The astrocyte is a target cell in mice persistently infected with mouse hepatitis virus, strain JHM.

@article{Perlman1987TheAI,
  title={The astrocyte is a target cell in mice persistently infected with mouse hepatitis virus, strain JHM.},
  author={Stanley Perlman and D F Ries},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  year={1987},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={309-14}
}
Mouse hepatitis virus, strain JHM (MHV-JHM), causes a late onset, clinically apparent, demyelinating encephalomyelitis in 40% of suckling C57BL/6 mice born to immunized dams. Suckling mice born to unimmunized dams rapidly succumb to an acute encephalomyelitis. MHV-JHM can be isolated from the brains and spinal cords of maternal antibody-protected mice when the late onset disease becomes clinically apparent, showing that the virus must be present in these mice when they are still asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING