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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152277/uveal-myxoid-leiomyosarcoma-in-a-horse
#1
Siv Grosås, Liv Østevik, Tobias Revold, Nina Ottesen, Ernst-Otto Ropstad
A uveal leiomyosarcoma of a horse is reported. There are few published reports of intraocular tumors in horses. Intraocular tumors challenge animal welfare by causing uveitis, glaucoma, and loss of vision. Knowledge regarding treatment of intraocular tumors with globe preservation is sparse, and further investigations on this topic are required.
November 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150562/the-role-of-mhc-e-in-t-cell-immunity-is-conserved-among-humans-rhesus-macaques-and-cynomolgus-macaques
#2
Helen L Wu, Roger W Wiseman, Colette M Hughes, Gabriela M Webb, Shaheed A Abdulhaqq, Benjamin N Bimber, Katherine B Hammond, Jason S Reed, Lina Gao, Benjamin J Burwitz, Justin M Greene, Fidel Ferrer, Alfred W Legasse, Michael K Axthelm, Byung S Park, Simon Brackenridge, Nicholas J Maness, Andrew J McMichael, Louis J Picker, David H O'Connor, Scott G Hansen, Jonah B Sacha
MHC-E is a highly conserved nonclassical MHC class Ib molecule that predominantly binds and presents MHC class Ia leader sequence-derived peptides for NK cell regulation. However, MHC-E also binds pathogen-derived peptide Ags for presentation to CD8(+) T cells. Given this role in adaptive immunity and its highly monomorphic nature in the human population, HLA-E is an attractive target for novel vaccine and immunotherapeutic modalities. Development of HLA-E-targeted therapies will require a physiologically relevant animal model that recapitulates HLA-E-restricted T cell biology...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145733/harnessing-novel-imaging-approaches-to-guide-hiv-prevention-and-cure-discoveries-a-national-institutes-of-health-and-global-hiv-vaccine-enterprise-2017-meeting-report
#3
Brigitte Elisabeth Sanders-Beer, Yegor Voronin, David McDonald, Anjali Singh
Advances in imaging technologies have greatly increased our understanding of cellular and molecular interactions in humans and their corresponding animal models of infectious diseases. In the HIV/SIV field, imaging has provided key insights into mucosal viral transmission, local and systemic virus spread, host-virus dynamics, and chronic inflammation/immune activation and the resultant immunopathology. Recent developments in imaging applications are yielding physical, spatial, and temporal measurements to enhance insight into biological functions and disease processes, while retaining important cellular, microenvironmental, organ and intact organism contextual details...
November 16, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142124/truncating-the-gp41-cytoplasmic-tail-of-siv-decreases-sensitivity-to-neutralizing-antibodies-without-increasing-envelope-content-of-virions
#4
Ellen White, Fan Wu, Elena Chertova, Julian Bess, James D Roser, Jeffrey D Lifson, Vanessa M Hirsch
An incomplete understanding of native HIV and SIV envelope glycoprotein (Env) impedes the development of structural models of Env and vaccine design. This shortcoming is due in part to the low number of Env trimers on virus particles. For SIV, this low expression can be counteracted by truncating the cytoplasmic tail (CT) of Env. CT truncation has been shown to increase Env incorporation into the virion and is commonly used in vaccine and imaging studies, but its effects on viral antigenicity have not been fully elucidated...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140110/il-21-therapy-controls-immune-activation-and-maintains-antiviral-cd8-t-cell-responses-in-acute-simian-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#5
Gema Méndez-Lagares, Ding Lu, David Merriam, Christopher A Baker, François Villinger, Koen K A Van Rompay, Joseph M McCune, Dennis J Hartigan-O'Connor
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) replicate during acute infection in lymphocytes of the gastrointestinal tract, before disseminating systemically. Localized replication and associated loss of gut-resident CD4(+) T cells occur regardless of the portal of entry of the virus (e.g., intravenous vs. rectal). Thus, HIV and SIV are tropic for gut tissue, and their pathogenesis requires the special environment of the intestine. T helper 17 (Th17) cells are important contributors to microbial defense in the gut that are vulnerable to HIV infection and whose loss is associated with translocation of microbial products to the systemic circulation, leading to chronic immune activation and disease progression...
