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Research Article

Identification of a Novel Polyomavirus from Patients with Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

  • Anne M Gaynor,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Michael D Nissen,

    Affiliation: Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • David M Whiley,

    Affiliation: Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Ian M Mackay,

    Affiliation: Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Stephen B Lambert,

    Affiliation: Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • Guang Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Daniel C Brennan,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Gregory A Storch,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Theo P Sloots,

    Affiliation: Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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  • David Wang mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: davewang@borcim.wustl.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: May 04, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0030064

About the Authors

Anne M Gaynor, Guang Wu, David Wang
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Michael D Nissen, David M Whiley, Ian M Mackay, Stephen B Lambert, Theo P Sloots
Queensland Paediatric Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Research Centre, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Daniel C Brennan
Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Gregory A Storch
Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
David Wang
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: davewang@borcim.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

AMG, MDN, GW, TPS, and DW are listed on a patent application to the United States Patent Office entitled “Novel Human Polyomavirus.”

Author Contributions

MDN, TPS, and DW conceived and designed the experiments. AMG, DMW, IMM, and GW performed the experiments. AMG, MDN, SBL, GAS, TPS, and DW analyzed the data. MDN, DCB, GAS, and TPS contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. DW wrote the paper.