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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791125/nkg2c-memory-like-nk-cells-contribute-to-the-control-of-hiv-viremia-during-primary-infection-optiprim-anrs-147
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Françoise Gondois-Rey, Antoine Chéret, Samuel Granjeaud, Françoise Mallet, Ghislain Bidaut, Camille Lécuroux, Mickaël Ploquin, Michaela Müller-Trutwin, Christine Rouzioux, Véronique Avettand-Fenoël, Alessandro Moretta, Gilles Pialoux, Cécile Goujard, Laurence Meyer, Daniel Olive
Natural-killer (NK) cells are important immune effectors during a viral infection. Latent CMV infection is widely spread and was demonstrated to shape the NK cell repertoire through the NKG2C receptor. An expansion of NKG2C(+) NK cells has been reported during primary HIV infection (PHI), but their role is not known. We previously found a correlation between the maturation state of the NK cell compartment and a lower viral load by studying patients from the ANRS 147 Optiprim trial. We investigated here extensively the NKG2C(+) NK cells at the time of PHI and its evolution after 3 months of early antiretroviral therapy (combination antiretroviral therapy (cART))...
July 2017: Clinical & Translational Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720122/enhance-the-performance-of-current-scoring-functions-with-the-aid-of-3d-protein-ligand-interaction-fingerprints
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Jie Liu, Minyi Su, Zhihai Liu, Jie Li, Yan Li, Renxiao Wang
BACKGROUND: In structure-based drug design, binding affinity prediction remains as a challenging goal for current scoring functions. Development of target-biased scoring functions provides a new possibility for tackling this problem, but this approach is also associated with certain technical difficulties. We previously reported the Knowledge-Guided Scoring (KGS) method as an alternative approach (BMC Bioinformatics, 2010, 11, 193-208). The key idea is to compute the binding affinity of a given protein-ligand complex based on the known binding data of an appropriate reference complex, so the error in binding affinity prediction can be reduced effectively...
July 18, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695803/bioinformatic-analysis-of-differentially-expressed-genes-in-peripheral-blood-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-tubercle-bacilli-co-infected-patients
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Rongqiang Zhang, Qiling Liu, Na Sun, Wulin Kang, Puwei Yuan
Objective To analyze the differentially expressed genes in peripheral blood of human immunodeficiency(HIV)/tubercle bacilli co-infected patients and explore the biological regulatory mechanism and network of key proteins,so as to provide new evidence for early diagnosis and clinical treatment of HIV/TB co-infected patients. Methods Microarray gene chip data of HIV/TB co-infected patients were downloaded from public databases GEO and imported into the analysis software GEO,STRING,PANTHER,and GenClip. The gene expression profiles,protein interaction networks,processes of molecular biology,and gene functions were analyzed...
June 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692540/unique-microrna-expression-in-the-colonic-mucosa-during-chronic-hiv-1-infection
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Jennifer A Fulcher, Georgios Koukos, Marina Koutsioumpa, Julie Elliott, Alexandra Drakaki, Dimitrios Iliopoulos, Peter A Anton
OBJECTIVE: Chronic HIV-1 infection leads to widespread inflammation and immune dysregulation. The gastrointestinal mucosa, a primary site for HIV-1 replication, is thought to play a significant role in this response. MicroRNAs (miRs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene expression, including immune activation and inflammation. Here we investigate miR expression and function in the colonic mucosa during HIV-1 infection. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using miR profiling, we examined miR expression in the colonic mucosa of HIV-infected subjects...
