Mice inoculated with an artificially constructed retrovirus carrying the middle T gene of polyomavirus develop acute myeloproliferative disease with severe thrombotic and hemorrhagic disorder and impaired platelet function. The megakaryocytic lineage appears to be a target for polyoma-murine leukemia virus infection and middle T gene expression. This newly described disease represents a unique model system for studying disorders of the megakaryocytic lineage.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Virology|
|Publication status||Published - 1988|
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