Min-Hua Luo

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f Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is the most frequent infectious cause of birth defects, primarily neurolog-ical disorders. Neural progenitor/stem cells (NPCs) are the major cell type in the subventricular zone and are susceptible to HCMV infection. In culture, the differentiation status of NPCs may change with passage, which in turn may(More)
UNLABELLED Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection of the developing fetus frequently results in major neural developmental damage. In previous studies, HCMV was shown to downregulate neural progenitor/stem cell (NPC) markers and induce abnormal differentiation. As Notch signaling plays a vital role in the maintenance of stem cell status and is a switch that(More)
UNLABELLED Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is a leading cause of birth defects, primarily manifesting as neurological disorders. HCMV infection alters expression of cellular microRNAs (miRs) and induces cell cycle arrest, which in turn modifies the cellular environment to favor virus replication. Previous observations found that HCMV(More)
UNLABELLED After infection, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) persists for life. Primary infections and reactivation of latent virus can both result in congenital infection, a leading cause of central nervous system birth defects. We previously reported long-term HCMV infection in the T98G glioblastoma cell line (1). HCMV infection has been further characterized(More)
29 Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is the most frequent infectious cause of 30 birth defects, primarily neurological disorders. Neural progenitor/stem cells (NPCs) are the 31 major cell type in the subventricular zone and are susceptible to HCMV infection. In culture, the 32 differentiation status of NPCs may change with passage, which in(More)
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection is a leading infectious cause of birth defects. Previous studies have reported birth defects with multiple organ maldevelopment in congenital HCMV-infected neonates. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are a group of stem/progenitor cells that are multi-potent and can self-renew, and they play a(More)
BACKGROUND Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) encodes microRNAs (miRNAs) that function as post-transcriptional regulators of gene expression during lytic infection in permissive cells. Some miRNAs have been shown to suppress virus replication, which could help HCMV to establish or maintain latent infection. However, HCMV miRNA expression has not been(More)
Immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is one of the most frequently used methods in the biological sciences and clinic diagnosis, but it is expensive and time-consuming. To overcome these limitations, we developed a faster and more cost-effective IFA (f-IFA) by modifying the standard IFA, and applied this method to track the progression of human cytomegalovirus(More)
Trans-neuronal viral tracing is becoming one of the most important methods for mapping neuronal circuit connections, but an anterograde trans-synaptic tracer compatible with functional assays is still lacking. Adeno-associated virus (AAV) is replication-defective, and its production of offspring needs the help of adenovirus (AV) [1] or herpesvirus(More)
Recognition of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) DNA by the cytosolic sensor cGAS initiates STING-dependent innate antiviral responses. HCMV can antagonize host immune responses to promote latency infection. However, it is unknown whether and how HCMV targets the cGAS-STING axis for immune evasion. Here we identified the HCMV tegument protein UL82 as a negative(More)