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PCR primers

Nigel McMillan nmcmillan at gpo.pa.uq.oz.au
Wed Aug 9 10:01:19 EST 1995

Hi, I can't give you any information myself, but if you contact Olov 
Grankvist and Ake Gustafsson at the Department of Virology, Umea 
University, Umea, Sweden, they'll have all you need and more about HIV 
primers used in PCR. The email adress to them 
is:"Ake.Gustafsson at climi.umu.se". Just show them this message from me. By 
the way, my name isn't Nigel McMillan, I'm Magnus Evander and I'm using 
this emailadress only because this computer is connected to the internet. 
My own emailadress is: "mevander at gpo.pa.uq.oz.au" Good luck, 

Magnus Evander

 tmiller at newssun.med.miami.edu (Todd Miller - Pharmacology) wrote:
>	I've noticed that the PCR, applied to HIV, almost always
>uses the SK primers that amplify part of the gag sequence.  Does
>anyone know of studies that compared the results of this primer
>pair to other primer pairs also specific for HIV, but in other
>parts of the genome?  Are there factors that would limit the
>degree of correlation between the results of different primer
>pairs?  How close would you expect different primer pairs to be
>as far as providing an answer to 1)infected or not infected and
>2)quantitative measurements of viral load?
>	Thanks for any help.  This question was too tough to
>extract out of the literature, so I'm hoping someone has come
>across this, perhaps even WRT other viruses.
>Todd Miller

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