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Other viruses (e.g. pox, papilloma, parvo, reoviridae)

Section Editor: Erna Geessien Kroon, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Deputy Section Editor: Marco Antônio Campos, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil ​​​​​​​

The Other viruses (e.g. pox, papilloma, parvo, reoviridae) section of Virology Journal invites the submission of manuscripts on a wide range of topics in basic and applied virology that contributes to the scientific knowledge. The section welcomes virology research manuscripts which include the discovery, biology of the viruses, genomic characterization, bioinformatic analysis, diagnosis, pathogenesis, immunological response, prevention, treatment and epidemiology of the viruses, use of the viruses as vectors, as well as pre-clinical and clinical studies. The section will feature research on viruses of all species. 

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  1. Content type: Research

    Currently, eight species in four genera of parvovirus have been described that infect swine. These include ungulate protoparvovirus 1 (classical porcine parvovirus, PPV), ungulate tetraparvovirus 2 (PPV3), ung...

    Authors: Erin E. Schirtzinger, Andrew W. Suddith, Benjamin M. Hause and Richard A. Hesse

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:170

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    The dominant viral etiologies responsible for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) are poorly understood, particularly among hospitalized patients. Improved etiological insight is needed to improve clinical man...

    Authors: Ti Liu, Zhong Li, Shengyang Zhang, Shaoxia Song, Wu Julong, Yi Lin, Nongjian Guo, Chunyan Xing, Aiqiang Xu, Zhenqiang Bi and Xianjun Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:168

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  3. Content type: Research

    HPyV6 is a novel human polyomavirus (HPyV), and neither its natural history nor its prevalence in human disease is well known. Therefore, the epidemiology and phylogenetic status of HPyV6 must be systematicall...

    Authors: Wen-zhi Zheng, Tian-li Wei, Fen-lian Ma, Wu-mei Yuan, Qian Zhang, Ya-xin Zhang, Hong Cui and Li-shu Zheng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:166

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  4. Content type: Short report

    Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) is a frequent contaminant of blood and plasma-derived medicinal products. To ensure the quality and safety of plasma-derived products, European regulations, Plasma Protein Therapeut...

    Authors: Junting Jia, Yuyuan Ma, Xiong Zhao, Yi Guo, Chaoji Huangfu, Chi Fang, Rui Fan, Maomin Lv, Huiqiong Yin and Jingang Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:162

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  5. Content type: Research

    The Linear Array® (LA) genotyping test is one of the most used methodologies for Human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping, in that it is able to detect 37 HPV genotypes and co-infections in the same sample. Howev...

    Authors: María Guadalupe Flores-Miramontes, Luis Alberto Torres-Reyes, Liliana Alvarado-Ruíz, Salvador Angel Romero-Martínez, Verenice Ramírez-Rodríguez, Luz María Adriana Balderas-Peña, Verónica Vallejo-Ruíz, Patricia Piña-Sánchez, Elva Irene Cortés-Gutiérrez, Luis Felipe Jave-Suárez and Adriana Aguilar-Lemarroy

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:161

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  6. Content type: Research

    Infection by any one of 15 high risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) types causes most invasive cervical cancers. Their oncogenic genome is encapsidated by L1 (major) and L2 (minor) coat proteins. Current HPV pro...

    Authors: Wai-Hong Wu, Tanwee Alkutkar, Balasubramanyan Karanam, Richard BS Roden, Gary Ketner and Okechukwu A. Ibeanu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:140

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  7. Content type: Research

    West Nile virus (WNV) is a neurotropic arbovirus that was first isolated in 1937 in the West Nile District of Uganda. The virus emerged in New York in 1999 and is now endemic in North America (2007). The first...

    Authors: Elba V. Caraballo, Elizabeth Hunsperger and Idalí Martínez

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:137

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  8. Content type: Research

    Increasing evidence sugggest that in addition of balculovirus controling insect host, host cells also responds to balculovirus infection. However, compared to existing knowledge on virus gene, host cell respon...

    Authors: Qian Yu, Youhua Xiong, Hang Gao, Jianliang Liu, Zhiqiang Chen, Qin Wang and Dongling Wen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:115

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  9. Content type: Review

    The parvoviruses are widely spread in many species and are among the smallest DNA animal viruses. The parvovirus is composed of a single strand molecule of DNA wrapped into an icosahedral capsid. In a viral in...

    Authors: Mengyu Tu, Fei Liu, Shun Chen, Mingshu Wang and Anchun Cheng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:114

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  10. Content type: Short report

    Apocrine acrosyringeal keratosis is a rare skin lesion showing a unique benign keratotic lesion associated with syringocystoadenoma papilliferum. It is characterized by an exophytic proliferation of the epider...

