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Social Stress Causes Dormant Herpes Virus To Resurface In Mice

earch, published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that stress caused by social reorganization triggered a dormant herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection. HSV-1 causes cold sores around the mouth and on the face in humans and genital disease.

Glaser conducted the study with David Padgett, assistant professor of oral biology, and John Sheridan, professor of oral biology and preventive medicine. Both are with Ohio State.

The model, which used male mice, allowed the researchers to study how a body physically interprets certain stressors.

The researchers infected mice with HSV-1 and subjected the animals to two stressful situations. One situation involved restraining the animals for portions of eight days. The other reorganized the social hierarchy of the mice by placing a dominant mouse in a new cage.

Glaser said he was surprised with the findings. "Only one of the two stressors, social reorganization, resulted in a significant reactivation of the herpes virus," he said. While 40 percent of mice showed herpes reactivation when faced with social stress, only 8 percent of the mice who were restrained were similarly reactivated.

Although unsure why the social reorganization caused full-blown herpes, the researchers speculate that exposure to different kinds of stress causes different physiological changes
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Contact: Ronald Glaser
glaser.1@osu.edu
(614) 292-5526
Ohio State University
31-Jul-1998


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