volume 66, issue 8, P4769-4777 1992
DOI: 10.1128/jvi.66.8.4769-4777.1992
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Abstract: Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) expression is mostly silent in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of infected animals. However, when infected cells are cultured, they are stimulated to produce virus. We studied viral transcription in PBMCs taken from BLV-infected sheep because the pattern of transcriptional activation in these cells should closely mimic activation of virus expression within mononuclear cells in vivo. BLV transcription was activated as early as 30 min after PBMCs were cultured. Expression w…

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