Effect of Reovirus Type 3 on Cultured Burkitt's Tumour Cells


TWO viruses, reovirus type 3 and EBV, a herpes group virus, have been found associated with biopsies and continuous cell cultures derived from Burkitt's lymphoma1–4. Patients with Burkitt's tumour possess antibodies to EBV and reovirus type 3 in greater frequency, and usually in higher titres, than African control children5–7. It is conceivable that these viruses alone or in combination may play a part in the aetiology of Burkitt's lymphoma.

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LEVY, J., HENLE, G., HENLE, W. et al. Effect of Reovirus Type 3 on Cultured Burkitt's Tumour Cells. Nature 220, 607–608 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/220607a0

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