Archives of Virology (Arch Virol)

Publisher: International Union of Microbiological Societies. Virology Division, Springer Verlag

Journal description

Archives of Virology publishes original contributions from all branches of research on viruses virus-like agents and virus infections of humans animals plants insects and bacteria. Coverage includes the broadest spectrum of topics from initial descriptions of newly discovered viruses to studies of virus structure composition and genetics to studies of virus interactions with host cells host organisms and host populations. Multidisciplinary studies are particularly welcome as are studies employing molecular biologic molecular genetics and modern immunologic and epidemiologic approaches. For example studies on the molecular pathogenesis pathophysiology and genetics of virus infections in individual hosts and studies on the molecular epidemiology of virus infections in populations are encouraged. Studies involving applied research such as diagnostic technology development monoclonal antibody panel development vaccine devleopment and antiviral drug development are also encouraged. However such studies are often better presented in the context of a specific application or as they bear upon general principles of interest to many virologists. In all cases it is the quality of the research work its significance and its originality which will decide acceptability.

Current impact factor: 2.39

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.39
2013 Impact Factor 2.282
2012 Impact Factor 2.03
2011 Impact Factor 2.111
2010 Impact Factor 2.209
2009 Impact Factor 1.909
2008 Impact Factor 2.02
2007 Impact Factor 1.839
2006 Impact Factor 1.85
2005 Impact Factor 1.819
2004 Impact Factor 1.841
2003 Impact Factor 1.876
2002 Impact Factor 1.967
2001 Impact Factor 1.711
2000 Impact Factor 1.705
1999 Impact Factor 1.591
1998 Impact Factor 1.526
1997 Impact Factor 1.479
1996 Impact Factor 1.498
1995 Impact Factor 1.384
1994 Impact Factor 1.223
1993 Impact Factor 1.379
1992 Impact Factor 1.666

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.21
Cited half-life 7.80
Immediacy index 0.54
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.60
Website Archives of Virology website
Other titles Archives of virology (Online), Arch virol
ISSN 1432-8798
OCLC 42787510
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, we describe the laboratory workflow and the clinical validation of a novel multiplex real-time PCR-based HPV assay in China. The cross-sectional validation analysis showed that this assay worked well for detection of 14 HR-HPV types and identification of HPV 16 and 18 in a single sensitive assay that is suitable for both clinical usage and high-throughput cervical screening purposes. We predict that this accurate, high-throughput and low-cost HPV assay can greatly reduce the heavy economic burden of HPV detection in China.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2673-y
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    ABSTRACT: A novel bacteriophage, vB_KpnP_KpV289, lytic for hypermucoviscous strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, was attributed to the family Podoviridae, subfamily Autographivirinae, genus T7likevirus based on transmission electron microscopy and genome analysis. The complete genome of the bacteriophage vB_KpnP_KpV289 consists of a linear double-stranded DNA of 41,054 bp including 179-bp direct-repeat sequences at the ends and 51 open reading frames (ORFs). The G+C content is 52.56 %. The phage was shown to lyse 15 out of 140 (10.7 %) K. pneumoniae strains belonged to the capsular types K-1, K-2, and K-57 and strains without a determined capsular type, including a hypermucoviscous strain of the novel sequence type ST-1554.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2680-z
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    ABSTRACT: Pseudorabies (PR, Aujeszky's disease) is an acute, highly contagious viral disease resulting in major economic losses to the swine industry. PR is endemic in wild and domestic animals, although its natural host is the pig. Here, we report an outbreak of PR in foxes on a fur-producing farm in Yuncheng county, Shandong, China, that were fed pig offal. The diagnosis of PR was based on nervous signs and standard PCR methods and by isolation of PRV from fox brain tissue in Vero cells. The diagnosis was confirmed by an indirect immunofluorescence assay and electron microscopy. Phylogenetic analysis of a partial (804 nt) viral glycoprotein gC gene sequence indicated that it was likely to be a field strain closely related to a cluster of PRV previously identified in China.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2659-9
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    ABSTRACT: Coxsackievirus A21 (CV-A21) is a rarely detected serotype belonging to the species Enterovirus C (EV-C). In this study, we report the isolation and genetic characterization of CV-A21 in Shandong Province, China, during 1997 to 2013. A total of 13 strains were obtained from surveillance of cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) (n = 9) and from environmental sewage (n = 4). Sequence comparison of the VP1 genes revealed high nucleotide sequence similarity (94.1 % to 99.8 % identity) among these Shandong strains during the period of 17 years and 75.8 % to 98.5 % sequence identity to foreign strains. Bayesian phylodynamic evolutionary analysis of Shandong and global CV-A21 VP1 sequences revealed that the inferred CV-A21 ancestral sequence dated back to 1750 (1643-1841) and evolved with 2.943 × 10(-3) substitutions per site per year. Alignment of the deduced VP1 amino acid sequences revealed changes that might alter the hydropathicity of the encoded protein. The complete genome of one strain from 2013 was sequenced and evidence of recombination was detected by similarity plot and bootscanning analyses. This study describes the complete genome characterization and molecular epidemiology of CV-A21 in China and gives further insight into CV-A21 evolution.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2669-7
