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Latent episomal genomes of Epstein-Barr virus, a human gammaherpesvirus, represent a suitable model system for studying replication and methylation of chromosomal DNA in mammals. We analyzed the methylation patterns of CpG dinucleotides in the latent origin of DNA replication of Epstein-Barr virus using automated fluorescent genomic sequencing of(More)
Echovirus 11' (prime) isolates from an epidemic of haemorrhagic syndrome in departments of obstetrics in Hungary have been characterised. The leading component of the clinical disease was carditis and its lethal outcome occurred in 13 newborn babies. Maternal immunity was found to be absent even in women of 41 years of age. The application of monovalent(More)
An echovirus 11' (prime) virus caused an epidemic in Hungary in 1989. The leading clinical form of the diseases was myocarditis. Hemorrhagic hepatitis syndroms were also caused, however, with lethal outcome in 13 newborn babies. Altogether 386 children suffered from registered clinical disease. No accumulation of serous meningitis cases and intrauterine(More)
We examined the diversity of HIV-1 subtypes in 11 adults from Hungary, using the heteroduplex mobility assay (HMA) and DNA sequencing. HMA results showed that HIV-1 gp120 sequences from 10 patients were of subtype B, whereas 1 patient, infected in Africa, carried a subtype C strain. DNA sequencing confirmed the HMA results and revealed a high intrasubtype(More)
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder secondary to a deficiency of hepatic phenylalanine hydroxylase (PAH). Several mutations in the PAH gene have recently been reported, and linkage disequilibrium was observed between RFLP haplotypes and specific mutations. A new molecular lesion has been identified in exon 7 of the PAH gene in a Hungarian PKU(More)
We determined the genetic variability of the 1st (CCC/ACC, P52T polymorphic variant) and 10th exons (bp 1012-1704) of the TSH receptor (TSHR) gene in Graves' disease. A total of 101 Graves' patients and 163 control subjects were screened. The A253 mutant allele was carried by nine patients with Graves' disease (8.91%) and 13 control subjects (7.98%) in(More)
Bovine adenovirus type 2 (Ad bos 2) strains were examined which had been isolated during natural outbreaks among calves, and lambs in Hungary [Belák, S., Pálfi, V.: Arch. ges. Virusforsch. 46,366-369 (1974)]. Differences were detected in hemagglutination properties, and in the restriction site maps of the DNA, which seem to be sufficient to group isolates(More)
The agarose gel electrophoresis of DNA, the ethidium bromide fluorescence detection of DNA fragments and restriction endonucleases were discovered at the end of the '60s. The methodological progress enabled institutions equipped with less sophisticated technology to achieve also unique experimental and scientific results in the field of viral DNA research.(More)
In 1968 in Poland an extensive outbreak of poliomyelitis, caused by type 3 poliovirus, began about four months after small vaccine trials with the Leon 12a(1)b (Sabin) and USOL-D bac vaccine strains had been carried out. Because of the temporal association, and because the first cases appeared in the province in which the USOL-D vaccine trial was carried(More)
Viral interference was discovered about 60 years ago. Molecular epidemiology revealed that this phenomenon possesses important biological implications, it can reduce the epidemic spread of certain viruses from time to time (influenza and enteroviruses) and the efficiency of live vaccination can be impaired, too. Phenomena observed during the last 80 years(More)