Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 22nd, 2005
"Adenoviruses typically demonstrate specific tissue tropisms, as in the association of Ad19 with epidemic keratoconjunctivitis. We sought to determine factors that might influence the apparent tropism of Ad19 for the cornea," investigators in the United States report.
"Adenovirus serotypes Ad2, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, and 19 were compared for their capacity to replicate in human corneal epithelial cells (HCECs) in culture. Organotypically cultured human corneas were infected with Ad19 or Ad2, and viral titers were compared after 7 days.
"Replication of both viruses was...
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