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Comment on Khanal et al. The Repertoire of Adenovirus in Human Disease: The Innocuous to the Deadly. Biomedicines 2018, 6, 30

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 23103, USA
Biomedicines 2019, 7(1), 8; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines7010008
Received: 12 December 2018 / Accepted: 17 January 2019 / Published: 22 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Adenoviruses: From Virus to Medicine)
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Abstract

In their comprehensive review on adenoviruses, Khanal et al. omitted obesity as a disease caused by adenovirus 36 (Adv36). Animal studies have shown that experimental infection with Adv36 causes increased adiposity, and human association studies have shown that prior infection with Adv36 is correlated with greater body weight in humans in multiple countries of the world. View Full-Text
Keywords: Adenovirus 36; obesity; etiology Adenovirus 36; obesity; etiology
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Atkinson, R.L. Comment on Khanal et al. The Repertoire of Adenovirus in Human Disease: The Innocuous to the Deadly. Biomedicines 2018, 6, 30. Biomedicines 2019, 7, 8.

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