Analysis of replication kinetics of the human metapneumovirus in different cell lines by real-time PCR

Céline Deffrasnes, Stéphanie Côté, Guy Boivin

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Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is associated with acute respiratory tract disease especially in young children. Using a quantitative real-time TaqMan PCR, we analyzed the replication kinetics of hMPV in different cell lines. Our results indicate that hMPV replicates slightly more efficiently in LLC-MK2 than in Vero cells and poorly in HEp-2 cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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