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An Immunohistochemical Study of the Distribution of the Measles Virus Receptors, CD46 and SLAM, In Normal Human Tissues and Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

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  • We Have Compared The Expression Of The Known Measles Virus (Mv) Receptors
  • Membrane Cofactor Protein (Cd46) And The Signaling Lymphocyte-Activation Molecule (Slam)
  • Using Immunohistochemistry
  • In A Range Of Normal Peripheral Tissues (Known To Be Infected By Mv) As Well As In Normal And Subacu
  • To Increase Our Understanding Of How These Receptors Could Be Utilized By Wild-Type Or Vaccine Strai
  • The Results Have Been Considered With Regard To The Known Route Of Infection And Systemic Spread Of
  • Strong Staining For Cd46 Was Observed In Endothelial Cells Lining Blood Vessels And In Epithelial Ce
  • As Well As In Langerhans' And Squamous Cells In The Skin
  • In Lymphoid Tissues And Blood
  • Subsets Of Cells Were Positive For Slam
  • In Comparison To Cd46
  • Which Stained All Nucleated Cell Types
  • Strong Cd46 Staining Was Observed On Cerebral Endothelium Throughout The Brain And Also On Ependymal
  • Comparatively Weaker Cd46 Staining Was Observed On Subsets Of Neurons And Oligodendrocytes
  • In Sspe Brain Sections
  • The Areas Distant From Lesion Sites And Negative For Mv By Immunocytochemistry Showed The Same Distr
  • However
  • Cells In Lesions
  • Positive For Mv
  • Were Negative For Cd46
  • Normal Brain Showed No Staining For Slam
  • And In Sspe Brain Only Subsets Of Leukocytes In Inflammatory Infiltrates Were Positive
  • None Of The Cell Types Most Commonly Infected By Mv Show Detectable Expression Of Slam
  • Whereas Cd46 Is Much More Widely Expressed And Could Fulfill A Receptor Function For Some Wild-Type
  • In The Case Of Wild-Type Stains
  • Which Are Unable To Use Cd46
  • A Further As Yet Unknown Receptor(S) Would Be Necessary To Fully Explain The Pathology Of Mv Infecti
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