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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326304/hiv-diagnosis-and-treatment-through-advanced-technologies
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Hafiza Fizzah Zulfiqar, Aneeqa Javed, Sumbal, Bakht Afroze, Qurban Ali, Khadija Akbar, Tariq Nadeem, Muhammad Adeel Rana, Zaheer Ahmad Nazar, Idrees Ahmad Nasir, Tayyab Husnain
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the chief contributor to global burden of disease. In 2010, HIV was the fifth leading cause of disability-adjusted life years in people of all ages and leading cause for people aged 30-44 years. It is classified as a member of the family Retroviridae and genus Lentivirus based on the biological, morphological, and genetic properties. It infects different cells of the immune system, such as CD4+ T cells (T-helper cells), dendritic cells, and macrophages. HIV has two subtypes: HIV-1 and HIV-2...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280111/usp7-deubiquitinase-controls-hiv-1-production-by-stabilizing-tat-protein
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Amjad Ali, Rameez Raja, Sabihur Rahman Farooqui, Shaista Ahmad, Akhil C Banerjea
Deubiquitinases (DUBs) are key regulators of complex cellular processes.  HIV-1 Tat is synthesized early after infection and is mainly responsible for enhancing viral production. Here, we report that one of the DUBs, USP7, stabilized HIV-1 Tat protein through its deubiquitination. Treatment with either general DUB inhibitor (PR-619) or USP7-specific inhibitor (P5091) resulted in Tat protein degradation. USP7-specific inhibitor reduced virus production in latently infected T-lymphocytic cell line J1.1, which produces large amounts of HIV-1 upon stimulation...
March 9, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196864/mechanistic-understanding-of-n-glycosylation-in-ebola-virus-glycoprotein-maturation-and-function
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Bin Wang, Yujie Wang, Dylan A Frabutt, Xihe Zhang, Xiaoyu Yao, Dan Hu, Zhuo Zhang, Chaonan Liu, Shimin Zheng, Shi-Hua Xiang, Yong-Hui Zheng
The Ebola virus (EBOV) trimeric envelope glycoprotein (GP) precursors are cleaved into the receptor-binding GP1 and the fusion-mediating GP2 subunits and incorporated into virions to initiate infection. GP1 and GP2 form heterodimers, which have 15 or 2 N-glycosylation sites (NGSs), respectively. Here, we investigated the mechanism of how N-glycosylation contributes to GP expression, maturation, and function. As reported before, we found that although GP1 NGSs are not critical, the two GP2 NGSs, N563 and N618, are essential to the GP function...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176813/a-combinational-crispr-cas9-gene-editing-approach-can-halt-hiv-replication-and-prevent-viral-escape
#4
Robert Jan Lebbink, Dorien C M de Jong, Femke Wolters, Elisabeth M Kruse, Petra M van Ham, Emmanuel J H J Wiertz, Monique Nijhuis
HIV presents one of the highest evolutionary rates ever detected and combination antiretroviral therapy is needed to overcome the plasticity of the virus population and control viral replication. Conventional treatments lack the ability to clear the latent reservoir, which remains the major obstacle towards a cure. Novel strategies, such as CRISPR/Cas9 gRNA-based genome-editing, can permanently disrupt the HIV genome. However, HIV genome-editing may accelerate viral escape, questioning the feasibility of the approach...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049346/genoproteomics-assisted-improvement-of-andrographis-paniculata-toward-a-promising-molecular-and-conventional-breeding-platform-for-autogamous-plants-affecting-the-pharmaceutical-industry
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Alireza Valdiani, Daryush Talei, Surrinder K Lattoo, Rodomiro Ortiz, Søren Kjærsgaard Rasmussen, Jacqueline Batley, Mohd Yusop Rafii, Mahmood Maziah, Kallevettankuzhy K Sabu, Rambod Abiri, Suchirat Sakuanrungsirikul, Soon Guan Tan
Andrographis paniculata (Burm. f.) Wall. ex Nees. (AP) is a hermaphroditic, self-compatible, and habitual inbreeding plant. Its main bioactive component is andrographolide, which is capable of inducing autophagic cell death in some human cancer cells and helps fight HIV/AIDS. Increasing the andrographolide content by investigating the genetic mechanisms controlling its biosynthesis in order to improve and develop high-yielding cultivars are the main breeding targets for AP. However, there might exist some limitations or barriers for crossability within AP accessions...
January 3, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992415/a-genome-wide-crispr-screen-identifies-a-restricted-set-of-hiv-host-dependency-factors
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Ryan J Park, Tim Wang, Dylan Koundakjian, Judd F Hultquist, Pedro Lamothe-Molina, Blandine Monel, Kathrin Schumann, Haiyan Yu, Kevin M Krupzcak, Wilfredo Garcia-Beltran, Alicja Piechocka-Trocha, Nevan J Krogan, Alexander Marson, David M Sabatini, Eric S Lander, Nir Hacohen, Bruce D Walker
Host proteins are essential for HIV entry and replication and can be important nonviral therapeutic targets. Large-scale RNA interference (RNAi)-based screens have identified nearly a thousand candidate host factors, but there is little agreement among studies and few factors have been validated. Here we demonstrate that a genome-wide CRISPR-based screen identifies host factors in a physiologically relevant cell system. We identify five factors, including the HIV co-receptors CD4 and CCR5, that are required for HIV infection yet are dispensable for cellular proliferation and viability...
