Accession Number:

ADA263381

Title:

Molecular Studies of HTLV-1 in a Newly Recognized High Risk Population (AIDS).

Descriptive Note:

Midterm rept. 10 Jun 91-9 Jun 92,

Corporate Author:

BEILINSON MEDICAL CENTER PETAH-TIKVA (ISRAEL)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-06-16

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes the first year of contract of the research aimed to define newly recognized high risk population for HTLV-I infection. To define the extent of HTLV-I infection among groups of Jewish immigrants to Israel with an increased frequency of Adult T-cell Leukemia ATL, various serological and molecular screening of methods were used, including ELISA and PCR use for molecular survey by amplification of HTLV-I proviral DNA from preipheral blood mononuclear cells DNA. Overall rate of infection if 12 for Jews arriving from Khurusan-North-Eastern Iran. No positive HTLV-I carriers were found from other parts of Iran, Ethiopia, and other Mid-Eastern countries.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE