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Research Article

Trichodysplasia spinulosa-Associated Polyomavirus (TSV) and Merkel Cell Polyomavirus: Correlation between Humoral and Cellular Immunity Stronger with TSV

  • Arun Kumar mail,

    arun.kumar@helsinki.fi

    Affiliation: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Anu Kantele,

    Affiliations: Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Department of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Division of Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Tommi Järvinen,

    Affiliation: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Tingting Chen,

    Affiliation: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Heli Kavola,

    Affiliation: Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Mohammadreza Sadeghi,

    Affiliation: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Klaus Hedman,

    Affiliations: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Division, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Rauli Franssila

    Affiliation: Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Published: September 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045773

About the Authors

Arun Kumar, Tommi Järvinen, Tingting Chen, Mohammadreza Sadeghi, Klaus Hedman, Rauli Franssila
Departments of Virology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Anu Kantele
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Anu Kantele
Department of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Anu Kantele
Division of Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Heli Kavola
Department of Plastic Surgery, Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Klaus Hedman
Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Division, Helsinki, Finland

Corresponding Author

Email: arun.kumar@helsinki.fi

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: A. Kumar RF. Performed the experiments: A. Kumar TJ TC MS RF. Analyzed the data: A. Kumar RF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: A. Kumar A. Kantele TJ HK KH RF. Wrote the paper: A. Kumar RF.