Table 1: Primers sequences for the PCR.

Target genePrimers sequencesFragment size

LTR5′-CATAAGCTCAGACCTCCGGG-3′  
5′-GGATGGCGGCCTCAGGTAGG-3′
222 bp

Tax5′-AGGGTTTGGACAGAGTCTT-3′  
5′-AAGGACCTTGAGGGTCTTA-3′
256 bp

TBP5′-GTGAGAAGATGGATGTTGAGTTGC-3′  
5′-CAGATAGCAGCACGGTATGAGC-3′
149 bp

LTR: long terminal repeat; Tax: the HTLV transcriptional transactivator; TBP: human TATA binging protein; bp: base pair.