In Vivo Cellular Tropism of Human T Cell Leukemia Virus Type H ( HTLV-H ) By

To investigate the in vivo cellular tropism of human T cell leukemia virus type II (HTLV-II), subpopulations of fresh peripheral blood mononuclear cells from infected individuals were isolated and analyzed by polymerase chain reaction for the presence of provirus. In eight of nine patients, HTLV-II was detected exclusively in the CD8 + T lymphocyte… CONTINUE READING