The tree shrews: adjuncts and alternatives to primates as models for biomedical research

@article{Cao2003TheTS,
  title={The tree shrews: adjuncts and alternatives to primates as models for biomedical research},
  author={J Cao and E-B Yang and J-J Su and Yinghua Li and Patricia H Chow},
  journal={Journal of Medical Primatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={32}
}
Abstract: The tree shrews are non‐rodent, primate‐like, small animals. There is increasing interest in using them to establish animal models for medical and biological research. This review focuses on the use of the tree shrews in in vivo studies on viral hepatitis, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), myopia, and psychosocial stress. Because of the susceptibility of the tree shrews (Tupaia belangeri) and their hepatocytes to infection with human hepatitis B virus (HBV) in vivo and in vitro, these… 
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