We have examined human interferon beta-1 (HuIFN-β1) levels in the sera from patients with various diseases by using a newly developed highly sensitive enzymelinked immunosorbent assay system (ELISA). High levels of HuIFN-β1 were detected in the sera from Human Immunodeficiency Virus-I (HIV-I) infected patients, especially of asymptomatic carriers. The serum level of HuIFN-β1 may be a good indicator of HIV-I infection and of other immunological disorders.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)