JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/31649
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Author Qiu, Yue| Takeuchi, Tamotsu| Chen, Bing-Kun| Ohtsuki, Yuji|
Abstract <p>We applied an in situ polymerase chain reaction (PCR) hybridization method in order to detect human T-lymphotropic virus type I-infected cells in routinely-processed paraffin sections of the lung from 13 autopsied patients with adult T-cell leukemia (ATL). Previously reported protocol resulted in somewhat non-specific staining in our sections. Therefore, we used a hot start PCR method using specialized commercially-available polymerase in order to increase the specificity. Of 6 patients with ATL cell invasion into the lungs, 4 exhibited strong positive staining of almost all invading ATL cells. In contrast, 7 patients without ATL cell invasion into the lungs did not demonstrate any significant reactivity. Since the method described here is a relatively simple hot start method and does not yield false-positives, it may allow us to determine whether human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) associated disorders are related to lymphocytes integrating the HTLV-I genome.</p>
Keywords polymerase chain reaction in situ hybridization human T-lymphotopic virus type I paraffin section lung
Amo Type Article
Published Date 1999-02
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume53
Issue issue1
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 1
End Page 4
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 10096731
Web of Science KeyUT 000078897700001