Published in Vaccine Weekly, March 3rd, 2010
"We assessed the vascular effects of influenza infection and whether the virus can directly infect atherosclerotic arteries in mice. We intranasally infected 4 different types of mice-atherosclerotic apo E-deficient (our primary model), LDL receptor knockout, C57BL/6, and outbred Swiss,-with influenza A/HK (H3/N2) virus. On day 7 after infection, we cultured viable virus from lung, aorta, and heart tissue, but...
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