Genomic variation among human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) strains is probably involved in HCMV-induced pathogenesis. The envelope glycoprotein N (gN) showed extensive genetic polymorphism as HCMV isolates have been clustered into four distinct gN variants (gN-1, gN-2, gN-3, gN-4) whose distribution has been analyzed worldwide using different methodological approaches (PCR-RFLP, PCR-Cloning, PCR-Sequencing). This paper describes a new method for concurrent detection of gN genotypes among HCMV strains using a multiplex gN-variants specific PCR plus visualization on agarose gel, avoiding subsequent steps such as cloning, restriction or sequencing. This novel approach will reduce costs and shorten the detection time of gN polymorphisms among HCMV clinical isolates.

Development of a multiplex PCR for the simultaneous amplification and genotyping of glycoprotein N among human cytomegalovirus strains.

PIGNATELLI, SARA;LANDINI, MARIA PAOLA;DAL MONTE, PAOLA
2010

Abstract

Genomic variation among human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) strains is probably involved in HCMV-induced pathogenesis. The envelope glycoprotein N (gN) showed extensive genetic polymorphism as HCMV isolates have been clustered into four distinct gN variants (gN-1, gN-2, gN-3, gN-4) whose distribution has been analyzed worldwide using different methodological approaches (PCR-RFLP, PCR-Cloning, PCR-Sequencing). This paper describes a new method for concurrent detection of gN genotypes among HCMV strains using a multiplex gN-variants specific PCR plus visualization on agarose gel, avoiding subsequent steps such as cloning, restriction or sequencing. This novel approach will reduce costs and shorten the detection time of gN polymorphisms among HCMV clinical isolates.
Pignatelli S.; Maurizio D.; Landini M.P.; Dal Monte P.
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