Induction of Apoptosis by Equine Arteritis Virus Infection

  title={Induction of Apoptosis by Equine Arteritis Virus Infection},
  author={Denis Archambault and Gilles St-Laurent},
  journal={Virus Genes},
Equine arteritis virus (EAV) is the etiological agent of equine viral arteritis, a contagious viral disease of equids. EAV is the prototype virus of the arteriviruses, a group of small enveloped viruses with positive single-stranded RNA genomes. Because apoptosis or programmed cell death is believed to play an important role in the biogenesis of several cytopathogenic viruses, we examined whether EAV was able to induce cell apoptosis in vitro. To do this, Vero cells were infected with EAV at a… CONTINUE READING