Characterization of HTLV envelope seroreactivity in large granular lymphocyte leukemia.


T-cell large granular lymphocyte (T-LGL) leukemia is a rare chronic lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology. We have previously reported that patients with T-LGL leukemia were seroreactive against BA21, a 34 amino acid peptide derived from HTLV-I envelope protein p21. We tested sera from 70 patients with T-LGL leukemia and found that 21/70 (30%) of… (More)


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