We report here the discovery of novel viral sequences in human serum and sewage which are clearly related to the asfarvirus family but highly divergent from ASFV. Detection of these sequences suggests that greater genetic diversity may exist among asfarviruses than previously thought and raises the
possibility that human infection by asfarviruses may occur.”
“We recently developed a novel targeting selleckchem Sindbis virus envelope pseudotyped lentiviral vector, 2.2ZZ, which acquires specific transduction capacity by antibody conjugation and binding with specific antigens on the surface of targeted cells. Here we characterize the virological properties of this vector by examining its targeting to CD4 antigen. Our results show that entry is dependent on CD4 cell surface density and occurs via the clathrin-mediated endocytic pathway. These findings provide insight into the mechanism of infection by a new viral vector with combined properties of Sindbis virus and lentiviruses and infectivity conferred Nepicastat cell line by monoclonal antibody-ligand interactions.”
“The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) accessory protein Vpu enhances virus particle
release by counteracting a host factor that retains virions at the surfaces of infected cells. It was recently demonstrated that cellular protein BST-2/CD317/Tetherin restricts HIV-1 release in a Vpu-dependent manner. Calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand (CAML) was also proposed to be involved in this process. We investigated whether CAML is involved in cell surface expression of Tetherin. Here, we show that CAML overexpression in
permissive Cos-7 cells or CAML depletion in restrictive HeLa cells has no effect on HIV-1 release or on Tetherin surface expression, indicating that CAML is not required for Tetherin-mediated restriction of HIV-1 release.”
“Murine norovirus (MNV) is a highly infectious but generally nonpathogenic agent that is commonly found in research mouse colonies in both North America and Europe. In the present study, the effects of acute and chronic infections with MNV on immune responses and recovery from concurrent Friend virus (FV) infections were investigated. No significant differences in T-cell or NK-cell responses, FV-neutralizing antibody Danusertib concentration responses, or long-term recovery from FV infection were observed. We conclude that concurrent MNV infections had no major impacts on FV infections.”
“Paired immunoglobulin-like type 2 receptor alpha (PILR alpha) is an inhibitory receptor expressed on both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic cells. Its binding to a cellular ligand, CD99, depends on the presence of sialylated O-linked glycans on CD99. Glycoprotein B (gB) of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) binds to PILR alpha, and this association is involved in HSV-1 infection.