Susceptibility of human lymphoblastoid B-cell line CE to HIV1 infection

M. B. Valli, G. Carloni, L. Bertolini

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In this preliminary report, we provide evidence that the human B- lymphoblastoid cell line (LCL) CE, bone-marrow-derived, previously reported to be permissive to hepatitis C virus, is also permissive to HIV1 infection. HIV1 genomes were detectable in cell supernatants, virus RNA transcripts and proviral DNAs in cell extracts at different times postinfection. Therefore, we propose this LCL cell line as a tool for exploring the mutual interactions of the two viruses in double-infected cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-309
Number of pages3
JournalResearch in Virology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998


  • B lymphocyte
  • CE cell line
  • HIV1
  • PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Virology


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