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S R Carter, L Pereira, P Paz, J H LaVail; A quantitative assay of retrograde transported HSV in the trigeminal ganglion.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1992;33(6):1934-1939.
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The relationship between the dose of Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV) inoculated in the cornea and the amount of actively replicating virus recovered from mouse trigeminal ganglion cells 5 d after corneal scratch and inoculation was investigated with a tissue culture plaque assay. A dose response curve of productive viral replication was obtained. The estimated dose of HSV that produces half-maximal recovery of virus within the ganglion was 9.15 x 10(3) plaque forming units per eye, and the maximal amount of HSV recovered was 1.34 x 10(4) pfu per ganglion. This definition of infectivity as a function of dose will be useful for studying the effects of potential inhibitors of the binding, uptake, and transport of HSV by productively or latently infected trigeminal neurons.
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