Molecular epidemiology of TTV-like mini virus in Norway

Molecular epidemiology of TTV-like mini virus in Norway TT virus (TTV), the first human circovirus to be discovered, appears to be present in most people; less is known about the prevalence of the related TTV-like mini virus (TLMV). A sensitive nested PCR, specific for TLMV, detected the virus in 48% of 201 sera (Norwegian blood donors) previously found to have a 90% prevalence of TTV. More samples were either positive for both or negative for both viruses than what would have been expected from a random distribution (p = 0.08). Sequence analysis revealed considerable heterogeneity of Norwegian TLMV as compared to international sequences, suggesting that TLMV is efficiently dispersed in human populations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Molecular epidemiology of TTV-like mini virus in Norway

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Springer-Verlag
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Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag/Wien
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Legacy
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0304-8608
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1432-8798
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10.1007/s705-002-8310-6
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Abstract

TT virus (TTV), the first human circovirus to be discovered, appears to be present in most people; less is known about the prevalence of the related TTV-like mini virus (TLMV). A sensitive nested PCR, specific for TLMV, detected the virus in 48% of 201 sera (Norwegian blood donors) previously found to have a 90% prevalence of TTV. More samples were either positive for both or negative for both viruses than what would have been expected from a random distribution (p = 0.08). Sequence analysis revealed considerable heterogeneity of Norwegian TLMV as compared to international sequences, suggesting that TLMV is efficiently dispersed in human populations.

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Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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