Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus infection of gnotobiotic pigs: Sites of virus replication and co-localization with MAC-387 staining at 21 days post-infection

Steven R. Lawson, Kurt D. Rossow, James E. Collins, David A. Benfield, Raymond R R Rowland

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Abstract

The organ distribution of PRRSV-infected cells in gnotobiotic piglets at 21 days after infection with PRRSV isolate VR-2332 was examined by in situ hybridization. Cells that expressed PRRSV RNA were identified in all tissues examined, including organs not usually characterized as sites of PRRSV infection. PRRSV-infected cells frequently appeared in clusters and were not always associated with microscopic lesions. The expression of PRRSV RNA co-localized with a macrophage monoclonal antibody, MAC-387, in lymph nodes. Some, but not all infected cells stained with MAC-387. The wide distribution of PRRSV-infected cells and co-localization with MAC-387 staining is consistent with the macrophage-tropism of PRRSV and is similar to observations made during persistent infection with other arteriviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalVirus research
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1997

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Jan Shirers for the MAC-387 immunohistochemistry. This work was supported by the USDA National Research Initiative for Competitive Grants Program Grant # 950224, National Science Foundation Grant # OSR-9108773, and by the South Dakota Future Fund.

Keywords

  • Gnotobiotic pigs
  • Porcine reproductive
  • Respiratory syndrome

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