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The tegument protein UL71 of human cytomegalovirus is involved in late envelopment and affects multivesicular bodies

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Supplemental file 1 - Movie S1. Electron tomography of a section of the assembly compartment of a TB71stop virus infected cell. The video shows an animation through a z-series of digital slices, reconstructed from a tilt series taken from a 500 nm thick section of a TBstop71 infected HFF 5 days postinfection. Note that the majority of TBstop71 virus particles is in a process of budding. The usage of enlarged vesicles as a multiple budding site for numerous capsids is even more obvious in the reconstructed video than on ultrathin sections. Note areas with high mass density such as membranes occur bright in the dark field STEM tomograms.

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Sauter D, Schindler M, Specht A, Landford WN, Münch J, Kim KA, Votteler J, Schubert U, Bibollet-Ruche F, Keele BF, Takehisa J, Ogando Y, Ochsenbauer C, Kappes JC, Ayouba A, Peeters M, Learn GH, Shaw G, Sharp PM, Bieniasz P, Hahn BH, Hatziioannou T, Kirchhoff F.

Cell Host Microbe. 2009 Nov 19;6(5):409-21.


The inability to disrupt the immunological synapse between infected human T cells and APCs distinguishes HIV-1 from most other primate lentiviruses.

Arhel N, Lehmann M, Clauss K, Nienhaus GU, Piguet V, Kirchhoff F.

J Clin Invest. 2009 Oct;119(10):2965-75. doi: 10.1172/JCI38994. Epub 2009 Sep 14.


Nef proteins from simian immunodeficiency viruses are tetherin antagonists.

Zhang F, Wilson SJ, Landford WC, Virgen B, Gregory D, Johnson MC, Munch J, Kirchhoff F, Bieniasz PD, Hatziioannou T.

Cell Host Microbe. 2009 Jul 23;6(1):54-67. Epub 2009 Jun 4.


Fibrils of prostatic acid phosphatase fragments boost infections with XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus), a human retrovirus associated with prostate cancer.

Hong S, Klein EA, Das Gupta J, Hanke K, Weight CJ, Nguyen C, Gaughan C, Kim KA, Bannert N, Kirchhoff F, Munch J, Silverman RH.

J Virol. 2009 Jul;83(14):6995-7003. Epub 2009 Apr 29.


Conservation of Nef function across highly diverse lineages of SIVsmm.

Schmökel J, Li H, Bailes E, Schindler M, Silvestri G, Hahn BH, Apetrei C, Kirchhoff F.

Retrovirology. 2009 Apr 9;6:36.


CD95 co-stimulation blocks activation of naive T cells by inhibiting T cell receptor signaling.

Strauss G, Lindquist JA, Arhel N, Felder E, Karl S, Haas TL, Fulda S, Walczak H, Kirchhoff F, Debatin KM.

J Exp Med. 2009 Jun 8;206(6):1379-93. Epub 2009 Jun 1.


The cationic properties of SEVI underlie its ability to enhance human immunodeficiency virus infection.

Roan NR, Münch J, Arhel N, Mothes W, Neidleman J, Kobayashi A, Smith-McCune K, Kirchhoff F, Greene WC.

J Virol. 2009 Jan;83(1):73-80. Epub 2008 Oct 22.


Antiviral treatment of cytomegalovirus infection and resistant strains.

Schreiber A, Härter G, Schubert A, Bunjes D, Mertens T, Michel D.

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2009 Feb;10(2):191-209. Review.


The human cytomegalovirus-encoded chemokine receptor US28 promotes angiogenesis and tumor formation via cyclooxygenase-2.

Maussang D, Langemeijer E, Fitzsimons CP, Stigter-van Walsum M, Dijkman R, Borg MK, Slinger E, Schreiber A, Michel D, Tensen CP, van Dongen GA, Leurs R, Smit MJ.

Cancer Res. 2009 Apr 1;69(7):2861-9. Epub 2009 Mar 24.


Pharmacological and biochemical characterization of human cytomegalovirus-encoded G protein-coupled receptors.

Maussang D, Vischer HF, Schreiber A, Michel D, Smit MJ.

Methods Enzymol. 2009;460:151-71.


Fluorescence-based assay for phenotypic characterization of human cytomegalovirus polymerase mutations regarding drug susceptibility and viral replicative fitness.

Chevillotte M, Schubert A, Mertens T, von Einem J.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2009 Sep;53(9):3752-61. Epub 2009 Jun 22.


Human cytomegalovirus paralyzes macrophage motility through down-regulation of chemokine receptors, reorganization of the cytoskeleton, and release of macrophage migration inhibitory factor.

