Accession Number:

ADA207307

Title:

Symposium on Animal Retroviruses: Abstracts. Held in Denver, Colorado on 10 December 1986

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-10

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Studies on murine, feline, and ungulate retroviruses have provided background and direction for much of the research on human retroviruses and the pathogenesis of leukemia and immunosuppression. The relevance of animal model systems for retroviral induced disease is particularly important because of recently discovered human retroviruses. There are presently four known members of the human T-lymphotropic virus HTLV family at least two of these have been strongly implicated as the etiologic agent of clinically significant human disease. HTLV type I HTVL-I has been etiologically linked with the development of a unique human leukemia, termed Adult T-Cell LeukemiaLymphoma. HTLV type II HTLV-II was originally isolated from a T-cell variant of hairy cell leukemia. It is closely related to HTLV-I however, its role in human disease is still not clear. HTLV type III HTLV-III, also known as LAV,ARV-2, and HIV, is the cause of AIDS. A Fourth T-lymphotropic virus has recently been isolated from a number of healthy individuals from West Africa and designated HTLV-IV. Keywords RA 1 Symposium Retroviruses ASTVM BD.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE