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Research Article

Detection of Leishmania RNA Virus in Leishmania Parasites

  • Haroun Zangger equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Haroun Zangger, Catherine Ronet

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Catherine Ronet equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Haroun Zangger, Catherine Ronet

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Chantal Desponds,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • F. Matthew Kuhlmann,

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

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  • John Robinson,

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

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  • Mary-Anne Hartley,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Florence Prevel,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Patrik Castiglioni,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Francine Pratlong,

    Affiliations: French National Reference Centre for Leishmaniases, Département de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHRU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, University Montpellier 1, Faculty of Medicine, UMR CNRS 5290/IRD 224/UM1/UM2 “MIVEGEC”, Montpellier, France

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  • Patrick Bastien,

    Affiliations: French National Reference Centre for Leishmaniases, Département de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHRU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France, University Montpellier 1, Faculty of Medicine, UMR CNRS 5290/IRD 224/UM1/UM2 “MIVEGEC”, Montpellier, France

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  • Norbert Müller,

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty Berne, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Laurent Parmentier,

    Affiliation: Department of Dermatology, Hôpitaux du Valais, Sierre, Valais, Switzerland

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  • Nancy Gore Saravia,

    Affiliation: Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

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  • Stephen M. Beverley,

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

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  • Nicolas Fasel mail

    Nicolas.Fasel@unil.ch

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland

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  • Published: January 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002006

About the Authors

Haroun Zangger, Catherine Ronet, Chantal Desponds, Mary-Anne Hartley, Florence Prevel, Patrik Castiglioni, Nicolas Fasel
Department of Biochemistry, University of Lausanne, Epalinges, Vaud, Switzerland
F. Matthew Kuhlmann
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
John Robinson, Stephen M. Beverley
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Francine Pratlong, Patrick Bastien
French National Reference Centre for Leishmaniases, Département de Parasitologie-Mycologie, CHRU de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Francine Pratlong, Patrick Bastien
University Montpellier 1, Faculty of Medicine, UMR CNRS 5290/IRD 224/UM1/UM2 “MIVEGEC”, Montpellier, France
Norbert Müller
Institute of Parasitology, Vetsuisse Faculty Berne, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Laurent Parmentier
Department of Dermatology, Hôpitaux du Valais, Sierre, Valais, Switzerland
Nancy Gore Saravia
Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Médicas (CIDEIM), Cali, Colombia

Corresponding Author

Email: Nicolas.Fasel@unil.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson F. Pratlong P. Bastien N. Müller L. Parmentier N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Performed the experiments: H. Zangger C. Ronet C. Desponds F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley F. Prevel P. Castiglioni F. Pratlong N. Müller. Analyzed the data: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley P. Castiglioni N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: F. Pratlong P. Bastien N. Müller N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel. Wrote the paper: H. Zangger C. Ronet F.M. Kuhlmann J. Robinson M. Hartley P. Bastien N.G. Saravia S.M. Beverley N. Fasel.