Table 1.

Distribution of HHV-6 sequences in cell fractions sorted from the peripheral blood of subjects with high-copy-number latent viral infections

PatientHHV-6 DNA in sorted cell fractionsa
CD16+granulocytesCD14+ monocytesCD19+ B lymphocytesCD4+ T lymphocytesCD8+ T lymphocytes
11010102 102 103
2102 102 103 103 104
31010102 102 103
  • ↵a Monocyte and lymphocyte populations were >98% pure, while sorted CD16+granulocytes were >99% pure. Tenfold dilutions of 105FACS-purified cells (105, 104, 103, 102, and 10 cells) were tested for HHV-6 DNA by PCR, and the minimal numbers of positive cells are given.