November 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134258/novel-full-length-major-histocompatibility-complex-class-i-allele-discovery-and-haplotype-definition-in-pig-tailed-macaques
#6
Matthew R Semler, Roger W Wiseman, Julie A Karl, Michael E Graham, Samantha M Gieger, David H O'Connor
Pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina, Mane) are important models for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) studies. Their infectability with minimally modified HIV makes them a uniquely valuable animal model to mimic human infection with HIV and progression to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). However, variation in the pig-tailed macaque major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and the impact of individual transcripts on the pathogenesis of HIV and other infectious diseases is understudied compared to that of rhesus and cynomolgus macaques...
November 13, 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134249/early-siv-and-hiv-infection-promotes-the-lilrb2-mhc-i-inhibitory-axis-in-cdcs
#7
Lamine Alaoui, Gustavo Palomino, Sandy Zurawski, Gerard Zurawski, Sixtine Coindre, Nathalie Dereuddre-Bosquet, Camille Lecuroux, Cecile Goujard, Bruno Vaslin, Christine Bourgeois, Pierre Roques, Roger Le Grand, Olivier Lambotte, Benoit Favier
Classical dendritic cells (cDCs) play a pivotal role in the early events that tip the immune response toward persistence or viral control. In vitro studies indicate that HIV infection induces the dysregulation of cDCs through binding of the LILRB2 inhibitory receptor to its MHC-I ligands and the strength of this interaction was proposed to drive disease progression. However, the dynamics of the LILRB2/MHC-I inhibitory axis in cDCs during early immune responses against HIV are yet unknown. Here, we show that early HIV-1 infection induces a strong and simultaneous increase of LILRB2 and MHC-I expression on the surface of blood cDCs...
November 13, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130266/school-based-influenza-vaccination-health-and-economic-impact-of-maine-s-2009-influenza-vaccination-program
#8
Ricardo Basurto-Dávila, Martin I Meltzer, Dora A Mills, Garrett R Beeler Asay, Bo-Hyun Cho, Samuel B Graitcer, Nancy L Dube, Mark G Thompson, Suchita A Patel, Samuel K Peasah, Jill M Ferdinands, Paul Gargiullo, Mark Messonnier, David K Shay
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the societal economic and health impacts of Maine's school-based influenza vaccination (SIV) program during the 2009 A(H1N1) influenza pandemic. DATA SOURCES: Primary and secondary data covering the 2008-09 and 2009-10 influenza seasons. STUDY DESIGN: We estimated weekly monovalent influenza vaccine uptake in Maine and 15 other states, using difference-in-difference-in-differences analysis to assess the program's impact on immunization among six age groups...
December 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129510/increase-in-serum-hdl-level-is-associated-with-less-negative-symptoms-after-one-year-of-antipsychotic-treatment-in-first-episode-psychosis
#9
Priyanthi B Gjerde, Ingrid Dieset, Carmen Simonsen, Eva Z Hoseth, Trude Iversen, Trine V Lagerberg, Siv Hege Lyngstad, Ragni H Mørch, Silje Skrede, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle, Vidar M Steen
BACKGROUND: A potential link between increase in total cholesterol and triglycerides and clinical improvement has been observed during antipsychotic drug treatment in chronic schizophrenia patients, possibly due to drug related effects on lipid biosynthesis. We examined whether changes in serum lipids are associated with alleviation of psychosis symptoms after one year of antipsychotic drug treatment in a cohort of first-episode psychosis (FEP) patients. METHODS: A total of 132 non-affective antipsychotic-treated FEP patients were included through the Norwegian Thematically Organized Psychosis (TOP) project...
November 9, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121950/the-hiv-1-integrase-ledgf-allosteric-inhibitor-mut-a-resistance-profile-impairment-of-virus-maturation-and-infectivity-but-without-influence-on-rna-packaging-or-virus-immunoreactivity
#10
Céline Amadori, Yme Ubeles van der Velden, Damien Bonnard, Igor Orlov, Nikki van Bel, Erwann Le Rouzic, Laia Miralles, Julie Brias, Francis Chevreuil, Daniele Spehner, Sophie Chasset, Benoit Ledoussal, Luzia Mayr, François Moreau, Felipe García, José Gatell, Alessia Zamborlini, Stéphane Emiliani, Marc Ruff, Bruno P Klaholz, Christiane Moog, Ben Berkhout, Montserrat Plana, Richard Benarous
BACKGROUND: HIV-1 Integrase (IN) interacts with the cellular co-factor LEDGF/p75 and tethers the HIV preintegration complex to the host genome enabling integration. Recently a new class of IN inhibitors was described, the IN-LEDGF allosteric inhibitors (INLAIs). Designed to interfere with the IN-LEDGF interaction during integration, the major impact of these inhibitors was surprisingly found on virus maturation, causing a reverse transcription defect in target cells. RESULTS: Here we describe the MUT-A compound as a genuine INLAI with an original chemical structure based on a new type of scaffold, a thiophene ring...