February 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974196/a-combinatorial-crispr-cas9-attack-on-hiv-1-dna-extinguishes-all-infectious-provirus-in-infected-t-cell-cultures
#7
Gang Wang, Na Zhao, Ben Berkhout, Atze T Das
Current drug therapies effectively suppress HIV-1 replication but do not inactivate the provirus that persists in latent reservoirs. Recent studies have found that the guide RNA (gRNA)-directed CRISPR/Cas9 system can be used for sequence-specific attack on this proviral DNA. Although potent inhibition of virus replication was reported, HIV-1 can escape from a single antiviral gRNA by mutation of the target sequence. Here, we demonstrate that combinations of two antiviral gRNAs delay viral escape, and identify two gRNA combinations that durably block virus replication...
December 13, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860197/crispr-cas9-the-ultimate-weapon-to-battle-infectious-diseases
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M Doerflinger, W Forsyth, G Ebert, M Pellegrini, M J Herold
Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide. Novel therapeutics are urgently required to treat multidrug-resistant organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and to mitigate morbidity and mortality caused by acute infections such as malaria and dengue fever virus as well as chronic infections such as human immunodeficiency virus-1 and hepatitis B virus. The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) system, which has revolutionized biomedical research, holds great promise for the identification and validation of novel drug targets...
November 16, 2016: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855263/disruption-or-excision-of-provirus-as-an-approach-to-hiv-cure
#9
Keith R Jerome
An effective approach to HIV cure will almost certainly require a combination of strategies, including some means of reducing the latent HIV reservoir. Because the integrated HIV provirus represents the major source of viral persistence and reactivation, one attractive approach is the direct targeting of provirus for disruption or excision using targeted endonucleases, such as CRISPR/Cas9, zinc finger nucleases, TAL effector nucleases, or meganucleases (homing endonucleases). This article highlights some of the challenges for successful endonuclease therapy for HIV, including optimization of enzyme activity and specificity, the possible emergence of viral resistance, and most importantly, efficient in vivo delivery of the enzymes to a sufficient portion of the latent reservoir...
December 2016: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783955/a-cas9-ribonucleoprotein-platform-for-functional-genetic-studies-of-hiv-host-interactions-in-primary-human-t-cells
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Judd F Hultquist, Kathrin Schumann, Jonathan M Woo, Lara Manganaro, Michael J McGregor, Jennifer Doudna, Viviana Simon, Nevan J Krogan, Alexander Marson
New genetic tools are needed to understand the functional interactions between HIV and human host factors in primary cells. We recently developed a method to edit the genome of primary CD4(+) T cells by electroporation of CRISPR/Cas9 ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). Here, we adapted this methodology to a high-throughput platform for the efficient, arrayed editing of candidate host factors. CXCR4 or CCR5 knockout cells generated with this method are resistant to HIV infection in a tropism-dependent manner, whereas knockout of LEDGF or TNPO3 results in a tropism-independent reduction in infection...
October 25, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755113/new-research-on-using-crispr-cas9-to-treat-hiv
#11
Kristin N Harper
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27736664/crispr-cas9-system-and-its-applications-in-human-hematopoietic-cells
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Xiaotang Hu
Since 2012, the CRISPR-Cas9 system has been quickly and successfully tested in a broad range of organisms and cells including hematopoietic cells. The application of CRISPR-Cas9 in human hematopoietic cells mainly involves the genes responsible for HIV infection, β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease (SCD). The successful disruption of CCR5 and CXCR4 genes in T cells by CRISPR-Cas9 promotes the prospect of the technology in the functional cure of HIV. More recently, eliminating CCR5 and CXCR4 in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) derived from patients and targeting the HIV genome have been successfully carried out in several laboratories...
November 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698388/the-variances-of-sp1-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-elements-correlate-with-the-greater-capacity-of-chinese-hiv-1-b-ltr-for-driving-gene-expression
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Di Qu, Chuan Li, Feng Sang, Qiang Li, Zhi-Qiang Jiang, Li-Ran Xu, Hui-Jun Guo, Chiyu Zhang, Jian-Hua Wang
The 5' end of HIV-1 long terminal repeat (LTR) serves as a promoter that plays an essential role in driving viral gene transcription. Manipulation of HIV-1 LTR provides a potential therapeutic strategy for suppressing viral gene expression or excising integrated provirus. Subtype-specific genetic diversity in the LTR region has been observed. The minor variance of LTR, particularly in the transcription factor binding sites, can have a profound impact on its activity. However, the LTR profiles from major endemic Chinese subtypes are not well characterized...
