliang Chang, Shaohua Wang, Wenwen Zheng, Yong Cai, Wei Wei, James T Gordy, Richard Markham, Wei Kong, Wenyan Zhang, Xiao-Fang Yu
Coxsackievirus A16 (CV-A16), A6 (CV-A6), and enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) belong to the Picornaviridae family and are major causes of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) and pediatric respiratory disease worldwide. The biological characteristics of these viruses, especially their interplay with the host innate immune system, have not been well investigated. In this study, we discovered that the 3C(pro) proteins from CV-A16, CV-A6, and EV-D68 bind MDA5 and inhibit its interaction with MAVS. Consequently, MDA5-triggered type I IFN signaling in the RLR pathway was blocked by CV-A16, CV-A6, and EV-D68 3C(pro) Furthermore, CV-A16, CV-A6, and EV-D68 3C(pro) all cleave TAK1, resulting in inhibition of NF-κB activation, a host response also critical for toll-like receptor (TLR) mediated signaling...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422137/effective-in-vivo-therapeutic-igg-antibody-against-vp3-of-enterovirus-71-with-receptor-competing-activity
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Qiang Jia, Qingyong Ng, Wenjie Chin, Tao Meng, Vincent Tak Kwong Chow, Cheng-I Wang, Jimmy Kwang, Fang He
Passive immunization is an effective option for treatment against hand, foot and mouth disease caused by EV71, especially with cross-neutralizing IgG monoclonal antibodies. In this study, an EV71-specific IgG2a antibody designated 5H7 was identified and characterized. 5H7 efficiently neutralizes the major EV71 genogroups (A, B4, C2, C4). The conformational epitope of 5H7 was mapped to the highly conserved amino acid position 74 on VP3 capsid protein using escape mutants. Neutralization with 5H7 is mediated by the inhibition of viral attachment, as revealed by virus-binding and post-attachment assays...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422128/epidemiology-of-45-616-suspect-cases-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-chongqing-china-2011-2015
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Jian Tao, Xiao-Yan He, Yu Shi, Guohun Zhu, Shan Liu, Zhenzhen Zhang, Shi Tang, Rong Zhang, Bin Peng, Zhidai Liu, Junjie Tan, Qian Chen, Xingbin Wang, Liming Bao, Lin Zou, Penghui Zhang
Epidemiology and etiology of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) based on large sample size or evaluation of detection for more enterovirus serotypes are not well investigated in Chongqing of China. 45,616 suspect HFMD patients were prospectively enrolled among whom 21,615 were laboratory confirmed HFMD cases over a 5-year period (January 2011 to December 2015). Their epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory data were extracted and stratified by month, age, sex, disease severity, and enterovirus serotype...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420553/incidence-of-respiratory-viral-infections-and-associated-factors-among-children-attending-a-public-kindergarten-in-taipei-city
#7
Chun-Yi Lu, Li-Min Huang, Tsui-Yien Fan, A-Ling Cheng, Luan-Yin Chang
BACKGROUND: Kindergarteners frequently encounter various infectious diseases, so surveillance of viral infectious diseases would provide information for their health promotion. METHODS: We enrolled kindergarten attendees, age 2-5 years, during the academic years of 2006 and 2007 in a Taipei City kindergarten. Daily monitoring of illness and regular biweekly physical examinations were undertaken. Multiple infections were defined as one child having two or more laboratory-confirmed viral infections with different viruses or different serotypes during one academic year...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419350/epidemiology-of-meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-the-united-states-from-2011-2014
#8
Rodrigo Hasbun, Ning Rosenthal, J M Balada-Llasat, Jessica Chung, Steve Duff, Samuel Bozzette, Louise Zimmer, Christine C Ginocchio
Background: Large epidemiological studies evaluating the etiologies, management decisions and outcomes of adults with meningitis and encephalitis in the United States (US) are lacking. Methods: Adult patients (≥18 years) with meningitis or encephalitis by ICD-9 codes available in the Premier Healthcare Database during 2011-2014 were analyzed. Results: A total of 26,429 patients with meningitis or encephalitis were identified. The median age was 43 years; 53% were female...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414218/exploiting-the-anti-aggregation-of-gold-nanostars-for-rapid-detection-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-causing-enterovirus-71-using-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#9
Miguel Reyes, Marek Piotrowski, Swee Kim Ang, Jingqi Chan, Shuai He, Justin Jang Hann Chu, James Chen Yong Kah
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a major public health threat that requires rapid point-of-care detection. Here, we developed a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)-based scheme that utilized protein-induced aggregation of colloidal gold nanostars (AuNS) to rapidly detect EV71 without the need for fabricating a solid substrate, Raman labels or complicated sample handling. We used AuNS (hydrodynamic diameter, DH of 105.12 ± 1.13 nm) conjugated to recombinant scavenger receptor class B, member 2 (SCARB2) protein with known affinity to EV71...
