John R. LaMontagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza

John R. LaMontagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza

John R. LaMontagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza Research April 4-5, 2005 Institute of Medicine Working Group One: Influenza Virulence and Antigenic Change Research Recommendations Defining the loci for pathogenicity (Combined Q1 and in part Q4) Known: HA cleavage site, NA binding plaminogen, CHO-sites around cleavage site, NS1 mutations affecting cytokine production, mutations that affect replication (e.g. cold-adapted virus, PB2 627 mutation:

mice but not ferrets). Suitable animal model: currently mice/ferrets/chickens Non-human primates questionable. Major questions about use of inbred mice: lacking Mx gene (anti-viral state) Ferrets: no adaptation required for human viruses. Problems with ferret model: need to use one agreed upon strain of ferret, Few immunological reagents, how to do cytokine response, a ferret DNA sequence genome project would help. To do: Determine genes needed for both transmission and pathogenicity (reverse genetics reassortments). Study genetic basis that underlies transmission, virulence and pathogenicity. Increase number of ferrets. Need lg. breeding colony of ferrets. Ferret reagents. Test hamsters and pigs. Need containment facilities.

Q2. Do incremental changes in genome lead to pandemics?. From 1997 to 2005 H5N1 virus gained ability to kill ducks and it transferred and kills cats. Need series of viruses where a change in virulence/pathogenicity has occurred. Need sequences of all of these genomes of all of these viruses and posted to public database. Need reverse genetics working for each of these viruses. Need appropriate animal model systems. Show mutations are sufficient and necessary for property being examined. Q3. Studies needed to track the rate of antigenic change in avian and human

Strains and to predict the changes that occur. Note: Only 3 HA subtypes caused major disease in humans H1, H2 and H3. Note: 1918 W-shaped death rate. Presumably prior H1 exposure for older population (H3 and H1 thought to circulate before 1918 - not H5/H7/H9). Note: Viral archeology - difficult. No preservation of tissues before 1900. Continue predictions of changes and effect on antigenic epitopes: e.g. Simon Levins PNAS paper on prediction of HA sequence clusters and antigenic evolution. Continue surveillance. Continue nucleotide sequencing of viral genomes. Ideally need better immunological markers HAI tests are insensitive and do not work on H5 Q4 in part: Studies needed to determine pandemic risk associate with

antigenic characteristics. Determine the extent of antigenic variation to give a pandemic strain. Need both human and animal studies. Does pre-existing antibody to one sub-type have an effect on infection with another sub-type? Look at ability of viruses of different sub-types to infect animal(s) (ferret?) that already has antibody levels to common human viruses (H1N1, H2N2, H3N2). Question 5: NEW Are there human genetic changes that increase/decrease susceptibility to influenza virus infection. Coupling to Cancer Genome Project?

Priorities 1. Determine sequences of human, animal and avian isolates within an epidemiological framework. 2. Need for clinical data from human cases. 3. Determine the genes and their function for transmission and pathogenicity in ferrets using qualified reagents.

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • CS6501: Computational Visual Recognition Final Day Outline for

    CS6501: Computational Visual Recognition Final Day Outline for

    Reminder about your Projects. Presentations are 10 minutes total. * Project report is due on December 5th for everyone. * Use inspirations from the papers we have read during class to elaborate your final report.
  • Parliament Triumphs in England - Collier High School

    Parliament Triumphs in England - Collier High School

    Describe the Tudor monarchs' relationships with Parliament. ... Her skill in handling Parliament helped make "Good Queen Bess" a popular and successful ruler. ... he led troops into the House of Commons to arrest its most radical leaders.
  • Chemistry: Atoms First, McMurry and Fay, 1st Edition

    Chemistry: Atoms First, McMurry and Fay, 1st Edition

    Formal Charges are charges isolated to specific atoms in an electron-dot structure. Formal Charge of an atom is a value that shows whether an atom has gained or lost electrons through bonding
  • Hadean plate tectonics  fact or fiction? Martin J.Whitehouse

    Hadean plate tectonics fact or fiction? Martin J.Whitehouse

    Hadean detrital zircon Penrose, June 2006 Hadean zircon: U-Pb & O isotopes Nemchin et al., 2005 Oldest Jack Hills zircon indicates SiO2 rich melts existed at 4.4 Ga. Elevated δ18O of some of these grains has been used to suggest...
  • Gods Promises to Abraham  Part One Genesis 12:1-3

    Gods Promises to Abraham Part One Genesis 12:1-3

    II. Fulfillment of Promises: Pre-millennialism alleges that Jesus will return to this earth before he commences a thousand-year reign on David's throne in Jerusalem.. Dispensationalists also allege that in the "seven-year tribulation period," just prior to Christ's
  • BREAKOUT SESSION 3 Special Distribution Calculations 1 Discussion

    BREAKOUT SESSION 3 Special Distribution Calculations 1 Discussion

    Let's slowly walkthrough the steps in populating IAS audit worksheet. 1st enter the green shaded case information. On upper left side. Then, upper middle. Then, priors. 2nd enter the base fine in darker blue shaded cell on upper middle-right. 3rd...
  • Jenney's First Year Latin Lesson 2

    Jenney's First Year Latin Lesson 2

    Jenney's First Year LatinLesson 2. Lesson 2 Vocabulary. Basics of Latin Verbs. Present Tense of 1st Conjugation Verbs. Subject-Verb Agreement. Accusative of Direct Object
  • WORLD AIDS DAY HIV IN THE UK World

    WORLD AIDS DAY HIV IN THE UK World

    When someone living with HIV is on treatment and has an undetectable viral load, they can't pass on HIV to their sexual partners. Clean needles: Clean needles are distributed to people who inject drugs to prevent sharing of needles. ......