Matthias Marschall

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) replicates in a latent or a lytic way in the infected organism, depending on the type and level of differentiation of the host cell. The switch between latency and lytic replication was previously shown, for Burkitt's lymphoma cell lines, to depend on the viral BZLF1 gene product. Protein-DNA assays were used to identify the(More)
Persistent infection with a variant of influenza C/Ann Arbor/1/50 virus in MDCK cells has been previously reported. However, the precise molecular mechanism of persistence is still unknown. We show that the release of active progeny virus, as tested for by haemagglutination and acetylesterase profiles, does not take place in freshly seeded MDCK cells.(More)
A model of long term viral persistence has been established by selecting a spontaneous mutant strain of influenza C/Ann Arbor/1/50 virus in a permanent carrier culture of MDCK cells. Infectivity and cell tropism are mainly determined by the multifunctional viral membrane glycoprotein (HEF). HEF analysis was aimed at identifying a putative correlation(More)
An influenza C virus variant, C/AA-cyt, was identified as the agent responsible for highly effective induction of cytopathogenicity in MDCK cells. The cytopathogenic effect was manifested by cell rounding, cell shrinkage and foci of cell destruction leading finally to disruption of the monolayer in a virus dose-dependent manner. Virus-induced(More)
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