Microbiology Society Journals | Identification of the equine herpesvirus type 1 glycoprotein 17/18 as a

We found that EHV-1 VP22 was required for efficient viral growth in cultured cells, but not for virulence in a hamster model. This prevalence is lower than those observed in the U.S.A. The 3 exceptional foetal isolates, had respiratory (R) strain fingerprints, and were recovered from single sporadic abortions. Primers for PCR were designed from the sequences of the glycoprotein B genes of EHV-1 and EHV-4. In addition, the LAMP assay with heat treatment was more sensitive than the original LAMP assay and the polymerase chain reaction using clinical samples. The IR3 open reading frame (ORF) is located between nucleotides (nt) 6123-6411 of the IR sequence and possesses an ORF of 95 amino acids. Moreover, labeled RNA extracted from EHV-3-infected cells hybridized to filter-immobilized EHV-1 DNA only 2 to 3 percent as efficiently as to the homologous EHV-3 DNA.

Mice and hamsters inoculated intranasally with these mutants showed no clinical signs, and continued to gain weight, whereas those inoculated with the parental virus exhibited a reduction in mean body weight. Positive cells were subjected to several rounds of purification to obtain homogeneous cell populations that were shown to be uniformly infected with EHV-1. All the strains of EHV-1 were isolated from racehorses only and during the winter season exclusively, when the epizootic of respiratory diseases occurred among racehorse populations at two Training Centers of the Japan Racing Association. The equine herpesvirus video features three renowned veterinarians including Dr. The strength of the study includes availability of a large data set from a wide geographical area, with sampling spanning a five-year period. Comparison at the amino acid level, however, has demonstrated regions of significant sequence similarity between the three complete EHV-1 ORFs 2, 3 and 4, and the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) glycoprotein gD encoded by the US6 gene, the HSV-1 glycoprotein gI encoded by the US7 gene and the HSV-1 glycoprotein gE encoded by the US8 gene, respectively. Like other herpesviruses, EHV-1 can establish latent infections, making it possible for outbreaks of disease to occur in herds that are considered closed.

Discrimination between field isolates and the vaccine strain was achieved by the generation of amplification products of different size: In all EHV-1 reference strains and field isolates, a 495 bp DNA fragment was amplified specifically, whereas a 310 bp fragment was amplified when DNA of the vaccine strain RacH was used as a template. They shared 99% identities with each other, while they shared 98% and 95% identities with the horse derived EHV-1 and equine herpesvirus type 9, respectively. (2) have examined the nature and arrangement of SV40 DNA sequences integrated into mouse and rat cell genomes. The predicted protein has the characteristic features of a membrane-spanning protein: an N-terminal signal sequence, a hydrophobic membrane anchor region, a charged C-terminal cytoplasmic tail, and an exterior domain with nine potential N-glycosylation sites. This prevalence is lower than those observed in the U.S.A. Treating infected cells with either convertase or furin inhibitors reduced gB cleavage efficiency. This method does not require post-amplification manipulations, thereby reducing the risk of cross-contamination.

The Delta752 mutant virus replicated with kinetics indistinguishable from those of D752 and N752 viruses. The aim of this study was to investigate EHV-1 transmission between these two cell types. Physical and neurologic examinations, nasal swab specimens, and blood samples were collected for virus isolation and quantitative PCR assay. We show that EHV-1 pUL56 is a phosphorylated early protein which is expressed as different forms and predominantly localizes to Golgi membranes. When nonpermissive mouse 3T3 Cells lacking the enzyme thymidine kinase (TK-) were transfected with intact EHV-1 DNA, clones of cells transformed to the TK+ phenotype were isolated in selective HAT medium (hypoxanthine, aminopterin, thymidine), which prevents growth of the TK- parental phenotype. The presence of latent EHV-1 was determined when tissue samples were PCR-positive for the glycoprotein B (gB) gene and the DNA polymerase (ORF 30) gene of EHV-1 in the absence of detectable late structural protein gene (gB gene) mRNA. In this report, we present the DNA sequence and transcriptional characterization of a gene (IR3) that maps entirely within the IR sequences.

This down-regulation was not mediated by the virion host-shutoff (VHS) protein or pUL49.5. After inhalation, EHV-1 establishes a peripheral blood mononuclear cell-associated viremia, with monocytes being a target of infection. Genomic EHV-1 DNA and cloned EHV-1 restriction endonuclease fragments, representing the entire genome, were 32P-labeled and hybridized to immobilized total cell RNA isolated from EHV-1 infected rabbit kidney cells incubated in the presence or absence of metabolic inhibitors. The exact mechanisms by which EHV-1 induces neurologic disease are not known. Our previous report indicated that EHV-9 was similar to the equine pathogen equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1), which mainly causes abortion, respiratory infection, and equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy. Equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) replicates in the epithelial cells of the upper respiratory tract and disseminates through the body via a cell-associated viraemia in monocytic cells, despite the presence of neutralizing antibodies.