"I have been informed that Dr dusty Miller plans to use the controversial IAP assay in his forthcoming study to test for mouse contamination instead of the established and much more specific assay for mouse mitochondrial DNA.
I am not in a position to confirm that this is true
My concern lies on his plan to use IAP to detect mouse contamination. This is claimed to only amplify mouse DNA by Coffin
THIS IS NOT TRUE THIS ASSAY CAN ALSO AMPLIFY HUMAN IAP SEQUENCES
these sequences are found on activated T cells
THIS ASSAY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DEMONSTRATE FALSE POSITIVES FOR MOUSE CONTAMINATION IN EVERY XMRV POSITIVE SAMPLE AT THE WPI
PLEASE DONT ENTER ANY TRIAL IF YOU ARE XMRV/PMRV positive IF THIS ASSAY IS GOING TO BE USED IT COULD BE THE END I CANT STRESS THIS STRONGLY ENOUGH".