Frascaroli G, Varani S, Blankenhorn N, Pretsch R, Bacher M, Leng L, Bucala R, Landini MP, Mertens T.

J Immunol. 2009 Jan 1;182(1):477-88.


Major tegument protein pp65 of human cytomegalovirus is required for the incorporation of pUL69 and pUL97 into the virus particle and for viral growth in macrophages.

Chevillotte M, Landwehr S, Linta L, Frascaroli G, Lüske A, Buser C, Mertens T, von Einem J.

J Virol. 2009 Mar;83(6):2480-90. Epub 2008 Dec 30.


Human cytomegalovirus targets different subsets of antigen-presenting cells with pathological consequences for host immunity: implications for immunosuppression, chronic inflammation and autoimmunity.

Varani S, Frascaroli G, Landini MP, Söderberg-Nauclér C.

Rev Med Virol. 2009 May;19(3):131-45. Review.


Generalized Wegener's granulomatosis in an immunocompetent adult after cytomegalovirus mononucleosis and bacterial urinary tract infection.

Varani S, Mastroianni A, Frascaroli G, Tammik C, Rahbar A, Christensson M, Rossini G, Landini MP, Söderberg-Nauclér C.

Arthritis Rheum. 2009 May;60(5):1558-62.


Hantavirus outbreak, Germany, 2007.

Hofmann J, Meisel H, Klempa B, Vesenbeckh SM, Beck R, Michel D, Schmidt-Chanasit J, Ulrich RG, Grund S, Enders G, Kruger DH.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 May;14(5):850-2.


Protein kinase inhibitors of the quinazoline class exert anti-cytomegaloviral activity in vitro and in vivo.

Schleiss M, Eickhoff J, Auerochs S, Leis M, Abele S, Rechter S, Choi Y, Anderson J, Scott G, Rawlinson W, Michel D, Ensminger S, Klebl B, Stamminger T, Marschall M.

Antiviral Res. 2008 Jul;79(1):49-61. Epub 2008 Feb 22.


Ganciclovir/valganciclovir prophylaxis decreases cytomegalovirus-related events and bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome after lung transplantation

Chmiel C, Speich R, Hofer M, Michel D, Mertens T, Weder W, Boehler A.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15;46(6):831-9.


Human cytomegalovirus infection and antiviral immunity in septic patients without canonical immunosuppression

von Müller L, Mertens T.

Med Microbiol Immunol. 2008 Jun;197(2):75-82. Epub 2008 Mar 8.


Multimer staining of cytomegalovirus phosphoprotein 65-specific T cells for diagnosis and therapeutic purposes: a comparative study

Yao J, Bechter C, Wiesneth M, Härter G, Götz M, Germeroth L, Guillaume P, Hasan F, von Harsdorf S, Mertens T, Michel D, Döhner H, Bunjes D, Schmitt M, Schmitt A.

Clin Infect Dis. 2008 May 15;46(10):e96-105.


Silencing HIV-1 In Vivo

Kirchhoff F.

Cell. 2008 Aug 22;134(4):566-8.


Inefficient Nef-mediated downmodulation of CD3 and MHC-I correlates with loss of CD4+T cells in natural SIV infection

Schindler M, Schmökel J, Specht A, Li H, Münch J, Khalid M, Sodora DL, Hahn BH, Silvestri G, Kirchhoff F.

PLoS Pathog. 2008 Jul 18;4(7):e1000107.


Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 nef expression prevents AP-2-mediated internalization of the major histocompatibility complex class II-associated invariant chain

Toussaint H, Gobert FX, Schindler M, Banning C, Kozik P, Jouve M, Kirchhoff F, Benaroch P.

J Virol. 2008 Sep;82(17):8373-82. Epub 2008 Jul 2.


CD4 binding affinity determines human immunodeficiency virus type 1-induced alpha interferon production in plasmacytoid dendritic cells

Haupt S, Donhauser N, Chaipan C, Schuster P, Puffer B, Daniels RS, Greenough TC, Kirchhoff F, Schmidt B.

J Virol. 2008 Sep;82(17):8900-5. Epub 2008 Jun 25.


Is Nef the elusive cause of HIV-associated hematopoietic dysfunction?

Kirchhoff F, Silvestri G.

J Clin Invest. 2008 May;118(5):1622-5.


Selective downregulation of rhesus macaque and sooty mangabey major histocompatibility complex class I molecules by Nef alleles of simian immunodeficiency virus and human immunodeficiency virus type 2

DeGottardi MQ, Specht A, Metcalf B, Kaur A, Kirchhoff F, Evans DT.

J Virol. 2008 Mar;82(6):3139-46. Epub 2008 Jan 16.


