Measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA load using a novel quantification standard containing two EBV DNA targets and SYBR Green I dye
Meav-Lang J Lay, Robyn M Lucas, Mala Ratnamohan, Janette Taylor, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Dominic E Dwyer
Virology Journal | BMC | Published : 2010
Awarded by National Health & Medical Research Council
The Ausimmune Investigator Group includes C Chapman, A Coulthard, K Dear, T Dwyer, T Kilpatrick, R Lucas, T McMichael, MP Pender, A-L Ponsonby, B Taylor, P Valery, I van der Mei and D Williams. The Ausimmune Study is funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the USA, the National Health & Medical Research Council (Project Grant 316901) and Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia. We also acknowledge the work of the Ausimmune Study research nurses who undertook sample collection: S Agland, B Alexander, M Davis, Z Dunlop, A Wright, R Scott, J Selvidge, M Steele, K Turner, B Wood and the study project officers, H Rodgers and C Jozwick. Clinical samples were kindly provided by N Gilroy, D Gottlieb, P Ferguson, F Kwok and I Kay. We would also like to thank B Wang of the Westmead Millennium Institute for assisting with the cloning work, B O'Toole for statistical analyses, D Patel for assistance with the serology and C Toi for laboratory guidance and review of the manuscript.