The Herpes Simplex Virus Infection of the Rat Sensory Neuron

  • Erik Lycke
  • Bo Svennerholm
  • Anders Vahlne
  • Richard J. Ziegler


Conditions with confusion, anxiety, excitation, or aggression may be the earliest and the most prominent symptoms of an acute viral CNS infection. Various kinds of personality changes including a more or less severe mental deterioration may remain as sequelae after a virus infection of the brain. Undoubtedly, observations like these have kept alive the interest in virus infections as potential triggers of psychotic disorders. Of all the possible viral candidates, the herpes viruses are perhaps those that have attracted most of the attention because of their neurotropic properties, the capacity to induce reactivatable latent infections, and a ubiquitous occurrence.


Nerve Growth Factor Dorsal Root Ganglion Dorsal Root Ganglion Neuron Axonal Transport Herpes Simplex Virus Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Lycke
    • 1
  • Bo Svennerholm
    • 1
  • Anders Vahlne
    • 1
  • Richard J. Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Virology, Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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