Binding and entry characteristics of porcine circovirus 2 in cells of the porcine monocytic line 3D4/31.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) is associated with post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome and reproductive problems in pigs. Cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage are important target cells in PCV2-infected pigs, but the method of binding and entry of PCV2 into these cells is unknown. Therefore, binding and entry of PCV2 to the porcine monocytic cell line 3D4/31 were studied by visualization of binding and internalization of PCV2 virus-like particles (VLPs) by confocal microscopy and chemical inhibition of endocytic pathways (clathrin- and caveolae-mediated endocytosis and macropinocyto…

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