TABLE 1.

Rabbit identification with corresponding inoculuma

RabbitNo. of rabbitsInoculumNo. of cellsb
H11RPMI (s/f)0
H21729(−)1.0 × 107
H3-H86729.ACH1.0 × 107
H9-H146729.ACH.p131.35 × 107
  • a Twelve-week-old, specific-pathogen-free New Zealand White rabbits were inoculated via the lateral ear vein with the cell line indicated. RPMI (s/f), serum-free RPMI medium; 729(−), uninfected, HTLV-1-negative cells.

  • b Each inoculum was equilibrated by p19 matrix antigen production on a per-cell basis prior to inoculation.