Heterogeneity of a human isolate of Coxsackie B4: biological differences.


Evidence is presented to demonstrate existence of virion heterogeneity within the human isolate, Edwards, of Coxsackievirus B4 (CB4-Edw). Three virion types (E1, E2 and E3) were cloned by repeated plaque purification of CB4-Edw and then all were compared relative to their effects on the pancreas of mice during acute infection. Seventy-two hours post… (More)