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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107607/epidemiology-update-for-hepatitis-c-virus-and-hepatitis-b-virus-in-end-stage-renal-disease-in-france-r%C3%A3-seau-epid%C3%A3-miologique-et-information-en-n%C3%A3-phrologie-registry
#1
Corinne Isnard Bagnis, Cécile Couchoud, Marc Bowens, Ayman Sarraj, Gilbert Deray, Jérôme Tourret, Patrice Cacoub, Sophie Tezenas du Montcel
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Risk for HCV/HBV infection is increased in ESRD patients. We generate updated epidemiological data. METHODS: Based on the National French registry for ESRD, we extracted data for patients who started dialysis or preemptive transplantation between January, 2005 and December, 2013. A positive serum HBs Ag and/or a positive HCV RNA defined HBV and HCV infections, respectively. RESULTS: 72,948 patients were included among which 62...
January 20, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099188/hepatitis-b-incidence-and-prevention-with-antiretroviral-therapy-among-hiv-positive-individuals-in-rakai-uganda
#2
Emmanuel Seremba, Victor Ssempijja, Sarah Kalibbala, Ronald H Gray, Maria J Wawer, Fred Nalugoda, Corey Casper, Warren T Phipps, Ponsiano Ocama, David Serwadda, David L Thomas, Steven Reynolds
OBJECTIVE: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) may interfere with replication of hepatitis B (HBV) raising the hypothesis that HBV infection might be prevented by ART. We investigated the incidence and risk factors associated with HBV among HIV-infected adults in Rakai, Uganda. METHODS: We screened stored sera from 944 HIV-infected adults enrolled in the Rakai Community Cohort Study between September 2003 and March 2015 for evidence of HBV exposure. Serum from participants who tested anti-HBc negative (497) at baseline were tested over 3-7 consecutive survey rounds for incident HBV...
January 17, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098260/hepatitis-b-virus-x-protein-is-capable-of-down-regulating-protein-level-of-host-antiviral-protein-apobec3g
#3
Ruidong Chen, Xue Zhao, Yongxiang Wang, Youhua Xie, Jing Liu
The apolipoprotein B mRNA editing catalytic polypeptide-like (APOBEC) family proteins bind RNA and single-stranded DNA, and create C-to-U base modifications through cytidine deaminase activity. APOBEC3G restricts human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1) infection by creating hypermutations in proviral DNA, while HIV-1-encoded vif protein antagonizes such restriction by targeting APOBEC3G for degradation. APOBEC3G also inhibits hepatitis B virus (HBV): APOBEC3G co-expression inhibits HBV replication and evidences exist indicating APOBEC3G-mediated HBV hypermutations in patients...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095508/the-smc5-6-complex-restricts-hbv-when-localized-to-nd10-without-inducing-an-innate-immune-response-and-is-counteracted-by-the-hbv-x-protein-shortly-after-infection
#4
Congrong Niu, Christine M Livingston, Li Li, Rudolf K Beran, Stephane Daffis, Dhivya Ramakrishnan, Dara Burdette, Leanne Peiser, Eduardo Salas, Hilario Ramos, Mei Yu, Guofeng Cheng, Michel Strubin, William E Delaney Iv, Simon P Fletcher
The structural maintenance of chromosome 5/6 complex (Smc5/6) is a restriction factor that represses hepatitis B virus (HBV) transcription. HBV counters this restriction by expressing HBV X protein (HBx), which targets Smc5/6 for degradation. However, the mechanism by which Smc5/6 suppresses HBV transcription and how HBx is initially expressed is not known. In this study we characterized viral kinetics and the host response during HBV infection of primary human hepatocytes (PHH) to address these unresolved questions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087399/advances-with-using-crispr-cas-mediated-gene-editing-to-treat-infections-with-hepatitis-b-virus-and-hepatitis-c-virus
#5
REVIEW
Buhle Moyo, Kristie Bloom, Tristan Scott, Abdullah Ely, Patrick Arbuthnot
Chronic infections with hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses (HBV and HCV) account for the majority of cases of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Current therapies for the infections have limitations and improved efficacy is necessary to prevent complications in carriers of the viruses. In the case of HBV persistence, the replication intermediate comprising covalently closed circular DNA (cccDNA) is particularly problematic. Licensed therapies have little effect on cccDNA and HBV replication relapses following treatment withdrawal...
January 10, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079152/a-novel-toolbox-for-the-in-vitro-assay-of-hepatitis-d-virus-infection
#6
Jing-Hua Zhao, Ya-Li Zhang, Tian-Ying Zhang, Lun-Zhi Yuan, Tong Cheng, Pei-Jer Chen, Quan Yuan, Ning-Shao Xia
Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is a defective RNA virus that requires the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) for its life cycle. The in vitro HDV infection system is widely used as a surrogate model to study cellular infection with both viruses owing to its practical feasibility. However, previous methods for running this system were less efficient for high-throughput screening and large-scale studies. Here, we developed a novel method for the production of infectious HDV by adenoviral vector (AdV)-mediated transduction...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067163/hbv-coinfection-is-associated-with-reduced-cd4-response-to-antiretroviral-treatment-in-pregnancy
#7
Marco Floridia, Giulia Masuelli, Enrica Tamburrini, Arsenio Spinillo, Giuliana Simonazzi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Anna Maria Degli Antoni, Pasquale Martinelli, Vincenzo Portelli, Serena Dalzero, Marina Ravizza
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection on response to antiretroviral treatment in pregnant women with HIV. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a large case series of pregnant women with HIV in Italy; outcome measures were CD4 changes, HIV viral load, and main pregnancy outcomes (preterm delivery, low birthweight, intrauterine growth restriction, mode of delivery, and major birth defects). RESULTS: Rate of HBV coinfection among 1462 pregnancies was 12...
January 9, 2017: HIV Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063013/the-role-of-micrornas-in-hepatocyte-metabolism-and-hepatitis-b-virus-replication
#8
REVIEW
Wanyu Deng, Mengji Lu
Though efficient vaccines against hepatitis B virus (HBV) and antiviral therapies are available, chronic HBV infection is still a global health problem. The process of HBV infection and HBV life cycle are extensively studied in last decades, however, the mechanisms of HBV-induced alterations of host cell metabolisms and host factors involved in modulating of viral replication are not fully understood. Thus, it is an important issue to examine these specific HBV-host interactions for development of novel strategies for antiviral therapies...
December 2016: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043874/intrahepatic-innate-immune-response-pathways-are-down-regulated-in-untreated-chronic-hepatitis-b
#9
Fanny Lebossé, Barbara Testoni, Judith Fresquet, Floriana Facchetti, Enrico Galmozzi, Maëlenn Fournier, Valérie Hervieu, Pascale Berthillon, Françoise Berby, Isabelle Bordes, David Durantel, Massimo Levrero, Pietro Lampertico, Fabien Zoulim
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) persistence and the pathobiology of chronic HBV (CHB) infections result from the interplay between viral replication and host immune responses. Intrahepatic host genes expression and a comprehensive analysis of serum and liver HBV markers were performed in a large cohort of untreated CHB patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 105 CHB patients untreated at the time of liver biopsy (34 HBeAg(+) and 71 HBeAg(-)) were analysed for the intrahepatic expression profile of 67 genes belonging to multiple innate immunity pathways...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009018/hbv-hcv-dual-infection-impacts-viral-load-antibody-response-and-cytokine-expression-differently-from-hbv-or-hcv-single-infection
#10
Fei Chen, Jian Zhang, Bo Wen, Shan Luo, Yingbiao Lin, Wensheng Ou, Fengfan Guo, Ping Tang, Wenpei Liu, Xiaowang Qu
Hepatitis B virus/hepatitis C virus (HBV/HCV) dual infection is common among high-risk individuals. To characterize the virological and immunological features of patients with HBV/HCV dual infection, we enrolled 1,049 individuals who have been identified as injection drug users. Patients were divided into single and dual infection groups according to the serological markers. We found the average HCV RNA level was significantly lower; however, HBV viral load was significantly higher in HBV/HCV dual-infected patients (n = 42) comparing HCV single infection (n = 340) or HBV single infection (n = 136)...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992788/efficacy-safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-atazanavir-200mg-twice-daily-plus-raltegravir-400mg-twice-daily-dual-regimen-in-the-clinical-setting
#11
Letizia Marinaro, Andrea Calcagno, Diego Ripamonti, Giovanni Cenderello, Veronica Pirriatore, Laura Trentini, Bernardino Salassa, Caterina Bramato, Giancarlo Orofino, Antonio D'Avolio, Marco Rizzi, Giovanni Di Perri, Stefano Rusconi, Stefano Bonora
