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J Virol. 1979 Jan;29(1):51-60.

Novel antiviral activity found in the media of Sindbis virus-persistently infected mosquito (Aedes albopictus) cell cultures.


Aedes albopictus (mosquito) cells persistently infected with Sindbis virus for a period of 6 months release into the medium a low-molecular-weight material capable of specifically reducing the yields of Sindbis virus during the "acute phase" of infection in mosquito cells. The antiviral activity was produced in detectable levels at 3 days after infection, and its concentration in the extracellular medium increased thereafter. The antiviral activity was inactivated by treatment with the enzyme protease K and heat. It was not activated by treatment with antibody prepared against extracts of Sindbis virus-infected BHK-21 cells. The antiviral activity differs from interferon produced by vertebrate cells in that it is virus specific as well as cell specific.

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