Marco AG Mello

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The Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 (HIV-1) presents a high level of genetic variation leading to isolates with divergent nucleotide and amino acid sequences and distinct biological properties. This viral diversity is one of the main obstacles for the development of a universal effective vaccine. Based on HIV-1 env and gag gene sequence data, at least(More)
In order to clarify the HTLV introduction and dispersion in the south of Bahia, we analyzed 29 samples from HTLV-1 seropositive women. Before the blood collection, all of them answered a standardized questionnaire. The DNA was extracted by QIAgen Kit. It was performed a nested-PCR to the LTR region of the HTLV. The sequences were submitted to the LASP(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HTLV in the south of Bahia and to verify the interfamilial transmission of this virus. Initially, blood was collected from pregnant women in hospitals in southern Bahia.The HTLV-1 status was analyzed by ELISA and confirmed by Western Blot and PCR. The HTLV positive women were contacted and(More)
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