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Demonstration of adult T-cell leukemia virus antigen in milk from three sero-positive mothers.


Gann. 1984 Feb;75(2):103-5. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE MED/84237259

The expression of adult T-cell leukemia virus (ATLV/HTLV) antigen was demonstrated by the indirect immunofluorescence method in phytohemagglutinin-cultured mononuclear cells of milk samples from 3 out of 22 sero-positive mothers after delivery. This result raises the possibility that milk might be the source of ATLV/HTLV infection of infants.

Adult Antigens, Viral/*ANALYSIS Carrier State Female Fluorescent Antibody Technique Human HTLV-BLV Viruses/*IMMUNOLOGY Leukocyte Count Milk, Human/*MICROBIOLOGY Monocytes/MICROBIOLOGY Retroviridae Infections/GENETICS/TRANSMISSION JOURNAL ARTICLE


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