Published in Blood Weekly, November 13th, 2003
Virologists in Japan developed a "real-time PCR assay to accurately quantify human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) DNA in infected cells."
"Using this assay we were able to measure the strong-stop, full-length/1-LTR circle, 2-LTR circle, and integrated forms of viral DNA, and the data provided was quite consistent with the characteristics of mutant viruses in early phase of infection," according to Y. Suzuki and colleagues at Tohoku University.
"Since our assay is particularly applicable to quantify the integrated DNA in small scale of samples, we measured the...
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