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Question on adenovirus expression - (Aug/31/2006 )

Dear All,
I am the new comer and have a stupid question about the expression of adenovirus.

Why most of the adenovirus is predominntly expression in liver ??

Waiting for yr reply. Thanks



If the virus is injected into the liver, ofcourse u will have high expression in the liver. Also the membrane receptor in liver might have more affinity for adenovirus (check literature) or the promoter driving the expression might b liver specific.


some factors or enzymes essential for transcription could be present in the liver...