Publication
Title
Identification of Old World **Leishmania** spp. by specific polymerase chain reaction amplification of cysteine proteinase B genes and rapid dipstick detection
Author
Abstract
We used the cysteine proteinase B (cpb) gene family of the trypanosomatid genus Leishmania as a target to develop rapid, specific, and easy-to-use polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to discriminate Leishmania infantum, Leishmania donovani, Leishmania tropica, Leishmania aethiopica, and Leishmania major. Identification of all 5 Old World species and validation of intraspecies variability are features lacking in other species-specific PCRs. Amplicon analysis was done on agarose gels and was further simplified by using an oligochromatography dipstick to detect L. infantum and L. donovani products. Because the analytical sensitivity is lower than that of certain other species- and genus-specific PCRs, our assays are especially valuable for use on cultured isolates or directly on cryostabilates. As such, they can be implemented by research and health centers having access to culturing, DNA isolation, and PCR.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2009
ISSN
0732-8893
Volume/pages
63:2(2009), p. 173-181
ISI
000263212100009
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 26.06.2017