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Development of a quantitative TaqMan RT-PCR for respiratory syncytial virus.
Journal of Virological Methods
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a ubiquitous RNA virus of the family Paramyxoviridae that may interfere with graft tolerance and with other interstitial lung diseases. The low viral titre observed in the immunodeficient transplanted patients requires a highly sensitive detection method. Although different tests already exist for the detection of RSV, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been shown to have the best sensitivity. In this study, a SYBR Green assay was established for the detection of RSV A and RSV B in a common screening test, and two quantitative TaqMan RT-PCRs were developed to quantify both RSV subgroups separately. Standard dilutions obtained from RSV cell infections were included in each test, and the assay was normalised using a housekeeping gene. RSV was found in 16% of the transplanted patients tested. The quantitative TaqMan assay is fast, reproducible, specific and very sensitive, and could facilitate considerably the detection of RSV virus. This would in-turn facilitate studies on the role of RSV in graft rejection.
Humans, Immunocompromised Host, Organ Transplantation, Organic Chemicals, Reproducibility of Results, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections/diagnosis, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infections/virology, Respiratory Syncytial Viruses/genetics, Respiratory Syncytial Viruses/isolation & purification, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction/methods, Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction/standards, Sensitivity and Specificity, Staining and Labeling
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