Selective downmodulation of HLA-A and -B by Nef alleles from different groups of primate lentiviruses

Specht A, DeGottardi MQ, Schindler M, Hahn B, Evans DT, Kirchhoff F.

Virology. 2008 Mar 30;373(1):229-37. Epub 2007 Dec 21.


Role of Nef in primate lentiviral immunopathogenesis

Kirchhoff F, Schindler M, Specht A, Arhel N, Münch J.

Cell Mol Life Sci. 2008 Sep;65(17):2621-36.


Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of mycophenolic acid after enteric-coated
mycophenolate versus mycophenolate mofetil in patients with progressive IgA

Czock D, Rasche FM, Carius A, Glander P, Budde K, Bauer S, Keller F, von Müller L.

J Clin Pharmacol. 2007 Jul;47(7):850-9. Epub 2007 May 25.


Human cytomegalovirus differentially controls B cell and T cell responses through
effects on plasmacytoid dendritic cells.

Varani S, Cederarv M, Feld S, Tammik C, Frascaroli G, Landini MP, Söderberg-Nauclér C.

J Immunol. 2007 Dec 1;179(11):7767-76.


Sequential immunosuppressive therapy in progressive IgA nephropathy.

Rasche FM, Keller F, von Müller L, Czock D, Lepper PM.

Contrib Nephrol. 2007;157:109-13.


Cytomegalovirus primary envelopment occurs at large infoldings of the inner
nuclear membrane.

Buser C, Walther P, Mertens T, Michel D.

J Virol. 2007 Mar;81(6):3042-8. Epub 2006 Dec 27.


CMV monitoring using blood cells and plasma: a comparison of apples with oranges?

von Müller L, Hinz J, Bommer M, Hampl W, Kluwick S, Wiedmann M, Bunjes D, Mertens T.

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2007 Mar;39(6):353-7. Epub 2007 Feb 5.


HCMV-infection in a human arterial organ culture model: effects on cell
proliferation and neointimal hyperplasia.

Voisard R, Krügers T, Reinhardt B, Vaida B, Baur R, Herter T, Lüske A, Weckermann D, Weingärtner K, Rössler W, Hombach V, Mertens T.

BMC Microbiol. 2007 Jul 20;7:68.


Targeted release of oncolytic measles virus by blood outgrowth endothelial cells
in situ inhibits orthotopic gliomas.

Wei J, Wahl J, Nakamura T, Stiller D, Mertens T, Debatin KM, Beltinger C.

Gene Ther. 2007 Nov;14(22):1573-86. Epub 2007 Sep 27.


Quantitative investigation of murine cytomegalovirus nucleocapsid interaction.

Buser C, Fleischer F, Mertens T, Michel D, Schmidt V, Walther P.

J Microsc. 2007 Oct;228(Pt 1):78-87.


Cellular immunity and active human cytomegalovirus infection in patients with
septic shock.

von Muller L, Klemm A, Durmus N, Weiss M, Suger-Wiedeck H, Schneider M, Hampl W, Mertens T.

J Infect Dis. 2007 Nov 1;196(9):1288-95. Epub 2007 Oct 1.


Primary human immunodeficiency virus type 1 nef alleles show major differences in
pathogenicity in transgenic mice.

Priceputu E, Hanna Z, Hu C, Simard MC, Vincent P, Wildum S, Schindler M, Kirchhoff F, Jolicoeur P.

J Virol. 2007 May;81(9):4677-93. Epub 2007 Feb 21.


Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 variants resistant to first- and
second-version fusion inhibitors and cytopathic in ex vivo human lymphoid tissue.

Chinnadurai R, Rajan D, Münch J, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2007 Jun;81(12):6563-72. Epub 2007 Apr 11.


Discovery and optimization of a natural HIV-1 entry inhibitor targeting the gp41
fusion peptide.

Münch J, Ständker L, Adermann K, Schulz A, Schindler M, Chinnadurai R, Pöhlmann S, Chaipan C, Biet T, Peters T, Meyer B, Wilhelm D, Lu H, Jing W, Jiang S, Forssmann WG, Kirchhoff F.

Cell. 2007 Apr 20;129(2):263-75.


Nef alleles from children with non-progressive HIV-1 infection modulate MHC-II
expression more efficiently than those from rapid progressors.

Schindler M, Wildum S, Casartelli N, Doria M, Kirchhoff F.

AIDS. 2007 May 31;21(9):1103-7.


Proline 35 of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Vpr regulates the
integrity of the N-terminal helix and the incorporation of Vpr into virus
particles and supports the replication of R5-tropic HIV-1 in human lymphoid
tissue ex vivo.

