Improved detection systems for TT virus reveal high prevalence in humans, non-human primates and farm animals.

@article{Leary1999ImprovedDS,
  title={Improved detection systems for TT virus reveal high prevalence in humans, non-human primates and farm animals.},
  author={Thomas P. Leary and James C. Erker and Michelle L. Chalmers and S. M. Desai and Isa K. Mushahwar},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1999},
  volume={80 ( Pt 8)},
  pages={2115-20}
}
TT virus is a newly described agent infecting humans. Initially isolated from a patient (initials T.T.) with unexplained hepatitis, the virus has since been found in both normal and diseased individuals. In the present study, we utilized genomic-length sequences from distinct genotypes of TT virus to design PCR-based assays using conserved oligonucleotide primers from three independent regions of the virus genome. Each of the three assays was found to be superior to the PCR-based assays… CONTINUE READING

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