Immune-specific interferon production by peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes from patients with primary and recurrent oro-labial herpes simplex virus infections.

Immune-specific IFN (IFN) is produced by the peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes (PBML) of greater than 95% of HSV-seropositive humans with infrequent recurrences of herpes labialis [Green, Yeh, and Overall, 1981]. However, herpes virus-induced immune-specific IFN was produced by PBML from only 33 of 48 (68.8%) persons with frequent recurrences (2-12… CONTINUE READING