BACKGROUND: Unboosted atazanavir with raltegravir has been investigated at 300mg twice daily showing frequent hyperbilirubinemia and selection of resistance-associated mutations. OBJECTIVES: Atazanavir 200mg twice daily could increase tolerability and plasma exposure. STUDY DESIGN: Patients on atazanavir/raltegravir (200/400 twice daily), with self-reported adherence >95% and no concomitant interacting drugs were retrospectively evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978927/-zinc-finger-e-box-binding-homeobox-2-inhibits-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-and-expression
#12
X P Li, Q Hu, Q He, W X Chen
Objective: To investigate the effect of zinc finger E-box-binding homeobox 2 (ZEB2) on hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication and expression. Methods: HepG2, HepG2.2.15, and HepAD38 cells were cultured separately, and Western blot was used to measure the expression of ZEB2. HepG2.2.15 cells were cultured and transfected with ZEB2 expression plasmids or shRNA targeting ZEB2. Western blot was used to measure the expression of ZEB2 and HBV core proteins, quantitative real-time PCR was used to measure HBV 3.5 kb RNA and HBV DNA, Southern blot was used to measure HBV replicative intermediate, and ELISA was used to measure the expression of HBsAg and HBeAg, in order to clarify the effect of ZEB2 on HBV replication and expression...
November 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975316/in-vitro-enzymatic-and-cell-culture-based-assays-for-measuring-activity-of-hbv-rnaseh-inhibitors
#13
Elena Lomonosova, John E Tavis
HBV is a small, enveloped DNA virus that replicates by reverse transcription via an RNA intermediate. Current anti-HBV treatment regiments that include interferon α and nucleos(t)ide analogs have insufficient efficiency, are of long duration and can be accompanied by systemic side effects. Though HBV RNaseH is essential for viral replication, it is unexploited as a drug target against HBV. RNaseH inhibitors that actively block viral replication would represent an important addition to the potential new drugs for treating HBV infection...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975315/in-vitro-assays-for-rna-binding-and-protein-priming-of-hepatitis-b-virus-polymerase
#14
Daniel N Clark, Scott A Jones, Jianming Hu
The hepatitis B virus (HBV) polymerase synthesizes the viral DNA genome from the pre-genomic RNA (pgRNA) template through reverse transcription. Initiation of viral DNA synthesis is accomplished via a novel protein priming mechanism, so named because the polymerase itself acts as a primer, whereby the initiating nucleotide becomes covalently linked to a tyrosine residue on the viral polymerase. Protein priming, in turn, depends on specific recognition of the packaging signal on pgRNA called epsilon. These early events in viral DNA synthesis can now be dissected in vitro as described here...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975312/highly-sensitive-detection-of-hbv-rna-in-liver-tissue-by-in-situ-hybridization
#15
Diego Calabrese, Stefan F Wieland
As soon as HBV was identified, HBV localization at the cellular level became instrumental in studying HBV infection. Multiple methodologies for detection of viral antigens and nucleic acids at the cellular level, not only in patient derived liver biopsy samples, but also in many other experimental systems, have been developed over the years. Recently, the development of highly sensitive and specific in situ hybridization systems enabled detection of cellular mRNAs at the single copy level. Adaptation of such a system (ViewRNA ISH Tissue Assay; Affymetrix, Santa Clara, CA, USA) for the detection of viral RNAs allowed us to reliably identify hepatitis C virus RNA positive cells in the liver of HCV infected patients...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960069/stability-of-chronic-hepatitis-related-parameters-in-serum-samples-after-long-term-storage
#16
Rentao Yu, Yunjie Dan, Xiaomei Xiang, Yi Zhou, Xuemei Kuang, Ge Yang, Yulan Tang, Mingdong Liu, Weilong Kong, Wenting Tan, Guohong Deng
BACKGROUND: Serum samples are widely used in clinical research, but a comprehensive research of the stability of parameters relevant to chronic hepatitis and the effect of a relatively long-term (up to 10 years) storage on the stability have rarely been studied. AIMS: To investigate the stability of chronic hepatitis-related parameters in serum samples after long-term storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The storage stability of common clinical parameters such as total bile acid (TBA), total bilirubin (TBIL), potassium, cholesterol, and protein parameters such as alanine aminotransferase (ALT), creatine kinase (CK), γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT), albumin, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and also hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA, hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA, hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), and chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 10 (CXCL10) were tested in serum samples after storing at -20°C or -70°C for 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 10 years...