Votteler J, Studtrucker N, Sörgel S, Münch J, Rücker E, Kirchhoff F, Schick B, Henklein P, Fossen T, Bruns K, Sharma A, Wray V, Schubert U.

J Virol. 2007 Sep;81(17):9572-6. Epub 2007 Jun 6.


Conserved residue Lys574 in the cavity of HIV-1 Gp41 coiled-coil domain is
critical for six-helix bundle stability and virus entry.

He Y, Liu S, Jing W, Lu H, Cai D, Chin DJ, Debnath AK, Kirchhoff F, Jiang S.

J Biol Chem. 2007 Aug 31;282(35):25631-9. Epub 2007 Jul 6.


Association of Nef with p21-activated kinase 2 is dispensable for efficient human
immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication and cytopathicity in ex vivo-infected
human lymphoid tissue.

Schindler M, Rajan D, Specht A, Ritter C, Pulkkinen K, Saksela K, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2007 Dec;81(23):13005-14. Epub 2007 Sep 19.


HIV infection in a patient with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency: a detrimental

Potthoff AV, Münch J, Kirchhoff F, Brockmeyer NH.

AIDS. 2007 Oct 1;21(15):2115-6


Nef-mediated enhancement of virion infectivity and stimulation of viral
replication are fundamental properties of primate lentiviruses.

Münch J, Rajan D, Schindler M, Specht A, Rücker E, Novembre FJ, Nerrienet E, Müller-Trutwin MC, Peeters M, Hahn BH, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2007 Dec;81(24):13852-64. Epub 2007 Oct 10.


Semen-Derived Amyloid Fibrils Drastically Enhance HIV Infection.

Münch J, Rücker E, Ständker L, Adermann K, Goffinet C, Schindler M, Wildum S, Chinnadurai R, Rajan D, Specht A, Giménez-Gallego G, Sánchez PC, Fowler DM, Koulov A, Kelly JW, Mothes W, Grivel JC, Margolis L, Keppler OT, Forssmann WG, Kirchhoff F.

Cell. 2007 Dec 14;131(6):1059-71.


A simian immunodeficiency virus V3 loop mutant that does not efficiently use CCR5
or common alternative coreceptors is moderately attenuated in vivo.

Pöhlmann S, Münch J, Aziz S, Reeves JD, Otto C, Leslie GJ, Hofmann H, Puffer BA, Baribaud F, Marzi A, Gramberg T, Chen Z, Stolte N, Haaft PT, Heeney JL, Stahl-Hennig C, Mätz-Rensing K, Schneider T, Doms RW, Kirchhoff F.

Virology. 2007 Apr 10;360(2):275-85. Epub 2006 Nov 28.


Contribution of Vpu, Env, and Nef to CD4 down-modulation and resistance of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected T cells to superinfection.

Wildum S, Schindler M, Munch J, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2006 Aug;80(16):8047-59.


Nef-mediated suppression of T cell activation was lost in a lentiviral lineage that gave rise to HIV-1.

Schindler M, Munch J, Kutsch O, Li H, Santiago ML, Bibollet-Ruche F, Muller-Trutwin MC, Novembre FJ, Peeters M, Courgnaud V, Bailes E, Roques P, Sodora DL, Silvestri G, Sharp PM, Hahn BH, Kirchhoff F.

Cell. 2006 Jun 16;125(6):1055-67.


Importance of the N-distal AP-2 binding element in Nef for simian immunodeficiency virus replication and pathogenicity in rhesus macaques.

Brenner M, Munch J, Schindler M, Wildum S, Stolte N, Stahl-Hennig C, Fuchs D, Matz-Rensing K, Franz M, Heeney J, Ten Haaft P, Swigut T, Hrecka K, Skowronski J, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2006 May;80(9):4469-81.


Effect of R77Q, R77A and R80A changes in Vpr on HIV-1 replication and CD4 T cell depletion in human lymphoid tissue ex vivo.

Rajan D, Wildum S, Rucker E, Schindler M, Kirchhoff F.

AIDS. 2006 Apr 4;20(6):831-6.


Active cytomegalovirus infection in patients with septic shock.

von Muller L, Klemm A, Weiss M, Schneider M, Suger-Wiedeck H, Durmus N, Hampl W, Mertens T.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Oct;12(10):1517-22.


Human cytomegalovirus-induced reduction of extracellular matrix proteins in vascular smooth muscle cell cultures: a pathomechanism in vasculopathies?

Reinhardt B, Winkler M, Schaarschmidt P, Pretsch R, Zhou S, Vaida B, Schmid-Kotsas A, Michel D, Walther P, Bachem M, Mertens T.

