Immunohistochemical analysis of Ad5 and Ad5T122 infection in ex vivo tissue cultures of normal human liver and colorectal carcinoma liver metastasis.

Precision-cut tumour (top and third row of panels) and liver (second row and bottom panels) tissue cultures were left uninfected (left panels) or infected with 107 PFU (in 2 ml of media) of Ad5 (middle panels) or Ad5T122 (right panels), and fixed five days later for staining with haematoxylin-eosin (panels G-L) or an antibody against the viral E1A protein (panels A–F). Necrosis developing in the central area of the uninfected control tissue (panel J) is indicated with arrows.