December 13, 2016: Biopreservation and Biobanking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958343/hbv-maintains-electrostatic-homeostasis-by-modulating-negative-charges-from-phosphoserine-and-encapsidated-nucleic-acids
#17
Pei-Yi Su, Ching-Jen Yang, Tien-Hua Chu, Chih-Hsu Chang, Chiayn Chiang, Fan-Mei Tang, Chih-Yin Lee, Chiaho Shih
Capsid assembly and stability of hepatitis B virus (HBV) core protein (HBc) particles depend on balanced electrostatic interactions between encapsidated nucleic acids and an arginine-rich domain (ARD) of HBc in the capsid interior. Arginine-deficient ARD mutants preferentially encapsidated spliced viral RNA and shorter DNA, which can be fully or partially rescued by reducing the negative charges from acidic residues or serine phosphorylation of HBc, dose-dependently. Similarly, empty capsids without RNA encapsidation can be generated by ARD hyper-phosphorylation in insect, bacteria, and human hepatocytes...
December 13, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955711/hcv-co-infection-and-markers-of-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-among-hiv-positive-childbearing-women-in-ukraine-results-from-a-cohort-study
#18
Heather Bailey, Nataliya Nizova, Violeta Martsynovska, Alla Volokha, Ruslan Malyuta, Mario Cortina-Borja, Claire Thorne
BACKGROUND: Ukraine's injecting drug use-driven HIV epidemic is among the most severe in Europe with high burden of HCV co-infection. HIV/HCV co-infected individuals are at elevated risk of HCV-related morbidity, but little is known about burden of liver disease and associated factors in the HIV-positive population in Ukraine, particularly among women. METHODS: Characteristics of 2050 HIV-positive women enrolled into the Ukrainian Study of HIV-infected Childbearing Women were described by HCV serostatus...
December 12, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936236/an-evaluation-of-selected-populations-for-hiv-1-vaccine-cohort-development-in-nigeria
#19
Ogbonnaya S Njoku, Mark M Manak, Robert J O'Connell, Ashley L W Shutt, Jennifer A Malia, Richard A Heipertz, Sodsai Tovanabutra, Mark J Milazzo, Gideon Akindiran Akintunde, Abraham S Alabi, Aminu Suleiman, Amos A Ogundeji, Terfa S Kene, Robbie Nelson, Ojor R Ayemoba, Darrell E Singer, Merlin L Robb, Sheila A Peel, Nelson L Michael
Development of a globally effective HIV-1 vaccine will need to encompass Nigeria, one of the hardest hit areas, with an estimated 3.2 million people living with HIV. This cross-sectional Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved study was conducted in 2009-12 at four market sites and two highway settlements sites in Nigeria to identify and characterize populations at high risk for HIV; engage support of local stakeholders; and assess the level of interest in future vaccine studies. Demographic, HIV risk data were collected by structured interviewer-administered questionnaires...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920818/exposition-of-hepatitis-b-surface-antigen-hbsag-on-the-surface-of-hek293t-cell-and-evaluation-of-its-expression
#20
Mina Mirian, Razieh Taghizadeh, Hossein Khanahmad, Mansour Salehi, Ali Jahanian-Najafabadi, Hojjat Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Shirin Kouhpayeh
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is considered as a global health concern and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) is the most immunogenic protein of HBV. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression of HBsAg on the cell surface of human embryonic kidney cell line (HEK293T). After transformation of expression vector pcDNA/HBsAg to E.coli TOP10F', plasmid was extracted and digested with BglII. Afterwards, the linearized vector was transfected to cells and treated with hygromycin B for 5 weeks to expand the resulted clonies...
October 2016: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
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