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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708602/development-of-hepatoma-derived-bidirectional-oval-like-cells-as-a-model-to-study-host-interactions-with-hepatitis-c-virus-during-differentiation
#1
Masahiko Ito, Suofeng Sun, Takasuke Fukuhara, Ryosuke Suzuki, Miho Tamai, Toyohiko Yamauchi, Kenji Nakashima, Yoh-Ichi Tagawa, Shigetoshi Okazaki, Yoshiharu Matsuura, Takaji Wakita, Tetsuro Suzuki
Directed differentiation of human stem cells including induced pluripotent stem cells into hepatic cells potentially leads to acquired susceptibility to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. However, cellular determinants that change their expression during cell reprogramming or hepatic differentiation and are pivotal for supporting the HCV life cycle remain unclear. In this study, by introducing a set of reprogramming factors, we established HuH-7-derived oval-like cell lines, Hdo-17 and -23, which possess features of bipotential liver precursors...
July 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694142/increased-psa-expression-on-prostate-cancer-exosomes-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-condition-and-in-cancer-patients
#2
Mariantonia Logozzi, Daniela F Angelini, Elisabetta Iessi, Davide Mizzoni, Rossella Di Raimo, Cristina Federici, Luana Lugini, Giovanna Borsellino, Alessandro Gentilucci, Federico Pierella, Vittorio Marzio, Alessandro Sciarra, Luca Battistini, Stefano Fais
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test is the most common, clinically validated test for the diagnosis of prostate cancer (PCa). While neoplastic lesions of the prostate may cause aberrant levels of PSA in the blood, the quantitation of free or complexed PSA poorly discriminates cancer patients from those developing benign lesions, often leading to invasive and unnecessary surgical procedures. Microenvironmental acidity increases exosome release by cancer cells. In this study we evaluated whether acidity, a critical phenotype of malignancy, could influence exosome release and increase the PSA expression in nanovesicles released by PCa cells...
July 8, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659476/entry-and-release-of-hepatitis-c-virus-in-polarized-human-hepatocytes
#3
Sandrine Belouzard, Adeline Danneels, Lucie Fénéant, Karin Séron, Yves Rouillé, Jean Dubuisson
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects primarily hepatocytes that are highly polarized cells. The relevance of cell polarity in the HCV life cycle has only been addressed in distant models and remains poorly understood. Although polarized epithelial cells have a rather simple morphology with a basolateral and an apical domain, hepatocytes exhibit complex polarization structures. However, it has been reported that some selected polarized HepG2 cell clones can exhibit a honeycomb pattern of distribution of the tight-junction proteins, typical of columnar polarized epithelia which can be used as a simple model to study the role of cell polarization in viral infection of hepatocytes...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643872/circulating-microrna-as-candidates-for-early-embryonic-viability-in-cattle
#4
K G Pohler, J A Green, L A Moley, S Gunewardena, W T Hung, R R Payton, X Hong, L K Christenson, T W Geary, M F Smith
Blood-borne extracellular vesicles (i.e. exosomes and microvesicles) carrying microRNAs (miRNAs) could make excellent biomarkers of disease and different physiologic states, including pregnancy status. We tested the hypothesis that circulating extracellular vesicle-derived miRNAs might differentiate the pregnancy status of cows that had maintained pregnancy to Day 30 from non-pregnant cows or from those that exhibited embryonic mortality between Days 17-30 of gestation. Cows were randomly assigned for artificial insemination with fertile semen (n= 36) or dead semen (n = 8; control group) on Day 0 (day of estrus)...
June 23, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643202/specific-igm-and-regulation-of-antibody-responses
#5
Anna Sörman, Birgitta Heyman
Specific IgM, administered together with the antigen it recognizes, enhances primary antibody responses, formation of germinal centers, and priming for secondary antibody responses. The response to all epitopes on the antigen to which IgM binds is usually enhanced. IgM preferentially enhances responses to large antigens such as erythrocytes, malaria parasites, and keyhole limpet hemocyanine. In order for an effect to be seen, antigens must be administered in suboptimal concentrations and in close temporal relationship to the IgM...
