Giovanna Angela Gentilomi

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The immune response against parvovirus B19 is mainly directed against the two structural proteins, VP1 and VP2. The amino terminal half of the VP1 unique region has been shown to elicit a dominant immune response in humans, more effective than other linear epitopes and also it has been seen to contain significant neutralizing linear epitopes. Three(More)
To standardize a PCR assay for the detection of parvovirus B19 DNA in serum samples three different sample treatments were evaluated on the basis of the efficiency of recovery, reproducibility, convenience of sample handling, and presence of PCR inhibitors. Moreover, the presence of an internal standard competitor as the working reagent at one defined(More)
OBJECTIVES Cervical intraepithelial neoplasias (CIN) associated with high-risk (HR) human papillomavirus infection, in addition to HR-HPV typing need other viral marker testing to distinguish a subset of lesions with clinical relevant infections. This study has evaluated the significance of viral markers, such as viral load, physical status and E2/E6 ratio,(More)
The clearance of B19 parvovirus from peripheral blood was followed after acute infection to determine how long the virus is present in blood, even at low titer. The presence of B19 DNA in serum was investigated with dot blot hybridization during an epidemic. Fourteen patients positive for B19 DNA were followed for up to 1 year for its presence in samples(More)
The precise role of bovine interferon-gamma (BoIFN-gamma) in disease and therapy is still poorly defined. Clearly it is involved in defence against parasites, bacteria, viruses and possibly tumor cells. This paper reports the expression of BoIFN-gamma in a baculovirus system to generate a fully functional recombinant protein. Bovine interferon-gamma cDNA(More)
B19 infection can be acquired by transmission with blood factors in patients with congenital bleeding disorders, requiring clotting factor concentrates. In immunodeficient patients, the failure of immunity to clear B19 virus may produce persistent infections. The presence of B19 DNA in blood samples from seven haemophilic patients with concomitant HIV-1(More)
We describe a procedure for detecting and localizing cytomegalovirus DNA sequences based on in situ hybridization at the ultrastructural level. A digoxigenin-labelled probe, identified with an anti-digoxigenin colloidal gold-labelled antiserum, was employed on infected cells embedded in a new acrylic resin (Bioacryl). The silver enhancement method on the(More)
A total of 190 serum samples from patients with different clinical manifestations in whom B19 parvovirus infection was suspected and 108 control serum samples were analyzed for the IgG response against parvovirus B19 nonstructural protein. An immunoblot assay was developed using the immunoreactive region of the B19 nonstructural protein as recombinant(More)
The IgM immune response against conformational and linear epitopes of B19 structural proteins VP1 and VP2 was examined in serum samples with a suspect B19 infection to determine the most suitable antigen for use in IgM detection and also to evaluate a possible relationship between the course of B19 infection and the presence of epitope type-specific IgM.(More)
The broad spectrum of clinical manifestations associated with B19 parvovirus often allows the infection to go unrecognized. We tested for the presence of B19 parvovirus and the specific serological response in serum from hospitalized patients submitted for viral investigations without any specific indications for B19 parvovirus. We diagnosed human(More)