Who found XMRV in Japan

Carla-nl

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bugger... i found it cited in 2 other publications, which for me is enough for now. i went ahead and published it naming the researchers as a source.
will try to set up the translation over the weekend to make it more widely available :D

THanks ukxmrv,
Carla
 

Bob

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Hi Carla,
I can't find it either... it seems it's just not been published anywhere yet...
In case it's any help, here's all the details I can find:

The study was presented at:
2009 meeting on Retroviruses, May 18 - May 23
Cold Spring Harbor Retrovirus Symposium 2009
Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory.

"The prevalence of xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus in healthy blood donors in japan."

Authors:
Rika A. Furuta (*1), Takayuki Miyazawa (*2), Takeki Sugiyama (*3), Takafumi Kimura (*1), Fumiya Hirayama (*1), Yoshihiko Tani (*1) and Hirotoshi Shibata (*1)

*1 Department of Research, Japanese Red Cross Osaka Blood Center
*2 Laboratory for Viral pathogenesis, Institute for Virus Research, Kyoto University
*3 Department of Urology, Nishiwaki Municipal Hospital.
 

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WPI has added the following statement to their homepage:

BREAKING NEWS!
Recent Japanese study detects XMRV using Whittemore Peterson Institute techniques of PBMC culture and serology for positive detection of XMRV in blood samples.
It links to the abstract here: http://www.diagnosesupport.com/health/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=305:the-prevalence-of-xenotropic-murine-leukemia-virus-related-virus-in&catid=132:xmrv-research&Itemid=8

The abstract is dated 12/31/2009, and I think it was already posted above, but the WPI link is new.
 

Kati

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It is good news because WPI's methods have been successfully replicated. We had results before but not the methodology. It sounds like it passed the test... And customs as well, at least in Japan.
 

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This is still just an abstract on a website, not a full paper in a peer-reviewed journal. What I found interesting was WPI's statement that the Japanese used their methods.

ETA - It looks like Carla is the one who posted it. See post #23 above.
 

Kati

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HTLV is certainly related to lymphoma and leukemia. I wonder if HTLV likes some company and invited XMRV???