Persistent infection with mouse hepatitis virus, JHM strain in DBT cell culture.

N. Hirano, N. Goto, S. Makino, K. Fujiwara

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Abstract

After inoculation with JHM strain into DBT cell monolayers, a persistently infected DBT cell culture was established without producing typical cytopathic changes after about 15th passages. By immunofluorescence virus specific antigen was demonstrated in 10 to 15% DBT cells. This persistently infected culture (JHM-CC) was resistant to superinfection with parental JHM, but such resistance was not shown against vesicular stomatitis virus. JHM-CC virus produced small plaques on DBT cell monolayers. Temperature sensitive (TS) mutant, defective interfering (DI) particle or interferon was not detected in the JHM-CC. To intracerebral inoculation with JHM-CC virus, cortisone treated ICR mice survived without showing clinical signs, however, demyelinating lesions were produced in the brain and spinal cord of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-308
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
Volume142
StatePublished - Dec 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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