Cytomegalovirus (AD169) infection in human chondrocyte cell cultures.

A. M. Patti, A. Vulcano, A. Gabriele, C. Della Rocca

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Human chondrocytes are susceptible to productive human cytomegalovirus (HCMV, AD169 strain) infection. Infection of chondrocytes resulted in pronounced cytopathic effects including cell rounding and aggregation, fusions, and lysis. Immunohistochemical staining reveals that a portion of chondrocytes expressed antigens reactive to monoclonal antibodies against early HCMV proteins. The interaction of HCMV with cartilage cells may be one key for elucidating the etiopathogenesis of articular diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalAnnali di igiene : medicina preventiva e di comunità
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2007

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