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ABSTRACT: To explore the possible link between perinatal cytomegalovirus infection and onset of biliary atresia, we build up a perinatal cytomeglovirus induced hepatobiliary system injury model in guinea pigs, verified the biliary tropism of gpCMV and the related inflammatory injury. It suggested host immune status, local response to inflammation, and activation of Th1-cell-mediated antiviral immune responses contributed to newborn geinea pigs' hepatobiliary damage. The model was helpful in study the CMV infection and biliary injury.
Fetal and pediatric pathology 05/2011; 30(5):301-11. · 0.36 Impact Factor