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Authors
Keywords
animal mode
EBV-associated disease
human; lymphocryptovirus
Abstract
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of human herpesviruses and a member of the gamma herpesvirus family (lymphocryptovirus). Infectious mononucleosis, Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma are well-known EBV-associated diseases. The range of EBV-associated diseases has recently expanded to include Hodgkin's lymphoma, T-cell lymphoma, pyothorax-associated or methotrexate-associated B-cell lymphoma, primary effusion lymphoma and lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the stomach, thymus and salivary gland, lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) or leiomyosarcomas from immunocompromized host, oral hairy leukoplakia and EBV-associated hemophagocytic syndrome. Animal models of human EBV-associated diseases are essential to elucidate the pathogenesis of EBV-infection and EBV-associated diseases. However, only several reports on the animal models of EBV infection have been reported. Here I review the summary of EBV-associated diseases in humans and those previous animal models using EBV or EBV-like herpesviruses and describe some details on our two newly developed rabbit models of LPD induced by simian EBV-like viruses and a mouse model with murine gammaherpesvirus. These animal models are useful and inexpensive alternative experimental model systems for studying the biology and pathogenesis of EBV, and prophylactic and therapeutic regimens.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta medica
Volume
48
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
6
Published Date
2005-03
Text Version
Publisher
Rights
Yonago Acta medica 編集委員会
Citation
Yonago Acta medica. 2005, 48(1), 1-6
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English