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Summary for Patent: 7,794,998
Title:Primate T-lymphotropic viruses
Abstract: Disclosed are compositions and methods related to the isolation and identification of the primate T-lymphotropic viruses, HTLV-3 and HTLV-4. The diversity of HTLVs was investigated among central Africans reporting contact with NHP blood and body fluids through hunting, butchering, and keeping primate pets. Herein it is shown that this population is infected with a variety of HTLVs, including two retroviruses; HTLV-4 is the first member of a novel phylogenetic lineage that is distinct from all known HTLVs and STLVs; HTLV-3 falls within the genetic diversity of STLV-3, a group that has not previously been seen in humans. The present disclosure also relates to vectors and vaccines for use in humans against infection and disease. The disclosure further relates to a variety of bioassays and kits for the detection and diagnosis of infection with and diseases caused by HTLV-3 and HTLV-4 and related viruses.
Inventor(s): Switzer; William M. (Stone Mountain, GA), Heneine; Walid (Atlanta, GA), Folks; Thomas M. (Helotes, TX), Wolfe; Nathan D. (Los Angeles, CA), Burke; Donald S. (Pittsburgh, PA), Ngole; Eitel Mpoudi (Yaounde, CM)
Assignee: Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) N/A (N/A)
Application Number:11/678,596
Patent Claims:see list of patent claims

Details for Patent 7,794,998

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Emergent Biodefense Operations Lansing, Llc BIOTHRAX bacillus anthracis INJECTION, SUSPENSION 103821 1 1970-11-04   Start Trial Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) N/A (N/A) 2025-02-21 search
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