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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885560/expression-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-k-and-w-in-babies
#1
L H S Nali, A C S Oliveira, D O Alves, G S Caleiro, C F Nunes, D Gerhardt, R C M Succi, Camila M Romano, D M Machado
Here we determined the relative expression of HERV-K and W proviruses in HIV infected and non-infected mothers as well as their respective babies up to 1 year-old. HIV-infected mothers, their babies and uninfected control groups presented expression of both HERV-K and HERV-W with relatively high frequency. While the level of HERV-K expression was similar among groups, the level of HERV-W expression in HIV-infected mothers was four-fold higher than the uninfected mothers from the control group (p < 0.01)...
November 24, 2016: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870643/yellow-fever-vaccine-17d-administered-to-healthy-women-aged-between-40-and-54-years-halves-breast-cancer-risk-an-observational-study
#2
Giuseppe Mastrangelo, Sofia Pavanello, Emanuela Fadda, Alessandra Buja, Ugo Fedeli
Transcripts of human endogenous retrovirus K are expressed in most breast cancers (BCs). Yellow fever vaccine 17D (YFV) expresses a protein with a closely homologous epitope. Cross-reactive immunity could hypothetically inhibit BC growth at least in women aged around 50 years at diagnosis, in whom the prognosis of BC was found to be better than that in women younger or older. A cohort of 12 804 women who received YFV in the Veneto Region, Italy, was divided into two subcohorts according to age at vaccination and followed up through the Veneto Tumor Registry...
November 18, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704146/first-evidence-of-herv-h-transcriptional-activity-reduction-after-methylphenidate-treatment-in-a-young-boy-with-adhd
#3
Elisa D'Agati, Mariabernarda Pitzianti, Emanuela Balestrieri, Claudia Matteucci, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona, Augusto Pasini
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) have been associated with many complex diseases including neuropsychiatric diseases, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In ADHD an over-expression of HERV-H family in peripheral blood mononuclear cells has been documented. It has been hypothesized that HERVs may represent the link between genetic and environmental risk factors, contributing to the clinical onset and/or to the progression of the neurodevelopmental disease. The effect of pharmacological treatment on HERV transcriptional activity in psychiatric disorders has been attracting attention...
July 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704145/transcriptional-activity-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-in-albanian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#4
Emanuela Balestrieri, Chiara Cipriani, Claudia Matteucci, Natale Capodicasa, Anita Pilika, Ina Korca, Roberta Sorrentino, Ayele Argaw-Denboba, Ilaria Bucci, Martino Tony Miele, Antonella Coniglio, Riccardo Alessandrelli, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona
Recent studies suggest that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) result from interactions between genetic and environmental factors, whose possible links could be represented by epigenetic mechanisms. Here, we investigated the transcriptional activity of three human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) families, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from Albanian ASD children, by quantitative real-time PCR. We aimed to confirm the different expression profile already found in Italian ASD children, and to highlight any social and family health condition emerging from information gathered through a questionnaire, to be included among environmental risk factors...
July 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696782/human-endogenous-retroviral-genetic-element-with-immune-suppressive-activity-in-both-human-autoimmune-diseases-and-experimental-arthritis
#5
Magdalena Janina Laskaj, Anne Troldborg, Ellen-Margrethe Hauge, Shervin Bahrami, Kristian Stengaard-Pedersen
OBJECTIVES: Human Endogenous Retroviruses (HERVs) are remnants of past retroviral infections in the human genome and have been implicated in different aspects of human biology. The aim of this study was to identify HERVs which are associated with the pathogenesis of Rheumatoid diseases represented by Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: The study subjects included 45 female patients with SLE and 50 geographically and age matched healthy. Real-time RT-PCR analysis was used to examine the transcription levels of 11 genes with coding capacity for complete envelope protein in these individuals...
October 1, 2016: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664983/hiv-associated-motor-neuron-disease-herv-k-activation-and-response-to-antiretroviral-therapy
#6
Lauren N Bowen, Richa Tyagi, Wenxue Li, Tariq Alfahad, Bryan Smith, Mary Wright, Elyse J Singer, Avindra Nath
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is activation of human endogenous retrovirus K (HERV-K) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in HIV infection and whether it might respond to treatment with antiretroviral drugs. METHODS: In this case series, we present 5 patients with HIV infection who subsequently developed motor neuron disease involving both upper and lower motor neurons. We monitored HERV-K levels in plasma of 4 of these patients. RESULTS: Three patients who received antiretroviral therapy had reversal of symptoms within 6 months of onset of neurologic symptoms and the other 2 had slow neurologic progression over several years...
