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Early Target Cells of Measles Virus after Aerosol Infection of Non-Human Primates

  • Ken Lemon equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ken Lemon, Rory D. de Vries

    Affiliation: Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Rory D. de Vries equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Ken Lemon, Rory D. de Vries

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Annelies W. Mesman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Stephen McQuaid,

    Affiliation: Tissue Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Geert van Amerongen,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Selma Yüksel,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Martin Ludlow,

    Affiliations: Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Linda J. Rennick,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Thijs Kuiken,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Bertus K. Rima,

    Affiliation: Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom

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  • Teunis B. H. Geijtenbeek,

    Affiliation: Centre for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • W. Paul Duprex mail,

    pduprex@bu.edu

    Affiliations: Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rik L. de Swart

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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  • Published: January 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001263

About the Authors

Ken Lemon, Martin Ludlow, Linda J. Rennick, Bertus K. Rima, W. Paul Duprex
Centre for Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Rory D. de Vries, Geert van Amerongen, Selma Yüksel, Martin Ludlow, Thijs Kuiken, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus, Rik L. de Swart
Department of Virology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Annelies W. Mesman, Teunis B. H. Geijtenbeek
Centre for Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephen McQuaid
Tissue Pathology, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
W. Paul Duprex
Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pduprex@bu.edu

Competing Interests

A.D.M.E. Osterhaus wishes to declare, for the avoidance of any misunderstanding on competing interests, that he founded and is chief scientific officer of Viroclinics, a company set up in collaboration with Erasmus University. However, for clarification, no materials or support were received from the company, and no agreements were in place concerning the execution or publication of this work.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RDdV WPD RLdS. Performed the experiments: KL RDdV AWM SM GvA SY ML LJR WPD RLdS. Analyzed the data: KL RDdV AWM SM TK BKR TBHG ADMEO WPD RLdS. Wrote the paper: KL RDdV TK WPD RLdS.