The present study examined the effect of inhibiting endosomelysosome system acidification in epithelial cells, since epithelial cells support PCV2 infection in vivo and are used in culturing PCV2 in vitro. Ammonium chloride (NH4Cl), chloroquine diphosphate (CQ), and monensin were used to inhibit endosome-lysosome system acidification. NH4Cl, CQ, or monensin increased PCV2 (Stoon-1010) infection by
726% +/- 110%, 1,212%+/- 34%, and 1,100% +/- 179%, respectively, in porcine kidney (PK-15) cells; by 128% +/- 7%, 158% +/- 3%, and 142% +/- 11% in swine kidney cells; by 160% +/- 28%, 446% +/- 50%, and 162% +/- 56% in swine testicle (ST) cells; and by 313% +/- 25%, 611% +/- 86%, and 352% +/- 44% in primary kidney epithelial cells. Similarly, increased PCV2 infection was observed find more with six other PCV2 strains in PK-15 cells treated with selleck chemicals endosome-lysosome system acidification inhibitors. The mechanism behind increased PCV2 infection was further investigated in PK-15 cells using CQ. PCV2 infection of PK-15 cells was increased only when CQ was added early during PCV2 infection. CQ did not affect PCV2 virus-like particle (VLP) attachment to PK-15 cells but increased the disassembly of internalized PCV2 VLPs. In untreated PK-15 cells, internalized PCV2 VLPs localized within the endosome-lysosome system. PCV2 infection of untreated 3D4/31 and PK-15 cells and CQ-treated
PK-15 cells was blocked by a serine protease inhibitor [4-(2-aminoethyl) benzenesulfimyl fluoride hydrochloride] but not by aspartyl Olopatadine protease (pepstatin A), cysteine protease (E-64), and metalloprotease (phosphoramidon) inhibitors. These results suggest that serine protease-mediated PCV2 disassembly is enhanced in porcine epithelial cells but inhibited in monocytic cells after inhibition of endosome-lysosome system acidification.”
“Objective To demonstrate the accelerated postnatal maturation/myelination in growth retarded babies compensating the deficit suffered by them during intrauterine life. Methods We studied 16 babies within the first 3 days of birth. These included 6 full term appropriate for gestational age babies (FT AGA) and
10 full term intrauterine growth retarded (FT IUGR). A separate group of 16 babies was examined at 2 months of age. In this group 7 were FT AGA and 9 were FT IUGR at the time of birth. H-reflex latency (HRL), motor nerve conduction velocity (MNCV) and H-reflex excitability (H/M) were measured in the right lower limb. Anthropometric, measurements of the babies were also recorded meticulously. All the babies were neurologically normal on clinical evaluation. Result At birth, MNCV was significantly lower in FT IUGR babies compared to FT AGA babies. However at the age of 2 months the MNCV of both FT AGA and FT IUGR was comparable. Other parameters (HRL and H/M) in the IUGR babies were comparable with normal babies both at birth and 2 months of age.