Replication of feline syncytial virus in feline T-lymphoblastoid cells and induction of apoptosis in the cells

Yasuhiro Ikeda, Shin Ichi Itagaki, Shigeki Tsutsui, Yasuo Inoshima, Masashi Fukasawa, Keizo Tomonaga, Yukinobu Tohya, Ken Maeda, Masami Mochizuki, Takayuki Miyazawa, Takeshi Mikami

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Abstract

Feline syncytial virus (FSV) was isolated from feline peripheral blood mononuclear cells of FSV-seropositive cats. When the susceptibility of feline T-lymphocytes to FSV was examined using three strains of FSV, FSV antigens were detected in the FSV-infected T-lymphoblastoid cells. Further, a diversity of biological properties, including replication kinetics and syncytia formation, was noted among the strains, and condensation of chromatin and the fragmentation of cellular DNA were observed in the infected cells. From these data, we conclude that FSV is lymphotropic and can induce apoptosis in the lymphocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-435
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobiology and Immunology
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Feline syncytial virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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