Analysis of the Genome of an Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV)-Related Herpesvirus in a Cynomolgus Monkey Cell Line (Si-IIA)

Hideo Ino, Kazuhiko Hayashi, Hiroyuki Yanai, Norihiro Teramoto, Tirtha Raj Koirala, Hong Li Chen, Takashi Oka, Tadashi Yoshino, Kiyoshi Takahashi, Tadaatsu Akagi

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A simian cell line, Si-IIA, harboring Epstein-Barr-virus (EBV) -related herpesvirus (Si-IIA-EBV), produces malignant lymphoma in rabbits when administered by intravenous inoculation. In this study, we analyzed the Si-IIA-EBV genome and compared it with human EBV and herpesvirus macaca fascicularis 1 (HVMF 1 ), which is associated with B-cell lymphoma developing in SIV-infected immunosuppressed monkeys. DNA from Si-IIA-EBV was amplified by the polymerase chain reaction using three different primer pairs complementary to human EBV (B95-8) DNA; two of the primer pairs covered part of the long internal repeat 1 region (IR 1) and the third covered part of the BRRF 1 region. Direct sequencing of the three PCR products revealed that Si-IIA-EBV DNA had about 82% nucleotide homology to the human EBV DNA in all three regions and 92.4% homology to HVMF1 in the IR1 region. The blotting pattern by Southern blot analysis was different between Si-IIA-EBV and human EBV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalActa medica Okayama
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1997


  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • HVMF I
  • Lymphoma
  • Monkey cell line
  • PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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