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  1. Research

    Rubella, herpes simplex virus type 2 and preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia is a major health problem. Although, the pathophysiology of preeclampsia is not fully understood, there are recent studies on association between infections and preeclampsia.

    Shimos A. Alshareef, Ahmed M. Eltom, Abubakr M. Nasr, Hamdan Z. Hamdan and Ishag Adam

    Virology Journal 2017 14:142

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  2. Research

    Molecular evolution of two asymptomatic echovirus 6 strains that constitute a novel branch of recently epidemic echovirus 6 in China

    Echovirus 6 (E6) infections are associated with aseptic meningitis and acute flaccid paralysis (AFP). But some infections, sometimes most of them, are asymptomatic. The mechanism of E6 virulence is unknown. An...

    Hao Sun, Xiaoqin Huang, Keqin Lin, Kai Huang, Jiayou Chu, Zhaoqing Yang and Shaohui Ma

    Virology Journal 2017 14:140

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  3. Research

    Avian influenza H9N2 virus isolated from air samples in LPMs in Jiangxi, China

    Recently, avian influenza virus has caused repeated worldwide outbreaks in humans. Live Poultry Markets (LPMs) play an important role in the circulation and reassortment of novel Avian Influenza Virus (AIVs). ...

    Xiaoxu Zeng, Mingbin Liu, Heng Zhang, Jingwen Wu, Xiang Zhao, Wenbing Chen, Lei Yang, Fenglan He, Guoyin Fan, Dayan Wang, Haiying Chen and Yuelong Shu

    Virology Journal 2017 14:136

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  4. Research

    Genetic characterization of 11 porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus isolates in South China from 2014 to 2015

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has leaded to an enormous loss per year to the swine industry, its etiology porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a highly mutated ...

    Linyang Yu, Pandeng Zhao, Jianguo Dong, Yanling Liu, Leyi Zhang, Pengshuai Liang, Lei Wang and Changxu Song

    Virology Journal 2017 14:139

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  5. Research

    Chikungunya virus infection in Cynomolgus macaques following Intradermal and aerosol exposure

    Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted via mosquito bite and potentially by aerosol, causing chikungunya fever and arthritic disease in humans. There are currently no licensed vaccines or antiviral therapeut...

    Chris M. Cirimotich, Eric M. Vela, Jennifer Garver, Roy E. Barnewall, Brian D. Miller, Gabriel T. Meister and James V. Rogers

    Virology Journal 2017 14:135

    Published on: 20 July 2017

  6. Research

    Comparison of serological assays to titrate Hantaan and Seoul hantavirus-specific antibodies

    Hantaan and Seoul viruses, in the Hantavirus genus, are known to cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT), as conventional neutralization test for han...

    Weihong Li, Shouchun Cao, Quanfu Zhang, Jiandong Li, Shuo Zhang, Wei Wu, Jing Qu, Chuan Li, Mifang Liang and Dexin Li

    Virology Journal 2017 14:133

    Published on: 18 July 2017

  7. Short report

    Prevalence of plasma autoantibody against cancer testis antigen NY-ESO-1 in HTLV-1 infected individuals with different clinical status

    Detection of specific immune responses against cancer/testis antigen NY-ESO-1 was recently reported in patients with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infecte...

    Yasuo Shiohama, Tadasuke Naito, Toshio Matsuzaki, Reiko Tanaka, Takeaki Tomoyose, Hiroshi Takashima, Takuya Fukushima, Yuetsu Tanaka and Mineki Saito

    Virology Journal 2017 14:130

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  8. Methodology

    Development of real-time and lateral flow dipstick recombinase polymerase amplification assays for rapid detection of goatpox virus and sheeppox virus

    Goatpox virus (GTPV) and sheeppox virus (SPPV), which belong to the Capripoxvirus (CaPV), are economically important pathogens of small ruminants. Therefore, a sensitive, specific and rapid diagnostic assay for d...

    Yang Yang, Xiaodong Qin, Xiangle Zhang, Zhixun Zhao, Wei Zhang, Xueliang Zhu, Guozheng Cong, Yanmin Li and Zhidong Zhang

    Virology Journal 2017 14:131

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  9. Research

    The effects of potato virus Y-derived virus small interfering RNAs of three biologically distinct strains on potato (Solanum tuberosum) transcriptome

    Potato virus Y (PVY) is one of the most economically important pathogen of potato that is present as biologically distinct strains. The virus-derived small interfering RNAs (vsiRNAs) f...

