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Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is a common agent of viral myocarditis, a major cause of sudden cardiac death, and ultimately dilated cardiomyopathy. However, there is no vaccine in clinical use. In this study, we identified the conserved amino acid sequences in the C-terminal region of the VP2 of the coxsackievirus B group and some echoviruses. The mutant virus,(More)
In order to solve the problem of overfitting in AdaBoost, we propose a novel AdaBoost algorithm using K-means clustering. AdaBoost is known as an effective method for improving the performance of base classifiers both theoretically and empirically. However, previous studies have shown that AdaBoost is prone to overfitting in overlapped classes. In order to(More)
Recombinant viruses expressing foreign antigens may provide a convenient vaccine vector capable of inducing preventative immunity. In this study, we explored the capacity of highly attenuated Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) to act as a recombinant vector to deliver foreign genes into experimental animals for the purpose of vaccination. The infectious cDNA of(More)
Coxsackievirus strain CVB3 is widespread in the human population and causes myocarditis or pancreatitis. However, despite its clinical impact, there is no commercially available and clinically applicable prophylactic vaccine. This study examines the characteristics of attenuated CVB3 strains developed so far and their application as live-attenuated CVB3(More)
Coxsackieviruses are important human pathogens that induce myocarditis and pancreatitis. However, there are no vaccines or therapeutic reagents for their clinical treatment. Although RNA interference (RNAi)-based approaches to the prevention of viral production have been developed recently, limitations to the in vivo delivery systems and variations in the(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) contains a single-stranded plus-strand RNA genome and belongs to the genus Enterovirus in the family Picornaviridae. For decades, many studies have shown that enteroviruses are potential viral vectors. Of these viruses, polioviruses and coxsackieviruses have predominantly been investigated. Therefore, the molecular biology of these(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is an RNA virus that mainly causes myocarditis. We have reported previously that immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motif (ITAM)-like sequences are contained in the capsid protein VP2 of CVB3. The substitution of two tyrosines for phenylalanines in the ITAM-like region causes attenuation of CVB3, possibly via defective viral(More)
In order to systemically investigate the possibility of using coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) to deliver foreign genes in vivo, a recombinant strain of CVB3 encoding the renilla gene (CVB3- renilla) was constructed. The recombinant CVB3 resulted in extensive and transient expression of the renilla protein within mouse organs, especially the pancreas. The level of(More)
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) infection can trigger myocarditis and can ultimately lead to dilated cardiomyopathy. It is known that CVB3-induced T-cell infiltration into cardiac tissues is one of the pathological factors causing cardiomyocyte injury by inflammation. However, the underlying mechanism for this remains unclear. We investigated the mechanism of(More)
The coxsackievirus group B (CVB) of the genus Enterovirus and the species human enterovirus B is a nonenveloped virus containing a single-stranded positive-sense RNA genome. Coxsackievirus has icosahedral symmetry and four capsid proteins, VP1, VP2, VP3, and VP4. Specific antibodies against each viral protein are prerequisites for various studies. In this(More)
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