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Hvidovre Hospital | Date: 2010-10-01

The present inventors developed hepatitis C virus recombinants expressing NS5A from genotype 1a, 1b, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a or 7a in the context of a genotype 2a backbone. Additional recombinants express NS5A and the structural proteins (Core, E1 and E2), p7 and NS2 from genotype 1a, 1b, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a or 7a in the genotype 2a backbone. Sequence analysis of the recombinants recovered after viral passage in Huh7.5 cells revealed adaptive mutations in NS5A and/or NS3. The importance of these mutations for improved growth kinetics was shown in reverse genetic studies.


The present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences that encode hepatitis C viruses (HCV) that are useful in the fundamental research of HCV as well as in the search of a vaccine against HCV. In particular the present invention relates to nucleic acid sequences that comprises HCVs which are capable of expressing said virus when transfected into cells and are capable of infectivity in vivo.


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Hvidovre Hospital | Date: 2011-05-04

The present invention relates to a method for generation of a test-antigen specific cell-mediated immune response by incubating at hyperthermic conditions and, more particularly, a method for generation of a test-antigen specific cell-mediated immune response by incubating at hyperthermic conditions and optionally adding IL-7 and/or blocking IL-10. Even more particularly, the present invention provides a method for generating a cell-mediated response to an antigen using whole blood or other suitable bio-logical samples. The method is useful in for immune diagnosis of many infectious diseases, as a marker of immunocompetence, and for detection of T-cell responses to non-self antigens (i.e. infections and vaccines).


The present invention describes a method for determining whether an individual is suffering from cancer by determining a parameter representing the TIMP-1 concentration in body fluid samples from the individual. The present invention furthermore describes a method for determining whether an individual is suffering from minimal residual disease or recurrent cancer after being treated for the primary cancer by determining a parameter representing the post-operative TIMP-1 concentration in body fluid samples from the individual. In addition, the invention describes the additive effect of combined post-operative measurements of plasma TIMP-1 and serum CEA.


The present invention relates to a method that enables simpler, easier and more accurate determination cell mediated immune (CMI) responses using the biomarker IP-10 together with a simple and safe dried blood spot filter paper method of storing and shipping samples. The method is useful for the diagnosis and prognostication of diseases and conditions that can be diagnosed and prognosticated by measuring correlates of IP-10.

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