Herpes Simplex Virus Latency: Analysis of Viral Genes Controlling Reactivation

Batra, Satish Kumar (1987) Herpes Simplex Virus Latency: Analysis of Viral Genes Controlling Reactivation. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Ocular infections with herpes simplex virus(HSV) in humans vary in clinical manifestation ranging from self limiting benign epithelial disease to nectrotizing stromal keratitis and uveitis. A . serious clinical problem is the recurrence of ocular lesions due to reactivation of latent virus from dorsal root ganglia. The rabbit eye has provided an efficient experimental model system for study of the mechanisms underlying herpes virus keratitis and the various factors affecting the establishment, maintenance and reactivation of latent HSV. The work described in this thesis stems from the observations of Gerdes and Smith(1983) who showed that in the rabbit eye model, spontaneous shedding of HSV following ocular infection and establishment of a latent infection in the trigeminal ganglia, is virus strain specific and the virus genes controlling reactivation are different from those needed for the establishment and maintenance of HSV latency.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Virology
Date of Award: 1987
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1987-77554
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/77554

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