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In order to evaluate the discriminatory power of different methods for genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates, we compared the performance of (i) IS6110 DNA fingerprint typing, (ii) spoligotyping, and (iii) 24-loci mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units-variable number of tandem repeats (MIRU-VNTR) typing in a long-term study(More)
The failure of immune surveillance may be associated with polyomavirus BK reactivation, potentially leading to the development of nephropathy in kidney transplantation. BK-specific cellular immune response may be used to modulate immunosuppressive therapy, but few studies have investigated the topic. Herein, we serially evaluated BK-specific response in 149(More)
Cellular immune response has been demonstrated to play a role in the control of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication in organ transplant recipients. Herein, HCMV-specific T-cell response and association to the onset of organ infection/disease were prospectively evaluated by EliSPOT assay in a population of 46 lung transplant (LT) recipients at 1, 3, 6,(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a γ-herpes virus, responsible for infectious mononucleosis in immunocompetent hosts. Cellular immunity appears rapidly during EBV primary infection, keeping it silent despite long-life persistence in B lymphocytes. Defects of the EBV-specific cellular immunity are supposed to be the basis of post-transplantation(More)
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