Journal article

Localization of rubella virus core particles in Vero cells

J Lee, JA Marshall, DS Bowden

Virology | Elsevier | Published : 1999

Abstract

Rubella virus (RV) infection induces a variety of morphological changes in the host cell including the modification of lysosomes to produce “replication complexes” and the alteration of mitochondrial morphology and distribution. The morphogenesis of RV was further characterized with particular emphasis on the localization of RV core particles. Thin-section electron microscopy (TSEM) studies indicated that RV core-like particles, measuring approximately 33 nm in diameter, were found associated with RV replication complexes. Immunogold-labeling electron microscopy (EM) using monoclonal antibodies to RV capsid proteins confirmed that these particles were viral cores. RV core particles were also..

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