Activation of complement by cells infected with respiratory syncytial virus.


The ability of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-infected HE(p)-2 cells in culture to activate complement was investigated. After incubation of cells with various complement sources and buffer, binding of C3b to surfaces of infected cells was demonstrated by immunofluorescence with a double-staining technique. Nonsyncytial and syncytial (i.e., fused… (More)