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Viral Infections and Brain Development

  • Richard T. Johnson


The extraordinary diversity of cerebral lesions that can be induced by viruses is explicable primarily by two basic principles: 1) varied cell populations of the central nervous system have different susceptibility to different viruses and, 2) viral infections can have varied effects on cells. During development the complexity of these virus-host interrelationships are compounded by changes in the cell susceptibility and response attendant on cell generation, migration, and differentiation; and by the simultaneous maturation of humoral and cellmediated immune systems in the fetus and newborn which may modify the infectious process.


Neural Tube Newcastle Disease Virus Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Ependymal Cell Bovine Viral Diarrhea 
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