[LAV type II: a second retrovirus associated with AIDS in West Africa].

@article{Clavel1986LAVTI,
  title={[LAV type II: a second retrovirus associated with AIDS in West Africa].},
  author={François Clavel and Françoise Brun-V{\'e}zinet and Denise Gu{\'e}tard and Sophie Chamaret and Alexandra Laurent and Christine Rouzioux and Martin Rey and Christine Katlama and Felix Rey and J L Champelinaud},
  journal={Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie},
  year={1986},
  volume={302 13},
  pages={485-8}
}
A second retrovirus, named LAV-II, has been isolated from two West-African patients with AIDS. By its genomic sequences and its proteins, this virus is different from the LAV-I/HTLV-III, isolated from U.S.A., Europe and Central Africa. It differs also from STLV-III, isolated from Rhesus Macaques with AIDS, but displays an antigenic relationship with the latter virus, at the level of its external envelope protein. The tropism of LAV-II for T4 lymphocytes and the induction of cytopathic effect in… CONTINUE READING