2006 Volume 68 Issue 2 Pages 179-182
Infectivity of porcine circovirus (PCV) 1 and PCV2 was examined in primary porcine hepatocyte culture by comparing that of PCV in primary kidney cell culture. The virus titer of PCV2-infected hepatocyte cultures was higher than that of the PCV1-infected hepatocyte cultures and the PCV-infected kidney cell cultures. The number of virus-positive cells was most abundant in PCV2-infected hepatocyte cultures as determined by immunohistochemistry and/or in situ hybridization. The results of our data suggest that PCV2 preferably infects cultured hepatocytes as observed in the liver of pigs with postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome.