Mycobacterium avium has become a major human pathogen, primarily due to the emergence of the AIDS epidemic. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) typing, using insertion sequence IS1245 as a probe, provides a powerful tool in the molecular epidemiology of M. avium-related infections and will facilitate well-founded studies into the sources of M. avium infections in animal and environmental reservoirs. The standardization of this technique allows computerization of IS1245 RFLP patterns for comparison on a local level and the establishment of M. avium DNA fingerprint databases for interlaboratory comparison. Moreover, by combining international DNA typing results of M. avium complex isolates from a broad spectrum of sources, long-lasting questions on the epidemiology of this major agent of mycobacterial infections will be answered.
|Autori:||VAN SOOLINGEN D.; BAUER J.; RITACCO V.; CARDOSO LEÃO S.; PAVLIK I.; VINCENT V.; RASTOGI N.; GORI A.; BODMER T.; GARZELLI C; GARCIA M.J.|
|Titolo:||IS1245 restriction fragment length polymorphism typing of Mycobacterium avium isolates: proposal for standardization|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|