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Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2015
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Title
Comprehensive serological profiling of human populations using a synthetic human virome
Published in
Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa0698
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Authors

G. J. Xu, T. Kula, Q. Xu, M. Z. Li, S. D. Vernon, T. Ndung'u, K. Ruxrungtham, J. Sanchez, C. Brander, R. T. Chung, K. C. O'Connor, B. Walker, H. B. Larman, S. J. Elledge

Abstract

The human virome plays important roles in health and immunity. However, current methods for detecting viral infections and antiviral responses have limited throughput and coverage. Here, we present VirScan, a high-throughput method to comprehensively analyze antiviral antibodies using immunoprecipitation and massively parallel DNA sequencing of a bacteriophage library displaying proteome-wide peptides from all human viruses. We assayed over 10(8) antibody-peptide interactions in 569 humans across four continents, nearly doubling the number of previously established viral epitopes. We detected antibodies to an average of 10 viral species per person and 84 species in at least two individuals. Although rates of specific virus exposure were heterogeneous across populations, antibody responses targeted strongly conserved "public epitopes" for each virus, suggesting that they may elicit highly similar antibodies. VirScan is a powerful approach for studying interactions between the virome and the immune system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 19 3%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Netherlands 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Israel 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 685 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 195 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 178 24%
Student > Master 66 9%
Other 46 6%
Student > Bachelor 43 6%
Other 148 20%
Unknown 59 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 267 36%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 111 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 88 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 69 9%
Engineering 23 3%
Other 85 12%
Unknown 92 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1032. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 August 2020.
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#5,663
of 15,577,666 outputs
Outputs from Science
#399
of 66,955 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#62
of 237,392 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#6
of 1,239 outputs
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