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Table 1 Comparison of proviral load in HTLV-I infected asymptomatic rabbits and human samples

From: Quantification of HTLV-I proviral load in experimentally infected rabbits

Subjects Number tested Copies/ng DNA* Ref.
Rabbits inoculated with    
   Naked K30p DNA 5 1.5  
   BH24 cell-free virus 19 2.8  
   Whole blood 29 3.7  
   pSV2 plasmid DNA 1 0  
Human Asymptomatic carriers 200 1.8 [5]
  15 1.0 [36]
  83 2.7 [20]
  120 2.4 [12]
Human HAM/TSP 202 12.0 [5]
  15 8.8 [36]
  9 19.9 [19]
Human ATLL 4 47.4 [37]
  1. * The mean or median () of proviral loads are present as HTLV-I copy number / ng of genomic DNA prepared from PBMC. The rabbits samples were collected after 2 months post inoculation. All published data were converted to this format on the basis of one ng of genomic DNA corresponding to approximately 150 cells.