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Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research ; 16(8):DC53-DC57, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2067196

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Introduction: In the search of effective medicines against Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) besides the conventional mode of treatment many medicines belonging to alternative therapeutics claimed to be effective in this disease. In homeopathy-a branch of alternative medicine some medicines are claimed to be effective in COVID-19 after human trials. Aim: To study whether ultradiluted preparation of Phosphorus 6CH (centesimal (C) dilutions, using Hanhemann's (H) dilution method) can protect damaging action of Delta Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Corona Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spike protein Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) in Gallus gallus embryo in relation to their gross appearances, histopathological changes and cytokine changes. Materials and Methods: An in-vivo fertilized chick embryo model experimental analysis was carried out at the Genetic Research Laboratory of Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The whole experimental study was done in a time period of November 2021 to January 2022 and the data collected were analysed using statistical software Minitab. About 14 days old Gallus gallus embryonated eggs were inoculated with the antigen along with the vehicle alcohol controls. The Phosphorus 6CH was used to see whether it can prevent or cure the damaging action of the spike protein in the embryo in different experimental sets. results: The notable finding in this experiment is the remarkable elevated expression of Interleukin (IL)-10 gene in the curative, preventive sets as well as in the medicine control sets in comparison to antigen and alcohol control sets. In case of Transforming Growth Factor, (TGF) β1 there was enhanced expression of TGF β1 gene in the alcohol 6C set and antigen set which gets ameliorated with Phosphorus 6CH. The morbid anatomy of the embryo and the histopathological picture of the liver of the embryo also reflected similar findings in these two experimental sets. After statistical analysis it was found that there was significant correlation in between Interferon (IF) γ and IL-10 in these experimental results which appears very important. conclusion: The homeopathic medicine phosphorus 6CH is capable of maintaining cytokine balance in Delta SARS-CoV-2 spike protein RBD induced pathogenecity in Gallus gallus embryo.

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Frontiers in Microbiology ; 13, 2022.
Article in English | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2043499

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Although the FDA has given emergency use authorization (EUA) for some antiviral drugs for the treatment of COVID-19, no direct antiviral drugs have been identified for the treatment of critically ill patients, the most important treatment is suppression of the hyperinflammation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of corticosteroids in hospitalized severe or critical patients positive for COVID-19. This is a retrospective single-center descriptive study. Patients classified as having severe or critical COVID-19 infections with acute respiratory dysfunction syndrome in Shenzhen Third People’s Hospital were enrolled from January 11th to March 30th, 2020. Ninety patients were classified as having severe or critical COVID-19 infections. The patients were treated with methylprednisolone with a low-to-moderate dosage and short duration. The days from the symptom onset to methylprednisolone were about 8 days. Eighteen patients were treated with invasive ventilation and intensive care unit (ICU) care. All the patients in the severe group and ten in the critical group recovered and were discharged. Three critical cases with invasive ventilation died. Although cases were much more severe in the corticosteroid-treated group, the mortality was not significantly increased. Early use of low-to-moderate dosage and short duration of corticosteroid may be the more accurate immune-modulatory treatment and brings more benefits to severe patients with COVID-19.

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Jordan Journal of Biological Sciences ; 15(3):395-404, 2022.
Article in English | GIM | ID: covidwho-2040762

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Chest radiographic (CXR) and chest computed tomography (CT) scans have been used to diagnose coronavirus (COVID-19) disease as an important counterpart to the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) diagnostic protocol. This work explores the application of CXR and CT scans as diagnostic instruments for COVID-19. Numerous databases were searched from 01/01/2020 till 2020 late for COVID-19 articles which documented the clinical features of CXR and CT scans. The documented cases were based on the evaluation of the imaging characteristics. Chest radiographic findings may be confirmed with the most basic CT scans. Peripheral, bilateral and primary ground-glass distortion are the most prominent CT results with COVID-19 infections. In conclusion, unique and ambiguous terms such as pneumonia, blurred opacities, airspace disease, patchy opacities, and infiltrates make it difficult to perceive the different chest radiographic findings.

