Table 1.

Quantitative analysis of VZV glycoprotein polykaryon formation

No. of cells per syncytium% of total cells of VZV glycoprotein construct-infected monolayer in syncytiuma
gBgHgE+gHgE+gBgH+gLgE
10–1575400<1
16–2021200<1
21–25111000
26–50200000
>5000080830
Total12778083<1
  • a The percent indicates the prevalence of syncytia of each size calculated as a portion of the total number of cells counted in a 1.15-cm2 monolayer. For example, 7% of the total cells in a VV-gB-infected monolayer consisted of syncytia with 10 to 15 cells.