    Authors: Francesca Paolini, Carlo Cota, Ada Amantea, Gianfranca Curzio and Aldo Venuti

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:105

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  11. Content type: Research

    A new subset of T helper (Th) cells, named IL-22-producing Th22 cells, was identified recently. Th22 cells have been implicated in immunity and inflammation. However, the role of these cells in the progression...

    Authors: Yujie Guo, Weifeng Wu, Zhihong Cen, Xiaomo Li, Qing Kong and Qiuxi Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:230

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  12. Content type: Research

    Yunnan has one of the oldest and the most severe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemics in China. We conducted an observational study to evaluate the human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype distribution in r...

    Authors: Hong-Yun Zhang, Man-Dong Fei, Yong Jiang, Qiu-Yue Fei, Hong Qian, Lin Xu, Yu-Ni Jin, Cheng-Qin Jiang, Hai-Xia Li, Sarah M Tiggelaar, Jennifer S Smith, Vikrant V Sahasrabuddhe and You-Lin Qiao

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:202

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  13. Content type: Review

    Plant-made or “biofarmed” viral vaccines are some of the earliest products of the technology of plant molecular farming, and remain some of the brightest prospects for the success of this field. Proofs of prin...

    Authors: Edward P Rybicki

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:205

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  14. Content type: Short report

    Breast cancer is one of the most important neoplasia among women. To reduce its incidence and mortality impact it would be desirable to early identify risk factors associated with its development. It was recen...

    Authors: Andrea Fausto Piana, Giovanni Sotgiu, Maria Rosaria Muroni, Paolo Cossu-Rocca, Paolo Castiglia and Maria Rosaria De Miglio

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:190

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  15. Content type: Research

    The pimprinine family of compounds represent very important and promising microbial metabolites for drug discovery. However, their ability in inhibiting viral infections has not yet been tested.

    Authors: Yanhong Wei, Wei Fang, Zhongyi Wan, Kaimei Wang, Qingyu Yang, Xiaofeng Cai, Liqiao Shi and Ziwen Yang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:195

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  16. Content type: Research

    Dysregulated protein kinase signaling is involved in the pathogenesis of many chronic diseases. However, the dysregulated signaling pathways critical to prion pathogenesis remain incompletely characterized. Gl...

    Authors: Rory H Shott, Cathy Appanah, Catherine Grenier, Guillaume Tremblay, Xavier Roucou and Luis M Schang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:175

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  17. Content type: Research

    JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) is a widespread human polyomavirus that usually resides latently in its host, but can be reactivated under immune-compromised conditions potentially causing Progressive Multifocal Leuko...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Tom Van Loy, Luc Tritsmans and Lieven J Stuyver

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:174

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  18. Content type: Research

    The signaling pathways most critical to prion disease pathogenesis are as yet incompletely characterized. We have developed a kinomics approach to identify signaling pathways that are dysregulated during prion...

    Authors: Rory H Shott, Anna Majer, Kathy L Frost, Stephanie A Booth and Luis M Schang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:160

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  19. Content type: Research

    JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) is a widespread human polyomavirus that usually resides latently in its host, but can be reactivated under immune-compromised conditions potentially causing Progressive Multifocal Leuko...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Tom Van Loy, Luc Tritsmans and Lieven J Stuyver

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:158

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  20. Content type: Research

    Cowpox virus (CPXV), a rodent-borne Orthopoxvirus (OPV) that is indigenous to Eurasia can infect humans, cattle, felidae and other animals. Molecular characterization of CPXVs isolated from different geographic l...

    Authors: Malachy Ifeanyi Okeke, Arinze Stanley Okoli, Øivind Nilssen, Ugo Moens, Morten Tryland, Thomas Bøhn and Terje Traavik

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:119

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  21. Content type: Case Report

    Recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) is a rare disease, which is characterised by the growth of papillomavirus-induced papillomas within the respiratory tract. Malignant transformation occurs in less tha...

    Authors: Paul-Stefan Mauz, Manola Zago, Ralf Kurth, Michael Pawlita, Martin Holderried, John Thiericke, Angelika Iftner, Frank Stubenrauch, Karl Sotlar and Thomas Iftner

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:114

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  22. Content type: Research

    Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) causes serious HCMV-related diseases in immunocompromised people. Vaccination is the most effective measure to control infection with the pathogen, yet no vaccine has been licensed...

    Authors: Chaoyang Huang, Huadong Wang, Shuting Wu, Haiyan Chang, Lalan Liu, Bo Peng, Fang Fang and Ze Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:104

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  23. Content type: Research

    Recent studies have clearly demonstrated the enormous virus diversity that exists among wild animals. This exemplifies the required expansion of our knowledge of the virus diversity present in wildlife, as wel...

    Authors: Rogier Bodewes, Aritz Ruiz-Gonzalez, Claudia ME Schapendonk, Judith MA van den Brand, Albert DME Osterhaus and Saskia L Smits

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:89

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  24. Content type: Research

    Antheraea mylitta cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (AmCPV), a cypovirus of Reoviridae family, infects non mulberry Indian silk worm, Antheraea mylitta, and contains eleven segmented double stranded RNA in its genom...

    Authors: Poulomi Biswas, Anirban Kundu and Ananta Kumar Ghosh

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:53

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  25. Content type: Short report

    The plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) is currently the best and most widely accepted approach to measuring virus-neutralizing and protective antibodies to dengue virus, and in assessing the immunogen...

    Authors: Chukiat Sirivichayakul, Arunee Sabchareon, Kriengsak Limkittikul and Sutee Yoksan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:48

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  26. Content type: Research

    Frog virus 3 (FV3) is the type species of the genus Ranavirus, and in the past few decades, FV3 infections have resulted in considerable morbidity and mortality in a range of wild and cultivated amphibian species...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Morrison, Shawn Garner, Pierre Echaubard, David Lesbarrères, Christopher J Kyle and Craig R Brunetti

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:46

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  27. Content type: Research

    JC polyomavirus (JCPyV) is a widespread human polyomavirus that usually resides latently in its host. It can be reactivated under immunomodulating conditions and cause Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopath...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Tom Van Loy, Luc Tritsmans and Lieven J Stuyver

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:41

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  28. Content type: Research

    Human adenoviruses of species D (HAdV-D) can be associated with acute respiratory illness, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, and gastroenteritis, but subclinical HAdV-D infections with prolonged shedding have als...

    Authors: Maude Pauly, Eileen Hoppe, Lawrence Mugisha, Klara Petrzelkova, Chantal Akoua-Koffi, Emmanuel Couacy-Hymann, Augustin Etile Anoh, Arsène Mossoun, Grit Schubert, Lidewij Wiersma, Sabwe Pascale, Jean-Jacques Muyembe, Stomy Karhemere, Sabrina Weiss, Siv Aina Leendertz, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:25

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  29. Content type: Research

    Low-power ultrashort pulsed (USP) lasers operating at wavelengths of 425 nm and near infrared region have been shown to effectively inactivate viruses such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), M13 bacterioph...

    Authors: Shaw-Wei D Tsen, David H Kingsley, Christian Poweleit, Samuel Achilefu, Douglas S Soroka, TC Wu and Kong-Thon Tsen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:20

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  30. Content type: Research

    Co-infection of multiple genotypes of human papillomavirus (HPV) is commonly observed among women with abnormal cervical cytology, but how different HPVs interact with each other in the same cell is not clearl...

    Authors: Seiichiro Mori, Rika Kusumoto-Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Takamasa Takeuchi and Iwao Kukimoto

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:11

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  31. Content type: Research

    The expected reduction in cervical cancer incidence as a result of increased access to antiretroviral therapy is yet to be seen. In this study we investigated the effect of HIV infection and treatment on high-...

    Authors: Oliver Chukwujekwu Ezechi, Per Olof Ostergren, Francisca Obiageri Nwaokorie, Innocent Achaya Otobo Ujah and Karen Odberg Pettersson

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:5

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  32. Content type: Case Report

    Viral myocarditis presents with various symptoms, including fatal arrhythmia and cardiogenic shock, and may develop chronic myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy in some patients. We report here a case of vir...

    Authors: Nobuhiro Akuzawa, Naoyuki Harada, Takashi Hatori, Kunihiko Imai, Yonosuke Kitahara, Shinji Sakurai and Masahiko Kurabayashi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:3

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  33. Content type: Research

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with different malignancies but its role in the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer is controversial. This study investigated the prevalence, genotyping and physical state o...

    Authors: Othman A Al-Shabanah, Mohamed M Hafez, Zeinab K Hassan, Mohamed M Sayed-Ahmed, Waleed N Abozeed, Salem S Al-Rejaie and Abdulmalik A Alsheikh

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:343

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  34. Content type: Case Report

    Persistent human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is recognized as an important etiologic factor for a subset of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), especially those arising from the oropharynx. Wherea...

    Authors: Lorena Baboci, Paolo Boscolo-Rizzo, Dana Holzinger, Roberta Bertorelle, Lorena Biasini, Angelika Michel, Markus Schmitt, Giacomo Spinato, Rossana Bussani, Laia Alemany, Giancarlo Tirelli, Maria Cristina Da Mosto, Annarosa Del Mistro and Michael Pawlita

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:334

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  35. Content type: Research

    Leukotriene B4, a 5-lipoxygenase product of arachidonic acid with potent chemotactic effects on neutrophils, has not been assessed in dengue patients. In this study, plasma leukotriene B4 and serum high-sensitivi...

