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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2014 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 241-246
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2014.241.246  
Viral Infection of Virus Across the Placental Barrier in Tupaia Belangeri Chinensis
Jun He , Huijie Xing , Linliang Song , Meixia Fang and Jiangnan Fu
Abstract: Tupaia (Tupaia belangeris chinensis), commonly called the tree shrew is a small non-primate mammal that is classified between rodents and primates. It is reportedly sensitive to various human pathogenic viruses and bacteria which might make it an ideal model for the study ofing human diseases. However, very few articles have reported viral infections inuses on tree shrews that induce many unknown pathogens are not tested. Researchers tested fifty eight progeny tree shrews to assess the presence of 16 test if sixteen pathogens. Fifteen pathogens were tested for using the antibody by Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Adsorption Assay (ELISA) approach including Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Coxsackie virus, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis D virus, HIV, dengue virus, hemorrhagic fever virus, Toxoplasma gondii, adenovirus, human cytomegalovirus, rubella virus, parvovirus, measles virus and poxviruses. Feces were collected to test for rotavirus infection. No viral infections were not detected in this study. Based on these results, no virus was found to infect the offspring of tree shrews. This data may provide us the direction of viral infection on tree shrews and to establish a standardized model for viral infection in these animals.
How to cite this article:
Jun He, Huijie Xing, Linliang Song, Meixia Fang and Jiangnan Fu, 2014. Viral Infection of Virus Across the Placental Barrier in Tupaia Belangeri Chinensis. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 13: 241-246.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2014.241.246