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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344839/risk-factors-of-venous-thrombo-embolism-during-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-immunocompetent-individuals-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Manuela Ceccarelli, Emmanuele Venanzi Rullo, Giuseppe Nunnari
Most of the effects and complications of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection are still unknown, even though its tropism for the endothelium has been extensively investigated. In fact, CMV is suspected to be a cause of venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) since 1974, but there is still no consensus about the management of CMV-related thrombosis and how to prevent it. Cytomegalovirus-related thrombosis has been reported mostly in immunocompromised patients, rarely in immunocompetent individuals. In order to identify potential risk factors of CMV-related thrombosis, we performed a systematic review of the literature regarding immunocompetent patients with cytomegalovirus infection and thrombosis...
January 18, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343581/the-5-untranslated-region-of-the-major-immediate-early-mrna-is-necessary-for-efficient-human-cytomegalovirus-replication
#2
Kyle C Arend, Erik M Lenarcic, Nathaniel J Moorman
The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) IE1 and IE2 proteins are critical regulators of virus replication. Both proteins are needed to efficiently establish lytic infection, and nascent expression of IE1 and IE2 is critical for reactivation from latency. The regulation of IE1 and IE2 protein expression is thus a central event in the outcome of HCMV infection. Transcription of the primary transcript encoding both IE1 and IE2 is well studied, but relatively little is known about the post-transcriptional mechanisms that control IE1 and IE2 protein synthesis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343580/advancing-our-understanding-of-protective-maternal-immunity-as-a-guide-for-development-of-vaccines-to-reduce-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infections
#3
Sallie R Permar, Mark R Schleiss, Stanley A Plotkin
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common congenitally transmitted pathogen worldwide, impacting an estimated 1 million newborns annually. Congenital HCMV (cCMV) infection is a major global contributor to long-term neurologic deficits, including deafness, microcephaly, neurodevelopmental delay, as well as fetal loss and occasional infant mortality. Accordingly, a maternal vaccine to prevent cCMV continues to be a top public health priority. Nevertheless, we remain without a licensed vaccine. Maternal immunity provides partial protection, as the risk of vertical HCMV transmission from chronically infected mothers is reduced compared to settings in which the mother is newly infected during pregnancy...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343541/immune-monitoring-of-infectious-complications-in-transplant-patients-an-important-step-towards-improved-clinical-management
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Rajiv Khanna
Immune reconstitution following organ transplantation is absolutely critical in preventing infectious complications. However, understanding the kinetics of immune reconstitution and its potential impact on the clinical management of transplant patients remains a significant challenge. Over the last decade, various platform technologies have emerged which have provided important insights into the immune reconstitution kinetics in transplant patients. However, many of these technologies are too complicated and cumbersome to implement in a clinical setting...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343192/coverage-and-outcomes-of-antenatal-tests-for-infections-a-population-based-survey-in-the-province-of-trento-italy
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Michela Dalmartello, Fabio Parazzini, Mariangela Pedron, Riccardo Pertile, Lucia Collini, Carlo La Vecchia, Silvano Piffer
BACKGROUND: Rubella, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus (CMV), hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV), HIV, and Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infections may have very severe outcomes during pregnancy, and for this reason, monitoring of infections in pregnant women is a requirement of prenatal assistance. AIMS: To describe coverage and outcome of the screening for rubella, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, CMV, HBV, HCV, HIV, and Group B Streptococcus in pregnancy in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Northern Italy (538,600 inhabitants)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342872/human-cytomegalovirus-nuclear-capsids-associate-with-the-core-nuclear-egress-complex-and-the-viral-protein-kinase-pul97
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Jens Milbradt, Eric Sonntag, Sabrina Wagner, Hanife Strojan, Christina Wangen, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Berislav Lisnic, Stipan Jonjic, Heinrich Sticht, William J Britt, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Manfred Marschall
The nuclear phase of herpesvirus replication is regulated through the formation of regulatory multi-component protein complexes. Viral genomic replication is followed by nuclear capsid assembly, DNA encapsidation and nuclear egress. The latter has been studied intensely pointing to the formation of a viral core nuclear egress complex (NEC) that recruits a multimeric assembly of viral and cellular factors for the reorganization of the nuclear envelope. To date, the mechanism of the association of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) capsids with the NEC, which in turn initiates the specific steps of nuclear capsid budding, remains undefined...
