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Intrahost genetic variability of human herpes virus-8.
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PMID:  23417616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Studies were conducted to determine whether HHV-8 hyperactivity could be the consequence of the propensity of the host to multiple HHV-8 infection. The aim of the present work was to investigate HHV-8 intrahost genetic variability. HHV-8 subgenomic DNA was amplified by PCR from patients infected with HIV, health care workers (HCW) and bone marrow transplant recipients (BMT), and from oral lesional tissues of AIDS-Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) patients. As controls, blood from HIV-negative health care workers, and the cell lines BC-1, BC-2, and BCP-1 were used. Clones derived from amplicons originating from DNA fragments in open reading frame (ORF) 26 and ORF K1 were isolated. For each ORF, intra-specimen nucleotide sequence differences were determined. The extent of HHV-8 variation in clones derived from blood of patients infected with HIV was significantly higher than in blood from health care workers or post-bone marrow transplantation patients or in AIDS-KS tissue. Among the clones derived from the latter three categories of specimens, sequence variations were not significant. It is concluded that HIV-infected individuals can have multiple of HHV-8, but AIDS-KS lesions are associated with infection by a single HHV-8 variant or a small group of related variants. J. Med. Virol. 85:636-645, 2013. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Jair Carneiro Leao; Andreza Barkokebas Santos de Faria; Déborah Daniela Diniz Fonseca; Luiz Alcino Monteiro Gueiros; Igor Henrique Morais Silva; Stephen R Porter
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical virology     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1096-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Virol.     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705876     Medline TA:  J Med Virol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  636-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Department of Clinics and Preventive Dentistry, Oral Medicine Unit, Recife, PE, Brazil.
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