J Gen Virol. 2006 Oct;87(Pt 10):2849-58.


Human cytomegalovirus subverts the functions of monocytes, impairing chemokine-mediated migration and leukocyte recruitment.

Frascaroli G, Varani S, Moepps B, Sinzger C, Landini MP, Mertens T.

J Virol. 2006 Aug;80(15):7578-89.


Severe graft rejection, increased immunosuppression, and active CMV infection in renal transplantation.

von Muller L, Schliep C, Storck M, Hampl W, Schmid T, Abendroth D, Mertens T.

J Med Virol. 2006 Mar;78(3):394-9.


Mycophenolic acid therapy after cyclophosphamide pulses in progressive IgA nephropathy.

Rasche FM, Keller F, von Muller L, Sailer LK, Karges W, Czock D.

J Nephrol. 2006 Jul-Aug;19(4):465-72.


Human cytomegalovirus-encoded chemokine receptor US28 promotes tumorigenesis.

Maussang D, Verzijl D, van Walsum M, Leurs R, Holl J, Pleskoff O, Michel D, van Dongen GA, Smit MJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Aug 29;103(35):13068-73. Epub 2006 Aug 21.


Dendritic cell function in cytomegalovirus-infected patients with mononucleosis.

Frascaroli G, Varani S, Mastroianni A, Britton S, Gibellini D, Rossini G, Landini MP, Soderberg-Naucler C.

J Leukoc Biol. 2006 May;79(5):932-40. Epub 2006 Feb 24.


Two-step red-mediated recombination for versatile high-efficiency markerless DNA manipulation in Escherichia coli.

Tischer BK, von Einem J, Kaufer B, Osterrieder N.

Biotechniques. 2006 Feb;40(2):191-7.


The alpha-TIF (VP16) homologue (ETIF) of equine herpesvirus 1 is essential for secondary envelopment and virus egress.

von Einem J, Schumacher D, O'Callaghan DJ, Osterrieder N.

J Virol. 2006 Mar;80(6):2609-20.


RBP-Jkappa/SHARP recruits CtIP/CtBP corepressors to silence Notch target genes.

Oswald F, Winkler M, Cao Y, Astrahantseff K, Bourteele S, Knochel W, Borggrefe T

Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Dec;25(23):10379-90.


Inhibition of HIV-1 group M and O isolates by fusion inhibitors.

Chinnadurai R, Munch J,
Dittmar MT, Kirchhoff F

AIDS. 2005 Nov 4;19(16):1919-22.


The role of upstream U3 sequences in HIV-1 replication and CD4+ T cell depletion in human lymphoid tissue ex vivo.

Munch J, Rajan D, Rucker E, Wildum S, Adam N, Kirchhoff F

Virology. 2005 Oct 25;341(2):313-20. Epub 2005 Aug 15.


Effect of naturally-occurring gp41 HR1 variations on susceptibility of HIV-1 to fusion inhibitors.

Chinnadurai R, Munch J, Kirchhoff F

AIDS. 2005 Sep 2;19(13):1401-5.


LSECtin interacts with filovirus glycoproteins and the spike protein of SARS coronavirus.

Gramberg T, Hofmann H, Moller P, Lalor PF, Marzi A,
Geier M, Krumbiegel M, Winkler T, Kirchhoff F, Adams DH, Becker S, Munch J, Pohlmann S

Virology. 2005 Sep 30;340(2):224-36.


Nef induces multiple genes involved in cholesterol synthesis and uptake in human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected T cells.

van 't Wout AB, Swain JV, Schindler M, Rao U, Pathmajeyan MS, Mullins JI, Kirchhoff F

J Virol. 2005 Aug;79(15):10053-8.


Primary sooty mangabey simian immunodeficiency virus and human immunodeficiency virus type 2 nef alleles modulate cell surface expression of various human receptors and enhance viral infectivity and replication.

Munch J, Schindler M, Wildum S, Rucker E, Bailer N, Knoop V, Novembre FJ,
Kirchhoff F

J Virol. 2005 Aug;79(16):10547-60.


Nef proteins from diverse groups of primate lentiviruses downmodulate CXCR4 to inhibit migration to the chemokine stromal derived factor 1.

Hrecka K, Swigut T, Schindler M, Kirchhoff F, Skowronski J

J Virol. 2005 Aug;79(16):10650-9.


HCMV infection of human vascular smooth muscle cells leads to enhanced expression of functionally intact PDGF beta-receptor.

Reinhardt B, Mertens T, Mayr-Beyrle U, Frank H, Luske A, Schierling K, Waltenberger J

Cardiovasc Res. 2005 Jul 1;67(1):151-60. Epub 2005 Apr 12.


