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ABSTRACT: To compare the molecular characteristics of hantaviruses isolated from Shandong province by using PCR typing and nucleotide sequencing. Total cellular RNA was extracted from hantaviruses infected Vero E6 cells, viral cDNA was amplified by polymerase chain reaction. PCR products of partial M Segments of 4 strains of hantaviruses were sequenced. Cross neutralization tests were performed. Four strains of hantavirus isolated from Rottus in Shandong province were SEO like viruses. The homology between Shandong isolates and other SEO like viruses was high at both amino acid and nucleotide levels. The homology among those 4 strains of hantaviruses was 98%. The SEO like hantaviruses were more conserved than other hantaviruses. The homology of SEO like hantaviruses isolated from Shandong province was as high as 98% at nucleotides level, though they were isolated at more than 10-year intervals.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 07/2003; 17(2):121-3.
Article: [Serum antibody response and Hantavirus RNA sequencing in patients with hemorrhagic fever renal syndrome in Yantai areas].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To understand antibody responses to and RNA sequences of Hantavirus in patients with hemorrhagic fever renal syndrome (HFRS) in Yantai areas and to demonstrate the type of the prevalent viruses caused HFRS. Serum specimens collected at acute and convalescent stages from 90 patients with HFRS and IgM and IgG antibodies against Hantavirus were detected with ELISA, and cross plaque reduction neutralizing tests were performed to detect neutralizing antibody. Viral RNA was extracted from the patients? sera by using Trizol method and nested PCR was utilized to amplify the specific segments of the viral cDNA and the products of the PCR were TA cloned and then the nucleotide sequences were determined. The IgM antibody was positive in 82.2% (88/107) of the patients while the IgG antibody was positive in 85.7% (66/77) of the patients. Both the serologic and sequence analyses demonstrated that the epidemic of HFRS in Yantai areas was caused by mixed types of Hantavirus. The prevalent strains of Hantavirus had higher homology with the strains isolated in Korea than with those isolated previously in China. The serologic and sequencing analyses indicated that the epidemic of HFRS in Yantai areas was caused by mixed types of Hantavirus dominated by type SEO.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 07/2003; 17(2):124-8.