Hepatitis A virus replication in tamarins and host immune response in relation to pathogenesis of liver cell damage

P. Karayiannis, T. Jowett, M. Enticott, D. Moore, M. Pignatelli, F. Brenes, P. J. Scheuer, H. C. Thomas

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Abstract

Hepatitis A virus (HAV) shedding in the faeces, appearance of HAV‐Ag (antigen) in the liver, and development of humoral immunity to HAV have been studied in experimentally infected tamarins. The appearance of liver damage measured by transaminase elevation and histology, in relation to the above variables, suggests that the virus is not cytopathic and the immune system contributes to the production of liver cell damage. Preliminary data suggest that HAV replication may occur in the mucosa of the small intestine and in the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-276
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Medical Virology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1986

Keywords

  • HAV
  • electron microscopy
  • faecal shedding
  • hepatitis A virus
  • immunofluorescence
  • liver histology
  • prednisolone
  • tamarins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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