Electron Microscopic Study of a Herpes-Type Virus Isolated from an Infant with Exanthem Subitum

Mariko Yoshida, Fumio Uno, Zeng Liang Bai, Masao Yamada, Shiro Nii, Tetsutaro Sata, Takeshi Kurata, Koichi Yamanishi, Michiaki Takahashi

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Abstract

Human lymphocytes and MT4 cells infected with a virus isolated from a patient with exanthem subitum were examined by transmission and scanning electron microscopy. The most striking characteristic of the ultrastructure of this herpestype virus was that nucleocapsids located outside the nucleus were each coated distinctly with a tegument of moderate electron density. Tubular structures formed due to some mistakes in the viral assembly were also detected in the nucleus. Morphological differentiation of this virus from the other human herpesviruses was discussed. From these observations it was concluded that this virus has the same ultrastructural characteristics as HBLV (HHV-6).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalMICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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    Yoshida, M., Uno, F., Bai, Z. L., Yamada, M., Nii, S., Sata, T., Kurata, T., Yamanishi, K., & Takahashi, M. (1989). Electron Microscopic Study of a Herpes-Type Virus Isolated from an Infant with Exanthem Subitum. MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY, 33(2), 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1348-0421.1989.tb01508.x