5-iododeoxyuridine potentiation of the replication in vitro of several unrelated RNA and DNA viruses

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Science  12 Dec 1975:
Vol. 190, Issue 4219, pp. 1099-1101
DOI: 10.1126/science.1188388


Enhancement of the replication of unrelated viruses (three RNA viruses and one DNA virus), representative of four major virus groups, occurs in human, rodent, or avian cells treated in vitro with 5-iododeoxyuridine (IdU). The results suggest that the potentiation of viral replication by IdU is a widespread phenomenon.