Simian T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) infection in wild yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) from Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.

@article{Voevodin1997SimianTV,
  title={Simian T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (STLV-1) infection in wild yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) from Mikumi National Park, Tanzania.},
  author={A F Voevodin and Elena Samilchuk and Jonathan Allan and Jeffrey Rogers and Sandra Broussard},
  journal={Virology},
  year={1997},
  volume={228 2},
  pages={350-9}
}
Serum and peripheral blood leukocytes from wild yellow baboons (Papio hamadryas cynocephalus) were tested for the presence of STLV-1-specific antibodies and proviral DNA. Fourteen of 30 sera tested positive by radioimmunoprecipitation assay (RIPA) with HTLV-1. Among 36 DNA samples tested by PCR 15 were positive by double nested PCR for a fragment of the STLV-1 env gene, the most sensitive assay among PCR tests employed. Of 30 animals that were tested both serologically and by PCR in only 1 case… CONTINUE READING