Fatal reactivation of postnatal cytomegalovirus infection with rapid emergence of ganciclovir resistance in an infant after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.

Michel D, Voigt S, Kershaw O, Kuhl JS, Mertens T, Ebell W, Meisel H

J Clin Microbiol. 2005 Jul;43(7):3551-4.


Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 inhibits DNA damage-triggered apoptosis by a Nef-independent

Schindler M, Münch J, Kirchhoff F

J Virol. 2005 May;79(9):5489-98.


Early selection of a new UL97 mutant with a severe defect of ganciclovir phosphorylation after valaciclovir prophylaxis and short-term ganciclovir therapy in a renal transplant recipient.

Hantz S, Michel D, Fillet AM,
Guigonis V, Champier G, Mazeron MC, Bensman A, Denis F, Mertens T, Dehee A, Alain S

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Apr;49(4):1580-3.


Human cytomegalovirus tegument protein ppUL35 is important for viral replication and particle formation.

Schierling K, Buser C, Mertens T, Winkler M

J Virol. 2005 Mar;79(5):3084-96.


Human cytomegalovirus inhibits the migration of immature dendritic cells by down-regulating cell-surface CCR1 and CCR5.

Varani S, Frascaroli G, Homman-Loudiyi M, Feld S, Landini MP, Soderberg-Naucler C

J Leukoc Biol. 2005 Feb;77(2):219-28. Epub 2004 Nov 2.


The human cytomegalovirus UL78 gene is highly conserved among clinical isolates, but is dispensable for replication in fibroblasts and a renal artery organ-culture system.

Michel D, Milotic I, Wagner M, Vaida B, Holl J, Ansorge R, Mertens T

J Gen Virol. 2005 Feb;86(Pt 2):297-306.


Upregulation of functionally active vascular endothelial growth factor by human cytomegalovirus.

Reinhardt B, Schaarschmidt P, Bossert A, Luske A, Finkenzeller G, Michel D, Mertens T

J Gen Virol. 2005 Jan;86(Pt 1):23-30.


Impaired dendritic cell immunophenotype and function in heart transplant patients undergoing active cytomegalovirus infection.

Frascaroli G, Varani S,
Gibellini D, Potena L, Lazzarotto T, Lemoli RM, Magelli C, Soderberg-Naucler C, Landini MP

Transplantation. 2005 Jan 27;79(2):219-27.


Nef associates with p21-activated kinase 2 in a p21-GTPase-dependent dynamic activation complex within lipid rafts.

Pulkkinen K, Renkema GH, Kirchhoff F, Saksela K.

J Virol. 2004 Dec;78(23):12773-80.


Cytomegalovirus retinitis in a patient treated with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha antibody therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.

Haerter G, Manfras BJ, de Jong-Hesse Y, Wilts H, Mertens T, Kern P, Schmitt M.

Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Nov 1;39(9):e88-94. Epub 2004 Oct 11.


Vpr and Vpu are important for efficient human immunodeficiency virus type 1 replication and CD4+ T-cell depletion in human lymphoid tissue ex vivo.

Rucker E, Grivel JC, Munch J, Kirchhoff F, Margolis L.

J Virol. 2004 Nov;78(22):12689-93.


Comprehensive analysis of nef functions selected in simian immunodeficiency virus-infected macaques.

Schindler M, Munch J, Brenner M, Stahl-Hennig C, Skowronski J, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2004 Oct;78(19):10588-97.


Human cytomegalovirus tegument proteins ppUL82 (pp71) and ppUL35 interact and cooperatively activate the major immediate-early enhancer.

Schierling K, Stamminger T, Mertens T, Winkler M.

J Virol. 2004 Sep;78(17):9512-23.


A naturally occurring variation in the proline-rich region does not attenuate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 nef function.

Rucker E, Munch J, Wildum S, Brenner M, Eisemann J, Margolis L, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2004 Sep;78(18):10197-201.


CD34 cell selection of peripheral blood progenitor cells using the CliniMACS device for allogeneic transplantation: clinical results in 102 patients.

Ringhoffer M, Wiesneth M, Harsdorf S, Schlenk RF, Schmitt A, Reinhardt PP, Moessner M, Grimminger W, Mertens T, Reske SN, Dohner H, Bunjes D.

Br J Haematol. 2004 Aug;126(4):527-35.


Thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure in Puumala hantavirus infections.

Rasche FM, Uhel B, Kruger DH, Karges W, Czock D, Hampl W, Keller F, Meisel H, von Muller L.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Aug;10(8):1420-5.


