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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Serotype 2 Marek's Disease Virus Promotes Metastasis of Avian Leukosis Virus Transformed B Cells

item Duhadaway, J - THE WISTAR INSTITUTE
item Fadly, Aly

Submitted to: International Marek's Disease Symposium Abstracts and Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: September 7, 1996
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Inoculation of chickens with serotype 2 Marek's disease virus (MDV-2) has been shown to augment the development of avian leukosis virus (ALV)-induced lymphomas. In this study, we examined the ALV proviral-cmyc junction fragments of both pre-neoplastic lesions and tumors for evidence of the clonal origin. The number of independent transformation events was similar in both MDV+ and MDV-. The increased numbers of lesions in the MDV-2 inoculated chickens appeared to be due to the metastasis of a single clone of transformed B cells. Thus, the mechanism of MDV-2 augmentation is likely to involve factors that enhance tumor progression and not tumor induction.

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