Herpes simplex virus keratitis: histopathologic neovascularization and corneal allograft failure. – PubMed

Extended release of an anti–HS peptide through a commercially available contact lens can generate significant anti–HSV-1 activity and provides a new and effective way to control corneal herpes. Mapping murine corneal neovascularization and weight loss virulence determinants in the herpes simplex virus 1 genome and the detection of an epistatic interaction between the UL and IRS/US regions. The contact lenses used in this study were purchased commercially (Cooper Vision Biomedic 55; 1-800 CONTACTS, Orem, UT, USA). Although corneal disease resulting from hereditary factors (like dystrophies) cannot be prevented, vision can be preserved with early detection and treatment. Corneas without HSK exhibited significantly fewer neutrophils and DCs and lower levels of known neutrophil and DC chemoattractants, suggesting that interference in the inflammatory process in these corneas occurs after CD4+ T-cell activation. This greater susceptibility appeared to have two explanations. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology.

Stephanie’s regular ophthalmologist referred her to Richard L. Importantly, when the frequency of subsets of CD4+ T cells producing IFN-γ or IL-17 was examined after stimulating with CD3/CD28, NPD1 treatment was shown to reduce markedly Th1 and Th17 populations by 81% and 76%, respectively (Figs. In the current study, we report a further high-risk corneal allograft model using HSK as the host. Yet another HSV-1-encoded protein, ICP27, is found to interfere with NF-κB and IRF-3 signaling leading to a muted expression of IFN-β and other downstream IFN stimulatory genes[8]. In the early stage of HSK, viral replication in the cornea initiates angiogenesis and inflammation (5, 40, 47). To distinguish between the effect of UV-B treatment on the afferent and efferent arms of the Ir in mice, we administered UV-B treatment to one eye, followed 24 h later by RE HSV-1 infection of both eyes. Despite the induction of high levels of NK activity, mice developed severe ocular disease or died of encephalitis.


Collectively, these findings provide new insight into host defense in the cornea and the pathogenesis of HSV-1 infection by identifying previously unacknowledged MCs as protective innate sentinels for infection of the ocular surface and reinforcing that neutrophils are detrimental to corneal infection. vhs is a tegument-derived endoribonuclease (13, 31) that is conserved among neurotropic herpesviruses (2). The gK-null virus replicated more than 3-logs less efficiently than the wild-type virus and formed very small plaques (5-10 cells). Luminex analysis quantified the amount of cytokines and chemokines expressed in corneal tissue homogenate. Viruses induce several immediate host-reactive events that impact the long-term consequences of infection. Clinical evaluation of the corneas throughout the course of acute disease, stromal disease, and at the time of sacrifice provided no evidence that could be used to predict which corneas would yield virus. Given the complexity of HVEM immune signaling, we used hematopoietic chimeric mice to determine which HVEM-expressing cells mediate HSV-1 pathogenesis in the eye.

Antigen progressively diminished on days 8 and 10, and was not detected on day 13. The accelerated reaction was probably related to the presence of virus antigens in graft stroma and subepithelial areas of the graft. We conclude that transient HSV-1 corneal infections cause long-term alterations of the corneal microenvironment that provide CD4-dependent innate resistance to subsequent infections by antigenically unrelated pathogens. Thirty-two normal corneal epithelium specimens obtained from cadavers shortly after death were analyzed for HSV-1, EBV and CMV genomic sequences. No macrophage response was detected in mice vaccinated with the highly protective 5gPs consisting of the five glycoproteins gB, gC, gD, gE, and gI. Wild-type (C57BL/6) and perforin-deficient (PKO) mice were infected intracorneally with HSV-1 strain F. Louis, MO 63110.

Infectious virus and cells expressing viral antigens were present in the corneas and trigeminal ganglia during the acute phase (day 0-day 14) of the infection. Unilateral epinephrine iontophoresis performed 60 days after inoculation of the virus resulted in ipsilateral HSV-1 shedding in all cases (7/7). METHODS. If the immune cells were treated with monoclonal anti-Thy 1.2 and complement before transfer the protective effect was lost. The ‘‘high-risk phenotype’’ of corneal graft recipients is considered to be related to preexisting vascularization such as that associated with herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) keratitis (HSK). Moreover there are several key molecules that upon binding to receptors regulate the direction of both capillary and axon guidance. C57BL/6 mice were infected ocularly with HSV-1 strain RE.

Recurrence of herpes in the corneal graft is a serious complication which can cause clouding of the graft or even irreversible rejection. METHODS: Two patients with HZO were studied over time with serial corneal esthesiometry and laser in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM). AbstractHerpes zoster ophthalmicus, a complex ocular and periocular disease, can cause corneal scarring due to a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to varicella zoster viral antigens. Macrophage cell infiltrates in the cornea were examined following ocular herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) challenge of vaccinated BALB/c mice. AbstractBACKGROUND: Herpes simplex stromal keratitis is a hypersensitivity response to the presence of herpes simplex viral antigen in the corneal tissue.