Ganciclvir treatment reduces levels of VEGF mRNA production by MCMV-infected IC-21 macrophages.
Monolayers of IC-21 mouse macrophages were either mock infected or infected with MCMV (2.5 PFU/cell), treated at 1 hour postinfection with 0, 15, 30, or 60 uM of ganciclovir, and harvested at 24 hour postinfection. (A) Quantitative real-time PCR assay for comparison of levels of VEGF mRNA production. Three independent experiments were performed. (B) Immunostaining for detection of cytoplasmic VEGF production. VEGF = Red; DAPI = Blue (Magnification = 200×).