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15e internationale konferentie

over HTLV en aanverwante virussen (Leuven):

XMRV-voor- en tegenstanders aan het woord






Van 5 tot en met 8 juni vindt er, o.m. in Leuven!, een groot international kongres plaats over HTLV (dat o.m. leukemie veroorzaakt) en aanverwante virussen/ziekten., waaronder XMRV.

Op het kongres komen "voorstanders" (Silverman) en "tegenstanders"(Switzer) aan het woord.


Klik op een spreker voor de meest relevante XMRV-gerelateerde informatie.







15th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses, 5-8 June 2011, Leuven



On behalf of the organizing committee of the 15th International Conference on Human Retrovirology: HTLV and Related Retroviruses, we would like to invite you to our conference to be held in Belgium in the cities of Leuven and Gembloux from June 5 to June 8, 2011.


The main topics of the meeting will be human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV), Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) and endogenous retroviruses. All accepted abstracts will be published in the free online journal "Retrovirology".




Endogenous retroviruses, Foamy viruses and XMRV


Monday, June 6, 2011

Oral presentations


Chairs: William Switzer and Robert Silverman


13:30 13:40

State of the art and summary of session:

William Switzer

13:45 14:00

Human infection or lab artifact:

will the real XMRV please stand up?

Robert Silverman

14:05 14:15

Multi-laboratory evaluations of XMRV nucleic acid detection assays

Graham Simmons

14:20 14:30

Prevalence of XMRV in Blood donors, HTLV and HIV Cohorts

Xiaoxing Qiu

14:35 14:45

Development of XMRV Producing B Cell Lines from Lymphomas from Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Francis Ruscetti



From endogenous to xenotropic retroviruses: how retroviruses jump species


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

14:00-15:30 Round tables


Chair William Switzer

Discussants Judy Mikovits and William Silverman





Serologic and PCR Testing of Persons with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the United States Shows No Association with Xenotropic or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus

William Switzer


Detection of MLV-like Gag Sequences in Blood Samples from a New York State CFS Cohort

David Bell


XMRV replicates preferentially in mucosal sites in vivo: Relevance to XMRV transmission?

Francois Villinger




Poster presentations





Heme oxygenase-1 activation inhibits XMRV pathogenesis and carcinogenesis in prostate cancer cells


A prototype RT-PCR assay for detection of XMRV in multiple human sample types


Immune correlates of XMRV infection


The effects of XMRV gene expression on the mouse prostate


XMRV: usage of receptors and potential co-receptors


Cell line tropism and replication of XMRV


Structure of the xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus matrix protein


Murine leukemia viruses (MuLV) and Xenotropic MuLV-related viruses exhibit inter-tropic complex recombination patterns


In vitro assembly of Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus CA-NC protein


XMRV Infection in Human Diseases


Serological evidence of XMRV infection in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients and healthy blood donors from Belgium