Prevalence studies of GB virus-C infection using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Dawson1996PrevalenceSO,
  title={Prevalence studies of GB virus-C infection using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={George J. Dawson and George G. Schlauder and Tami J. Pilot-Matias and Danielle Thiele and Thomas P. Leary and Patrick Murphy and Jon E. Rosenblatt and John N. Simons and Francis E A Martinson and Robin A Gutierrez and Joseph R. Lentino and Constance T. Pachucki and A. Scott Muerhoff and Anders Widell and Gary E Tegtmeier and Salil D. Desai and Isa K. Mushahwar},
  journal={Journal of medical virology},
  year={1996},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={97-103}
}
Among the three recently described GB viruses (GBV-A, GBV-B, and GBV-C), only GBV-C has been linked to cryptogenic hepatitis in man. Because of the limited utility of currently available research tests to determine antibody response to GBV-C proteins, the prevalence of GBV-C RNA in human sera was studied using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). The prevalence of GBV-C is higher among volunteer blood donors with elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels (3.9… CONTINUE READING

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