Borna disease virus

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Bor·na dis·ease vi·rus

an unclassified negative sense single-stranded RNA virus that is the cause of Borna disease, a serious disease of horses that involves infection of the central nervous system.
[Borna, Saxony, Germany]


A small nonsegmented, negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, which infects a broad range of warm-blooded animals and is capable of replicating within the host nuclus.
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Volmer R, PRAT ChMA, Masson G, Garenne A, Gonzales-Dunn A (2007) Borna disease virus infection impairs synaptic plasticity.
Detection of Borna disease virus RNA in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded brain tissues by nested PCR.
Distribution of Borna disease virus in the brain of rats infected with an obesity-inducing virus strain.
Restricted expression of Borna disease virus glycoprotein in brains of experimentally infected Lewis rats.
In borna disease virus infected rabbit neurons 100 nm particle structures accumulate at areas of Joest-Degen inclusion bodies.
Borna disease virus, a negative-strand RNA virus, transcribes in the nucleus of infected cells.
Molecular basis for the different subcellular localization of the 38-and 39-kilodalton structural proteins of Borna disease virus.
Infection of the enteric nervous system by Borna disease virus (BDV) upregulates expression of calbindin D-28k.
Atypical dissemination of the highly neurotropic Borna disease virus during persistent infection in cyclosporine A-treated, immunosuppressed rats.
The immunopathogenesis of Borna disease virus infection.
Rat model of Borna disease virus transmission: epidemiological implications.
The Public Health Laboratory Service, Health and Safety Executive; the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; the Welsh Development Agency; and the Wales Innovation Relay Centre organized a Workshop on Borna Disease Virus, to review information on the diagnosis, pathology, and epidemiology of BDV in humans and animals.