April 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414215/highly-sensitive-naked-eye-assay-for-enterovirus-71-detection-based-on-catalytic-nanoparticle-aggregation-and-immunomagnetic-amplification
#10
Ling-Hong Xiong, Xuewen He, Junjie Xia, Hanwu Ma, Fan Yang, Qian Zhang, Dana Huang, Long Chen, Chunli Wu, Xiaomin Zhang, Zheng Zhao, Chengsong Wan, Renli Zhang, Jinquan Cheng
Development of sensitive, convenient, and cost-effective virus detection product is of great significance to meet the growing demand of clinical diagnosis at the early stage of virus infection. Herein, a naked-eye readout of immunoassay by means of virion bridged catalase-mediated in situ reduction of gold ions and growth of nanoparticles, has been successfully proposed for rapid visual detection of Enterovirus 71 (EV71). Through tailoring the morphologies of the produced gold nanoparticles (GNPs) varying between dispersion and aggregation, a distinguishing color changing was ready for observation...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412182/characterization-of-three-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-enterovirus-71-identified-from-screening-of-a-library-of-natural-products
#11
Guiming Li, Qianqian Gao, Shilin Yuan, Lili Wang, Ralf Altmeyer, Ke Lan, Feifei Yin, Gang Zou
Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) is a major cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). Infection with EV-A71 is more often associated with neurological complications in children and is responsible for the majority of fatalities, but currently there is no approved antiviral therapy for treatment. Here, we identified auraptene, formononetin, and yangonin as effective inhibitors of EV-A71 infection in the low-micromolar range from screening of a natural product library. Among them, formononetin and yangonin selectively inhibited EV-A71 while auraptene could inhibit viruses within the enterovirus species A...
April 12, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412077/influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-estimates-in-the-dutch-population-from-2003-to-2014-the-test-negative-design-case-control-study-with-different-control-groups
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Eva van Doorn, Maryam Darvishian, Frederika Dijkstra, Gé A Donker, Pieter Overduin, Adam Meijer, Eelko Hak
Information about influenza vaccine effectiveness (IVE) is important for vaccine strain selection and immunization policy decisions. The test-negative design (TND) case-control study is commonly used to obtain IVE estimates. However, the definition of the control patients may influence IVE estimates. We have conducted a TND study using the Dutch Sentinel Practices of NIVEL Primary Care Database which includes data from patients who consulted the General Practitioner (GP) for an episode of acute influenza-like illness (ILI) or acute respiratory infection (ARI) with known influenza vaccination status...
April 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412073/pediatric-acute-flaccid-paralysis-enterovirus-d68-associated-anterior-myelitis
#13
James A Yoder, Michael Lloyd, Luke Zabrocki, Jonathan Auten
BACKGROUND: Enteroviral infections can cause acute flaccid paralysis secondary to anterior myelitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important in the diagnosis of this potentially devastating pediatric disease. Before the 2014 outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the virus was considered a relatively benign disease. CASE REPORT: A fully immunized 8-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department complaining of a cough, headache, neck pain, and right arm pain and weakness...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411509/direct-acting-antivirals-and-host-targeting-strategies-to-combat-enterovirus-infections
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Lisa Bauer, Heyrhyoung Lyoo, Hilde M van der Schaar, Jeroen Rpm Strating, Frank Jm van Kuppeveld
Enteroviruses (e.g., poliovirus, enterovirus-A71, coxsackievirus, enterovirus-D68, rhinovirus) include many human pathogens causative of various mild and more severe diseases, especially in young children. Unfortunately, antiviral drugs to treat enterovirus infections have not been approved yet. Over the past decades, several direct-acting inhibitors have been developed, including capsid binders, which block virus entry, and inhibitors of viral enzymes required for genome replication. Capsid binders and protease inhibitors have been clinically evaluated, but failed due to limited efficacy or toxicity issues...
April 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409290/comparison-of-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-during-two-major-paediatric-meningitis-outbreaks-of-echovirus-30-and-other-non-polio-enteroviruses-in-germany-in-2008-and-2013
#15
H Rudolph, R Prieto Dernbach, M Walka, P Rey-Hinterkopf, V Melichar, E Muschiol, S Schweitzer-Krantz, J W Richter, C Weiss, S Böttcher, S Diedrich, H Schroten, T Tenenbaum
Viral meningitis is mainly caused by non-polio enteroviruses (NPEV). Large-scale data on the clinical characteristics between different outbreaks within the same region are lacking. This study aimed to analyse a possible influence of the circulating NPEV genotype on the disease outcome of affected children. A retrospective cohort study analysing two major outbreaks of NPEV meningitis in Germany in 2008 and 2013 was conducted in cooperation with the National Reference Centre for Poliomyelitis and Enteroviruses (NRC PE) and five German children's hospitals...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408118/a-novel-combined-vaccine-based-on-monochimeric-vlp-co-displaying-multiple-conserved-epitopes-against-enterovirus-71-and-varicella-zoster-virus
#16
Yangtao Wu, Rui Zhu, Longfa Xu, Yongchao Li, Shuxuan Li, Hai Yu, Shaowei Li, Hua Zhu, Tong Cheng, Ningshao Xia
Chicken pox and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) are two major infectious diseases that mainly affect infants and children, causing significant morbidity annually. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and enterovirus 71 (EV71), respectively, are the principal epidemic pathogens causing these two diseases. To investigate the possibility of developing a novel combined vaccine to prevent chicken pox and HFMD, we constructed three chimeric virus-like particles (VLPs) (termed HBc-V/1/2, HBc-2/V/1 and HBc-1/2/V) based on the hepatitis B core antigen (HBc) carrier that display epitopes derived from VZV-gE, EV71-VP1, and EV71-VP2 in a varied tandem manner...
April 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404679/evaluation-of-taqman-array-card-tac-for-the-detection-of-central-nervous-system-infections-in-kenya
#17
Clayton O Onyango, Vladimir Loparev, Shirley Lidechi, Vinod Bhullar, D Scott Schmid, Kay Radford, Michael K Lo, Paul Rota, Barbara W Johnson, Jorge Munoz, Martina Oneko, Deron Burton, Carolyn M Black, John Neatherlin, Joel M Montgomery, Barry Fields
Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are often acute with significant morbidity and mortality. Routine diagnosis of such infections is limited in developing countries and requires modern equipment in advanced laboratories that may be unavailable to a number of patients in sub-Saharan Africa. We developed a TaqMan Array Card (TAC) that detects multiple pathogens simultaneously from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The 21-pathogen TAC assays include two parasites (Balamuthia mandrillaris and Acanthamoeba), six bacterial pathogens (Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and Bartonella) and 13 viruses (parechovirus, dengue, nipah, varicella zoster, mumps, measles, lyssa, herpes simplex virus 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus, enterovirus, cytomegalovirus and chikungunya)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400558/a-universal-primer-independent-next-generation-sequencing-approach-for-investigations-of-norovirus-outbreaks-and-novel-variants
#18
Jannik Fonager, Marc Stegger, Lasse Dam Rasmussen, Mille Weismann Poulsen, Jesper Rønn, Paal Skytt Andersen, Thea Kølsen Fischer
Norovirus (NoV) is the most common cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis and is a major agent associated with outbreaks of gastroenteritis. Conventional molecular genotyping analysis of NoV, used for the identification of transmission routes, relies on standard typing methods (STM) by Sanger-sequencing of only a limited part of the NoV genome, which could lead to wrong conclusions. Here, we combined a NoV capture method with next generation sequencing (NGS), which increased the proportion of norovirus reads by ~40 fold compared to NGS without prior capture...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399485/interleukin-18-protects-mice-from-enterovirus-71-infection
#19
Zheng Li, Hongbin Wang, Yihui Chen, Junling Niu, Qiuhong Guo, Qibin Leng, Zhong Huang, Zhirui Deng, Guangxun Meng
Previous study has demonstrated that the NLRP3 inflammasome is essential for protecting murine host against Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infection. However, the underlying mechanism remained unknown. Here we discovered that the pleiotropic cytokine interleukin-18 (IL-18), an NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent effector protein, exhibits a protective capability against EV71 challenge. Deficiency of IL-18 in mice exacerbated EV71 infection, which was reflected by increased viral replication, elevated production of interferons (IFN-β, IFN-γ), proinflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6) and chemokine CCL2,as well as decreased survival of experimental animals...
April 8, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397477/real-time-pcr-detection-of-the-most-common-bacteria-and-viruses-causing-meningitis
#20
Oya Akkaya, Hulya Iren Guvenc, Serife Yuksekkaya, Aysegul Opus, Asuman Guzelant, Meral Kaya, Muhammet Guzel Kurtoglu, Nurettin Kaya
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections require prompt diagnosis, as the clinical condition progresses rapidly and may lead to severe permanent sequelae or death. The causative agents include viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. In this study, samples with the diagnosis of CNS infection based on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sent to us from other hospitals/labs, were studied by multiplex real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate, retrospectively, the most common bacteria and viruses causing meningitis and seasonal distribution of these agents using the multiplex real-time PCR method in CSF samples...
April 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
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