Increased susceptibility of peripheral mononuclear cells of leukemic patients to HTLV-I infection in vitro.


Peripheral mononuclear cells (MNC) collected from 12 healthy donors and 44 leukemic patients at various stages of the disease were tested for natural killer (NK) activity and for their susceptibility to HTLV-I infection in vitro, measured in terms of percentage of p19 positive cells. MNC from leukemic donors at any stage of leukemia (ie, onset or relapse… (More)


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