We previously demonstrated that the human lymphoblastoid B-cell line (LCL) TOFE, derived from normal human bone marrow, is permissive to HCV infection. In this report we developed an in vitro HCV adsorption-inhibition assay based on TOFE cells, to reveal the presence of neutralizing antibodies in sera from acutely infected patients.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Research in Virology|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 1998|
- B-cell line
- Neutralizing antibodies
- TOFE cells
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