Mink Cell Focus-Inducing Viruses


MCF Virus

MCF Viruses

Mink Cell Focus Inducing Viruses

Mink cell focus inducing virus

Mink cell focus-inducing virus

Virus, MCF

Viruses, MCF

Strains of MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS discovered in 1976 by Hartley, Wolford, Old, and Rowe and so named because the viruses originally isolated had the capacity to transform cell foci in mink cell cultures. MCF viruses are generated by recombination with ecotropic murine leukemia viruses including AKR, Friend, Moloney, and Rauscher, causing ERYTHROLEUKEMIA and severe anemia in mice.