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Chinese Veterinary Science / Zhongguo Shouyi Kexue ; 50(12):1500-1508, 2020.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040500

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Based on the M gene sequence of TGEV and PEDV and VP2 gene sequence of PoRV, the optimal reaction system and amplification procedure were established by optimizing primer, probe concentration and annealing temperature, and the Quantitative PCR method of TaqMan probes for three viruses is successfully established. On this basis, after further optimization of conditions, a triple real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR method for detecting TGEV, PEDV, and PoRV was established. The detection sensitivity of this method for TGEV, PEDV, and PoRV were 2.49 copies/ L, 4.36 copies/ L, and 4.96 copies/ L respectively. The maximum value of CV in repeated trials detected by TGEV, PEDV and PoRV were 2.5%, 3.8%, 4.3%, and the maximum value of CV in repeated trials between groups were 3.7%, 3.4%, 3.2%, which are no more than 5%.indicating that the established method has good reproducibility. Using this method to detect PRV, PCV1, and PRRSV virus samples, there is no cross-reaction, indicating that the method is specific. Using the established method to detect 40 clinical diseases, the samples were tested, and the positive rates of TGEV, PEDV, and PoRV were 5%, 30%, and 12.5%respectively. The mixed infection rate of TGEV and PEDV was 2.5%, the mixed infection rate of PEDV and PoRV was 5%. The results of the multiple fluorescence quantitative PCR method are consistent with those of the detection of a single fluorescent RT-PCR method, indicating that the established method has good clinical application value.

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Chinese Journal of Virology ; 36(6):1171-1176, 2020.
Article in Chinese | GIM | ID: covidwho-2040435

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by infection by SARS-COV-2.. The main clinical manifestations are fever, cough, fatigue, respiratory distress, and even death. The virus is highly contagious, spreads mainly through droplets, and has wrought havoc upon human health, national economies, and public-health systems worldwide. The clinical diagnosis is based mainly on clinical manifestations, computed tomography of the chest, and laboratory examinations. For the latter, real-time fluorescent reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and genome sequencing are the "gold standard" for the diagnosis. Choosing a rapid and efficient method for pathogen detection has a key role in improving the diagnosis rate, cure rate, as well as reducing morbidity and mortality. Compared with genome sequencing, RT-qPCR has the advantages of simple operation and short cycle, which is particularly important for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2. Here, we review the sensitivity, specificity, and practicality of different methods of RT-qPCR for detection of the nucleic acids of SARS-CoV-2, and provide a reference for clinicians to choose more efficient detection methods for nucleic acids.

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Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases ; 12(2), 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2040070

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Real time RT-PCR is considered as the gold standard test to detect COVID-19. The use of sample pooling strategy increases testing capacity and spares resources. However, the effectiveness of sample pooling should be evaluated in the setting before being implemented. Forty five samples including 20 high positives (Ct<20), 20 low positives (Ct 20-40) and 05 negative samples were used to prepare 1:1, 1:3 and 1:5 simulated sample pools which were then subjected to viral RNA extraction followed by real time RT-PCR. Sensitivity and specificity of sample pooling technique in the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA was 100% without significant variation of Ct values. According to our results, pooling of up to 6 samples will not have an effect on the final result in clinical samples and hence can be adopted in the given context for the diagnosis of COVID-19 by RT-PCR.

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PLoS Global Public Health ; 2(8), 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2039238

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Between March 2020 and February 2021, the state of Baja California, Mexico, which borders the United States, registered 46,118 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with a mortality rate of 238.2 deaths per 100,000 residents. Given limited access to testing, the population prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection is unknown. The objective of this study is to estimate the seroprevalence and real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the three most populous cities of Baja California prior to scale-up of a national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Probabilistic three-stage clustered sampling was used to conduct a population-based household survey of residents five years and older in the three cities. RT-PCR testing was performed on nasopharyngeal swabs and SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity was determined by IgG antibody testing using fingerstick blood samples. An interviewer-administered questionnaire assessed participants' knowledge, attitudes, and preventive practices regarding COVID-19. In total, 1,126 individuals (unweighted sample) were surveyed across the three cities. Overall prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection by RT-PCR was 7.8% (95% CI 5.5-11.0) and IgG seroprevalence was 21.1% (95% CI 17.4-25.2). There was no association between border crossing in the past 6 months and SARS-CoV-2 prevalence (unadjusted OR 0.40, 95%CI 0.12-1.30). While face mask use and frequent hand washing were common among participants, quarantine or social isolation at home to prevent infection was not. Regarding vaccination willingness, 30.4% (95% CI 24.4-3 7.1) of participants said they were very unlikely to get vaccinated. Given the high prevalence of active SARS-CoV-2 infection in Baja California at the end of the first year of the pandemic, combined with its low seroprevalence and the considerable proportion of vaccine hesitancy, this important area along the Mexico-United States border faces major challenges in terms of health literacy and vaccine uptake, which need to be further explored, along with its implications for border restrictions in future epidemics.

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Osmaniye Korkut Ata Universitesi Fen Bilimleri Enstitusu Dergisi / Osmaniye Korkut Ata University Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences ; 5(2):505-521, 2022.
Article in English | GIM | ID: covidwho-2026790

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The infection called Covid-19 caused by the new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is an epidemic and deadly disease that spreads rapidly worldwide. Early detection of Covid-19 will enable the patient to receive appropriate treatment and increase the chance of survival. This study aims to investigate the detection of poor prognosis from chest CT images in Covid-19 patients who died and healed using deep learning. In this retrospective study which was carried out in collaboration with a specialist radiologist, a dataset was created by evaluating a total of 5997 CT images by the expert. Images belonging to two classes in the dataset were classified using the Inception-v3 deep learning model. In order to evaluate the classifier, ROC curves were drawn, AUC and accuracy values were used as performance metrics. Inception-v3 model was run 10 times, and a maximum classification performance of 97.55% and an average of 97.01% was achieved. The classification results prove that Inception-v3 can classify CT images with a high accuracy rate for evaluating the Covid-19 prognosis.

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Wiener Tierarztliche Monatsschrift ; 109(Artikel 11), 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2025202

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We have evaluated the diagnostic performance of immunochromatographic point-of-care tests (POCT) for the detection of rotavirus, coronavirus, Escherichia (E.) coli F5, Cryptosporidium (C.) parvum, Clostridium (Cl.) perfringens and Giardia (G.) intestinalis in fresh and thawed faecal samples from calves aged up to six months with diarrhoea. We performed POCTs to detect rotavirus, coronavirus, E. coli F5, C. parvum, Cl. perfringens and G. intestinalis on fresh samples in a field study and re-evaluated the performance for C. parvum, Cl. perfringens and G. intestinalis using thawed samples. We calculated the performance based on the results of the reference methods, which were RT-qPCR for the detection of rota- and coronavirus and bacteriological culturing and PCR to detect E. coli F5 and Cl. perfringens a and ss2 toxins. C. parvum was detected by phase-contrast microscopy and G. intestinalis by immunofluorescence microscopy. We collected 177 faecal samples from diarrhoeic calves. We found good performance for the POCT targeting rotavirus (sensitivity (SE)=92.9%;specificity (SP)=95.6%) and C. parvum (SE=63.3%;SP=96.2%). For E. coli F5, the number of true positive samples (n=1) was too low to evaluate the performance. The POCT to detect coronavirus gave a poor performance (SE=3.3%;SP=96.6%) and the POCT to detect Cl. perfringens a moderate performance (SE=52.8%;SP=78.2%). G. intestinalis POCT showed a higher sensitivity to immunofluorescence microscopy in thawed than in fresh faecal samples (SE=43.9% versus SE=29.2%). There are substantial differences in diagnostic performance between the commercially available immunochromatographic POCTs. Still, POCT can make a valuable contribution to the diagnosis and prevention of calf diarrhoea.

