Susceptibility of bovine mesenchymal stem cells to bovine herpesvirus 4.

Dipartimento di Salute Animale, Sezione di Malattie Infettive degli Animali, Facoltà di Medicina Veterinaria, Via del Taglio 8, 43100 Parma, Italy.
Journal of Virological Methods (Impact Factor: 1.88). 09/2005; 127(2):168-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2005.02.019
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ABSTRACT Bovine herpesvirus 4 (BoHV-4) is a gamma herpesvirus with no clear disease association. Previous studies have demonstrated that macrophages can harbour persistent BoHV-4. Since mesenchymal stem cells in bone marrow regulate the differentiation and proliferation of adjacent haematopoietic precursors, such as macrophages, the interaction between BoHV-4 and mesenchymal stem cells was investigated. Primary bovine mesenchymal stem cells were highly permissive to support full replication of BoHV-4. This finding could be considered a new important step in studies on the potential pathogenesis related to BoHV-4.

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