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    ABSTRACT: The complete nucleotide sequences of RNA1 and RNA2 of the Holandský červený strain of currant latent virus (CuLV) were determined using next-generation sequencing. The RNA1 is predicted to encode a polyprotein 2124 amino acid long with RdRp motifs. The RNA2 is predicted to encode a polyprotein 957 amino acid long with homology to the capsid protein of apple latent spherical virus and cherry rasp leaf virus. Phylogenetic analysis confirms that CuLV is a new distinct member of the genus Cheravirus.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2679-5
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    ABSTRACT: While screening for new antimicrobial agents for multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica, the novel lytic bacteriophage STP4-a was isolated and characterized. Phage morphology revealed that STP4-a belongs to the family Myoviridae. Bacterial challenge assays showed that different serovars of Salmonella enterica were susceptible to STP4-a infection. The genomic characteristics of STP4-a, containing 159,914 bp of dsDNA with an average GC content of 36.86 %, were determined. Furthermore, the endolysin of STP4-a was expressed and characterized. The novel endolysin, LysSTP4, has hydrolytic activity towards outer-membrane-permeabilized S. enterica and Escherichia coli. These results provide essential information for the development of novel phage-based biocontrol agents against S. enterica.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2647-0
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    ABSTRACT: Tacaribe virus (TCRV) entry occurs by receptor-mediated endocytosis. To explore the entry mechanism used by TCRV, the inhibitory effects of drugs and dominant negative (DN) constructions affecting the main endocytic pathways were analyzed. In cells lacking the human transferrin receptor (hTfR), compounds and DN proteins that impair clathrin-mediated endocytosis were shown to reduce virus internalization without affecting virion binding. In contrast, in cells expressing the hTfR, compounds that affect clathrin-mediated endocytosis did not affect TCRV infection. Destabilization of cholesterol-rich plasma membrane microdomains by treatment with nystatin was not able to block virus entry in the presence of hTfR. However methyl-β-cyclodextrin, which extracts cholesterol from cell membranes, reduced virus internalization in cells expressing the hTfR. Inhibition of dynamin and neutralization of the pH of intracellular vesicles reduced virus internalization in all cell lines tested. Taken together, these results demonstrate that in cells expressing the hTfR, TCRV internalization depends on the presence of cholesterol, dynamin and acidic intracellular vesicles, while in the rest of the cell lines analyzed, clathrin-mediated endocytosis is the main TCRV entry pathway and, as expected, depends on dynamin and acidic intracellular vesicles. These results represent an important contribution to the characterization of the arenavirus replication cycle.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2652-3
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    ABSTRACT: Deep sequencing of small RNA (sRNA) populations in maize plants from southwest China resulted in the identification of a previously unknown dsRNA virus with a sequence and genome organization resembling that of a totivirus. The complete viral genome is 3,956 nucleotides in length and contains two open reading frames (ORFs) with the potential to produce a ORF1-ORF2 fusion protein through a -1 ribosomal frameshift translation mechanism. ORF1 encodes the putative capsid protein (CP), whereas the predicted product of ORF2 contains motifs typical of an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). Phylogenetic analysis using the amino acid sequences of putative RdRp fusion proteins showed that the new virus was grouped in a clade together with the totiviruses, suggesting that it is a new member of the genus Totivirus of the family Totiviridae. The virus is tentatively named "maize-associated totivirus (MATV)". Our findings demonstrate that it is feasible to identify totiviruses by deep sequencing of small RNAs.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2657-y
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    ABSTRACT: The activation of c-jun N-terminal kinases (JNK) was previously shown to be required for efficient influenza A virus replication, although a detailed mechanism has not been reported. In this study, we found that replication of H5N1 influenza virus was influenced by the JNK inhibitor SP600125. The results of time course experiments suggested that SP600125 inhibited an early post-entry step of viral infection but did not affect nucleocytoplasmic trafficking of the viral ribonucleoprotein complex. The levels of influenza virus genomic RNA (vRNA), but not the corresponding cRNA or mRNA, were specifically reduced by SP600125 in virus-infected cells, indicating that the JNK protein is intimately involved in vRNA synthesis. Additionally, SP600125 affected H5N1 virus protein synthesis, because NS1, PB1, PB2, HA and M1 protein production was impaired. Thus, our data demonstrated a critical role of the JNK protein in the regulation of vRNA and protein synthesis during virus infection. This enhances our understanding of the complicated signal transduction network involved in influenza A virus replication.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2668-8
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    ABSTRACT: Coffee ringspot virus (CoRSV) a member of the proposed genus "Dichorhavirus", was surveyed on commercial and research farms spanning an area responsible for the majority of Coffea arabica production in Brazil. Virus-infected plants were found at one hundred percent of locations (n = 45) sampled. All cultivars, regardless of cherry color, were found to serve as hosts, suggesting that there is limited resistance in commercially employed germplasm. Reverse transcription PCR analysis revealed that the virus is contained within symptomatic lesions, with little systemic spread throughout leaves. Phylogenetic analysis based on the ORF1 (nucleocapsid) gene identified a strong geo-spatial relationship among isolates, which clustered into three clades. Despite low genetic diversity among isolates, variation in symptom expression was observed in the experimental host Chenopodium quinoa. Our analyses support the hypothesis that the spread of CoRSV is constrained by the clonal expansion of thelytokous populations of Brevipalpus phoenicis. The widespread occurrence of this virus suggests that it is much more prevalent than previously thought.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2663-0
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    ABSTRACT: Protein kinase R (PKR) is involved in apoptotic cell death and antiviral activities in response to many virus infections. To reveal the role of PKR in the replication of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), we first examined the kinetics of PKR phosphorylation during PRRSV infection. The results showed that PRRSV transiently activates PKR at 12 and 24 h postinfection. Surprisingly, eIF-2α, the well-known downstream target of PKR, was significantly phosphorylated compared to mock-infected cells only at 48 and 72 h postinfection. Reduced viral gene transcription, viral protein synthesis, and virus titer were detected in cells transfected with PKR silencing RNA prior to PRRSV infection compared to control silencing RNA transfected cells, indicating a role of PKR in facilitating virus replication. Overall, our data suggest that PKR is not a major contributor to the phosphorylation of eIF-2α during PRRSV infection, but it plays a pro-viral role in PRRSV replication by modulating primarily viral gene transcription.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2671-0
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    ABSTRACT: Influenza viruses isolated from ducks are rarely able to infect chickens; it is therefore postulated that these viruses need to adapt in some way to be able to be transmitted to chickens in nature. Previous studies revealed that sialyl Lewis X (3'SLeX), which is fucosylated α2,3 sialoside, was predominantly detected on the epithelial cells of the chicken trachea, whereas this glycan structure is not found in the duck intestinal tract. To clarify the mechanisms of the interspecies transmission of influenza viruses between ducks and chickens, we compared the receptor specificity of low-pathogenic avian influenza viruses isolated from these two species. Glycan-binding analysis of the recombinant hemagglutinin (HA) of a chicken influenza virus, A/chicken/Ibaraki/1/2005 (H5N2), revealed a binding preference to α1,3 fucosylated sialosides. On the other hand, the HA of a duck influenza virus, A/duck/Mongolia/54/2001 (H5N2) (Dk/MNG), particularly bound to non-fucosylated α2,3 sialosides such as 3'-sialyllactosamine (3'SLacNAc). Computational analysis along with binding analysis of the mutant HAs revealed that this glycan-binding specificity of the HA was determined by amino acid residues at positions 222 and 227. Inconsistent with the glycan-binding specificity of the recombinant HA protein, virions of Dk/MNG bound to both 3'SLacNAc and 3'SLeX. Glycan-binding analysis in the presence of a neuraminidase (NA) inhibitor revealed that the NA conferred binding to 3'SLeX to virions of Dk/MNG. The present results reveal the molecular basis of the interaction between fucosylated α2,3 sialosides and influenza viruses.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2660-3
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    ABSTRACT: Numerous plum pox virus (PPV) strain D isolates have been found in geographically distant regions of European Russia and the Crimean peninsula on different stone fruit hosts. Phylogenetic analysis of their partial and complete genomes suggests multiple introductions of PPV-D into Russia. Distinct natural isolates from Prunus tomentosa were found to bear unique amino acid substitutions in the N-terminus of the coat protein (CP) that may contribute to the adaptation of PPV-D to this host. Serological analysis using the PPV-D-specific monoclonal antibody 4DG5 provided further evidence that mutations at positions 58 and 59 of the CP are crucial for antibody binding.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2658-x
