Presence of antibody to a primate RNA virus in human plasma


AN antigen is present in leukocytes of patients with chronic myelogenous leukaemia (CML) which cross reacts with an antigen of the core protein of an RNA virus originally isolated from a Rhesus monkey, the Mason–Pfizer monkey virus (MPMY). This finding depended on development of a radioimmune assay using rabbit antibody raised against MPMV1. I report here… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/257614a0


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