Bacteremia in an immunocompromised patient caused by a commensal Neisseria meningitidis strain harboring the capsule null locus (cnl).

Vogel U, Claus H, von Muller L, Bunjes D, Elias J, Frosch M.

J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jul;42(7):2898-901.


Differential regulation of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 and simian immunodeficiency virus promoter activity.

Hiebenthal-Millow K, Pohlmann S, Munch J, Kirchhoff F.

Virology. 2004 Jul 1;324(2):501-9.


Nef proteins from simian immunodeficiency virus-infected chimpanzees interact with p21-activated kinase 2 and modulate cell surface expression of various human receptors.

Kirchhoff F, Schindler M, Bailer N, Renkema GH, Saksela K, Knoop V, Muller-Trutwin MC, Santiago ML, Bibollet-Ruche F, Dittmar MT, Heeney JL, Hahn BH, Munch J.

J Virol. 2004 Jul;78(13):6864-74.


Oligoclonal CD8+ T-cell expansion in patients with chronic hepatitis C is associated with liver pathology and poor response to interferon-alpha therapy.

Manfras BJ, Weidenbach H, Beckh KH, Kern P, Moller P, Adler G, Mertens T, Boehm BO.

J Clin Immunol. 2004 May;24(3):258-71.


Amino acid 324 in the simian immunodeficiency virus SIVmac V3 loop can confer CD4 independence and modulate the interaction with CCR5 and
alternative coreceptors.

Pohlmann S, Davis C, Meister S, Leslie GJ, Otto C, Reeves JD, Puffer BA, Papkalla A, Krumbiegel M, Marzi A, Lorenz S, Munch J, Doms RW, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2004 Apr;78(7):3223-32.


The UL97 protein kinase of human cytomegalovirus and homologues in other herpesviruses: impact on virus and host.

Michel D, Mertens T.

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2004 Mar 11;1697(1-2):169-80.


Hydroxymethyl-glutaryl coenzyme a reductase inhibition limits cytomegalovirus infection in human endothelial cells.

Potena L, Frascaroli G, Grigioni F, Lazzarotto T, Magnani G, Tomasi L, Coccolo F, Gabrielli L, Magelli C, Landini MP, Branzi A.

Circulation. 2004 Feb 3;109(4):532-6. Epub 2004 Jan 26.


Constitutive signaling of the human cytomegalovirus-encoded receptor UL33 differs from that of its rat cytomegalovirus homolog R33 by promiscuous activation of G proteins of the Gq, Gi, and Gs classes.

Casarosa P, Gruijthuijsen YK, Michel D, Beisser PS, Holl J, Fitzsimons CP, Verzijl D, Bruggeman CA, Mertens T, Leurs R, Vink C, Smit MJ.

J Biol Chem. 2003 Dec 12;278(50):50010-23. Epub 2003 Sep 30.


Alterations in HIV-1 LTR promoter activity during AIDS progression.

Hiebenthal-Millow K, Greenough TC, Bretttler DB, Schindler M, Wildum S, Sullivan JL, Kirchhoff F.

Virology. 2003 Dec 5;317(1):109-18.


Polyoma virus-associated interstitial nephritis in a patient with acute myeloic leukaemia and peripheral blood stem cell transplantation.

Stracke S, Helmchen U, von Muller L, Bunjes D, Keller F.

Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2003 Nov;18(11):2431-3.


Treatment of chronic hepatitis B with high-dose intravenous N-acetyl-L-cysteine.

Weidenbach H, Orth M, Adler G, Mertens T, Schmid RM.

Hepatogastroenterology. 2003 Nov-Dec;50(54):2105-8.


Mutations in the C3 region of human and simian immunodeficiency virus envelope have differential effects on viral infectivity, replication, and CD4-dependency.

Otto C, Puffer BA, Pohlmann S, Doms RW, Kirchhoff F.

Virology. 2003 Oct 25;315(2):292-302.


Down-modulation of mature major histocompatibility complex class II and up-regulation of invariant chain cell surface expression are well-conserved functions of human and simian immunodeficiency virus nef alleles.

Schindler M, Wurfl S, Benaroch P, Greenough TC, Daniels R, Easterbrook P, Brenner M, Munch J, Kirchhoff F.

J Virol. 2003 Oct;77(19):10548-56.


Relationship between infectious burden, systemic inflammatory response, and risk of stable coronary artery disease: role of confounding and reference group.

Rothenbacher D, Brenner H, Hoffmeister A, Mertens T, Persson K, Koenig W.

Atherosclerosis. 2003 Oct;170(2):339-45.


Enhanced CD4 down-modulation by late stage HIV-1 nef alleles is associated with increased Env incorporation and viral replication.

