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KMID : 0359320130530010011
Korean Journal of Veterinary Research
2013 Volume.53 No. 1 p.11 ~ p.17
Sequential hepatic ultrastructural changes and apoptosis in rabbits experimentally infected with Korean strain of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDVa)
Park Jung-Won

Chun Ji-Eun
Park Eun-Jung
Kim Han
Lee Myoung-Heon
Hwang Eui-Kyung
Kim Jae-Hoon
Lee Chung-Bok
Woo Gye-Hyeong
Abstract
In this study, to understand the pathogenesis of new rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDVa) serotype, we carried out to administrate RHDVa to rabbits, and to examine sequential electron microscopic changes and relationship between pathogenesis and apoptosis. TUNEL-positive cells began to be observed from 24 hours after inoculation (HAI) and the number of positive cells was slightly increased with the course of time. Whereas marked increase of positive cells was seen in the liver from the rabbits died acutely. Typical viral particles with cup-like projections and a diameter of 30~40 nm were detected in homogenized liver samples and tissues at 36 and 48, and 48 HAI, respectively. Ultrastructurally, glycogen deposition was observed from the first stage of hepatocellular degeneration by RHDVa infection and then, swelling and disruption of cristae of mitochondria by viral particles, swelling of smooth endoplasmic reticulum, vacuoles and vesicles were detected. Condensation, margination and fragmentation of chromatin were observed in degenerative hepatocytes at 36 and 48 HAI, indicating apoptotic bodies. These data offer that hepatocytic apoptosis by RHDV infection could be closely related with mitochondrial impairment in the hepatocytes.
KEYWORD
apoptosis, mitochondrial impairment, new RHDVa serotype, rabbit hemorrhagic disease, ultrastructure
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