Differences in susceptibility to herpes simplex virus infection of inbred strains of mice.

H. Kirchner, M. Kochen, K. Munk, H. M. Hirt, S. E. Mergenhagen, D. L. Rosenstreich

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Abstract

Marked differences were observed between the susceptibility of adult C57BL/6 and DBA/2 mice to infection with HSV-1. These differences were seen after various infection schedules but were most marked after i.p. infection. A significant difference between the LD50 after i.p. infection was also observed between LPS-resistant C3H/HeJ and the closely related LPS-sensitive C3HeB/FeJ mice. Injection of LPS significantly increased the LD50 after i.p. infection with HSV in C57BL/6 or C3H/HeJ mice but not in C3HeB/FeJ mice. In vitro pretreatment with LPS was necessary to demonstrate replication of HSV in mouse spleen-cell cultures. Such replication could be demonstrated in cultures of DBA/2 and C3HeB/FeJ but not in C57BL/6 or C3H/HeJ mice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)783-788
Number of pages6
JournalIARC scientific publications
Issue number24 Pt 2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Kirchner, H., Kochen, M., Munk, K., Hirt, H. M., Mergenhagen, S. E., & Rosenstreich, D. L. (1978). Differences in susceptibility to herpes simplex virus infection of inbred strains of mice. IARC scientific publications, (24 Pt 2), 783-788.