Accession Number:

ADA170321

Title:

Theory of an Immune System Retrovirus.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI CENTER FOR NEURAL SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The retrovirus HTLVIIILAV, which infects T sub 4 helper cells of the immune system has been implicated as the agent responsible for the acquired immune deficiency syndrome AIDS. In this paper, we contrast the growth of a normal virus with what we call an Immune System Retrovirus ISRV a retrovirus that attacks T sub 4 cells of the immune system. We show that remarkable interaction with other infections as well as strong virus concentration dependence are general properties of ISRV. Some of the consequences of these ideas are compared with observations.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE