This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing the resources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. Primary support for the subproject and the subproject's principal investigator may have been provided by other sources, including other NIH sources. The Total Cost listed for the subproject likely represents the estimated amount of Center infrastructure utilized by the subproject, not direct funding provided by the NCRR grant to the subproject or subproject staff. Reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus (VZV) leads to herpes zoster (HZ, shingles), which causes major morbidity and sometimes mortality in older individuals. Advanced age is the primary risk factor not only for developing HZ, but also complications such as post herpetic neuralgia. The currently approved vaccine against HZ reduces the incidence of shingles by only 51%. A major obstacle in developing better treatments and vaccines for HZ is that VZV infection of laboratory animals does not result in clinical disease. Consequently, our understanding of the immune correlates of protection against VZV infection and reactivation remains very limited. We have developed a nonhuman primate model wherein young rhesus macaques infected with simian varicella virus (SVV) display the hallmarks of VZV infection in humans. In contrast to young rhesus macaques, aged animals infected with SVV remain persistently viremic despite the development of an IgG antibody response that was comparable to that generated by young animals. On the other hand, SVV-specific T cell responses in aged animals were significantly delayed compared to those generated by young animals. These data strongly suggest that, as described for VZV, defects in T cell responses in aged animals result in poor immunological control of SVV replication. Therefore, SVV infection of young and aged rhesus macaques provides a unique opportunity to: (1) identify age-related differences in the SVV-specific T cell responses and (2) determine how these differences in immune responses affect the aged animal's ability to control SVV replication and to maintain latency.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
Primate Research Center Grants (P51)
Project #
5P51RR000163-52
Application #
8357862
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-CM-8 (01))
Project Start
2011-05-01
Project End
2012-04-30
Budget Start
2011-05-01
Budget End
2012-04-30
Support Year
52
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$58,239
Indirect Cost
Name
Oregon Health and Science University
Department
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
096997515
City
Portland
State
OR
Country
United States
Zip Code
97239
Su, Weiping; Foster, Scott C; Xing, Rubing et al. (2017) CD44 Transmembrane Receptor and Hyaluronan Regulate Adult Hippocampal Neural Stem Cell Quiescence and Differentiation. J Biol Chem 292:4434-4445
Lima, Fernanda B; Leite, Cristiane M; Bethea, Cynthia L et al. (2017) Progesterone increased ?-endorphin innervation of the locus coeruleus, but ovarian steroids had no effect on noradrenergic neurodegeneration. Brain Res 1663:1-8
Slayden, Ov Daniel (2016) Translational In Vivo Models for Women's Health: The Nonhuman Primate Endometrium--A Predictive Model for Assessing Steroid Receptor Modulators. Handb Exp Pharmacol 232:191-202
Chadderdon, S M; Belcik, J T; Bader, L et al. (2016) Vasoconstrictor eicosanoids and impaired microvascular function in inactive and insulin-resistant primates. Int J Obes (Lond) 40:1600-1603
Dufour, Brett D; McBride, Jodi L (2016) Intravascular AAV9 Administration for Delivering RNA Silencing Constructs to the CNS and Periphery. Methods Mol Biol 1364:261-75
Meyer, Thomas J; Held, Ulrike; Nevonen, Kimberly A et al. (2016) The Flow of the Gibbon LAVA Element Is Facilitated by the LINE-1 Retrotransposition Machinery. Genome Biol Evol 8:3209-3225
Pleil, Kristen E; Helms, Christa M; Sobus, Jon R et al. (2016) Effects of chronic alcohol consumption on neuronal function in the non-human primate BNST. Addict Biol 21:1151-1167
Mohiuddin, Muhammad M; Singh, Avneesh K; Corcoran, Philip C et al. (2016) Chimeric 2C10R4 anti-CD40 antibody therapy is critical for long-term survival of GTKO.hCD46.hTBM pig-to-primate cardiac xenograft. Nat Commun 7:11138
Sylwester, Andrew; Nambiar, Kate Z; Caserta, Stefano et al. (2016) A new perspective of the structural complexity of HCMV-specific T-cell responses. Mech Ageing Dev 158:14-22
Laws, L H; Parker, C E; Cherala, G et al. (2016) Inflammation Causes Resistance to Anti-CD20-Mediated B Cell Depletion. Am J Transplant 16:3139-3149

Showing the most recent 10 out of 481 publications