Suppression of monocyte functions by human cytomegalovirus.


The role of the monocyte in human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-induced immunosuppression was examined by assessing the ability of the virus to directly suppress various monocyte accessory cell functions. Both patient-derived and laboratory-adapted strains of HCMV were capable of impairing antigen-presenting functions of purified human monocytes. In seven of 12… (More)