Experimental infection of human cervix by herpesvirus type 2 in organ culture

P C Balduzzi, M A Nasello, M S Amstey
1972 Cancer Research  
A simple experimental procedure for the study of herpesvirus infection in organ cultures of human cervical tissues is discussed. The use of this procedure has allowed us to conclude that the columnar epithelium and mucous glands of the endocervix, squamous epithelium of the ectocervix, and stromal tissues in both endo-and ectocervix all are susceptible to herpesvirus type 2. Infection spreads more rapidly in stromal tissue than in the epithelial tissues of endo-and ectocervix. Cells with
more » ... clear inclusions and with "ground-glass" nuclei occur in the same organ culture but in different proportions, depending on the type of tissue and the time after infection.
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