October 4, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27624129/activation-of-the-dna-damage-response-is-a-conserved-function-of-hiv-1-and-hiv-2-vpr-that-is-independent-of-slx4-recruitment
#14
Oliver I Fregoso, Michael Emerman
UNLABELLED: There has been extraordinary progress in understanding the roles of lentiviral accessory proteins in antagonizing host antiviral defense proteins. However, the precise primary function of the accessory gene Vpr remains elusive. Here we suggest that engagement with the DNA damage response is an important function of primate lentiviral Vpr proteins because of its conserved function among diverse lentiviral lineages. In contrast, we show that, for HIV-1, HIV-2, and related Vpr isolates and orthologs, there is a lack of correlation between DNA damage response activation and interaction with the host SLX4 protein complex of structure specific endonucleases; some Vpr proteins are able to interact with SLX4, but the majority are not...
September 13, 2016: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27594566/the-crispr-cas-system-from-bacterial-immunity-to-genome-engineering
#15
Maria Czarnek, Joanna Bereta
Precise and efficient genome modifications present a great value in attempts to comprehend the roles of particular genes and other genetic elements in biological processes as well as in various pathologies. In recent years novel methods of genome modification known as genome editing, which utilize so called "programmable" nucleases, came into use. A true revolution in genome editing has been brought about by the introduction of the CRISP-Cas (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-CRISPR associated) system, in which one of such nucleases, i...
September 1, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570612/antibodies-inside-of-a-cell-can-change-its-outside-can-intrabodies-provide-a-new-therapeutic-paradigm
#16
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Andrea L J Marschall, Stefan Dübel
Challenges posed by complex diseases such as cancer, chronic viral infections, neurodegenerative disorders and many others have forced researchers to think beyond classic small molecule drugs, exploring new therapeutic strategies such as therapy with RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9 or antibody therapies as single or as combination therapies with existing drugs. While classic antibody therapies based on parenteral application can only reach extracellular targets, intracellular application of antibodies could provide specific advantages but is so far little recognized in translational research...
2016: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528385/negative-feedback-regulation-of-hiv-1-by-gene-editing-strategy
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Rafal Kaminski, Yilan Chen, Julian Salkind, Ramona Bella, Won-Bin Young, Pasquale Ferrante, Jonathan Karn, Thomas Malcolm, Wenhui Hu, Kamel Khalili
The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method is comprised of the guide RNA (gRNA) to target a specific DNA sequence for cleavage and the Cas9 endonuclease for introducing breaks in the double-stranded DNA identified by the gRNA. Co-expression of both a multiplex of HIV-1-specific gRNAs and Cas9 in cells results in the modification and/or excision of the segment of viral DNA, leading to replication-defective virus. In this study, we have personalized the activity of CRISPR/Cas9 by placing the gene encoding Cas9 under the control of a minimal promoter of HIV-1 that is activated by the HIV-1 Tat protein...
August 16, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404981/host-double-strand-break-repair-generates-hiv-1-strains-resistant-to-crispr-cas9
#18
Kristine E Yoder, Ralf Bundschuh
CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing has been proposed as a therapeutic treatment for HIV-1 infection. CRISPR/Cas9 induced double strand breaks (DSBs) targeted to the integrated viral genome have been shown to decrease production of progeny virus. Unfortunately HIV-1 evolves rapidly and may readily produce CRISPR/Cas9 resistant strains. Here we used next-generation sequencing to characterize HIV-1 strains that developed resistance to six different CRISPR/Cas9 guide RNAs (gRNAs). Reverse transcriptase (RT) derived base substitution mutations were commonly found at sites encoding unpaired bases of RNA stem-loop structures...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27389633/corrigendum-elimination-of-hiv-1-genomes-from-human-t-lymphoid-cells-by-crispr-cas9-gene-editing
#19
Rafal Kaminski, Yilan Chen, Tracy Fischer, Ellen Tedaldi, Alessandro Napoli, Yonggang Zhang, Jonathan Karn, Wenhui Hu, Kamel Khalili
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27341108/targeted-hiv-1-latency-reversal-using-crispr-cas9-derived-transcriptional-activator-systems
#20
Julia K Bialek, Gábor A Dunay, Maike Voges, Carola Schäfer, Michael Spohn, Rolf Stucka, Joachim Hauber, Ulrike C Lange
CRISPR/Cas9 technology is currently considered the most advanced tool for targeted genome engineering. Its sequence-dependent specificity has been explored for locus-directed transcriptional modulation. Such modulation, in particular transcriptional activation, has been proposed as key approach to overcome silencing of dormant HIV provirus in latently infected cellular reservoirs. Currently available agents for provirus activation, so-called latency reversing agents (LRAs), act indirectly through cellular pathways to induce viral transcription...
2016: PloS One
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