Immunofluorescence (Positive)

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Title: Immunofluorescence (Positive)
Description: This is a histological slide of the human lymphotropic virus (HHV-6), a type of herpesvirus that was discovered in October, 1986. The bright immunofluorescent stain indicates a positive reaction and the HHV-6 infected lymphocytes are now producing viral antigens. The increased intensity of the immunofluorescent stain indicates a higher concentration of viral antigens. Maximal intensity indicates that the infected cell is at its peak for viral production. The cell will die within 24 hours and cause a sudden release of the virus.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: Zaki Salahuddin. Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology
Creator: Unknown Photographer
AV Number: AV-8610-3056
Date Created: October 1986
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.