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Fig. 3 | Journal of Neuroinflammation

Fig. 3

From: Zika virus infection of cellular components of the blood-retinal barriers: implications for viral associated congenital ocular disease

Fig. 3

Retinal endothelial cells infectivity for ZIKV confirmed by RT-PCR. Phase contrast images of a a mock-infected confluent monolayer of retinal endothelial cells, a confluent monolayer of retinal endothelial cells exposed to heat-killed ZIKV, and retinal endothelial cells exposed to wild-type ZIKV. b Immunofluorescence staining of ZIKV-infected endothelial cells with the Flavivirus 4G2 antibody. c Semiquantitative RT-PCR amplification of a 364-bp fragment using ZIKV-specific primers. GAPDH was amplified as a control represented as a 256-bp fragment. Phase and fluorescent images were taken on a Nikon TE2000S microscope mounted with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera at ×200 magnification. For fluorescent images, 4′,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI) was used to stain the nuclei blue. d qRT-PCR of ZIKV-infected retinal endothelial cells 96 h after infection. Mock-infected controls are shown, and all values were normalized to GAPDH

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