A public HTLV-1 molecular epidemiology database for sequence management and data mining.
- Autores: Alcantara LC, Araújo TH, de Albuquerque-Junior AE, Edwards D, Galvão-Castro B, Souza-Brito LI, Deforche K, Libin P, Vandamme AM
- Journal: PLoS One
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=A+Public+HTLV-1+Molecular+Epidemiology+Database+for+Sequence+Management+and+Data+Mining
It is estimated that 15 to 20 million people are infected with the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). At present, there are more than 2,000 unique HTLV-1 isolate sequences published. A central database to aggregate sequence information from a range of epidemiological aspects including HTLV-1 infections, pathogenesis, origins, and evolutionary dynamics would be useful to scientists and physicians worldwide.