Natural antibodies to simian type-C viruses and human retrovirus HTLV in patients with lymphoid malignancies.

F. D. Tóth, B. Szabó, L. Váczi, A. Kiss, I. Kovács, K. Rák, C. Kiss, R. C. Gallo

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Abstract

Blood plasma samples from adult patients and children with malignant lymphoproliferative diseases were studied for presence of antibodies to primate type-C viruses by membrane immunofluorescence. Antibodies to baboon endogenous virus could be detected in various types of lymphoid leukaemias and lymphomas. Gibbon ape leukaemia virus-specific antibodies were mainly found in B- and O-cell leukaemias and lymphomas. Anti-HTLV antibodies could be detected only in a few cases of T-cell malignancy. There was no evidence of a horizontal transmission of such viruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-392
Number of pages6
JournalActa microbiologica Hungarica
Volume31
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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