Archives of Virology

, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp 291–296

Involvement of gangliosides in the interaction between BK virus and Vero cells

  • L. Sinibaldi
  • P. Goldoni
  • V. Pietropaolo
  • C. Longhi
  • N. Orsi
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01316682

Cite this article as:
Sinibaldi, L., Goldoni, P., Pietropaolo, V. et al. Archives of Virology (1990) 113: 291. doi:10.1007/BF01316682

Summary

BK virus infectivity was inhibited by gangliosides extracted from Vero cells and by standard preparations of different gangliosides. Gangliosides were also able to restore the susceptibility of glycosidase-treated Vero cells to BK virus infection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Sinibaldi
    • 1
  • P. Goldoni
    • 1
  • V. Pietropaolo
    • 1
  • C. Longhi
    • 1
  • N. Orsi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia, Facoltà di Medicina e ChirurgiaUniversità di Roma “La Sapienza”Italy