Prevalence of EBV Genotypes in Polish, Taiwanese and Arabic Healthy Students and Association Between Genotypes and 30-bp Deletion in the LMP-1 Gene. Phylogenetic Analysis.
Dorota Polz, Łukasz Podsiadło, Agnieszka Stec, Małgorzata Polz-Dacewicz Pol J Microbiol 2014; 63 (1): ICID: 1115084 Article type: Short communication IC™ Value: 6.00
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The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of EBV genotype and del-LMP-1 in saliva from Polish, Taiwanese and Arabic healthy students. The study group consisted of 56 healthy students; 24 of them Polish, 25 Taiwanese, and 7 Arabic. Typing was carried out using PCR with EBNA-2 primers. A detection of LMP-1 variants was also performed using PCR. EBV DNA was detected in 22 investigated samples (39.3%). Type 1 of the virus was dominant in both Polish and Taiwanese group. Among 62.5% Taiwanese with EBV 1 and 55.6% Polish detected EBV with 30-bp deletion in LMP-1 gene.