In vitro infection of CD61+ megakaryocytic cells with human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) induced a drastic increase of apoptosis. Moreover, cells surviving HHV-7 cytotoxicity showed enhanced megakaryocytic maturation with respect to control cultures. These data suggest that HHV-7 reactivation in the bone marrow of HIV-1 infected individuals may contribute to impair megakaryocytopoiesis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2002|
- Opportunistic infections
- Virus-cell interaction
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