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PLoS Global Public Health ; 2(6), 2022.
Article in English | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2021474

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COVID-19 mortality rate has not been formally assessed in Nigeria. Thus, we aimed to address this gap and identify associated mortality risk factors during the first and second waves in Nigeria. This was a retrospective analysis of national surveillance data from all 37 States in Nigeria between February 27, 2020, and April 3, 2021. The outcome variable was mortality amongst persons who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by Reverse-Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction. Incidence rates of COVID-19 mortality was calculated by dividing the number of deaths by total person-time (in days) contributed by the entire study population and presented per 100,000 person-days with 95% Confidence Intervals (95% CI). Adjusted negative binomial regression was used to identify factors associated with COVID-19 mortality. Findings are presented as adjusted Incidence Rate Ratios (aIRR) with 95% CI. The first wave included 65,790 COVID-19 patients, of whom 994 (1.51%) died;the second wave included 91,089 patients, of whom 513 (0.56%) died. The incidence rate of COVID-19 mortality was higher in the first wave [54.25 (95% CI: 50.98-57.73)] than in the second wave [19.19 (17.60-20.93)]. Factors independently associated with increased risk of COVID-19 mortality in both waves were: age =45 years, male gender [first wave aIRR 1.65 (1.35-2.02) and second wave 1.52 (1.11-2.06)], being symptomatic [aIRR 3.17 (2.59-3.89) and 3.04 (2.20-4.21)], and being hospitalised [aIRR 4.19 (3.26-5.39) and 7.84 (4.90-12.54)]. Relative to South-West, residency in the South-South and North-West was associated with an increased risk of COVID-19 mortality in both waves. In conclusion, the rate of COVID-19 mortality in Nigeria was higher in the first wave than in the second wave, suggesting an improvement in public health response and clinical care in the second wave. However, this needs to be interpreted with caution given the inherent limitations of the country's surveillance system during the study.

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Urmia Medical Journal ; 32(10):782-792, 2022.
Article in English | GIM | ID: covidwho-2012533

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Background & Aims: Favipiravir is an antiviral drug that is widely used in patients with Covid-19. The aim of this study was to review the systematic review and meta-analysis studies of Favipiravir in patients with Covid-19. Materials & Methods: An electronic search was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science databases until December 2021. In addition, other databases were searched. A manual search of studies and other sources was also conducted to find evidence. The Overview Quality Assessment Questionnaire tool was used to evaluate the quality of articles.

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Journal of Mahanakorn Veterinary Medicine ; 17(1):123-133, 2022.
Article in Thaï | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-2012234

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A male Munchkin cat was brought to a small animal teaching hospital at Mahanakorn University of Technology. The patient presentation with vomiting, chronic diarrhea, and intermittent fever. From history-taking, the owner previously had a cat that was diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) living in the same house but had isolated in a separate area. Fecal examination revealed bacterial enteritis. Hematology and blood chemistry results shown lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia, and low serum albumin/globulin ratio (0.3 A: G ratio). Abdominal ultrasound revealed mesenteric lymph node (MLN) enlargement and cholecystitis. Cell cytology from the liver and MLN revealed suppurative inflammation. Reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR) was negative for the Feline coronavirus (FCoV) in the blood sample. On the 4th day of treatment, the cat developed pleural and peritoneal effusion. Thoracentesis and abdominocentesis were performed and submitted for analysis. The fluid's results were classified as modified transudate, low A: G ratio (0.3), Rivalta's test (positive), and positive for FCoV by using RT-PCR. On the 8th day of treatment, the cat died from systemic hypotension. Viscous straw yellow-colored fluid and pyogranulomatous lesions at the liver, lung, kidney, and MLN were observed from the necropsy. Histopathology's results shown severe suppurative inflammation in all the above organs. FIP was confirmed by detected FCoV antigen in the cytoplasm of macrophages in the kidney and lung tissue by immunohistochemistry staining.