Arganaraz ER, Schindler M, Kirchhoff F, Cortes MJ, Lama J.

J Biol Chem. 2003 Sep 5;278(36):33912-9. Epub 2003 Jun 19.


Constitutive inositol phosphate formation in cytomegalovirus-infected human fibroblasts is due to expression of the chemokine receptor homologue pUS28.

Minisini R, Tulone C, Luske A, Michel D, Mertens T, Gierschik P, Moepps B.

J Virol. 2003 Apr;77(8):4489-501.


Human cytomegalovirus infection in human renal arteries in vitro.

Reinhardt B, Vaida B, Voisard R, Keller L, Breul J, Metzger H, Herter T, Baur R, Luske A, Mertens T.

J Virol Methods. 2003 Apr;109(1):1-9.


Gene silencing by adenovirus-delivered siRNA.

Shen C, Buck AK, Liu X, Winkler M, Reske SN.

FEBS Lett. 2003 Mar 27;539(1-3):111-4.


A nonconventional nuclear localization signal within the UL84 protein of human cytomegalovirus mediates nuclear import via the importin alpha/beta pathway.

Lischka P, Sorg G, Kann M, Winkler M, Stamminger T.

J Virol. 2003 Mar;77(6):3734-48.


Viral escape and T-cell immunity during ganciclovir treatment of cytomegalovirus infection: case report of a pancreatico-renal transplant recipient.

Benz C, Holz G, Michel D, Awerkiew S, Dries V, Stippel D, Goeser T, Busch DH.

Transplantation. 2003 Mar 15;75(5):724-7.


Identification of the first nonpeptidergic inverse agonist for a constitutively active viral-encoded G protein-coupled receptor.

Casarosa P, Menge WM, Minisini R, Otto C, van Heteren J, Jongejan A, Timmerman H, Moepps B, Kirchhoff F, Mertens T, Smit MJ, Leurs R.

J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 14;278(7):5172-8. Epub 2002 Nov 26.


Identification of the First Nonpeptidergic Inverse Agonist for a Constitutively Active Viral-encoded G Protein-coupled Receptor*

Paola Casarosa, Wiro M. Menge, Rosalba Minisini, Claas Otto, Jane van Heteren,Aldo Jongejan, Henk Timmerman, Barbara Moepps, Frank Kirchhoff, Thomas Mertens, Martine J. Smit, and Rob Leurs

J Biol Chem. 2003 Feb 14;278(7):5172-8. Epub 2002 Nov 26.


Role of the Human Herpesvirus 6 U69-Encoded Kinase in the Phosphorylation of Ganciclovir

Leen de Bolle, Detlef Michel, Thomas Mertens, Chaysavanh Manichanh, Henri Agut, Erik de Clercq, and Lieve Naesens

Mol Pharmacol. 2002 Sep;62(3):714-21.


High Variability between Results of Different In-House Tests for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Monitoring and a Standardized Quantitative Plasma CMV PCR Assay

Lutz von Müller, Walter Hampl, Joachim Hinz, Helga Meisel, Angela Reip, Elisabeth Engelmann, Regine Heilbronn, Barbara Gärtner, Oliver Krämer, Hermann Einsele, Holger Hebart, Tatjana Ljubicic, Jürgen Löffler and Thomas Mertens

J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jun;40(6):2285-7.


Opinion Article: Cytomegalovirus is a Risk Factor in Atherogenesis

Barbara Reinhardt, Rosalba Minisini and Thomas Mertens

Herpes. 2002 Apr;9(1):21-3.


Case report:Fatal outcome in a patient developing Epstein–Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-LPD) without measurable disease

M Ringhoffer, K Döhner, S Schei, H Wilts, T Mertens, W Grimminger, H Döhner and D Bunjes

Bone Marrow Transplant. 2001 Sep;28(6):615-8.


Aciclovir Selects for Ganciclovir-Cross- Resistance of Human Cytomegalovirus In Vitro That is Only in Part Explained by Known Mutations in the UL97 Protein

Detlef Michel, Simone Höhn, Tobias Haller, Dou Jun and Thomas Mertens

J Med Virol. 2001 Sep;65(1):70-6.


Comparison between Human Cytomegalovirus pUL97 and Murine Cytomegalovirus (MCMV) pM97 Expressed by MCMV and Vaccinia Virus: pM97 Does Not Confer Ganciclovir Sensitivity

Markus Wagner, Detlef Michel, Peter Schaarschmidt, Bianca Vaida, Stipan Jonjic, Martin Messerle, Thomas Mertens and Ulrich Koszinowski

J Virol. 2000 Nov;74(22):10729-36.

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