November 9, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121114/cd4-levels-control-the-odds-of-induction-of-humoral-immune-responses-to-tracer-doses-of-therapeutic-antibodies
#11
Sharat Srinivasula, Erin Gabriel, Insook Kim, Paula DeGrange, Alexis St Claire, Candace Mallow, Robert E Donahue, Chang Paik, H C Lane, Michele Di Mascio
Rapidly increasing number of therapeutic antibodies are being repurposed to imaging probes for noninvasive diagnosis, as well as monitoring during treatment or disease recurrence. Though antibody-based imaging involves tracer doses (~3 log lower than therapeutic doses), and immune responses are severely reduced in patients with impaired immunity, formation of anti-tracer antibodies (ATA) has been observed hampering further diagnostic monitoring. Here, we explored the potential to develop humoral responses to intravenously administered tracer dose of a monoclonal antibody F(ab΄)2 fragment, and associated with host related immune measures in 49 rhesus macaques categorized into healthy (uninfected controls), SIV-progressors, SIV non-progressors, or total body irradiated (TBI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118125/alt-803-transiently-reduces-siv-replication-in-the-absence-of-antiretroviral-treatment
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Amy L Ellis-Connell, Alexis J Balgeman, Katie R Zarbock, Gabrielle Barry, Andrea Weiler, Jack O Egan, Emily K Jeng, Thomas Friedrich, Jeffrey S Miller, Ashley T Haase, Timothy W Schacker, Hing C Wong, Eva Rakasz, Shelby L O'Connor
Developing biological interventions to control HIV replication in the absence of antiretroviral therapy (ART) could contribute to the development of a functional cure. As a potential alternative to ART, the IL-15 superagonist ALT-803 has been shown to boost the number and function of HIV-specific CD8(+) T and NK cell populations, in vitro. Four SIV(+) rhesus macaques, three of whom possessed MHC alleles associated with control of SIV, and all of whom had received SIV vaccine vectors that had the potential to elicit CD8(+) T cell responses, were given ALT-803 in three treatment cycles...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118123/estimating-initial-viral-levels-during-hiv-siv-reactivation-from-latency
#13
Mykola Pinkevych, Christine M Fennessey, Deborah Cromer, Martin Tolstrup, Ole S Søgaard, Thomas A Rasmussen, Brandon F Keele, Miles P Davenport
HIV viremia rebounds rapidly after treatment interruption, and a variety of strategies are being explored to reduce or control viral reactivation post-treatment. This viral rebound arises from reactivation of individual latently infected cells, which spread during ongoing rounds of productive infection. The level of virus produced by the initial individual reactivating cells is not known, although it may have major implications for the ability of different immune interventions to control viral rebound. Here we use data from both HIV and SIV treatment interruption studies to estimate the initial viral load post-interruption and thereby the initial individual reactivation event...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111596/compliance-between-clinical-and-genetic-diagnosis-of-choroidal-hypoplasia-in-103-norwegian-border-collie-puppies
#14
Siv Grosås, Frode Lingaas, Kristin Wear Prestrud, Ernst-Otto Ropstad
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of the nonhomologous end-joining factor 1 (NHEJ1) mutation and the compliance between clinical and genetic diagnosis of choroidal hypoplasia (CH) in a group of Norwegian Border Collies. ANIMALS STUDIED: Border collie puppies in the age from 5 to 8 weeks. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Puppies included in the study had a complete ophthalmological examination. All findings were recorded, and an ECVO scheme form was issued for each puppy...
November 7, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105151/the-importance-of-ethical-aspects-when-implementing-ehealth-services-in-healthcare-a-discussion-paper
#15
Lisa Skär, Siv Söderberg
AIM: The aim of this paper is to discuss the importance of ethical aspects when implementing eHealth services in healthcare. BACKGROUND: Challenges in healthcare today include a growing older population and, as a consequence, an increased need for healthcare services. One possible solution is the use of eHealth services. DESIGN: Discussion paper. DATA SOURCES: Research literature published from 2000 - 2017 in CINAHL, PubMed and Scopus...
