Introduction

Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) was discovered by Poiesz et al. as the first causative retrovirus of human cancer. Since then serological and clinicopath-ological studies have clarified the causative relationship between the virus and other diseases such as HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/ TSP), uveitis, arthropathy, and polymyositis. However, notably, most individuals infected with the virus show no clinical features of the infection (healthy carriers). Accordingly, HTLV-1 quantitative detection by real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) would be significant in understanding not only the infectious status but also the pathological roles of the causative virus.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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