Archives of Virology

, Volume 113, Issue 3–4, pp 291–296 | Cite as

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

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


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

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