Global Patent Index - EP 0977895 A1

EP 0977895 A1 2000-02-09 - STEALTH VIRUS NUCLEIC ACIDS AND RELATED METHODS

Title (en)

STEALTH VIRUS NUCLEIC ACIDS AND RELATED METHODS

Title (de)

NUKLEINSÄUREN EINES SICH IM VERBORGENEN HALTENDEN VIRUS UND VERWANDTE VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

ACIDES NUCLEIQUES DISCRETS ET PROCEDES ASSOCIES

Publication

EP 0977895 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98964327 A

Priority

  • US 9827744 W
  • US 118497 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9934019A1] Stealth viruses comprise a molecularly heterogeneous grouping of atypically structured, vacuolating cytopathic viruses, that cause persistent systemic infection, often with neuropsychiatric and potentially with oncogenic and auto-immune manifestations, in the absence of significant anti-viral inflammation. The appearance, progression and host range characteristics of the cytopathic effect (CPE) distinguish stealth viruses from conventional human cytopathic viruses, including herpesviruses, enteroviruses and adenoviruses. Electron microscopy, serology and molecular-based assays can be used to further differentiate stealth viruses from conventional viruses. Stealth viruses can assimilate various cellular-derived and bacteria-derived genes and potentially transfer such genes between individuals or similar or even differing species. This application describes methods for detecting stealth viruses using molecular probes and for determining the composition of individual stealth virus isolates, based on the DNA and/or RNA nucleotide sequences detectable in cultures and in clinical and other materials containing a stealth virus.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

C12Q 1/68

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

C07K 14/03 (2006.01); C12Q 1/70 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

C07K 14/005 (2013.01); C12Q 1/702 (2013.01); C12N 2710/16022 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9934019A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9934019 A1 19990708; AU 1949099 A 19990719; CA 2282858 A1 19990708; EP 0977895 A1 20000209; NZ 338040 A 20020726

INPADOC legal status


2005-01-12 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040702

2000-03-08 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000107

2000-02-09 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE CH DE FR GB IT LI NL SE