Correlation between presence of lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus RNA and antigens in motor neurons and paralysis in infected C58 mice.

Lactate dehydrogenase-elevating virus (LDV) induces poliomyelitis in immunosuppressed C58 mice resulting in fatal paralysis. We have synthesized and cloned cDNA complementary to the LDV genome, and used the cDNA clones as in situ hybridization probes for the detection of LDV RNA in tissue sections. Direct fluorescent antibody staining using IgG from… (More)