June 23, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638089/a-screen-for-inhibitory-peptides-of-hepatitis-c-virus-identifies-a-novel-entry-inhibitor-targeting-e1-and-e2
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Peiqi Yin, Ling Zhang, Fei Ye, Yao Deng, Sha Lu, Yi-Ping Li, Leiliang Zhang, Wenjie Tan
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry into hepatocytes is a multistep process that represents a promising target for antiviral intervention. The viral envelope protein E1E2 plays a critical role in HCV entry. In this study, we sought to identify peptide inhibitors of HCV by screening a library of overlapping peptides covering E1E2. Screening the peptide library identified several novel anti-HCV peptides. Four peptides from glycoprotein E2 were selected for further investigation. The 50% effective dose (ED50) was approximately 5 nM for each peptide...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602860/a-role-for-the-tetraspanin-proteins-in-salmonella-infection-of-human-macrophages
#7
Noha A Hassuna, Peter N Monk, Fawwaz Ali, Robert C Read, Lynda J Partridge
OBJECTIVE: Infected macrophages play a role in the dissemination of Salmonella and may serve as a reservoir of infection in asymptomatic carriers. However, relatively little is known about the early molecular interactions of the bacteria with these cells. We have recently shown that members of the tetraspanin family of membrane proteins are involved in the initial adhesion of a range of bacteria to host cells. This study investigated the role of tetraspanins in Salmonella enterica subsp...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574577/pcsk9-and-infection-a-potentially-useful-or-dangerous-association
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REVIEW
Farzad Kahdemi, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Željko Reiner, Maciej Banach, Khalid Al Rasadi, Amirhossein Sahebkar
Elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration is the most important risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a ubiquitously expressed serine proteinase which plays a key role in cholesterol metabolism, but has been found to be implicated in some other lipid-independent physiological processes. In this review, the role of PCSK9 was evaluated not only concerning lipid metabolism but also hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, bacterial infections/sepsis and septic shock...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557183/extracellular-vesicles-do-not-contribute-to-higher-circulating-levels-of-soluble-lrp1-in-idiopathic-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#9
Santiago Roura, Carolina Gálvez-Montón, David de Gonzalo-Calvo, Ana Gámez Valero, Paloma Gastelurrutia, Elena Revuelta-López, Cristina Prat-Vidal, Carolina Soler-Botija, Aida Llucià-Valldeperas, Isaac Perea-Gil, Oriol Iborra-Egea, Francesc E Borràs, Josep Lupón, Vicenta Llorente-Cortés, Antoni Bayes-Genis
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (IDCM) is a frequent cause of heart transplantation. Potentially valuable blood markers are being sought, and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1) has been linked to the underlying molecular basis of the disease. This study compared circulating levels of soluble LRP1 (sLRP1) in IDCM patients and healthy controls and elucidated whether sLRP1 is exported out of the myocardium through extracellular vesicles (EVs) to gain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease...
May 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555885/serum-extracellular-vesicles-contain-protein-biomarkers-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-and-cholangiocarcinoma
#10
Ander Arbelaiz, Mikel Azkargorta, Marcin Krawczyk, Alvaro Santos-Laso, Ainhoa Lapitz, Maria J Perugorria, Oihane Erice, Esperanza Gonzalez, Raul Jimenez-Agüero, Adelaida Lacasta, Cesar Ibarra, Alberto Sanchez-Campos, Juan P Jimeno, Frank Lammert, Piotr Milkiewicz, Marco Marzioni, Rocio I R Macias, Jose J G Marin, Tushar Patel, Gregory J Gores, Ibon Martinez, Félix Elortza, Juan M Falcon-Perez, Luis Bujanda, Jesus M Banales
Cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) includes a heterogeneous group of biliary cancers with poor prognosis. Several conditions such as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are risk factors. Non-invasive differential diagnosis between intrahepatic CCA (iCCA) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is sometimes difficult. Accurate non-invasive biomarkers for PSC, CCA or HCC are not available. In the search of novel biomarkers, serum extracellular vesicles (EV) were isolated from CCA (n=43), PSC (n=30) or HCC (n=29) patients, and healthy individuals (control, n=32), and their protein content was characterized...
