Varicella-zoster virus infection of human neural cells in vivo.


Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) establishes latency in sensory ganglia and causes herpes zoster upon reactivation. These investigations in a nonobese diabetic severe combined immunodeficient mouse-human neural cell model showed that VZV infected both neurons and glial cells and spread efficiently from cell to cell in vivo. Neural cell morphology and protein… (More)


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@article{Baiker2004VaricellazosterVI, title={Varicella-zoster virus infection of human neural cells in vivo.}, author={Armin E Baiker and Klaus Fabel and Antonio Cozzio and Leigh Zerboni and Konstanze Fabel and Marvin H Sommer and Nobuko Uchida and Dongping He and Irving L Weissman and Ann. M. Arvin}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2004}, volume={101 29}, pages={10792-7} }