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Evaluation of Genetic Pattern of Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Using VNTR Method
F Heidari 1, P Farnia2, J Noorozi3, A Majd3
1- Tehran North Branch , fzheidari@yahoo.com
2- Shahid Beheshti Medical University
3- Tehran North Branch
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Background and Objectives: Epidemiological studies of Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium is important because of the drug resistance pattern and worldwide dissemination of these organisms. One of genetic fingerprinting methods for epidemiological studies is VNTR (Variable Number Tandem Repeat). In this study genetic pattern of atypical Mycobacterium was evaluated by VNTR method for epidemiologic studies.   Methods: 48 pulmonary and non pulmonary specimens separated from patients with the symptoms of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and identified as Non-tuberculosis Mycobacteriumby phenotypic and PCR-RFLP methods were selected for this study. Clinical samples and their standard strains were evaluated according to VNTR pattern using the 7 genetic loci including ETR-B. ETR-F. ETR-C. MPTR-A. ETR-A. ETR-E. ETR-D.   Results: The results of VNTR method showed that none of the 7 loci had any polymorphism in the standard strains of atypical mycobacterium. Some of these variable number tandem repeat in 42 clinical samples of non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium were polymorphic while the PCR product (for any loci) was not found in the remaining 6 specimens.   Conclusion: Although the used genetic loci of this study were suitable for epidemiological studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, these loci were not able to determine the diversity of genetics of non-tuberculosis Mycobacterium Therefore, it seems necessary that other loci be studied using VNTR method.

Keywords: Mycobacterium, Epidemiological Studies, VNTR Loci
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Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/02/22 | Published: 2016/02/22
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Heidari F, Farnia P, Noorozi J, Majd A. Evaluation of Genetic Pattern of Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Using VNTR Method. Qom Univ Med Sci J. 2011; 5 (2) :3-11
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