Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antigen-specific leukocyte migration inhibition (LMI) in infectious mononucleosis (IM). I. Kinetics and response to a membrane protein on EBV-transformed cells.

Cell-mediated immune response of mononucleosis (IM) patients to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-determined antigens was measured by the leukocyte migration inhibition (LMI) assay. Patients in the acute phase of the disease failed to respond to partially purified nuclear antigen, EBNA, or to cell extracts that contained EBNA as the predominant EBV antigen. They… CONTINUE READING