Cytomegalovirus infection increases development of atherosclerosis in Apolipoprotein-E knockout mice.


Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been associated with coronary artery disease, but it is unknown whether the virus can causally contribute to atherogenesis. To determine whether the virus has this capacity, we infected an atherosclerotic-prone mouse strain (C57BL/6J apoE-/-) with murine CMV. At 14 days of age, 30 mice received CMV (30000 pfu) ip and 30… (More)


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