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Figure 1 | Retrovirology

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From: No association of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus with prostate cancer or chronic fatigue syndrome in Japan

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Study flowchart. Plasma samples randomly collected from 500 healthy donors, 67 PC patients and 100 CFS patients were screened for XMRV Abs in an immunoblot assay to estimate the serological prevalence of the virus. Viral Ab-positive PC patients were further tested for the presence of viral RNA in their plasma; genomic DNA from PBMCs of XMRV RNA-positive patients was also tested for viral DNA and RNaseL mutations. CSF patients were screened by genomic PCRs at three independent laboratories.

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