Unambiguous identification of JC polyomavirus strains transmitted from parents to children

Unambiguous identification of JC polyomavirus strains transmitted from parents to children JC polyomavirus (JCV), the etiological agent of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, is ubiquitous in humans, infecting children asymptomatically, then persisting in renal tissue. It has been proposed that JCV is transmitted mainly from parents to children through long-term cohabitation. The objective of this study was to further elucidate the mode of JCV transmission. In 5 families, we selected parent/child pairs between whom JCV was probably transmitted (judged on the basis of the identity of a 610-bp JCV DNA sequence between the parent and child). We established 5 to 9 complete JCV DNA clones from the urine of each parent or child. The complete sequences of these clones were determined and compared in each family. Nucleotide substitutions were detected in 4 parents and 1 child, and sequence rearrangements (deletions or duplications) were found in 2 parents and 2 children. Phylogenetic comparison of the detected sequences indicated that the diversity of JCV DNA sequences was generated in each family (i.e. not caused by multiple infection). We found that in 4 of the 5 families, a sequence detected in the parent was completely identical to one in the child. These findings provided further support for the proposed mode of JCV transmission, i.e. parent-to-child transmission during cohabitation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Unambiguous identification of JC polyomavirus strains transmitted from parents to children

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/unambiguous-identification-of-jc-polyomavirus-strains-transmitted-from-g0W90koTkx
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 by Springer-Verlag/Wien
Subject
LifeSciences
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-003-0214-6
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial