Detection of SIV DNA in rhesus macaque polymorphonuclear neutrophils.


The extent of infection of monkey polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) by simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) has not yet been determined. Using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique, we detected the presence of SIVmac239 DNA in rhesus macaque-derived PMN after 24 hrs of in vitro incubation of the cells with SIVmac239. Infection by SIVmac239 also… (More)