January 13, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342181/optimization-of-mneongreen-for-homo-sapiens-increases-its-fluorescent-intensity-in-mammalian-cells
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Emiko Tanida-Miyake, Masato Koike, Yasuo Uchiyama, Isei Tanida
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) is tremendously useful for investigating many cellular and intracellular events. The monomeric GFP mNeonGreen is about 3- to 5-times brighter than GFP and monomeric enhanced GFP and shows high photostability. The maturation half-time of mNeonGreen is about 3-fold faster than that of monomeric enhanced GFP. However, the cDNA sequence encoding mNeonGreen contains some codons that are rarely used in Homo sapiens. For better expression of mNeonGreen in human cells, we synthesized a human-optimized cDNA encoding mNeonGreen and generated an expression plasmid for humanized mNeonGreen under the control of the cytomegalovirus promoter...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340759/cecum-ulcer-is-a-reliable-endoscopic-finding-in-cytomegalovirus-colitis-concomitant-with-graft-versus-host-disease-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Kana Matsuda, Shoko Ono, Marin Ishikawa, Shuichi Miyamoto, Satoshi Abiko, Momoko Tsuda, Keiko Yamamoto, Takahiko Kudo, Yuichi Shimizu, Eiko Hayase, Daigo Hashimoto, Takanori Teshima, Yoshihiro Matsuno, Naoya Sakamoto
Although graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is the major complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), cytomegalovirus (CMV) reactivation also occurs in patients after allo-HSCT and these conditions often clinically overlap. The aim of this study was to determine reliable endoscopic findings of CMV colitis in patients with gastrointestinal graft-versus-host-disease (GI-GVHD). Patients after allo-HSCT who were histologically confirmed to have GI-GVHD with or without CMV colitis and patients with an immunosuppressive condition were retrospectively analyzed...
January 16, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340642/identifying-corneal-infections-in-formalin-fixed-specimens-using-next-generation-sequencing
#9
Zhigang Li, Florian P Breitwieser, Jennifer Lu, Albert S Jun, Laura Asnaghi, Steven L Salzberg, Charles G Eberhart
Purpose: We test the ability of next-generation sequencing, combined with computational analysis, to identify a range of organisms causing infectious keratitis. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated 16 cases of infectious keratitis and four control corneas in formalin-fixed tissues from the pathology laboratory. Infectious cases also were analyzed in the microbiology laboratory using culture, polymerase chain reaction, and direct staining. Classified sequence reads were analyzed with two different metagenomics classification engines, Kraken and Centrifuge, and visualized using the Pavian software tool...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340535/prevalence-of-cytomegalovirus-disease-in-kidney-transplant-patients-in-an-intensive-care-unit
#10
Sanmya Danielle Rodrigues Dos Santos, Antonio Tonete Bafi, Flávio Geraldo Rezende de Freitas, Luciano César Pontes de Azevedo, Flávia Ribeiro Machado
OBJECTIVES: To define the frequency of cytomegalovirus disease among kidney transplant patients in an intensive care unit in which this complication was suspected and to identify predisposing factors and their possible impact on clinical outcome. METHODS: Retrospective observational study in which kidney transplant patients over the age of 18 years were hospitalized for any reason in an intensive care unit with at least one collection of samples to test for the presence of antigenemia or cytomegalovirus via polymerase chain reaction during hospitalization...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340084/crispr-cas9-hdr-system-enhances-aqp1-gene-expression
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Zhimin Wang, Yaohe Wang, Songling Wang, Li-Rong Zhang, Na Zhang, Zhenguo Cheng, Qingshi Liu, Kelly J Shields, Baoli Hu, Michael J Passineau
Ionizing radiation (IR) isthe primarytherapeutic tool to treat patients with cancerous lesions located in the head and neck. In many patients, IR results in irreversible and severe salivary gland dysfunction or xerostomia. Currently there are no effective treatment options to reduce the effects of xerostomia. More recently, salivary gland gene therapy utilizing the water-specific protein aquaporin 1 (AQP1) has been of great interest to potentially correct salivary dysfunction. In this study, we used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing along with the endogenous promoter of AQP1 within theHEK293 and MDCK cell lines...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339472/mirna-mediated-targeting-of-human-cytomegalovirus-reveals-biological-host-and-viral-targets-of-ie2
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Rasmus Møller, Toni M Schwarz, Vanessa M Noriega, Maryline Panis, David Sachs, Domenico Tortorella, Benjamin R tenOever
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) impacts more than one-half of the human population owing to its capacity to manipulate the cell and create latent reservoirs in the host. Despite an extensive understanding of HCMV biology during acute infection in fibroblasts, the molecular basis for latency in myeloid cells remains incomplete. This knowledge gap is due largely to the fact that the existing genetic systems require virus rescue in fibroblasts, precluding the study of genes that are essential during acute infection, yet likely play unique roles in myeloid cells or the establishment of latency...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336640/novel-rnaset2-pathogenic-variants-in-an-east-asian-child-with-delayed-psychomotor-development
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Yan Sun, Xuyun Hu, Jiqing Song, Yanyan Hu, Caihong Liu, Guimei Li
INTRODUCTION: RNASET2 mutation has been reported in patients with cystic leukoencephalopathy without megalencephaly and the Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome. Both disorders are Mendelian mimics of congenital cytomegalovirus infection with overlapping features, including leukoencephalopathy, white matter alterations, intracranial calcification, delayed psychomotor development, intelligence disability and seizures. Only eight families with RNASET2 mutation have been previously reported. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing was performed and copy number variants were described by read-depth strategy...
January 16, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334373/prevention-of-tuberculosis-in-rhesus-macaques-by-a-cytomegalovirus-based-vaccine
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Scott G Hansen, Daniel E Zak, Guangwu Xu, Julia C Ford, Emily E Marshall, Daniel Malouli, Roxanne M Gilbride, Colette M Hughes, Abigail B Ventura, Emily Ainslie, Kurt T Randall, Andrea N Selseth, Parker Rundstrom, Lauren Herlache, Matthew S Lewis, Haesun Park, Shannon L Planer, John M Turner, Miranda Fischer, Christina Armstrong, Robert C Zweig, Joseph Valvo, Jackie M Braun, Smitha Shankar, Lenette Lu, Andrew W Sylwester, Alfred W Legasse, Martin Messerle, Michael A Jarvis, Lynn M Amon, Alan Aderem, Galit Alter, Dominick J Laddy, Michele Stone, Aurelio Bonavia, Thomas G Evans, Michael K Axthelm, Klaus Früh, Paul T Edlefsen, Louis J Picker
Despite widespread use of the bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of global mortality from a single infectious agent (Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mtb). Here, over two independent Mtb challenge studies, we demonstrate that subcutaneous vaccination of rhesus macaques (RMs) with rhesus cytomegalovirus vectors encoding Mtb antigen inserts (hereafter referred to as RhCMV/TB)-which elicit and maintain highly effector-differentiated, circulating and tissue-resident Mtb-specific CD4+ and CD8+ memory T cell responses-can reduce the overall (pulmonary and extrapulmonary) extent of Mtb infection and disease by 68%, as compared to that in unvaccinated controls, after intrabronchial challenge with the Erdman strain of Mtb at ∼1 year after the first vaccination...
January 15, 2018: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333432/cytomegalovirus-associated-pulmonary-exacerbation-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Akhil Sawant, Giulia Spoletini, Paul Whitaker, Christine Etherington, Ian Clifton, Daniel Peckham
CMV is an unusual cause of pulmonary exacerbation in immunocompetent individuals with CF http://ow.ly/Rdds30hlnjV.
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333227/dasatinib-induced-hemorrhagic-colitis-complicated-with-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Aya Nakaya, Yoshiko Azuma, Shinya Fujita, Atsushi Satake, Takahisa Nakanishi, Yukie Tsubokura, Akiko Konishi, Masaaki Hotta, Hideaki Yoshimura, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Tomoki Ito, Shosaku Nomura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333078/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-cytomegalovirus-associated-duodenal-papillitis
#17
Yuko Sakakibara, Shoichi Nakazuru, Yoshinori Kodama, Eiji Mita
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330663/human-cytomegalovirus-encoded-mir-ul112-contributes-to-hcmv-mediated-vascular-diseases-by-inducing-vascular-endothelial-cell-dysfunction
#18
Kai Shen, Liyun Xu, Dongdong Chen, Weiguo Tang, Yanyan Huang
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection has been linked to the pathogenesis of vasculopathy by inducing dysfunction of vascular cells such as endothelial cells. Hcmv-miR-UL112 is the most well-characterized HCMV-encoded microRNA occurring in the plasma of patients with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, while the specific underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are yet to be defined. The current study investigated the effect of hcmv-miR-UL112 on the growth and proliferation of human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVECs); it might also be associated with signaling pathways...
January 12, 2018: Virus Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330315/outcome-of-preterm-infants-with-postnatal-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Julia Gunkel, Linda S de Vries, Marian Jongmans, Corine Koopman-Esseboom, Ingrid C van Haastert, Maria C J Eijsermans, Carolien van Stam, Bert G A van Zanten, Tom F W Wolfs, Joppe Nijman
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether preterm infants with postnatal cytomegalovirus infection develop neurologic sequelae in early childhood. METHODS: Infants <32 weeks' gestation were prospectively screened for cytomegalovirus (CMV) at term-equivalent age. Neurodevelopment was compared between CMV-positive and CMV-negative infants by using the Griffiths Mental Development Scales (GMDS) at 16 months' corrected age (CA); the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition or the GMDS at 24 to 30 months' CA; and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Third Edition and Movement Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition at 6 years of age...
January 12, 2018: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330011/mutations-in-pi3k110%C3%AE-cause-impaired-nk-cell-function-partially-rescued-by-rapamycin-treatment
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Raquel Ruiz-García, Alexander Vargas-Hernandez, Ivan K Chinn, Laura S Angelo, Tram N Cao, Zeynep Coban-Akdemir, Shalini N Jhangiani, Qingchang Meng, Lisa R Forbes, Donna M Muzny, Luis M Allende, Mohammed S Ehlayel, Richard A Gibbs, James R Lupski, Gulbu Uzel, Jordan S Orange, Emily M Mace
BACKGROUND: Heterozygous gain-of-function mutations in PI3K110 lead to lymphadenopathy, lymphoid hyperplasia, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) viremia, and sinopulmonary infections. OBJECTIVE: The known role of NK cell function in the control of EBV and CMV prompted us to investigate the functional and phenotypic effect of PI3K110δ mutations on NK cell subsets and cytotoxic function. METHODS: Patient mutations were identified by whole exome or targeted sequencing...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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