Maria Brytting

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Human herpesvirus-6 (HHV-6), human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA were repeatedly assayed in peripheral blood leukocytes from 37 allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients by polymerase chain reaction. Before BMT, HHV-6 DNA was detected in 8 (22%) patients. HHV-7, EBV, and CMV DNA were detected in(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is constantly associated with AIDS-related primary lymphomas of the central nervous system (CNS). To assess whether EBV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) could be used as a tumour marker, CSF samples that had been taken within 180 days before death from 85 patients with HIV infection and neurological disorders at necropsy were(More)
We used the polymerase chain reaction to study the presence of DNA from cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human herpesvirus (HHV)-6, HHV-7, and HHV-8 in saliva from 44 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1-infected patients at different stages of disease and in 15 healthy HIV-seronegative controls. CMV DNA, HHV-6 DNA, and HHV-7 DNA were found in all groups, but(More)
IL-17A is a T cell-specific cytokine that is involved in chronic inflammations, such as Mycobacterium infection, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Mouse models have explained the molecular basis of IL-17A production and have shown that IL-17A has a positive effect not only on granuloma formation and neurodegeneration through(More)
We determined the nucleotide (nt) and amino acid (aa) heterogeneities of three distinct regions of the human cytomegalovirus (CMV) genome for 46 low-passage CMV isolates from four different patient populations (congenitally infected infants, children attending day-care centers, renal transplant recipients, and human immunodeficiency virus-infected(More)
Mice immunized with the regulatory genes nef, rev, and tat from human immunodeficiency virus type 1 developed both humoral and cellular immune responses to the gene products Nef, Rev, and Tat. This study demonstrates that it is feasible to induce immune reactions to all of these regulatory gene products. Humoral responses were seen after DNA boosts, while(More)
This short communication hypothesises that rhinovirus epidemics occurring after start of school may interfere with the spread of influenza during the period when warm and humid climate decreases the influenza spread by aerosol. Limited laboratory data supporting this hypothesis are included in the article, but the report is written mainly to stimulate(More)
The analysis of the nonstructural (NS) gene of the highly pathogenic (HP) H5N1 avian influenza viruses (AIV) isolated in Sweden early 2006 indicated the co-circulation of two sub-lineages of these viruses at that time. In order to complete the information on their genetic features and relation to other HP H5N1 AIVs the seven additional genes of twelve(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diagnostic reliability of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for virus-associated opportunistic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) in HIV-infected patients. DESIGN CSF samples from 500 patients with HIV infection and CNS symptoms were examined by PCR. In 219 patients the PCR results were compared(More)
Using a specific and sensitive polymerase chain reaction method, we detected reliably the presence of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) DNA directly in serum samples collected at an early stage of HCMV infection, even before immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies were measurable. HCMV DNA was detected in serum from all patients with active HCMV infection; in 91% of(More)