The antiviral effect (AVE) and interferon neutralizing capacity (INC) of sera originating from either seronegative or HIV-infected individuals were determined. As a rule, sera from seropositive subjects exhibited higher AVE titers than sera from seronegative individuals. Similarly, the INC of sera from HIV-infected patients, was most often stronger than that of sera from seronegative individuals. Furthermore, sera from HIV-infected patients actively immunized with i-IFN alpha invariably expressed INC in response to treatment, which was not the case for sera from control unimmunized patients. All sera from HIV-infected patients were found by ELISA to contain antibodies specifically directed to IFN alpha.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Cellular and Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - May 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology
- Clinical Biochemistry
- Molecular Biology