October 25, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613107/contribution-of-type-w-human-endogenous-retroviruses-to-the-human-genome-characterization-of-herv-w-proviral-insertions-and-processed-pseudogenes
#7
Nicole Grandi, Marta Cadeddu, Jonas Blomberg, Enzo Tramontano
BACKGROUND: Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) are ancient sequences integrated in the germ line cells and vertically transmitted through the offspring constituting about 8 % of our genome. In time, HERVs accumulated mutations that compromised their coding capacity. A prominent exception is HERV-W locus 7q21.2, producing a functional Env protein (Syncytin-1) coopted for placental syncytiotrophoblast formation. While expression of HERV-W sequences has been investigated for their correlation to disease, an exhaustive description of the group composition and characteristics is still not available and current HERV-W group information derive from studies published a few years ago that, of course, used the rough assemblies of the human genome available at that time...
2016: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602426/first-evidence-of-herv-h-transcriptional-activity-reduction-after-methylphenidate-treatment-in-a-young-boy-with-adhd
#8
Elisa D'Agati, Mariabernarda Pitzianti, Emanuela Balestrieri, Claudia Matteucci, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona, Augusto Pasini
Human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs) have been associated with many complex diseases including neuropsychiatric diseases, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In ADHD an over-expression of HERV-H family in peripheral blood mononuclear cells has been documented. It has been hypothesized that HERVs may represent the link between genetic and environmental risk factors, contributing to the clinical onset and/or to the progression of the neurodevelopmental disease. The effect of pharmacological treatment on HERV transcriptional activity in psychiatric disorders has been attracting attention...
September 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27602423/transcriptional-activity-of-human-endogenous-retrovirus-in-albanian-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders
#9
Emanuela Balestrieri, Chiara Cipriani, Claudia Matteucci, Natale Capodicasa, Anita Pilika, Ina Korca, Roberta Sorrentino, Ayele Argaw-Denboba, Ilaria Bucci, Martino Tony Miele, Antonella Coniglio, Riccardo Alessandrelli, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona
Recent studies suggest that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) result from interactions between genetic and environmental factors, whose possible links could be represented by epigenetic mechanisms. Here, we investigated the transcriptional activity of three human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) families, in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from Albanian ASD children, by quantitative real-time PCR. We aimed to confirm the different expression profile already found in Italian ASD children, and to highlight any social and family health condition emerging from information gathered through a questionnaire, to be included among environmental risk factors...
September 2016: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576335/silver-nanoparticles-exhibit-size-dependent-differential-toxicity-and-induce-expression-of-syncytin-1-in-fa-aml1-and-molt-4-leukaemia-cell-lines
#10
Sultan Alqahtani, Pawika Promtong, Anthony W Oliver, Xiaotong T He, Thomas D Walker, Andrew Povey, Lynne Hampson, Ian N Hampson
Human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) sequences make up ~8% of the human genome and increased expression of some HERV proteins has been observed in various pathologies including leukaemia and multiple sclerosis. However, little is known about the function of these HERV proteins or environmental factors which regulate their expression. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are used very extensively as antimicrobials and antivirals in numerous consumer products although their effect on the expression of HERV gene products is unknown...
November 2016: Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568866/the-emerging-microduplication-3q13-31-expanding-the-genotype-phenotype-correlations-of-the-reciprocal-microdeletion-3q13-31-syndrome
#11
B Hervé, D Fauvert, R Dard, J Roume, S Cognard, D Goidin, F Lozach, D Molina-Gomes, F Vialard
Microdeletion and microduplication syndromes are well-known causes of developmental delay and/or malformations of differing severity. It was recently reported that a microdeletion at the 3q13.31 locus is associated with a new syndrome combining developmental delay, postnatal overgrowth and dysmorphic features. However, the reciprocal microduplication has only been described in a few case reports displaying some clinical features of the microdeletion syndrome. Here, we report on a female infant with a 3.34 Mb microduplication of the 3q13...
September 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557521/activation-of-herv-k-env-protein-is-essential-for-tumorigenesis-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-cells
#12
Fuling Zhou, Ming Li, Yongchang Wei, Kevin Lin, Yue Lu, Jianjun Shen, Gary L Johanning, Feng Wang-Johanning
Human endogenous retrovirus type K (HERV-K) Env protein was previously demonstrated to be overexpressed in human breast cancer (BC) cells and tissues. However, the molecular pathways driving the specific alterations are unknown. We now show that knockdown of its expression with an shRNA (shRNAenv) blocked BC cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. shRNAenv transduction also attenuated the ability of BC cells to form tumors, and notably prevented metastasis. Mechanistically, downregulation of HERV-K blocked expression of tumor-associated genes that included Ras, p-RSK, and p-ERK...
