Cells expressing CA are not prone to undergo apoptosis. Dot plot resulting from a flow cytometry analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells isolated from a lymphocytic BLV-infected sheep and transiently cultivated during 24 hours. Cells were labeled with a monoclonal antibody specific for the viral major capsid protein p24gag (X axis: viral expression) and by TUNEL (Y axis: apoptosis).
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