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Viruses ; 14(6)2022 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35746773

RESUMO

The Czech Republic, a part of the former Czechoslovakia, has been at the forefront of several research directions in virology, genetics and physiology [...].


Assuntos
Virologia , República Tcheca
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Nature ; 607(7918): 247-248, 2022 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35768603
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Nature ; 603(7903): 784-786, 2022 03.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35354995
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J Cell Biol ; 221(3)2022 03 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35195660

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Bo Zhong studies the regulation of the antiviral innate immunity, inflammation, and tumorigenesis by the protein ubiquitination system.


Assuntos
Alergia e Imunologia/história , Imunidade Inata , Ubiquitinação , Virologia/história , Animais , China , História do Século XXI , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos
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Int J Biol Sci ; 18(3): 901-910, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35173525

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic evoked by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has triggered a major public health problem with significant morbidity and mortality. Understanding the pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms underlying this novel virus is crucial for both fundamental research and clinical trials in order to devise effective therapies and vaccination regimens. Basic research on SARS-CoV-2 largely depends on ex vivo models that allow viral invasion and replication. Organoid models are now emerging as a valuable tool to investigate viral biology and disease progression, serving as an efficient platform to investigate potential therapies for COVID-19. Here, we summarize various human stem cell-derived organoid types employed in SARS-CoV-2 studies. We highlight key findings from these models, including cell tropisms and molecular mechanisms in viral infection. We also describe their use in identifying potential therapeutic agents against SARS-CoV-2. As more and more advanced organoids emerge, they will facilitate the understanding of disease pathogenesis for drug development in this dreaded pandemic.


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COVID-19 , Organoides , SARS-CoV-2 , Virologia/métodos , Humanos
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Viruses ; 14(2)2022 01 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35215784

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Almost two decades after the isolation of the first amoebal giant viruses, indubitably the discovery of these entities has deeply affected the current scientific knowledge on the virosphere. Much has been uncovered since then: viruses can now acknowledge complex genomes and huge particle sizes, integrating remarkable evolutionary relationships that date as early as the emergence of life on the planet. This year, a decade has passed since the first studies on giant viruses in the Brazilian territory, and since then biomes of rare beauty and biodiversity (Amazon, Atlantic forest, Pantanal wetlands, Cerrado savannas) have been explored in the search for giant viruses. From those unique biomes, novel viral entities were found, revealing never before seen genomes and virion structures. To celebrate this, here we bring together the context, inspirations, and the major contributions of independent Brazilian research groups to summarize the accumulated knowledge about the diversity and the exceptionality of some of the giant viruses found in Brazil.


Assuntos
Amoeba/virologia , Vírus Gigantes/genética , Vírus Gigantes/isolamento & purificação , Virologia/história , Biodiversidade , Brasil , Ecossistema , Genoma Viral , Vírus Gigantes/classificação , Vírus Gigantes/ultraestrutura , História do Século XXI , Filogenia
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Sci Rep ; 12(1): 2311, 2022 02 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35145121

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Many studies have been conducted on measuring avian influenza viruses and their hemagglutinin (HA) antigens via electrochemical principles; most of these studies have used gold electrodes on ceramic, glass, or silicon substrates, and/or labeling for signal enhancement. Herein, we present a paper-based immunosensor for label-free measurement of multiple avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9, and H9N2) antigens using flexible screen-printed carbon nanotube-polydimethylsiloxane electrodes. These flexible electrodes on a paper substrate can complement the physical weakness of the paper-based sensors when wetted, without affecting flexibility. The relative standard deviation of the peak currents was 1.88% when the electrodes were repeatedly bent and unfolded twenty times with deionized water provided each cycle, showing the stability of the electrodes. For the detection of HA antigens, approximately 10-µl samples (concentration: 100 pg/ml-100 ng/ml) were needed to form the antigen-antibody complexes during 20-30 min incubation, and the immune responses were measured via differential pulse voltammetry. The limits of detections were 55.7 pg/ml (0.95 pM) for H5N1 HA, 99.6 pg/ml (1.69 pM) for H7N9 HA, and 54.0 pg/ml (0.72 pM) for H9N2 HA antigens in phosphate buffered saline, and the sensors showed good selectivity and reproducibility. Such paper-based sensors are economical, flexible, robust, and easy-to-manufacture, with the ability to detect several avian influenza viruses.


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Antígenos Virais/análise , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Dimetilpolisiloxanos , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Eletrodos , Imunoensaio/métodos , Virus da Influenza A Subtipo H5N1/imunologia , Subtipo H7N9 do Vírus da Influenza A/imunologia , Vírus da Influenza A Subtipo H9N2/imunologia , Nanotubos de Carbono , Papel , Virologia/métodos , Animais , Aves , Humanos , Influenza Aviária/diagnóstico , Influenza Aviária/virologia , Influenza Humana/diagnóstico , Influenza Humana/virologia , Limite de Detecção , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes
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Methods Mol Biol ; 2407: 45-55, 2022.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34985656

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Models to study HIV latency have improved our understanding of the mechanisms involved in this process and have helped in the discovery and development of therapeutic strategies to eradicate HIV. Primary cell models are based on the in vitro generation of latently infected cells using CD4T cells isolated from blood, lymph nodes or other lymphoid organs. In this chapter, we describe the generation of HIV latently infected memory CD4T cells using blood naïve CD4T cells from peripheral blood with a phenotype resembling that of central memory CD4T cells. This model can be used to investigate the mechanisms involved in latency as well to develop strategies to target it.


Assuntos
Infecções por HIV , HIV-1 , Virologia , Latência Viral , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos , Células Cultivadas , Infecções por HIV/patologia , Infecções por HIV/virologia , Humanos , Fenótipo , Virologia/métodos , Replicação Viral
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J Nanobiotechnology ; 20(1): 41, 2022 Jan 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35062978

RESUMO

Early detection of viral pathogens by DNA-sensors in clinical samples, contaminated foods, soil or water can dramatically improve clinical outcomes and reduce the socioeconomic impact of diseases such as COVID-19. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) and its associated protein Cas12a (previously known as CRISPR-Cpf1) technology is an innovative new-generation genomic engineering tool, also known as 'genetic scissors', that has demonstrated the accuracy and has recently been effectively applied as appropriate (E-CRISPR) DNA-sensor to detect the nucleic acid of interest. The CRISPR-Cas12a from Prevotella and Francisella 1 are guided by a short CRISPR RNA (gRNA). The unique simultaneous cis- and trans- DNA cleavage after target sequence recognition at the PAM site, sticky-end (5-7 bp) employment, and ssDNA/dsDNA hybrid cleavage strategies to manipulate the attractive nature of CRISPR-Cas12a are reviewed. DNA-sensors based on the CRISPR-Cas12a technology for rapid, robust, sensitive, inexpensive, and selective detection of virus DNA without additional sample purification, amplification, fluorescent-agent- and/or quencher-labeling are relevant and becoming increasingly important in industrial and medical applications. In addition, CRISPR-Cas12a system shows great potential in the field of E-CRISPR-based bioassay research technologies. Therefore, we are highlighting insights in this research direction.


Assuntos
Sistemas CRISPR-Cas/fisiologia , DNA Viral/isolamento & purificação , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico , Animais , Técnicas Biossensoriais/métodos , Técnicas Biossensoriais/tendências , COVID-19/virologia , DNA Viral/análise , Poluentes Ambientais/análise , Poluentes Ambientais/isolamento & purificação , Contaminação de Alimentos/análise , Humanos , Tipagem Molecular/métodos , Tipagem Molecular/tendências , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/métodos , Técnicas de Amplificação de Ácido Nucleico/tendências , SARS-CoV-2/genética , Virologia/métodos , Virologia/tendências , Viroses/classificação , Viroses/diagnóstico , Viroses/virologia
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Nature ; 602(7895): 142-147, 2022 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35082445

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Public databases contain a planetary collection of nucleic acid sequences, but their systematic exploration has been inhibited by a lack of efficient methods for searching this corpus, which (at the time of writing) exceeds 20 petabases and is growing exponentially1. Here we developed a cloud computing infrastructure, Serratus, to enable ultra-high-throughput sequence alignment at the petabase scale. We searched 5.7 million biologically diverse samples (10.2 petabases) for the hallmark gene RNA-dependent RNA polymerase and identified well over 105 novel RNA viruses, thereby expanding the number of known species by roughly an order of magnitude. We characterized novel viruses related to coronaviruses, hepatitis delta virus and huge phages, respectively, and analysed their environmental reservoirs. To catalyse the ongoing revolution of viral discovery, we established a free and comprehensive database of these data and tools. Expanding the known sequence diversity of viruses can reveal the evolutionary origins of emerging pathogens and improve pathogen surveillance for the anticipation and mitigation of future pandemics.


Assuntos
Computação em Nuvem , Bases de Dados Genéticas , Vírus de RNA/genética , Vírus de RNA/isolamento & purificação , Alinhamento de Sequência/métodos , Virologia/métodos , Viroma/genética , Animais , Arquivos , Bacteriófagos/enzimologia , Bacteriófagos/genética , Biodiversidade , Coronavirus/classificação , Coronavirus/enzimologia , Coronavirus/genética , Evolução Molecular , Vírus Delta da Hepatite/enzimologia , Vírus Delta da Hepatite/genética , Humanos , Modelos Moleculares , Vírus de RNA/classificação , Vírus de RNA/enzimologia , RNA Polimerase Dependente de RNA/química , RNA Polimerase Dependente de RNA/genética , Software
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BMC Urol ; 22(1): 10, 2022 Jan 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35093044

RESUMO

BACKGROUND: Routine human papillomavirus (HPV) testing is performed in cervival cancer and is required for classification of some head and neck cancers. In penile cancer a statement on HPV association of the carcinoma is required. In most cases p16 immunohistochemistry as a surrogate marker is applied in this setting. Since differing clinical outcomes for HPV positive and HPV negative tumors are described we await HPV testing to be requested more frequently by clinicians, also in the context of HPV vaccination, where other HPV subtypes are expected to emerge. METHOD: Therefore, a cohort of archived, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) penile neoplasias was stained for p16 and thereafter tested for HPV infection status via PCR based methods. Additionally to Sanger sequencing, we chose LCD-Array technique (HPV 3.5 LCD-Array Kit, Chipron; LCD-Array) for the detection of HPV in our probes expecting a less time consuming and sensitive HPV test for our probes. RESULTS: We found that LCD-Array is a sensitive and feasible method for HPV testing in routine diagnostics applicable to FFPE material in our cohort. Our cohort of penile carcinomas and carcinomas in situ was associated with HPV infection in 61% of cases. We detected no significant association between HPV infection status and histomorphological tumor characteristics as well as overall survival. CONCLUSIONS: We showed usability of molecular HPV testing on a cohort of archived penile carcinomas. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study investigating LCD-Array technique on a cohort of penile neoplasias.


Assuntos
Papillomaviridae/classificação , Infecções por Papillomavirus/complicações , Neoplasias Penianas/virologia , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias Penianas/diagnóstico , Virologia/métodos
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Sci Rep ; 12(1): 491, 2022 01 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-35017574

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Up to 170 tick-borne viruses (TBVs) have been identified to date. However, there is a paucity of information regarding TBVs and their interaction with respective vectors, limiting the development of new effective and urgently needed control methods. To overcome this gap of knowledge, it is essential to reproduce transmission cycles under controlled laboratory conditions. In this study we assessed an artificial feeding system (AFS) and an immersion technique (IT) to infect Ixodes ricinus ticks with tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Kemerovo (KEM) virus, both known to be transmitted predominantly by ixodid ticks. Both methods permitted TBEV acquisition by ticks and we further confirmed virus trans-stadial transmission and onward transmission to a vertebrate host. However, only artificial feeding system allowed to demonstrate both acquisition by ticks and trans-stadial transmission for KEMV. Yet we did not observe transmission of KEMV to mice (IFNAR-/- or BALB/c). Artificial infection methods of ticks are important tools to study tick-virus interactions. When optimally used under laboratory settings, they provide important insights into tick-borne virus transmission cycles.


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Vetores Aracnídeos/virologia , Vírus da Encefalite Transmitidos por Carrapatos/fisiologia , Encefalite Transmitida por Carrapatos/transmissão , Ixodes/virologia , Orbivirus/fisiologia , Infecções por Reoviridae/transmissão , Virologia/métodos , Animais , Vetores Aracnídeos/fisiologia , Encefalite Transmitida por Carrapatos/virologia , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Ixodes/fisiologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Infecções por Reoviridae/virologia
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Virology ; 566: 114-121, 2022 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34902730

RESUMO

This communication summarizes the presentations given at the 1st international conference of the World Society for Virology (WSV) held virtually during 16-18 June 2021, under the theme of tackling global viral epidemics. The purpose of this biennial meeting is to foster international collaborations and address important viral epidemics in different hosts. The first day included two sessions exclusively on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. The other two days included one plenary and three parallel sessions each. Last not least, 16 sessions covered 140 on-demand submitted talks. In total, 270 scientists from 49 countries attended the meeting, including 40 invited keynote speakers.


Assuntos
COVID-19/imunologia , COVID-19/prevenção & controle , COVID-19/virologia , Congressos como Assunto , SARS-CoV-2 , Humanos , Sociedades Científicas , Virologia
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Viruses ; 13(12)2021 11 29.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34960661

RESUMO

Nestled within the Rocky Mountain National Forest, 114 scientists and students gathered at Colorado State University's Mountain Campus for this year's 21st annual Rocky Mountain National Virology Association meeting. This 3-day retreat consisted of 31 talks and 30 poster presentations discussing advances in research pertaining to viral and prion diseases. The keynote address provided a timely discussion on zoonotic coronaviruses, lessons learned, and the path forward towards predicting, preparing, and preventing future viral disease outbreaks. Other invited speakers discussed advances in SARS-CoV-2 surveillance, molecular interactions involved in flavivirus genome assembly, evaluation of ethnomedicines for their efficacy against infectious diseases, multi-omic analyses to define risk factors associated with long COVID, the role that interferon lambda plays in control of viral pathogenesis, cell-fusion-dependent pathogenesis of varicella zoster virus, and advances in the development of a vaccine platform against prion diseases. On behalf of the Rocky Mountain Virology Association, this report summarizes select presentations.


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Virologia , Animais , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Humanos , Pandemias/prevenção & controle , Doenças Priônicas/diagnóstico , Doenças Priônicas/prevenção & controle , Príons/imunologia , Príons/isolamento & purificação , Príons/patogenicidade , Vacinas , Virologia/organização & administração , Viroses/diagnóstico , Viroses/epidemiologia , Viroses/prevenção & controle , Viroses/virologia , Vírus/classificação , Vírus/imunologia , Vírus/isolamento & purificação , Vírus/patogenicidade
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Viruses ; 13(11)2021 11 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-34835027

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Paradigm shifts throughout the history of microbiology have typically been ignored, or met with skepticism and resistance, by the scientific community. This has been especially true in the field of virology, where the discovery of a "contagium vivum fluidum", or infectious fluid remaining after excluding bacteria by filtration, was initially ignored because it did not coincide with the established view of microorganisms. Subsequent studies on such infectious agents, eventually termed "viruses", were met with skepticism. However, after an abundance of proof accumulated, viruses were eventually acknowledged as defined microbiological entities. Next, the proposed role of viruses in oncogenesis in animals was disputed, as was the unique mechanism of genome replication by reverse transcription of RNA by the retroviruses. This same pattern of skepticism holds true for the prediction of the existence of retroviral "antisense" transcripts and genes. From the time of their discovery, it was thought that retroviruses encoded proteins on only one strand of proviral DNA. However, in 1988, it was predicted that human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), and other retroviruses, express an antisense protein encoded on the DNA strand opposite that encoding the known viral proteins. Confirmation came quickly with the characterization of the antisense protein, HBZ, of the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1), and the finding that both the protein and its antisense mRNA transcript play key roles in viral replication and pathogenesis. However, acceptance of the existence, and potential importance, of a corresponding antisense transcript and protein (ASP) in HIV-1 infection and pathogenesis has lagged, despite gradually accumulating theoretical and experimental evidence. The most striking theoretical evidence is the finding that asp is highly conserved in group M viruses and correlates exclusively with subtypes, or clades, responsible for the AIDS pandemic. This review outlines the history of the major shifts in thought pertaining to the nature and characteristics of viruses, and in particular retroviruses, and details the development of the hypothesis that retroviral antisense transcripts and genes exist. We conclude that there is a need to accelerate studies on ASP, and its transcript(s), with the view that both may be important, and overlooked, targets in anti-HIV therapeutic and vaccine strategies.


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RNA Antissenso/genética , RNA Mensageiro/genética , Proteínas dos Retroviridae/genética , Retroviridae/genética , Carcinogênese/genética , Genoma Viral , HIV-1/genética , HIV-1/patogenicidade , HIV-1/fisiologia , História do Século XX , História do Século XXI , Proteínas do Vírus da Imunodeficiência Humana/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/genética , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/patogenicidade , Vírus Linfotrópico T Tipo 1 Humano/fisiologia , Humanos , Fases de Leitura Aberta , Retroviridae/patogenicidade , Retroviridae/fisiologia , Transcrição Genética , Proteínas do Envelope Viral/genética , Virologia/história , Replicação Viral
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