July 7, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624190/expression-of-herpes-simplex-virus-thymidine-kinase-ganciclovir-by-rna-trans-splicing-induces-selective-killing-of-hiv-producing-cells
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Carin K Ingemarsdotter, Sushmita Poddar, Sarah Mercier, Volker Patzel, Andrew M L Lever
Antiviral strategies targeting hijacked cellular processes are less easily evaded by the virus than viral targets. If selective for viral functions, they can have a high therapeutic index. We used RNA trans-splicing to deliver the herpes simplex virus thymidine kinase-ganciclovir (HSV-tk/GCV) cell suicide system into HIV-producing cells. Using an extensive in silico bioinformatics and RNA structural analysis approach, ten HIV RNA trans-splicing constructs were designed targeting eight different HIV splice donor or acceptor sites and were tested in cells expressing HIV...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591401/an-overview-of-the-molecular-and-epidemiological-features-of-hiv-1-infection-in-two-major-cities-of-bahia-state-brazil
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Amanda Gm Amaral, Isabele B Oliveira, Diego C Carneiro, Luiz Cj Alcantara, Joana P Monteiro-Cunha
BACKGROUND: The high mutation rate of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has created a public health challenge because the use of antiretroviral drugs can generate selective pressure that drives resistance in these viruses. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to characterise the molecular and epidemiological profile of HIV in Bahia, Brazil. METHODS: DNA sequences from regions of HIV gag, pol, and env genes were obtained from previous studies performed in this area between 2002 and 2012...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582463/drug-resistance-testing-through-remote-genotyping-and-predicted-treatment-options-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-type-1-infected-tanzanian-subjects-failing-first-or-second-line-antiretroviral-therapy
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Jenny Svärd, Sabina Mugusi, Doreen Mloka, Ujjwal Neogi, Genny Meini, Ferdinand Mugusi, Francesca Incardona, Maurizio Zazzi, Anders Sönnerborg
INTRODUCTION: Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been successfully introduced in low-middle income countries. However an increasing rate of ART failure with resistant virus is reported. We therefore described the pattern of drug resistance mutations at antiretroviral treatment (ART) failure in a real-life Tanzanian setting using the remote genotyping procedure and thereafter predicted future treatment options using rule-based algorithm and the EuResist bioinformatics predictive engine. According to national guidelines, the default first-line regimen is tenofovir + lamivudine + efavirenz, but variations including nevirapine, stavudine or emtricitabine can be considered...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534892/minimizing-next-generation-sequencing-errors-for-hiv-drug-resistance-testing
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José A Fernández-Caballero, Natalia Chueca, Eva Poveda, Federico García
Next-generation sequencing prototypes for the routine diagnosis of resistance to antiretrovirals approved for the treatment of HIV infection are now being used in many clinical diagnostic laboratories. As some of the next-generation sequencing platforms may be a source of errors, it is necessary to improve the currently available protocols and implement bioinformatic tools that may help to correctly identify the presence of resistance mutations with clinical impact. Several studies have addressed these issues in recent years...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446664/analysis-of-competing-hiv-1-splice-donor-sites-uncovers-a-tight-cluster-of-splicing-regulatory-elements-within-exon-2-2b
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Anna-Lena Brillen, Lara Walotka, Frank Hillebrand, Lisa Müller, Marek Widera, Stephan Theiss, Heiner Schaal
The HIV-1 accessory protein Vif is essential for viral replication by counteracting the host restriction factor APOBEC3G (A3G), and balanced levels of both proteins are required for efficient viral replication. Noncoding exons 2/2b contain the Vif start codon between their alternatively used splice donors 2 and 2b (D2 and D2b). For vif mRNA, intron 1 must be removed while intron 2 must be retained. Thus, splice acceptor 1 (A1) must be activated by U1 snRNP binding to either D2 or D2b, while splicing at D2 or D2b must be prevented...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377903/the-bioinformatics-analysis-of-comparative-genomics-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-mtbc-provides-insight-into-dissimilarities-between-intraspecific-groups-differing-in-host-association-virulence-and-epitope-diversity
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Xinmiao Jia, Li Yang, Mengxing Dong, Suting Chen, Lingna Lv, Dandan Cao, Jing Fu, Tingting Yang, Ju Zhang, Xiangli Zhang, Yuanyuan Shang, Guirong Wang, Yongjie Sheng, Hairong Huang, Fei Chen
Tuberculosis now exceeds HIV as the top infectious disease cause of mortality, and is caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC). MTBC strains have highly conserved genome sequences (similarity >99%) but dramatically different phenotypes. To analyze the relationship between genotype and phenotype, we conducted the comparative genomic analysis on 12 MTBC strains representing different lineages (i.e., Mycobacterium bovis; M. bovis BCG; M. microti; M. africanum; M. tuberculosis H37Rv; M. tuberculosis H37Ra, and six M...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287540/silac-based-proteomic-characterization-of-exosomes-from-hiv-1-infected-cells
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Collins Cheruiyot, Zemplen Pataki, Robert Williams, Bharat Ramratnam, Ming Li
Proteomics is the large-scale analysis of proteins. Proteomic techniques, such as liquid chromatography tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS), can characterize thousands of proteins at a time. These powerful techniques allow us to have a systemic understanding of cellular changes, especially when cells are subjected to various stimuli, such as infections, stresses, and specific test conditions. Even with recent developments, analyzing the exosomal proteome is time-consuming and often involves complex methodologies...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239376/a-mature-nk-profile-at-the-time-of-hiv-primary-infection-is-associated-with-an-early-response-to-cart
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Françoise Gondois-Rey, Antoine Chéret, Françoise Mallet, Ghislain Bidaut, Samuel Granjeaud, Camille Lécuroux, Mickaël Ploquin, Michaela Müller-Trutwin, Christine Rouzioux, Véronique Avettand-Fenoël, Andrea De Maria, Gilles Pialoux, Cécile Goujard, Laurence Meyer, Daniel Olive
Natural killer (NK) cells are major effectors of the innate immune response. Despite an overall defect in their function associated with chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, their role in primary HIV infection is poorly understood. We investigated the modifications of the NK cell compartment in patients from the ANRS-147-Optiprim trial, a study designed to examine the benefits of intensive combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in patients with acute or early primary HIV infection. Multiparametric flow cytometry combined with bioinformatics analyses identified the NK phenotypes in blood samples from 30 primary HIV-infected patients collected at inclusion and after 3 months of cART...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187204/differentiating-founder-and-chronic-hiv-envelope-sequences
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John M Murray, Stephen Maher, Talia Mota, Kazuo Suzuki, Anthony D Kelleher, Rob J Center, Damian Purcell
Significant progress has been made in characterizing broadly neutralizing antibodies against the HIV envelope glycoprotein Env, but an effective vaccine has proven elusive. Vaccine development would be facilitated if common features of early founder virus required for transmission could be identified. Here we employ a combination of bioinformatic and operations research methods to determine the most prevalent features that distinguish 78 subtype B and 55 subtype C founder Env sequences from an equal number of chronic sequences...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182621/primary-hiv-1-drug-resistant-minority-variants
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Benjamin Chimukangara, Reshmi Samuel, Kogieleum Naidoo, Tulio de Oliveira
Primary HIV drug resistant mutations are mutations that occur in an HIV-infected individual prior to the initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART). These mutations may arise by de novo mutagenesis or result from transmission. Drug resistant mutations (DRMs) may reduce the effectiveness of ART leading to inadequate virological outcomes. Currently, Sanger sequencing is the standard method for detection of DRMs to inform treatment decisions, but does not detect minor variant mutations. Drug resistant minority variants (DRMVs) can be detected by next generation sequencing (NGS)...
April 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182618/the-evolving-landscape-of-hiv-drug-resistance-diagnostics-for-expanding-testing-in-resource-limited-settings
#15
Seth C Inzaule, Raph L Hamers, Roger Paredes, Chunfu Yang, Rob Schuurman, Tobias F Rinke de Wit
Global scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART) has dramatically changed the prospects of HIV/AIDS disease rendering life-long chronic care and treatment a reality for millions of HIV-infected patients. Affordable technologies to monitor ART are needed to ensure long-term durability of limited available drug regimens. HIV drug resistance tests can complement existing strategies in optimizing clinical decision-making for patients with treatment failure, in addition to facilitating population-based surveillance of HIV drug resistance...