    Authors: Wai Mun Loke, Angelia Yee Chow, Karen Lam Mok Sing, Chung-Yung J Lee, Barry Halliwell, Erle CH Lim, Amy ML Quek, Eng Eong Ooi and Raymond CS Seet

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:322

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  36. Content type: Research

    Human rhinoviruses (HRVs) belong to the Picornaviridae family with high similarity to human enteroviruses (HEVs). Limited data is available from Latin America regarding the clinical presentation and strains of th...

    Authors: Josefina Garcia, Victoria Espejo, Martha Nelson, Merly Sovero, Manuel V Villaran, Jorge Gomez, Melvin Barrantes, Felix Sanchez, Guillermo Comach, Ana E Arango, Nicolas Aguayo, Ivette L de Rivera, Wilson Chicaiza, Mirna Jimenez, Washington Aleman, Francisco Rodriguez…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:305

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  37. Content type: Research

    Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) onset, caused by Polyomavirus JC (JCPyV) in patients affected by immune-mediated diseases during biological treatment, raised concerns about the safety profile ...

    Authors: Anna Bellizzi, Elena Anzivino, Donatella Maria Rodio, Sara Cioccolo, Rossana Scrivo, Manuela Morreale, Simona Pontecorvo, Federica Ferrari, Giovanni Di Nardo, Lucia Nencioni, Silvia Carluccio, Guido Valesini, Ada Francia, Salvatore Cucchiara, Anna Teresa Palamara and Valeria Pietropaolo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:298

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  38. Content type: Research

    Combination of oncolytic adenoviruses (Ads) and chemotherapy drugs has shown promising therapeutic results and is considered as a potential approach for cancer therapy. We previously have shown that autophagy ...

    Authors: Pei-Hsin Cheng, Serena Lian, Robin Zhao, Xiao-Mei Rao, Kelly M McMasters and Heshan Sam Zhou

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:293

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  39. Content type: Research

    Rotavirus immunization has been effective in developed countries where genotype G1P[8] is the predominant rotavirus strain. Knowledge of circulating strains in a population before introduction of rotavirus imm...

    Authors: Christabel C Enweronu-Laryea, Kwamena W Sagoe, Susan Damanka, Belinda Lartey and George E Armah

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:287

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  40. Content type: Case Report

    Acute renal dysfunction (ARD) is a common complication in renal transplant recipients. Multiple factors contribute to ARD development, including acute rejection and microbial infections. Many viral infections ...

    Authors: Ilaria Umbro, Elena Anzivino, Francesca Tinti, Assunta Zavatto, Anna Bellizzi, Donatella Maria Rodio, Carlo Mancini, Valeria Pietropaolo and Anna Paola Mitterhofer

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:274

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  41. Content type: Research

    Human adenovirus (HAdV) is an important agent causing respiratory tract infection in children. Information on the epidemiological and clinical features of HAdV is limited in children with acute respiratory tra...

    Authors: Yu Jin, Rong-fang Zhang, Zhi-ping Xie, Kun-long Yan, Han-chun Gao, Jing-rong Song, Xin-hui Yuan, Yun-de Hou and Zhao-jun Duan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:271

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  42. Content type: Review

    Polyomaviruses are a family of non-enveloped DNA viruses infecting several species, including humans, primates, birds, rodents, bats, horse, cattle, raccoon and sea lion. They typically cause asymptomatic infe...

    Authors: Ole Lagatie, Luc Tritsmans and Lieven J Stuyver

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:268

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  43. Content type: Research

    Polyomavirus JC (JCV) causes the CNS demyelinating disease progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML), which occurs almost exclusively in people with immune deficiencies, such as HIV-1/AIDS patients. JCV...

    Authors: Hassen S Wollebo, Baheru Woldemichaele, Kamel Khalili, Mahmut Safak and Martyn K White

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:264

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  44. Content type: Research

    Vaccinia virus protein A33 (A33VACV) plays an important role in protection against orthopoxviruses, and hence is included in experimental multi-subunit smallpox vaccines. In this study we show that single-dose va...

    Authors: Nir Paran, Shlomo Lustig, Anat Zvi, Noam Erez, Tomer Israely, Sharon Melamed, Boaz Politi, David Ben-Nathan, Paula Schneider, Batel Lachmi, Ofir Israeli, Dana Stein, Reuven Levin and Udy Olshevsky

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:229

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  45. Content type: Research

    Microglial activations have been described in different subtypes of human prion diseases such as sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), variant CJD, Kuru and Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease (GSS). Ho...

    Authors: Qi Shi, Wu-Ling Xie, BaoYun Zhang, Li-Na Chen, Yin Xu, Ke Wang, Ke Ren, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Cao Chen, Jin Zhang and Xiao-Ping Dong

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:216

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