Dendritic cells derived from bone marrow and CD34+ selected blood progenitor cells of myeloma patients, cultured in serum-free media, do not contain the Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus genome.


The aim of our study was to test if dendritic cells contain the KSHV genome. CD34+ peripheral blood progenitor cells (PBPC) and bone marrow mononuclear cells were cultured in X-VIVO 15 medium supplemented with GM-CSF and TNF-alpha in gas-permeable containers. Dendritic cells were identified morphologically and immunophenotypically. The KSHV genome was not… (More)