February 9, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177783/expression-purification-and-renaturation-of-a-recombinant-peptide-based-hiv-vaccine-in-escherichia-coli
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Wei He, Jiayi Shu, Jian Zhang, Zhihua Liu, Jianqing Xu, Xia Jin, Xuedong Wang
To design an epitope-based vaccine for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), we previously predicted 20 potential HIV epitopes using bioinformatics approaches. The combination of these 20 epitopes has a theoretical coverage of 98.1% of the population for both the prevalent HIV genotypes and Chinese human leukocyte antigen DR types. To test the immunogenicity of this vaccine in vivo, a corresponding antigen needs to be prepared. To this end, we constructed a recombinant plasmid containing DNA encoding the epitopes and GPGPG spacers and a 6-His tag for verification of protein expression and ease of purification, and then transformed Escherichia coli cells with the plasmid...
January 27, 2017: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133812/antibodyomics-bioinformatics-technologies-for-understanding-b-cell-immunity-to-hiv-1
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Peter D Kwong, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Brandon J DeKosky, Tatyana Gindin, Ivelin S Georgiev, Thomas Lemmin, Chaim A Schramm, Zizhang Sheng, Cinque Soto, An-Suei Yang, John R Mascola, Lawrence Shapiro
Numerous antibodies have been identified from HIV-1-infected donors that neutralize diverse strains of HIV-1. These antibodies may provide the basis for a B cell-mediated HIV-1 vaccine. However, it has been unclear how to elicit similar antibodies by vaccination. To address this issue, we have undertaken an informatics-based approach to understand the genetic and immunologic processes controlling the development of HIV-1-neutralizing antibodies. As DNA sequencing comprises the fastest growing database of biological information, we focused on incorporating next-generation sequencing of B-cell transcripts to determine the origin, maturation pathway, and prevalence of broadly neutralizing antibody lineages (Antibodyomics1, 2, 4, and 6)...
January 2017: Immunological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110145/virusseeker-a-computational-pipeline-for-virus-discovery-and-virome-composition-analysis
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Guoyan Zhao, Guang Wu, Efrem S Lim, Lindsay Droit, Siddharth Krishnamurthy, Dan H Barouch, Herbert W Virgin, David Wang
The advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) has vastly increased our ability to discover novel viruses and to systematically define the spectrum of viruses present in a given specimen. Such studies have led to the discovery of novel viral pathogens as well as broader associations of the virome with diverse diseases including inflammatory bowel disease, severe acute malnutrition and HIV/AIDS. Critical to the success of these efforts are robust bioinformatic pipelines for rapid classification of microbial sequences...
March 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099515/polymorphisms-and-mutational-covariation-associated-with-death-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-hiv-aids-patients-receiving-long-term-art-in-china
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Pengtao Liu, Yi Feng, Jianjun Wu, Suian Tian, Bin Su, Zhe Wang, Lingjie Liao, Hui Xing, Yinghui You, Yiming Shao, Yuhua Ruan
BACKGROUND: HIV drug resistance is associated with faster clinical progression of AIDS. However, the effect of significant polymorphisms and mutational covariation on mortality among HIV/AIDS patients receiving long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART), have rarely been studied. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study from December 2003 to December 2014, we present a new computational modelling approach based on bioinformatics-based models and several statistical methods to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in the acquisition of polymorphisms and mutations on death in HIV/AIDS patients receiving long-term ART in China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086981/does-antiretroviral-treatment-change-hiv-1-codon-usage-patterns-in-its-genes-a-preliminary-bioinformatics-study
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Navaneethan Palanisamy, Nathan Osman, Frédéric Ohnona, Hong-Tao Xu, Bluma Brenner, Thibault Mesplède, Mark A Wainberg
BACKGROUND: Codon usage bias has been described for various organisms and is thought to contribute to the regulation of numerous biological processes including viral infections. HIV-1 codon usage has been previously shown to be different from that of other viruses and man. It is evident that the antiretroviral drugs used to restrict HIV-1 replication also select for resistance variants. We wanted to test whether codon frequencies in HIV-1 sequences from treatment-experienced patients differ from those of treatment-naive individuals due to drug pressure affecting codon usage bias...
January 7, 2017: AIDS Research and Therapy
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