A nonhomogeneous spatial distribution of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 quasispecies was observed for epidermal Langerhans cells purified from skin patches taken from a patient with AIDS soon after death. Each patch presented a unique collection of sequences, distinct from those of juxtaposed patches or those derived from the other leg. Infection of Langerhans cells by virus from underlying T cells in the dermis might explain this partition. The analysis revealed the presence of two distinct cocirculating viral strains, indicating double infection.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Virology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1994|
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