    Lindani Moyo, Shunmugiah V. Ramesh, Madhu Kappagantu, Neena Mitter, Vidyasagar Sathuvalli and Hanu R. Pappu

    Virology Journal 2017 14:129

    Published on: 17 July 2017

  10. Research

    Semi-quantitative Influenza A population averages from a multiplex respiratory viral panel (RVP): potential for reflecting target sequence changes affecting the assay

    Yearly influenza virus mutations potentially affect the performance of molecular assays, if nucleic acid changes involve the sequences in the assay. Because individual patient viral loads depend on variables s...

    Kenneth H. Rand, Maura Pieretti, Rodney Arcenas, Stacy G. Beal, Herbert Houck, Emma Boslet and John A. Lednicky

    Virology Journal 2017 14:128

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  11. Short Paper

    Dual function of the nuclear export signal of the Borna disease virus nucleoprotein in nuclear export activity and binding to viral phosphoprotein

    Borna disease virus (BoDV), which has a negative-sense, single-stranded RNA genome, causes persistent infection in the cell nucleus. The nuclear export signal (NES) of the viral nucleoprotein (N) consisting of...

    Mako Yanai, Madoka Sakai, Akiko Makino and Keizo Tomonaga

    Virology Journal 2017 14:126

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  12. Research

    Interleukin-2 enhancer binding factor 2 interacts with the nsp9 or nsp2 of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and exerts negatively regulatory effect on the viral replication

    Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes reproductive failures in sows and respiratory diseases in growing pigs, resulting in huge economic loss for the pig production worldwide. The ...

    Xuexia Wen, Ting Bian, Zhibang Zhang, Lei Zhou, Xinna Ge, Jun Han, Xin Guo, Hanchun Yang and Kangzhen Yu

    Virology Journal 2017 14:125

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  13. Research

    6-methylmercaptopurine riboside, a thiopurine nucleoside with antiviral activity against canine distemper virus in vitro

    Canine distemper (CD) is a widespread infectious disease that can severely impact a variety of species in the order Carnivora, as well as non-carnivore species such as non-human primates. Despite large-scale v...

    Otávio Valério de Carvalho, Daniele Mendes Félix, Claudia de Camargo Tozato, Juliana Lopes Rangel Fietto, Márcia Rogéria de Almeida, Gustavo Costa Bressan, Lindomar José Pena and Abelardo Silva-Júnior

    Virology Journal 2017 14:124

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  14. Research

    Maternal antibodies protect offspring from severe influenza infection and do not lead to detectable interference with subsequent offspring immunization

    Various studies have shown that infants under the age of 6 months are especially vulnerable for complications due to influenza. Currently there are no vaccines licensed for use in this age group. Vaccination o...

    Joan E. M. van der Lubbe, Jessica Vreugdenhil, Sarra Damman, Joost Vaneman, Jaco Klap, Jaap Goudsmit, Katarina Radošević and Ramon Roozendaal

    Virology Journal 2017 14:123

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  15. Research

    Comparison of the protective efficacy between single and combination of recombinant adenoviruses expressing complete and truncated glycoprotein, and nucleoprotein of the pathogenic street rabies virus in mice

    Rabies is an important viral zoonosis that causes acute encephalitis and death in mammals. To date, several recombinant vaccines have been developed based on G protein, which is considered to be the main antig...

    Ha-Hyun Kim, Dong-Kun Yang, Jin-Ju Nah, Jae-Young Song and In-Soo Cho

    Virology Journal 2017 14:122

    Published on: 24 June 2017

  16. Short Report

    Chorioallantoic membranes of embryonated chicken eggs as an alternative system for isolation of equine influenza virus

    Influenza virus isolation in embryonated chicken eggs (ECEs) is not applicable for rapid diagnosis, however it allows the recovery and propagation of the viable virus. A low number of infectious virus particle...

    Ilona Marcelina Gora, Malgorzata Kwasnik, Jan Franciszek Zmudzinski and Wojciech Rozek

    Virology Journal 2017 14:120

    Published on: 21 June 2017

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