May 26, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526573/transcriptomic-variation-of-locally-infected-skin-of-epinephelus-coioides-reveals-the-mucosal-immune-mechanism-against-cryptocaryon-irritans
#11
Yazhou Hu, Anxing Li, Yang Xu, Biao Jiang, Geling Lu, Xiaochun Luo
Fish skin is the largest immunologically active mucosal organ, providing first-line defense against external pathogens. However, the skin-associated immune mechanisms of fish are still unclear. Cryptocaryon irritans is an obligate ectoparasitic ciliated protozoan that infects almost all marine fish, and is believed to be an excellent pathogen model to study fish mucosal immunity. In this study, a de novo transcriptome assembly of Epinephelus coioides skin post C. irritans tail-infection was performed for the first time using the Illumina HiSeq™ 2500 system...
May 17, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512091/conformational-flexibility-in-the-immunoglobulin-like-domain-of-the-hepatitis-c-virus-glycoprotein-e2
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Ieva Vasiliauskaite, Ania Owsianka, Patrick England, Abdul Ghafoor Khan, Sarah Cole, Dorothea Bankwitz, Steven K H Foung, Thomas Pietschmann, Joseph Marcotrigiano, Felix A Rey, Arvind H Patel, Thomas Krey
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) glycoprotein E2 is the major target of neutralizing antibodies and is therefore highly relevant for vaccine design. Its structure features a central immunoglobulin (Ig)-like β-sandwich that contributes to the binding site for the cellular receptor CD81. We show that a synthetic peptide corresponding to a β-strand of this Ig-like domain forms an α-helix in complex with the anti-E2 antibody DAO5, demonstrating an inside-out flip of hydrophobic residues and a secondary structure change in the composite CD81 binding site...
May 16, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509416/the-importance-of-cd39-cd43-cd81-and-cd95-expression-for-differentiating-b-cell-lymphoma-by-flow-cytometry
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Chandra Chiappin Cardoso, Mariangeles Auat, Iris Mattos Santos-Pirath, Renata Cristina Messores Rudolf-Oliveira, Jessica Pires da Silva, Bárbara Gil Lange, Danielle Siegel, Ana Carolina Rabello de Moraes, Joanita Angela Gonzaga Del Moral, Maria Claudia Santos-Silva
BACKGROUND: B cell lymphomas' (BCL) current diagnosis is usually based on a combination of morphology, immunophenotype, recurrent cytogenetic aberration and clinical features. However, even with these diagnostic tools, a definitive diagnosis can be difficult to achieve. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the profile of CD39, CD43, CD81, and CD95 expressions in diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL), and Burkitt lymphoma (BL) cases. METHODS: To address this issue, we investigated the expression of CD39, CD43, CD81, and CD95 by eight-color flow cytometry in retrospective cases from 2014 to 2016...
May 16, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506360/plasmodium-p36-determines-host-cell-receptor-usage-during-sporozoite-invasion
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Giulia Manzoni, Carine Marinach, Selma Topçu, Sylvie Briquet, Morgane Grand, Matthieu Tolle, Marion Gransagne, Julien Lescar, Chiara Andolina, Jean-François Franetich, Mirjam B Zeisel, Thierry Huby, Eric Rubinstein, Georges Snounou, Dominique Mazier, François Nosten, Thomas F Baumert, Olivier Silvie
Plasmodium sporozoites, the mosquito-transmitted forms of the malaria parasite, first infect the liver for an initial round of replication before the emergence of pathogenic blood stages. Sporozoites represent attractive targets for antimalarial preventive strategies, yet the mechanisms of parasite entry into hepatocytes remain poorly understood. Here we show that the two main species causing malaria in humans, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, rely on two distinct host cell surface proteins, CD81 and the Scavenger Receptor BI (SR-BI), respectively, to infect hepatocytes...
May 16, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481946/a-sequence-in-the-loop-domain-of-hepatitis-c-virus-e2-protein-identified-in-silico-as-crucial-for-the-selective-binding-to-human-cd81
#15
Chun-Chun Chang, Hao-Jen Hsu, Jui-Hung Yen, Shih-Yen Lo, Je-Wen Liou
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a species-specific pathogenic virus that infects only humans and chimpanzees. Previous studies have indicated that interactions between the HCV E2 protein and CD81 on host cells are required for HCV infection. To determine the crucial factors for species-specific interactions at the molecular level, this study employed in silico molecular docking involving molecular dynamic simulations of the binding of HCV E2 onto human and rat CD81s. In vitro experiments including surface plasmon resonance measurements and cellular binding assays were applied for simple validations of the in silico results...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449602/reference-values-for-b-cell-surface-markers-and-co-receptors-associated-with-primary-immune-deficiencies-in-healthy-turkish-children
#16
Elif Azarsiz, Neslihan Edeer Karaca, Guzide Aksu, Necil Kutukculer
In order to evaluate B-lymphocyte subsets of patients with primary immunodeficiencies, the normal values for national healthy children have to be used as a reference. Recently, B-cell co-receptor markers (CD19, CD21, and CD81) and CD20, CD22, and CD27 deficiencies have been reported in relation with different primary immunodeficiency diseases. The objective of this study was to establish national reference values for B-lymphocyte co-receptors and some surface markers, CD20, CD22, CD27, as well as classic lymphocyte subsets in the peripheral blood of healthy children...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442431/reducing-isoform-complexity-of-human-tetraspanins-by-optimized-expression-in-dictyostelium-discoideum-enables-high-throughput-functional-read-out
#17
Tineke Scheltz, Julia von Bülow, Eric Beitz
The human tetraspanin family of scaffold proteins comprises 33 isoforms. Being integral membrane proteins, they organize a so-called tetraspanin web via homomeric and heteromeric protein-protein interactions with integrins, immunoglobulins, growth factors, receptor tyrosine kinases, proteases, signaling proteins, and viral capsid proteins. Tetraspanins promote cellular effects, such as adhesion, migration, invasion, signaling, membrane fusion, protein trafficking, cancer progression, and infections. The ubiquitous expression of multiple tetraspanin isoforms and partner proteins hampers specific interaction studies...
April 22, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414289/-isolation-and-characterization-of-exosomes-from-blood-plasma-of-breast-cancer-and-colorectal-cancer-patients
#18
S N Tamkovich, N V Yunusova, М N Stakheeva, A K Somov, А Y Frolova, N А Kirushina, S G Afanasyev, А E Grigoryeva, P P Laktionov, I V Kondakova
A simple approach for isolation of exosomes from the blood plasma, which allows to obtain highly purified preparations of microvesicles no larger than 100 nm has been proposed. The presence of different subpopulations of exosomes in the blood plasma of healthy donors and cancer patients has been recognized. We found the presence of the universal markers CD9, CD24 and CD81 on exosomes isolated from blood plasma that can be used to their routine typing.
March 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408492/cd81-as-a-tumor-target
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REVIEW
Felipe Vences-Catalán, Caroline Duault, Chiung-Chi Kuo, Ranjani Rajapaksa, Ronald Levy, Shoshana Levy
CD81 participates in a variety of important cellular processes such as membrane organization, protein trafficking, cellular fusion and cell-cell interactions. In the immune system, CD81 regulates immune synapse, receptor clustering and signaling; it also mediates adaptive and innate immune suppression. CD81 is a gateway in hepatocytes for pathogens such as hepatitis C virus and Plasmodium; it also confers susceptibility to Listeria infection. These diverse biological roles are due to the tendency of CD81 to associate with other tetraspanins and with cell-specific partner proteins, which provide the cells with a signaling platform...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408489/tetraspanins-in-infections-by-human-cytomegalo-and-papillomaviruses
#20
REVIEW
Laura A Fast, Diana Lieber, Thorsten Lang, Luise Florin
Members of the tetraspanin family have been identified as essential cellular membrane proteins in infectious diseases by nearly all types of pathogens. The present review highlights recently published data on the role of tetraspanin CD151, CD81, and CD63 and their interaction partners in host cell entry by human cytomegalo- and human papillomaviruses. Moreover, we discuss a model for tetraspanin assembly into trafficking platforms at the plasma membrane. These platforms might persist during intracellular viral trafficking...
April 15, 2017: Biochemical Society Transactions
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