A public HTLV-1 molecular epidemiology database for sequence management and data mining
Araujo, Thessika Hialla Almeida × Souza-Brito, Leandro Inacio Libin, Pieter Deforche, Koen Edwards, Dustin de Albuquerque-Junior, Antonio Eduardo Vandamme, Anne-Mieke Galvao-Castro, Bernardo Alcantara, Luiz Carlos Junior #
Public Library of Sciene
PLoS One vol:7 issue:9 pages:e42123
It is estimated that 15 to 20 million people are infected with the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). At present, there are more than 2,000 unique HTLV-1 isolate sequences published. A central database to aggregate sequence information from a range of epidemiological aspects including HTLV-1 infections, pathogenesis, origins, and evolutionary dynamics would be useful to scientists and physicians worldwide. Described here, we have developed a database that collects and annotates sequence data and can be accessed through a user-friendly search interface. The HTLV-1 Molecular Epidemiology Database website is available at http://htlv1db.bahia.fiocruz.br/.