Abeltje M Polstra

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Affiliation: Academic Medical Center
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Latent and lytic HHV-8 mRNA expression in PBMCs and Kaposi's sarcoma skin biopsies of AIDS Kaposi's sarcoma patients
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 70:624-7. 2003
  2. pmc Human herpesvirus 8 load in matched serum and plasma samples of patients with AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5488-91. 2003
  3. pmc Development of real-time NASBA assays with molecular beacon detection to quantify mRNA coding for HHV-8 lytic and latent genes
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 2:18. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Cytomegalovirus and human herpesvirus 8 DNA detection in peripheral blood monocytic cells of AIDS patients: correlations with the presence of Kaposi's sarcoma and CMV disease
    Antoinette C van der Kuyl
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 76:541-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Retrospective, longitudinal analysis of serum human herpesvirus-8 viral DNA load in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma patients before and after diagnosis
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 74:390-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cells in HIV-1-infected individuals progressing to AIDS with CMV end-organ disease
    Corine Bronke
    Department of Clinical Viro Immunology, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 191:873-80. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint An IL-8 gene promoter polymorphism is associated with the risk of the development of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma: a case-control study
    Antoinette C van der Kuyl
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:1206-8. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Latent and lytic HHV-8 mRNA expression in PBMCs and Kaposi's sarcoma skin biopsies of AIDS Kaposi's sarcoma patients
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 70:624-7. 2003
    ..Thus, the HHV-8 DNA load in the PBMCs increases in more advanced Kaposi's sarcoma, as does the frequency of mRNA detection in PBMCs...
  2. pmc Human herpesvirus 8 load in matched serum and plasma samples of patients with AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Clin Microbiol 41:5488-91. 2003
    ..Therefore, our results suggest that serum is the preferred material for HHV-8 load testing, since there is less possible hindrance in the amplification than with plasma...
  3. pmc Development of real-time NASBA assays with molecular beacon detection to quantify mRNA coding for HHV-8 lytic and latent genes
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 2:18. 2002
    ..To examine the expression of HHV-8 in PBMC, four HHV-8 mRNA specific NASBA assays were developed..
  4. ncbi request reprint Cytomegalovirus and human herpesvirus 8 DNA detection in peripheral blood monocytic cells of AIDS patients: correlations with the presence of Kaposi's sarcoma and CMV disease
    Antoinette C van der Kuyl
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 76:541-6. 2005
    ..Therefore, HHV8 and CMV DNA measured in the blood of AIDS patients, are each related mainly to the associated disease, and have no additional predictive value in these patients...
  5. ncbi request reprint Retrospective, longitudinal analysis of serum human herpesvirus-8 viral DNA load in AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma patients before and after diagnosis
    Abeltje M Polstra
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Med Virol 74:390-6. 2004
    ..Longitudinal serum samples from 19 AIDS-Kaposi's sarcoma patients, ranging from 2 years before KS till 2 years after KS diagnosis were tested. No correlation was found between viral load and progression to KS, or disease stage...
  6. ncbi request reprint Dynamics of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cells in HIV-1-infected individuals progressing to AIDS with CMV end-organ disease
    Corine Bronke
    Department of Clinical Viro Immunology, Sanquin Research and Landsteiner Laboratory, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Infect Dis 191:873-80. 2005
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint An IL-8 gene promoter polymorphism is associated with the risk of the development of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma: a case-control study
    Antoinette C van der Kuyl
    Department of Human Retrovirology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    AIDS 18:1206-8. 2004
    ..038). Patients with TT genotype were rarely affected with visceral KS (7% versus 36%; P=0.06), which suggests that carriers of the TT genotype are protected from (severe) KS development...