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Hepatitis A virus: host interactions, molecular epidemiology and evolution.
Up-to-date information on the HAV molecular epidemiology and evolution is presented, and the most relevant features of the Hav-host interactions are highlighted. Expand
Participation of CD161(+) and invariant natural killer T cells in pediatric asthma exacerbations.
Investigation of the peripheral blood frequencies of iNKT and CD161(+) T cells in children with asthma shows thatiNKT cells are increased in pediatric asthmatic patients undergoing exacerbations of asthma, and suggests that iN KT cells might participate in the development of theAsthma exacerbations. Expand
Advanced Molecular Surveillance of Hepatitis C Virus
Molecular aspects associated with HCV transmission, as well as the most recent technological advances used for virus and host characterization are reviewed, and the importance of implementing advanced HCV molecular surveillance is highlighted. Expand
Human multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium bovis infection in Mexico.
The molecular characterization of six human Mycobacterium bovis clinical isolates collected in Mexico through the National Survey on Tuberculosis Drug Resistance (ENTB-2008), a nationally representative survey conducted during 2008-2009, showed that all human M. bovis cases were not genetically related between them or to any bovine strain. Expand
Full‐length genome characterization and genetic relatedness analysis of hepatitis A virus outbreak strains associated with acute liver failure among children
An HAV outbreak investigation among children with acute liver failure in a highly endemic country is presented and a sensitive method for HAV whole genome amplification and sequencing suitable for analysis of clinical samples is described. Expand
Multiregion deep sequencing of hepatitis C virus: An improved approach for genetic relatedness studies.
The usefulness of multiregion sequencing using a NGS platform for genetic relatedness studies among HCV cases is explored and next generation sequencing (NGS) approaches enormously facilitate the characterization of the HCV intra-host population by detecting rare variants at much lower frequencies. Expand
Challenges in molecular epidemiology of hepatitis C virus.
Sao Paulo State Univ, Inst Biosci Language & Exact Sci, Dept Biol, Sao Jose De Rio Preto, SP, Brazil