November 3, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093095/combination-adenovirus-and-protein-vaccines-prevent-infection-or-reduce-viral-burden-after-heterologous-clade-c-shiv-mucosal-challenge
#16
Delphine C Malherbe, Jason Mendy, Lo Vang, Philip T Barnette, Jason Reed, Samir K Lakhashe, Joshua Owuor, Johannes S Gach, Alfred W Legasse, Michael K Axthelm, Celia C LaBranche, David Montefiori, Donald N Forthal, Byung Park, James M Wilson, James H McLinden, Jinhua Xiang, Jack T Stapleton, Jonah B Sacha, Barton F Haynes, Hua-Xin Liao, Ruth M Ruprecht, Jonathan Smith, Marc Gurwith, Nancy L Haigwood, Jeff Alexander
HIV vaccine development is focused on designing immunogens and delivery methods that elicit protective immunity. We evaluated a combination of Ad vectors expressing HIV 1086.C (Clade C) Envelope glycoprotein, SIV Gag p55, and human pegivirus GBV-C E2 glycoprotein. We compared replicating simian (SAd7) with non-replicating human (Ad4) adenovirus-vectored vaccines paired with recombinant proteins in a novel prime-boost regimen in rhesus macaques, with the goal of eliciting protective immunity against SHIV challenge...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091579/protective-efficacy-of-a-virus-vectored-multi-component-vaccine-against-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-porcine-circovirus-type-2-and-swine-influenza-virus
#17
Debin Tian, Harini Sooryanarain, Shannon R Matzinger, Phil C Gauger, Anbu K Karuppannan, Subbiah Elankumaran, Tanja Opriessnig, Xiang-Jin Meng
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and swine influenza virus (SIV) are three of the most economically important swine pathogens, causing immense economic losses to the global swine industry. Monovalent commercial vaccines against each of the three viruses are routinely used in pig farms worldwide. A trivalent vaccine against all three pathogens would greatly simplify the vaccination programme and reduce the financial burden to the swine industry. In this study, by using an attenuated strain of PRRSV (strain DS722) as a live virus vector, we generated a multi-component vaccine virus, DS722-SIV-PCV2, which expresses the protective antigens from SIV and PCV2...
November 1, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083404/ancient-hybridization-and-strong-adaptation-to-viruses-across-african-vervet-monkey-populations
#18
Hannes Svardal, Anna J Jasinska, Cristian Apetrei, Giovanni Coppola, Yu Huang, Christopher A Schmitt, Beatrice Jacquelin, Vasily Ramensky, Michaela Müller-Trutwin, Martin Antonio, George Weinstock, J Paul Grobler, Ken Dewar, Richard K Wilson, Trudy R Turner, Wesley C Warren, Nelson B Freimer, Magnus Nordborg
Vervet monkeys are among the most widely distributed nonhuman primates, show considerable phenotypic diversity, and have long been an important biomedical model for a variety of human diseases and in vaccine research. Using whole-genome sequencing data from 163 vervets sampled from across Africa and the Caribbean, we find high diversity within and between taxa and clear evidence that taxonomic divergence was reticulate rather than following a simple branching pattern. A scan for diversifying selection across taxa identifies strong and highly polygenic selection signals affecting viral processes...
October 30, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078767/correction-to-prevalence-of-k13-mutation-and-day-3-positive-parasitaemia-in-artemisinin-resistant-malaria-endemic-area-of-cambodia-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Soy Ty Kheang, Siv Sovannaroth, Sovann Ek, Say Chy, Phally Chhun, Sokkieng Mao, Sokomar Nguon, Dy Soley Lek, Didier Menard, Neeraj Kak
After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the funding acknowledgements for this article are incomplete. The authors would like to also include the following.
October 27, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074404/are-rodent-models-of-parkinson-s-disease-behaving-as-they-should
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Siv Vingill, Natalie Connor-Robson, Richard Wade-Martins
In recent years our understanding of Parkinson's disease has expanded both in terms of pathological hallmarks as well as relevant genetic influences. In parallel with the aetiological discoveries a multitude of PD animal models have been established. The vast majority of these are rodent models based on environmental, genetic and mechanistic insight. A major challenge in many of these models is their ability to only recapitulate some of the complex disease features seen in humans. Although symptom alleviation and clinical signs are of utmost importance in therapeutic research many of these models lack comprehensive behavioural testing...
October 23, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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