Application of Tree Shrew as an Animal Model in Biomedical Research
  Revised:February 11, 2004
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KeyWord:Tree shrew,Animal model,Virus
XU Xin-ping ,,CHEN Hong-bo ,,BEN Kun-long
XU Xin-ping 1,2,CHEN Hong-bo 1,2,BEN Kun-long 1**
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Abstract:
      Objective Tree shrew (Tupaia belangeri) is a newly developed animal model in biomedical research. The animal can be successfully infected with many human pathogenic viruses, such as human hepatitis viruses A-D, Chikungunya virus, herpes virus, etc. Tree shrew has been quite widely used in research among others in neuroscience, reproductive biology, immunology and sociopsychology.
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