Selective defects in cytomegalovirus- and mitogen-induced lymphocyte proliferation and interferon release in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

To examine the defect in cellular immunity in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), we studied in vitro lymphocyte proliferation and interferon (IFN) release in response to cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen and Concanavalin A mitogen in 40 homosexual men with AIDS, 10 homosexual men with chronic lymphadenopathy syndrome, 7 healthy homosexual… CONTINUE READING