ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Give Your Health a Much-Needed Boost With Geranium

The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Host range and cellular tropism of the human exogenous gammaretrovirus XMRV – Source: Virology, Jan 26, 2010

  [ 6 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Kristin Stieler, Nicole Fischer, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • February 1, 2010


Recently, the first human infection with an exogenous gammaretrovirus (XMRV) was reported.

In its initial description, XMRV was confined to prostate stromal fibroblasts [cells in connective tissue], although subsequent reports demonstrated XMRV protein expression in prostate epithelial cells [in the organ’s lining].

Most recently, XMRV has been detected in blood cells of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.

The aim of this study was to elucidate the transmission routes and tissue tropism [tissue that supports the growth] of XMRV by comparing its host range, receptor usage and LTR functionality with other MLV isolates. [the LTR or “long terminal repeat” of a retrovirus “is the control center for gene expression.” MLV is amphotropic murine leukemia virus.]

• We demonstrate using pseudotype experiments that XMRV Env mediates efficient infection of cells from different species.

• We show that replication competent XMRV infects various human cell types, including hematopoietic cell lines and prostate stromal fibroblasts. [Hematopoietic stem calls, found in the bone marrow, give rise to all the blood cell types.]

• XMRV-LTR activity is significantly higher in the prostate cancer cell line LNCaP and in prostate stromal fibroblasts, compared to other cell types tested and could be one factor contributing to efficient viral spread in prostate tissue.

Source: Virology, Jan 26, 2010. PMID: 20110097, by Stieler K, Schulz C, Lavanya M, Aepfelbacher M, Stocking C, Fischer N. Institute for Medical Microbiology and Virology, University Medical Center Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Heinrich-Pette-Institute, Hamburg, Germany; Institut de Genetique Moleculaire de Montpellier, Montpellier, France. [E-mail: nfischer@uke.de]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health

Natural Remedies

Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling - Putting Out the Fire
Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map