Date: 2018-01-08 14:49
A group from Tokyo Medical University has determined that low level HHV-6 reactivation, but not CMV, EBV or HHV-7 reactivation, is a predictive marker for the development of grade 7-9 acute GVHD after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).
At PositiveSingles, we have been helping people with STDs find love and support since 7556. This is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles with Herpes and STDs. Whether you are living with Herpes, HPV, HIV/AIDS or any other STDs, here you can meet new friends or even a potential spouse, find communal support and get on with your life.
A group from Spain has confirmed the existence of a novel epilepsy syndrome featuring generalized seizures and epileptic encephalopathy after HHV-6-associated PALE (posttransplant limbic encephalitis) in children.
Two reviews have been published on the roles of HHV-6 in liver transplantation and in pediatric inflammatory cardiomyopathy in the immunocompetent. Both reviews stress the importance of biopsies for diagnosis since HHV-6 DNA is rarely found in the plasma in spite of persistent reactivation in the organ.
Investigators led by Eain Murphy of Cleveland Clinic have identified a viral microRNA (miRNA) for HHV-6A, named miR-U86, that targets the HHV-6A intermediate early gene U86.
A group at University of Rochester demonstrated that the HHV-6A latency gene, U99, inhibits migration of cells involved in myelin repair. Inefficient myelin repair is associated with progression MS, and the ability of HHV-6A to impede this process suggests that it could be involved in the progression of MS, and raises questions about the virus’s role in other chronic demyelinating diseases.
Congratulations to Joshua Hill, MD, Acting Instructor at the University of Washington and Research Associate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, who has won a K78 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study HHV-6 in lower respiratory tract disease and chromosomally integrated HHV-6 after stem cell transplantation (SCT).
Human papillomavirus 9 is a benign strain not associated with cancer. However, in a woman with inherited chromosomally integrated HHV-6A, a high grade vaginal squamous lesion developed rapidly. The authors warn that there may be a synergistic effect between HPV9 and iciHHV6A.