Detection of adenovirus hexon sequence in a cat by polymerase chain reaction (short communication)

B. Lakatos, Judit Farkas, H. F. Egberink, H. Vennema, M. C. Horzinek, Mária Benko

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Abstract

Adenoviral nucleic acid was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in pharyngeal and rectal swab samples of a cat seropositive for adenovirus and suffering from transient hepatic failure. The samples were taken at a one-year interval, and both faecal samples as well as the second pharyngeal sample were positive in PCR performed with general adenovirus primers. The size of the amplified products corresponded to that of the positive control. The identity of the amplicons was also confirmed by DNA sequencing. The 301 bp long hexon gene fragment was very similar to but distinguishable from the corresponding hexon sequence of human adenovirus type 2. This result suggests the possibility of persistent carrier status and shedding of adenovirus in cats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalActa veterinaria Hungarica
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

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Keywords

  • Adenovirus
  • Cat
  • PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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Lakatos, B., Farkas, J., Egberink, H. F., Vennema, H., Horzinek, M. C., & Benko, M. (1999). Detection of adenovirus hexon sequence in a cat by polymerase chain reaction (short communication). Acta veterinaria Hungarica, 47(4), 493-497.