Xenotropic virus and autoimmunity in NZB mice

Syamal K. Datta*, Robert S. Schwartz

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The high‐grade expression of xenotropic virus in NZB mice is determined by two autosomal dominant loci (Nzv‐1 and Nzv‐2). The progeny of crosses between NZB and the “nonautoimmune” virus‐negative SWR strain segregate into three phenotypes: high‐virus, low‐virus, and virus‐negative. The virologic phenotypes of the animals could be dissociated from the presence of either autoantibodies or immune complex‐deposit nephritis and the latter could develop in the crosses without deposits of viral antigens in the glomeruli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S113-S117
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Issue number1 S
StatePublished - Jun 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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