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Chinese Veterinary Science / Zhongguo Shouyi Kexue ; 50(7):825-832, 2020.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1994655

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In order to establish a method for rapid differential identification of Senecavirus A (SVA) and en-cephalomyocarditis virus (EMCV), two pairs of corresponding specific primers were designed based on the highly conserved 3D genes of SVA and EMCV. And two different fluorescent labeled TaqMan probes were used to establish a dual TaqMan real-time PCR method for simultaneous detection of these two viruses, and we also optimize the reaction conditions. The results showed that the minimum detection of the method was 760 copies/ micro L and 98 copies/ micro L for SVA and EMCV. respectively, and it can specifically detect SVA and EMCV, and there was no cross reaction with CSFV, PRRSV and PEDV. The established standard curves showed good linear relationship. Repeated experimental group and inter-group coefficient of variation were less than 5%. The results indicated that the dual-quantitative PCR established in this study has the advantages of convenience, rapidity, good specificity. high sensitivity and good repeatability .and can be used for simultaneous detection of SVA and EMCV.

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Chinese Veterinary Science / Zhongguo Shouyi Kexue ; 50(9):1147-1158, 2020.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1994654

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To understand the genetic diversity of porcine deltacoronavirus(PDCo V) in Guangxi Province, clinical diarrhea samples were collected from suspected piglets in Guangxi Province from2017 to 2019, detected by RT-PCR for PDCoV, and the positive samples were used for amplification and sequence of S, M, N genes. Finally, 16 S, M and N gene sequences of PDCoV were obtained. Homology analysis showed that the S, M, N gene nucleotide identity among Guangxi strains were 95.8% -99.9%, 95.9%-100% and 97.9%-99.9%, respectively. The nucleotide identity of S, M and N genes among Guangxi strains and other reference strains were 95.1%-100%, 95.0%-100%and 96.3%-99.9%, respectively. Sequence alignment showed that S1 protein existed amino acid mutations and insertions, and there were some variations among different epidemic strains. Phylogenetic trees based on S, M and N genes obtained similar topological diagram and all strains could be divided into Group I, Group II and GroupIII, of which Group I came from USA, Japan and Korea, Group II came from China, and Group III came from China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. Most strains from Guangxi Province distributed in Group II, individual strain distributed in Group III and some strains formed a single small branch. The evolutionary rates of S, M and N genes of Guangxi strains and other reference strains were 2.57 x 10-4, 2.07 x 10-4, 1.70 x 10-4 substitutions/site/year, respectively, showing that the evolutionary rate of S gene was the fastest. The results indicated that the S, M, N genes of PDCo V strains from Guangxi Province had some variations and existed genetic diversity.

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Chinese Veterinary Science / Zhongguo Shouyi Kexue ; 50(5):556-562, 2020.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1994650

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In order to establish an efficient, sensitive and specific semi-nest RT-PCR method for the detection of Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), three specific primers were designed according to the N gene published by GenBank, the reaction system was established and optimized, and specificity and sensitivity were detected. The results showed that the method could successfully amplify the bands of 483 bp and 338 bp, and had good specificity to TGEV, there is no cross reaction with PEDV, PRov, PBov and PDCov, and the lowest sensitivity was 1.86 x 10-1 pg/L. The semi-nest RT-PCR shown the positive rate was 36% in 50 samples of pig diarrhea, which was higher than that of common RT-PCR, and then the positive samples coincidence rate was 100%. This semi-nest RT-PCR method has high sensitivity and specificity, and can accurately diagnose TGEV infection, which provides an effective method for clinical detection and epidemiological investigation of TGEV.

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Acta Veterinaria et Zootechnica Sinica ; 53(5):1587-1597, 2022.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1994513

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HEK293 cells were used as the cell model to investigate the role of human aminopeptidase N (hAPN) in the invasion of porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV) into human cells. The proliferation of PDCoV on HEK293 cells was firstly identified by RT-qPCR/RT-PCR. And then, hAPN knockout cell line was constructed by CRISPR/Cas9 technology and cell viability of HEK293 hAPN knockout and wild-type cells was verified by CCK-8 assay. Effect of hAPN knockout and overexpression on PDCoV replication was detected by RT-qPCR and Western blot. Meanwhile, interaction of PDCoV S protein and hAPN protein was analyzed by homology modeling and molecular docking. Results showed that PDCoV virus copies rapidly increased at 12-36 h and reached peak level at 36 h, it could propagate at least for passage 2 on HEK293 cells. There was no significant difference in cell viability between hAPN knockout cells and wild-type cells. Knockout of hAPN inhibit PDCoV replication and overexpression of hAPN enhance PDCoV replication. Homology modeling and molecular docking analysis showed S1 protein could bind hAPN domain II. Residues TYR92, THR51, THR48, PHE16 and MET14of S1 protein receptor binding motif 1 (RBM1) can form hydrogen bonds with residues PHE490, GLN531, ARG528 and SER529 of hAPN. This study indicates that hAPN plays a critical role in HEK293 cells during PDCoV infection, which provides new theoretical evidence for further studies on the mechanism of PDCoV entry into host cells and cross-species transmission.

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Van Medical Journal ; 29(2):141-148, 2022.
Article in English, Turkish | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1994395

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Introduction: Abnormal laboratory parameters can be detected in severe patients with COVID-19, which are associated with adverse outcomes. Increased lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is usually associated with tissue damage. Cardiovascular disease is a common comorbidity in COVID-19 disease. In the current report, the objective was to examine the relationship between LDH levels and atrial fibrillation (AF) in COVID-19 patients. Materials and Methods: This investigation involved a retrospective and cross-sectional study. A total of 195 consecutive COVID-19 [45 AF (+) and 150 AF (-)] subjects were enrolled in the study. COVID-19 cases were determined from analysis of an oropharyngeal/nasopharyngeal swab using RT-PCR. LDH, procalcitonin, and D-dimer were recorded from the hospital records.

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Shanghai Journal of Preventive Medicine ; 33(6):471-476, 2021.
Article in Chinese | GIM | ID: covidwho-1975562

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Objective: To analyze the epidemiological characteristics of a family and workplace clustering of COVID-19, identify the source of infection and the transmission chain, and provide evidence for prevention and control of COVID-19 pandemic. Method: Field epidemiological method was used to conduct the investigation of confirmed cases and close contacts in this cluster. Data were analyzed with descriptive method. Real-time fluorescent quantitative PCR (RT-PCR) was used to detect the novel coronavirus nucleic acid in the collected respiratory tract samples.

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Chinese Journal of Virology ; 36(2):155-159, 2020.
Article in Chinese | CAB Abstracts | ID: covidwho-1975405

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In January 2020, Guangdong Province, China imported several suspected cases with SARS-CoV-2 from Wuhan City, Hubei Province. China, which were detected as SARS-CoV-2 positive in laboratory. To further understand the SARS-CoV-2 virulence, as well as drug development and epidemic prevention and control needs, we established a SARS-CoV-2 isolation procedure. Vero-E6 cells were infected with the positive bronchoalveolar-lavage sample. The cells were monitored daily for cytopathic effects using light microscopy. The presence of viral nucleic acid in the supernatant was detected by RT-PCR. RNA extracted from culture supernatants were used as a template to clone and sequence the genome. We used Illumina sequencing to characterize the virus genome and results showed that the isolated virus was SARS-CoV-2.

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Chinese Journal of Virology ; 36(2):165-169, 2020.
Article in Chinese | GIM | ID: covidwho-1975404

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The outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China (2019-nCoV) has spread to all 31 provinces in China and more than 24 countries in the world. The cure criterion was based on the negative results with respiratory specimens in real-time reverse transcription polymerise chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays with an interval of 24 hrs. This report describes the controversial viral nucleic acid test in 27 cases after hospitalization for medical treatment for various periods. Of 27 cases, 6 cases showed positive results for fecal specimen, and 2 cases showed negative results with respiratory secretion but positive with fecal specimen. In summary, the consistence of results of nucleic acid test with different type of specimens from patients infected with 2019-nCoV varied, deeper research is needed to reveal the criteria of nucleic acid detection during different stages of the 2019-nCoV infection.

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