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Construction of Improved PCR Primer Set for the Detection of Human Enteric Adenovirus 41
Biomed. Sci. Lett. 2018;24:230-238
Published online September 30, 2018;
© 2018 The Korean Society For Biomedical Laboratory Sciences.

Kyu-Bong Cho†,*

Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Shinhan University, Uijeongbu 11644, Korea
Correspondence to: Kyu-Bong Cho. Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Shinhan University, Uijeongbu 11644, Korea.
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Received August 17, 2018; Revised September 10, 2018; Accepted September 11, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Human enteric Adenovirus-41 (HuEAdV-41) causes gastroenteritis, which detected by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) base diagnostic system for clinical, food, environmental, fish and shellfish samples. We developed improved PCR and nested PCR primer set which had high specificity, sensitivity and reduced times. In this study, we compared seventeen conditions reported in the previous study that was using the PCR based HuEAdV-41 detection system, and non-enteric Adenovirus were detected in nine conditions. The most sensitive detection condition was up to 25 copies however it took 184 minutes of PCR reaction time. In this study, the PCR primer set developed had same level of sensitivity, it reduced the time of detection for clinical, food and seafood samples to 112 minutes. Developed nested PCR primer set needed 112 minutes but detected up to approximately 1 copy. In addition, developed PCR and nested PCR primer set was validated with twenty samples of underground water at random, of which ten samples showed specific band without non-specific reaction. We expect this study will be used to diagnose HuEAdV-41 from various samples.
Keywords : Adenovirus-41, HuEAdV-41, Polymerase chain reaction, Nested PCR