Parvovirus B19 Culture


Parvovirus B19 was discovered twenty‐five years ago. Recently, an easy method of culture was formulated that will permit a better understanding, at the cellular level, of the particular form of anaemia induced by this virus.

Keywords: human parvovirus; erythroid progenitors; CD34+ cells; CD36+ cells


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Morinet F, Pallier C, Foulon‐Sol N and Pillet S (2000) Molecular biology of Erythroviruses. In: Faisst S and Rommelaere J (eds) Parvoviruses: From Molecular Biology to Pathology and Therapeutic Uses, pp. 123–132. Basel: Karger.

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Morinet, Frédéric, and Fichelson, S(Jul 2003) Parvovirus B19 Culture. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002582]