Hasso Weiland

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Two baculovirus expression vectors derived from Autographica californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus (AcNPV) were prepared containing the complete 2.5 kb coding region for parvovirus B19 coat protein VP1 (AcB19VP1L) and the 1.8 kb coding region for VP2 (AcB19VP2L), placed under the control of the polyhedrin promoter. The recombinant viruses were used to(More)
In a current Netherlands study on the effects on mother and child of infection with the human parvovirus B19 during pregnancy, 10 pregnancies have been reported. Three of them ended before term: two in fetal death and one by elective abortion. In two of these fetuses B19 infection in cells other than those of the erythroid series was demonstrated, and in(More)
This study assesses the perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes of patients and parents attending the Pediatric Transplant Unit at the Johannesburg Hospital. Fifty-six children with renal transplants accompanied by their parents were assessed by means of a questionnaire. The children's ages were 2.53 to 20.85 years. Eleven of twelve in the noncompliant group(More)
An indirect immunofluorescence assay for serum IgG and IgM antibodies to human parvovirus B19 was established using recombinant B19 viral antigen, the capsid protein VP1, which had been produced in a baculovirus expression system. This protein gives a strong and characteristic signal in the immunofluorescence assay, making it a suitable candidate for this(More)
The results of a comparison of three DNA-detection methods for human parvovirus B19 DNA are described. The sensitivity of detection of virus from hybridization assays using 32P-radiolabeled DNA and RNA probes was compared with a method for enzymatically amplifying specific target DNA sequences (polymerase chain reaction). B19 virus DNA was detected using a(More)