Accession Number:

AD0752179

Title:

The Effect of Mycoplasma Infection on the Reproduction of Some RNA Viruses

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Depending upon the reaction of cells to the presence of mycoplasma, the latter may be divided into 2 groups 1 mycoplasma producing the cytopathic effect and 2 conditionally pathogenic mycoplasma. Members of the two groups were found to exert a selective inhibitory effect upon reproduction of theree RNA-containing viruses EEE, VEE and NDV. Activation of interferon production after pre-treatment of cells with mycoplasma of the first and second groups and subsequent infection with EEE virus was demonstrated. The character of associative relationships between mycoplasma and viruses and possible cause of the inhibitory effect of mycoplasma infection upon virus reproduction are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE