Identification of SV40 in brain, kidney and urine of healthy and SIV-infected rhesus monkeys.

Recent reports of simian virus 40 (SV40) sequences in human tumors have prompted investigations into the poorly understood association of this polyomavirus with its primate host, the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). In the present study we have used PCR to analyze tissues from 20 monkeys for the presence of SV40. Five of the animals, which were infected with… CONTINUE READING