Cell Fusion as a Tool for the Detection of Viral Footprints in Childhood Leukemia

  • J. Jore
  • R. Dubbes
  • J. Coolen
  • K. Nooter
Conference paper
Part of the Haematology and Blood Transfusion / Hämatologie und Bluttransfusion book series (HAEMATOLOGY, volume 26)

Abstract

In our studies on a possible role of type C oncoviruses in human leukemia we applied the technique of cocultivation of human bone marrow with an animal indicator cell line. Dog thymus A7573 cells were cocultivated with human bone marrow samples from normal individuals, leukemic patients, and nonleukemic patients. By means of the indirect cytoplasmic immunofluorescence assay (IFA), antigens which crossreacted with the major internal protein (p30) of the woolly monkey (simian) sarcoma leukemia virus (SiSV) complex could be detected (Nooter et al. 1979). In the case of childhood leukemia, five out of nine cocultures showed virus-related IFA staining.

Keywords

Leukemia Polyethylene Glycol Sedimentation Sarcoma 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Jore
  • R. Dubbes
  • J. Coolen
  • K. Nooter

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