The main goal of the Cell Culture Core facility is to provide a stable, reproducible and reliable source of virus stocks and relevant KSHV-infected and uninfected primary and immortalized cell cultures for all of the projects involved in this program. This centralized source would be cost-saving and provide for reproducible experimentation across the different laboratories. The Core will support all four projects with the following aims 1) produce, isolate and titer stocks of KSHV and recombinant KSHV strains 2) grow, maintain and provide KSHV-infected and noninfected tissue culture cells 3) process tonsil and oral KS biopsies for tissue sectioning or primary cultures 4) provide training for virus production and purification, cell culture growth and maintenance and for biosafety methods and procedures for producing and utilizing herpesviruses in research.
The Kaposi's sarcoma (KS)-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) is the cause of KS and two other AIDS-related malignancies. KS is the most common oral tumor associated with HIV/AIDS and is one of the most common pediatric and adult tumors in Sub-Saharan Africa. This project will investigate the immune control, activation, transmission and pathogenesis of KSHV in order to develop effective vaccines and therapeutics for this devastatino viral pathogen.
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|Sychev, Zoi E; Hu, Alex; DiMaio, Terri A et al. (2017) Integrated systems biology analysis of KSHV latent infection reveals viral induction and reliance on peroxisome mediated lipid metabolism. PLoS Pathog 13:e1006256|
|Sanchez, Erica L; Pulliam, Thomas H; Dimaio, Terri A et al. (2017) Glycolysis, Glutaminolysis, and Fatty Acid Synthesis Are Required for Distinct Stages of Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Lytic Replication. J Virol 91:|
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|DiMaio, Terri A; Wentz, Breanna L; Lagunoff, Michael (2016) Isolation and characterization of circulating lymphatic endothelial colony forming cells. Exp Cell Res 340:159-69|
|Bruce, A Gregory; Horst, Jeremy A; Rose, Timothy M (2016) Conservation of the glycoprotein B homologs of the Kaposi?s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV/HHV8) and old world primate rhadinoviruses of chimpanzees and macaques. Virology 494:29-46|
|Lagunoff, Michael (2016) Activation of cellular metabolism during latent Kaposi's Sarcoma herpesvirus infection. Curr Opin Virol 19:45-9|
|Sanchez, Erica L; Carroll, Patrick A; Thalhofer, Angel B et al. (2015) Latent KSHV Infected Endothelial Cells Are Glutamine Addicted and Require Glutaminolysis for Survival. PLoS Pathog 11:e1005052|
|Sanchez, Erica L; Lagunoff, Michael (2015) Viral activation of cellular metabolism. Virology 479-480:609-18|
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