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J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2015 Dec 28;25(12):2169-72. doi: 10.4014/jmb.1509.09003.

Tracking Study About Adenovirus 36 Infection: Increase of Adiposity.

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Department of Biotechnology, The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon 420-743, Republic of Korea.
Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East-West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin 446-701, Republic of Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, National Medical Center, Seoul 100-799, Republic of Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul 158-710, Republic of Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, CHA Gangnam Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seoul 06135, Republic of Korea.


This study investigated the cross-sectional and longitudinal association between adenovirus 36 (Ad36) and obesity in 79 Korean adolescent boys over 1 year. We analyzed the changes in body composition and metabolic risk factors according to the presence of Ad36 antibodies. Ad36 antibodies in serum were detected using the constant virus-decreasing serum method. We found that the fat percentage and fasting insulin in the Ad36-seropositive group were greater than the Ad36-seronegative group. These results suggest that Ad36 infection is associated with an increase of adiposity, and the experience of Ad36 infection may affect the future fat gain of adolescents.


Adenovirus 36; Adiposity; Body composition; Metabolic risk factor

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