Kinetics study of human retrovirus antigens expression in T lymphocytic cell lines by indirect immunofluorescence assay.


Indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) is a well-accepted assay for the confirmation of human retrovirus infection. Fluctuations in HIV-1 antigen expression in infected E-B2 cells depending on several factors have been reported. Cells kept in log phase expressed the highest levels of viral antigen. Thus, we studied the time kinetics of IFA positivity in MT… (More)