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Chen, Hong Li
Hayashi, Kazuhiko
Koirala, Tirtha Raj
Ino, Hideo
Fuimoto, Koji
Yoshikawa, Yasuhiro
Choudhury, Chitta Ranjan
Akagi, Tadaatsu
Abstract

Malignant lymphoma was induced in Japanese (JWY), New Zealand (NZY) and Dutch (DUY) white rabbits by oral spray of cell-free pellets of culture fluid (crude virus fraction) of Ts-B6 cells (cynomolgus monkey B-lymphoblastoid cells harboring Epstein Barr virus-related simian herpesvirus or Cyno-EBV). Nine of 11 inoculated rabbits developed malignant lymphomas within 42-160 days after oral inoculation (JWY, 2/3; NZY, 5/6; DUY, 2/2). In contrast, none of the control rabbits inoculated in the same fashion with B95-8 (EBV-producing marmoset cell line) cell-free pellets developed malignant lymphoma. Most rabbits showed increased anti-VCA IgG and anti-EA-DR IgG antibody titers after inoculation by oral spray of Ts-B6 cell-free pellets. EBV-encoded RNA-1 was revealed in the tumor cells by in situ hybridization. EBV DNA was detected in the rabbit peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) by polymerase chain reaction; the earliest positive result was obtained only two days after oral inoculation. These data suggest that orally administered Cyno-EBV in Ts-B6 cells infects PBL and then induces malignant lymphoma in rabbits. The availability of this animal model promises to clarify the role of EBV in human lymphoma and provides a means for studying prophylactic and therapeutic regimens.

Keywords
Epstein-Barr virus
malignant lymphoma
oral inoculation
simian herpesvirus
animal model
Amo Type
Article
Published Date
1997-06
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume51
Issue
issue3
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
141
End Page
147
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
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Refereed
True
PubMed ID
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