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Acta Virologica Vol.53, No.4, p.261-269, 2009

Title: Development of a quantitative real-time RT-PCR for kinetic analysis of immediate-early transcripts of Rat cytomegalovirus
Author: H. S. Loh, M. L. Mohd-Azmi

Abstract: One-step real-time RT-PCR assay was developed for quantification of the immediate-early (IE), namely IE1 and IE2 transcripts of Rat cytomegalovirus (RCMV), strain ALL-03 in rat embryonic fibroblast cells (REF). This in-house SYBR® Green I based RT-PCR was shown to have higher amplification efficiency and detection limit as compared to a commercially available real-time RT-PCR kit in quantifying these two transcripts. The quantification histogram revealed the divergence of transcription activities of the two IE genes. The IE1 transcript had a concentration peak at 7 hrs post infection (p.i.), whereas IE2 transcript at 20 hrs p.i. Regulation of IE expression is critical for determination, whether the infection is going to be abortive, lytic or latent. Therefore, this in-house developed quantitative RT-PCR assay offers an alternative for diagnosis and monitoring of the acute cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection directed at IE transcript detection.

Keywords: Rat cytomegalovirus; immediate-early; real-time RT-PCR; SYBR® Green I
Year: 2009, Volume: 53, Issue: 4 Page From: 261, Page To: 269
doi:10.4149/av_2009_04_261


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