Genetic variability of Blastocystis sp isolates obtained from cancer and HIV/AIDS patients

Tan, T.C.; Ong, S.C.; Suresh, K.G. (2009) Genetic variability of Blastocystis sp isolates obtained from cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. Parasitology Research, 105 (5). pp. 1283-1286. ISSN 0932-0113

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    Abstract

    This represents the first study to determine the genetic diversity of Blastocystis sp. among cancer and HIV/AIDS patients. Forty Blastocystis sp. isolates obtained from 20 cancer and 20 HIV/AIDS patients were genotyped by PCR using seven pairs of known sequenced-tagged site primers. Out of the 40 isolates, 38 were identified as one of the known genotypes and two isolates were negative with all the STS primers. Blastocystis sp. subtype 3 which is reported to be associated with disease was found to be predominant among the study subjects.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Parasitology Research
    Additional Information: Tan, T. C. Ong, S. C. Suresh, K. G.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Protozoa;Lobosea;Infection;Viraldisease;Virus;Retroviridae;Lentivirus;Parasite;AIDS;Humanimmunodeficiency virus;Genetic variability;
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms Maisarah Mohd Muksin
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 09:13
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 09:13
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/4027

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