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    ABSTRACT: A single-step method for quick concentration and purification of adenoviruses (Ads) was established by combining coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR)-binding capture with elastin-like polypeptide (ELP)-mediated precipitation. The soluble ELP-CAR fusion protein was expressed in vector-transformed E. coli and purified to high purity by two rounds of inverse transition cycling (ITC). After demonstration of the specific binding of fusion protein, a recombinant Ad (rAd), namely rAd/GFP, was pulled down from the culture medium and extract of rAd-transduced cells using ELP-CAR protein, with recovery of 76.2 % and 73.3 %, respectively. The rAd was eluted from the ELP-CAR protein and harvested by one round of ITC, with recoveries ranging from 30.6 % to 34.5 % (virus titration assay). Both ELP-CAR-bound and eluted rAds were able to transduce CAR-positive cells, but not CAR-negative cells (fluorescent microscopy). A further viral titration assay showed that the ELP-CAR-bound rAd/GFP had significantly lower transduction efficiency than the eluted rAd, and there was less of a decrease when tested in the presence of fetal bovine serum. In addition, rAd/GFP was efficiently recovered from the "spiked" PBS and tap water with recovery of ~74 % or ~60 %. This work demonstrates the usefulness of the ELP-CAR-binding capture method for concentration and/or purification of Ads in cellular and environmental samples.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2664-z
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    ABSTRACT: Three H5N8 avian influenza viruses isolated from domestic geese in China in 2014 were characterized phylogenetically and biologically. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete genomic sequences of the three isolates from this study and those of 61 other H5N8 viruses retrieved from the GISAID platform indicated that, chronologically and geographically, all H5N8 viruses of the Asian H5N1 HA lineage of clade are the direct descendents of the K1203 (H5N8)-like viruses first isolated in China in 2010. The three viruses from this study shared high sequence similarity in all eight gene segments with three other isolates from China in 2013, and two Korean isolates were distinct from the recently circulating reassortants causing outbreaks in Asia, Europe and the United States in 2014 and 2015. In vitro viral growth curves indicated that these H5N8 viruses replicated to high titers in CEF, DEF, MDCK and A549 cells but to significantly lower titers in Vero cells. Pathogenicity studies in vivo indicated that these viruses were all highly virulent to chickens and mallard ducks, while they varied from moderate to high virulence in mice. Additionally, hemagglutination assays using α-2,3-sialidase-treated goose red blood cells and solid-phase direct binding assays with different glycans demonstrated that the three viruses could bind to both avian-type SAα-2,3Gal and human-type SAα-2,6Gal receptors. Our findings confirmed the progenitor nature of the K1203-like viruses in generating recent prevalent clade H5N8 reassortants, which have caused tremendous damage to the poultry industry and are a potential threat to public health.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2661-2
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    ABSTRACT: Lettuce necrotic yellows virus (LNYV) is the type member of the genus Cytorhabdovirus, family Rhabdoviridae, and causes a severe disease of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). This virus has been described as endemic to Australia and New Zealand, with sporadic reports of a similar virus in Europe. Genetic variability studies of plant-infecting rhabdoviruses are scarce. We have extended a previous study on the variability of the LNYV nucleocapsid gene, comparing sequences from isolates sampled from both Australia and New Zealand, as well as analysing symptom expression on Nicotiana glutinosa. Phylogenetic and BEAST analyses confirm separation of LNYV isolates into two subgroups (I and II) and suggest that subgroup I is slightly older than subgroup II. No correlation was observed between isolate subgroup and disease symptoms on N. glutinosa. The origin of LNYV remains unclear; LNYV may have moved between native and weed hosts within Australia or New Zealand before infecting lettuce or may have appeared as a result of at least two incursions, with the first coinciding with the beginning of European agriculture in the region. The apparent extinction of subgroup I in Australia may have been due to less-efficient dispersal than that which has occurred for subgroup II - possibly a consequence of suboptimal interactions with plant and/or insect hosts. Introduction of subgroup II to New Zealand appears to be more recent. More-detailed epidemiological studies using molecular tools are needed to fully understand how LNYV interacts with its hosts and to determine where the virus originated.
    Archives of Virology 11/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2626-5
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    ABSTRACT: Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a fatal disease of domestic and wild felidae that is caused by feline coronavirus (FCoV). FCoV has been classified into types I and II. Since type I FCoV infection is dominant in the field, it is necessary to develop antiviral agents and vaccines against type I FCoV infection. However, few studies have been conducted on type I FCoV. Here, we compare the effects of cholesterol on types I and II FCoV infections. When cells were treated methyl-β-cyclodextrin (MβCD) and inoculated with type I FCoV, the infection rate decreased significantly, and the addition of exogenous cholesterol to MβCD-treated cells resulted in the recovery of the infectivity of type I FCoV. Furthermore, exogenous cholesterol increased the infectivity of type I FCoV. In contrast, the addition of MβCD and exogenous cholesterol had little effect on the efficiency of type II FCoV infection. These results strongly suggest that the dependence of infection by types I and II FCoV on cholesterol differs.
    Archives of Virology 10/2015; DOI:10.1007/s00705-015-2655-0