August 20, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27556212/higher-prevalence-and-gene-amplification-of-hpv16-in-oropharynx-as-compared-to-oral-cavity
#13
Hideo Shigeishi, Masaru Sugiyama, Kouji Ohta, Mohammad Zeshaan Rahman, Masaaki Takechi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to clarify differences regarding HPV16 infection and gene amplification between the oral cavity and oropharynx in healthy individuals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The subjects were 94 healthy asymptomatic individuals (41 males, 53 females; mean age 58.6 years, range 16-97 years) who visited the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery of the Hiroshima University Hospital from 2014 to 2015. Oral epithelial cells were collected from oral rinse and pharynx gargle samples and placed in saline...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27552439/virome-characterisation-from-guthrie-cards-in-children-who-later-developed-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia
#14
G Bogdanovic, C Pou, M Barrientos-Somarribas, A Bjerkner, E Honkaniemi, T Allander, B Andersson, B Gustafsson
BACKGROUND: Some childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemias (ALL) can be traced back to a prenatal origin, where a virus infection could be involved in the first pre-leukaemic clone development. The DNA virome of 95 children who later developed ALL was characterised from neonatal blood spots (NBS) using unbiased next-generation sequencing (NGS) and compared with the virome of 95 non-ALL controls. METHODS: DNA was individually extracted from the ALL-patients and controls, pooled, randomly amplified and sequenced using the Illumina MiSeq Sequencing System...
October 11, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527207/how-active-are-porcine-endogenous-retroviruses-pervs
#15
REVIEW
Joachim Denner
Porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) represent a risk factor if porcine cells, tissues, or organs were to be transplanted into human recipients to alleviate the shortage of human transplants; a procedure called xenotransplantation. In contrast to human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs), which are mostly defective and not replication-competent, PERVs are released from normal pig cells and are infectious. PERV-A and PERV-B are polytropic viruses infecting cells of several species, among them humans; whereas PERV-C is an ecotropic virus infecting only pig cells...
2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27525406/-viral-superantigens
#16
Dürdal Us
Superantigens (SAgs) are microbial proteins produced by various microorganisms that elicit excessive and strong stimulation of T cells via an unconventional mechanism. They cause polyclonal activation of T cells in a non-specific manner, by binding to a particular variable-beta (Vβ) chain of T-cell receptor (TCR) and MHC class II molecule, in unprocessed form and outside of peptide-binding cleft, forming a bridge between the antigen presenting cell and the T cell. SAgs are classified into three groups, namely 1) exogenous (soluble proteins and exotoxins secreted by microorganisms), 2) endogenous (transmembrane proteins encoded by viruses which are integrated into the genome) and 3) B-cell SAgs (proteins which stimulate predominantly B cells)...
July 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497790/single-cell-genomics-reveals-activation-signatures-of-endogenous-scar-s-networks-in-aneuploid-human-embryos-and-clinically-intractable-malignant-tumors
#17
Gennadi V Glinsky
Somatic mutations and chromosome instability are hallmarks of genomic aberrations in cancer cells. Aneuploidies represent common manifestations of chromosome instability, which is frequently observed in human embryos and malignant solid tumors. Activation of human endogenous retroviruses (HERV)-derived loci is documented in preimplantation human embryos, hESC, and multiple types of human malignancies. It remains unknown whether the HERV activation may highlight a common molecular pathway contributing to the frequent occurrence of chromosome instability in the early stages of human embryonic development and the emergence of genomic aberrations in cancer...
October 10, 2016: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27467919/unraveling-the-molecular-pathways-of-dna-methylation-inhibitors-human-endogenous-retroviruses-induce-the-innate-immune-response-in-tumors
#18
Reiner Strick, Pamela L Strissel, Stephen B Baylin, Katherine B Chiappinelli
Loss of DNA methylation can activate endogenous retroviral expression and dsRNA in cancer cells. This leads to induction of toll-like receptor signaling stimulating an antiviral interferon response. Recent findings provide a therapeutic rationale for combining DNA methylation inhibitors with blockage of immune checkpoint proteins to fight cancer.
May 2016: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456869/human-endogenous-retrovirus-w-in-brain-lesions-rationale-for-targeted-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis
#19
Jack van Horssen, Susanne van der Pol, Philip Nijland, Sandra Amor, Hervé Perron
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVE: Attempts to identify a causative agent of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) among environmental viruses have consistently failed suggesting that development of MS is a result from gene-environment interactions. A new pathogenic player within human genes, a human endogenous retrovirus (HERV) was identified from MS cells, named MS-associated retrovirus element (MSRV) and unveiled homologous multicopy HERVs (HERV-W). As independent studies revealed biological features of HERV-W on immune-mediated inflammation and on remyelinating cells, the present study characterized the presence of HERV-W envelope protein (MSRV-Env) at the cellular level, in different MS lesion stages to extend and validate previous studies...
July 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27370226/tdp-43-regulates-endogenous-retrovirus-k-viral-protein-accumulation
#20
Mamneet Manghera, Jennifer Ferguson-Parry, Renée N Douville
The concomitant expression of neuronal TAR DNA binding protein 43 (TDP-43) and human endogenous retrovirus-K (ERVK) is a hallmark of ALS. Since the involvement of TDP-43 in retrovirus replication remains controversial, we sought to evaluate whether TDP-43 exerts an effect on ERVK expression. In this study, TDP-43 bound the ERVK promoter in the context of inflammation or proteasome inhibition, with no effect on ERVK transcription. However, over-expression of ALS-associated aggregating forms of TDP-43, but not wild-type TDP-43, significantly enhanced ERVK viral protein accumulation...
October 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
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