K.S.H.V., the virus that causes AIDS

Karl Fischer kfischer at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
Fri Feb 3 15:23:55 EST 1995


In article <najital-0302950939430001 at barnes_mac6.rockefeller.edu>,
najital at rockvax.rockefeller.edu (L Najita) wrote:

> > Herpes viruses are cytotoxic lymphotropic viruses that kill more different
> > types of immune system cells DIRECTLY than HIV.

> Could you please cite in which papers these findings are published? As I
> remember, the HSV family viruses are neurotropic not lymphotropic.

Just a wee point - if one talks about herpesviruses in general, and not
the alpha herpes viruses (eg. HSV-1, HSV-2), then they *can* be
lymphotropic with EBV being the best example, IMHO. 

Karl

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Karl Fischer
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tyr-2 at bones.biochem.ualberta.ca



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