High levels of interferon in synovial fluid of retrovirus-infected goats

Tilahun Yilma, S. Owens, D. S. Adams

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A high level of interferon (IFN) was found in the synovial fluid of goats with naturally acquired caprine arthritis-encephalitis (CAE), a disease caused by caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus (CAEV), a nononcogenic retrovirus of the lentivirus group. Intraarticular injection of CAEV or control inoculum in the joints of affected goats caused increased amounts of IFN production in synovial fluid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Interferon Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Virology

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