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Growth inhibition of herpes simplex virus-1 in the cells expressing abundant 2.0-kilobase latency-associated transcripts.

Authors
  • Hara, K
  • Toba, M
  • Yogo, Y
  • Taguchi, F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Japanese journal of medical science & biology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
Volume
47
Issue
5-6
Pages
281–288
Identifiers
PMID: 7739150
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

To elucidate the function of the latency-associated transcript (LAT) of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) in productive infection and latency, we established a cell line stably expressing LAT (V24 cells). V24 cells expressed 2.0-kilobase RNA that corresponds to the major species of LAT in mouse and human sensory ganglia. When the cells were infected with HSV-1 at a low multiplicity of infection, the amount of the progeny virus was much smaller in V24 cells than in a control cell line not expressing LAT. Inefficient growth of HSV-1 in V24 cells was also observed when viral replication was initiated by transfection with viral DNA.

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