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Adenovirus 36

Travis B McMurphy, Wei Huang, Run Xiao, Xianglan Liu, Nikhil V Dhurandhar, Lei Cao
Considering that impaired proximal insulin signaling is linked with diabetes, approaches that enhance glucose disposal independent of insulin signaling are attractive. In vitro data indicate that the E4ORF1 peptide derived from human adenovirus 36 (Ad36) interacts with cells from adipose tissue, skeletal muscle and liver to enhance glucose disposal, independent of proximal insulin signaling. Adipocyte-specific expression of Ad36E4ORF1 improved hyperglycemia in mice. To determine the hepatic interaction of Ad36E4ORF1 in enhancing glycemic control, we expressed E4ORF1 of Ad36 or adenovirus 5, or fluorescent tag alone using recombinant adeno-associated viral vector in the livers of three mouse models...
November 30, 2016: Diabetes
Angel E Absalón, Andrés Morales-Garzón, Pedro F Vera-Hernández, Diana V Cortés-Espinosa, Sara M Uribe-Ochoa, Laura J García, Eduardo Lucio-Decanini
In this study, we conducted the clinicopathological characterization of a non-pathogenic FAdV-D serotype 11 strain MX95, isolated from healthy chickens, and its entire genome was sequenced. Experiments in SPF chickens revealed that the strain is a non-pathogenic virus that did not cause death at challenge doses of 1×10(6) TCID50. Additionally, the infection in SPF chickens caused no apparent damage in most of the organs analyzed by necropsy and histopathology, but it did cause inclusion body hepatitis; nevertheless it did not generate severe infectious clinical symptoms...
November 17, 2016: Virology
Demet Dabaniyasti, Fahriye Eksi, Özlem Keskin, Mehmet Y Özkars, Tekin Karsligil, Iclal Balci
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the frequencies of respiratory tract viruses in patient (acute lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) or wheezing) and control (history of asthma without symptoms) groups. METHODS: Using multiplex-PCR, respiratory tract viruses were investigated in the respiratory tract specimens from patient and control groups followed in the Pediatric Clinic. RESULTS: The viruses detected in the patient and control groups (p=0...
November 17, 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Kyoung Hwa Ha, Dae Jung Kim
Over the past several decades, the prevalence of obesity has increased dramatically worldwide and is increasing not only in developed countries, but also in developing countries. This increase may lead to an increase in the incidence of chronic diseases throughout the lifespan. In Korean children and adolescents, the prevalence of obesity increased from 6.8% in 1998 to 10.0% in 2013. Obesity is a state that more commonly influences children and adolescents of lower socioeconomic status (SES) than those with a higher SES...
November 3, 2016: Endocrinology and Metabolism
Cynthia L Chappell, Mary Dickerson, R Sue Day, Olga Dubuisson, Nikhil V Dhurandhar
Adenovirus 36 (AdV36) causes weight gain in animal models, including non-human primates. In humans, AdV36-neutralizing antibodies are associated with adiposity; however, longitudinal studies in large populations are needed to clarify AdV36's contribution. The current gold standard for detection of AdV36-specific antibody is the serum neutralization assay (SNA), which requires long incubation times and highly trained personnel. The standard SNA was modified using an immunocytochemical (ICC) approach, which allows for a more rapid and objective assessment of AdV36 antibodies...
January 2017: Journal of Virological Methods
Safak Goktas, Mumtaz Cem Sirin
BACKGROUND: Acute respiratory tract infection (ARTI) is one of the most common infections worldwide, causing significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence and seasonal distribution of respiratory viruses in our region, in children and adults with a pre-diagnosis of ARTI. METHODS: A total of 845 nasopharyngeal swab specimens were analyzed with the RespiFinder Smart 22 kit (PathoFinder BV, Netherlands) and the Rotor-Gene 6000 real-time PCR system...
September 2016: Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology
Francesca Tocchioni, Chiara Tani, Laura Bartolini, Maria Moriondo, Francesco Nieddu, Patrizia Pecile, Chiara Azzari, Antonio Messineo, Marco Ghionzoli
Bacterial growth of peritoneal fluid specimens obtained during surgical procedures for acute appendicitis may be useful to optimize further antibiotic therapy in complicated cases. DNA amplification represents a fast technique to detect microbial sequences. We aimed to compare the potential of DNA amplification versus traditional bacterial growth culture highlighting advantages and drawbacks in a surgical setting. Peritoneal fluid specimens were collected during surgery from 36 children who underwent appendectomy between May and December 2012...
September 19, 2016: Pediatric Reports
Felix S Dube, Mamadou Kaba, F J Lourens Robberts, Lemese Ah Tow, Sugnet Lubbe, Heather J Zar, Mark P Nicol
BACKGROUND: Lower respiratory tract infection in children is increasingly thought to be polymicrobial in origin. Children with symptoms suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) may have tuberculosis, other respiratory tract infections or co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and other pathogens. We aimed to identify the presence of potential respiratory pathogens in nasopharyngeal (NP) samples from children with suspected PTB. METHOD: NP samples collected from consecutive children presenting with suspected PTB at Red Cross Children's Hospital (Cape Town, South Africa) were tested by multiplex real-time RT-PCR...
October 24, 2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
Pei-Qiong Wu, Xing Li, Wen-Hui Jiang, Gen-Quan Yin, Ai-Hua Lei, Qiang Xiao, Jian-Jun Huang, Zhi-Wei Xie, Li Deng
Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is an uncommon and severe sequela of chronic obstructive lung disease in children that results from an insult to the lower respiratory tract. Few prognostic factors achieved worldwide acknowledgment. In the present study, we retrospectively collected the children with respiratory adenoviral infection and identified the predictive factors of BO. In the period between Jan 2011 and December 2014, the consecutive in-hospital acute respiratory infection children with positive result for adenovirus were enrolled into the present study...
2016: SpringerPlus
Tatyana V Spichak, Svetlana B Yatsyshina, Lubov К Кatosova, Svetlana S Кim, Matti O Korppi
: The role that rhinoviruses, enteroviruses, parainfluenza viruses, coronaviruses and human bocavirus play in pediatric pneumonia is insufficiently studied. We used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to study 9 virus groups, including 16 different viruses or viral strains, in 56 ambulatory children with radiologically confirmed community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). The same tests were carried out on 474 apparently healthy control children of the same age and sex. The mean age of children with CAP was 6...
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
H Kirk Hammond, William F Penny, Jay H Traverse, Timothy D Henry, Matthew W Watkins, Clyde W Yancy, Ranya N Sweis, Eric D Adler, Amit N Patel, David R Murray, Robert S Ross, Valmik Bhargava, Alan Maisel, Denise D Barnard, N Chin Lai, Nancy D Dalton, Martin L Lee, Sanjiv M Narayan, Daniel G Blanchard, Mei Hua Gao
IMPORTANCE: Gene transfer has rarely been tested in randomized clinical trials. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of intracoronary delivery of adenovirus 5 encoding adenylyl cyclase 6 (Ad5.hAC6) in heart failure. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 2 clinical trial was conducted in US medical centers (randomization occurred from July 19, 2010, to October 30, 2014). Participants 18 to 80 years with symptomatic heart failure (ischemic and nonischemic) and an ejection fraction (EF) of 40% or less were screened; 86 individuals were enrolled, and 56 were randomized...
May 1, 2016: JAMA Cardiology
Yuan Zhang, Li Su, Kun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: Neuregulin receptor degradation protein-1 (Nrdp1) is a novel E3 ubiquitin ligase, and we have previously shown that overexpression of Nrdp1 increased cardiomyocyte injury. However, the role of Nrdp1 in myocardial hypertrophy is unclear. In the present study, we clarified the molecular mechanisms of angiotensin II (Ang II)-induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy regulated by Nrdp1 based on genome-wide transcriptional analysis. METHODS: Neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were infected with adenoviruses containing green fluorescent protein (Ad-GFP) or wild-type Nrdp1 (Ad-Nrdp1), and then treated with Ang II for 36 h...
July 19, 2016: Cardiology
Kamal Kant Sahu, Gaurav Prakash, Alka Khadwal, Subhash Chander Varma, Pankaj Malhotra
Post bone marrow transplant patients are susceptible to atypical infections, especially viral pathogens. The risk increases many folds in cases of allogeneic transplantation, which also receive GVHD prophylaxis. Viral pathogens like cytomegalovirus and herpes are the common ones encountered during follow-up period. However, in recent times there have been reports of a variety of disease manifestations of rare viruses like polyoma virus and adenovirus. These viral infections may play a crucial role in morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Hematology & Blood Transfusion
Lili Huo, Jasmine Lyons, Dianna J Magliano
Over the last two decades, the prevalence of obesity has increased rapidly. While it is intuitively appealing to believe that the causes of obesity are manifestly related to excess dietary intake, combined with a reduced expenditure of energy via a decrease in physical activity, it is also been noted that the evidence for these as the sole causes of the obesity epidemic is incomplete. This has led to the search for other causes of obesity, particularly those which stem from the environment we live in. This review will explore two putative causes of obesity: infections and environmental pollutants...
September 2016: Current Obesity Reports
R Narra, P Bono, A Zoccoli, A Orlandi, S Piconi, G Grasselli, S Crotti, A Girello, A Piralla, F Baldanti, G Lunghi
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) cause a wide spectrum of clinical syndromes, depending on species and types, from mild respiratory infections to deadly pneumonia: in particular, severe infections occur in immunocompromised patients. In this report, we describe the case of a 36 years-old woman admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) with severe respiratory distress syndrome caused by adenovirus pneumonia, that required invasive respiratory support (mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
Zhenzhen Li, Zhou Ye, Xiaolong Zhang, Qing Zhang, Dongmei Fan, Yanjun Zhang, Hongbo R Luo, Xiangfei Yuan, Zongfang Li, Dongsheng Xiong
Gene therapy is an attractive approach for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Nevertheless, efficient transgene delivery remains a challenge. In this study, we explored a new targeted system based on human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSCs), which were engineered to deliver adenovirus to tumor sites, and to replicate and assemble into new adenovirus against HCC. Our results showed that HUMSCs infected by Ad-hTERTp-IL24 followed by LentiR.E1A infection could specifically migrate to HepG2 tumor cells and support adenoviral replication in vitro and in vivo 36 h after LentiR...
June 17, 2016: Oncotarget
Yue Yang, Li-Hong Fang, Xue-Feng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Foxo3a gene over-expression on the development of rat ovarian granulosa cells and in prevention of cisplatin-induced ovarian damage in rats. METHODS: Rat ovarian granulose cells released mechanically from the ovaries were cultured in vitro and identified with HE staining and immunohistochemical staining for FSHR. A recombinant adenovirus carrying Foxo3a gene was constructed for infecting the granulose cells, and the cell growth and expressions of cyclin D1, p27, Bax, and Bim were detected; the cell apoptosis and cell cycle changes were detected using Hoechst/PI 33342 staining and flow cytometry, respectively...
June 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Aikaterini Ntoulia, Sasha J Tharakan, Janet R Reid, Soroosh Mahboubi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify causes of irreducible intussusception after contrast enema and to correlate imaging findings with surgical and histopathologic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2005 and 2013, a total of 543 children underwent reduction of intussusception with the use of an enema technique (hereafter referred to as "enema reduction"). The medical records of 72 children (56 boys [mean age, 24.8 months; range, 3.8 months to 10...
August 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Lu Zhang, Haisheng Li, Zhihui Yao, Sisi Yang, Weifeng He, Jun Wu, Gaoxing Luo
OBJECTIVE: To explore the interaction between P311 and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1) in murine fibroblasts and its effect on the function of fibroblasts. METHODS: Skin fibroblasts obtained from five neonatal P311 wild-type C57BL/6 mice and P311 gene knock-out C57BL/6 mice were cultured. The second passage of fibroblasts were used in the following experiments. All experiments were repeated for 3 times. (1) The fibroblasts of P311 wild-type mice were divided into blank control group and P311 over-expression group according to the random number table (the same grouping method below), with 36 wells in each group...
April 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Nafissatou Ouédraogo, Jérôme Kaplon, Isidore Juste O Bonkoungou, Alfred Sababénédjo Traoré, Pierre Pothier, Nicolas Barro, Katia Ambert-Balay
Enteric viruses are a major cause of diarrhea in children, especially those under five years old. Identifying the viral agents is critical to the development of effective preventive measures. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and genetic diversity of common enteric viruses in children under five years old in Burkina Faso. Stool samples from children with (n = 263) and without (n = 50) diarrhea disorders were collected in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from November 2011 to September 2012. Rotavirus, norovirus, sapovirus, astrovirus, adenovirus and Aichivirus A were detected using real-time or end-point (RT-)PCR...
2016: PloS One
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