Further characterization of the causative virus of rabbit viral hepatitis, so-called rabbit haemorrhagic disease in Korea

국내에서 발생한 토끼 바이러스성 간염 소위 토끼 출혈병 바이러스의 성상

  • Jyeong, Jong-sik (Kyungpook Animal Health Experimental Institute) ;
  • Jeong, Kyu-sik (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Cha-soo (College of Veterinary Medicine, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Shin, Tae-kyun (Department of Veterinary Medicine, Cheju National University)
  • Received : 1992.05.20
  • Published : 1992.07.30


The causative virus causing rabbit hepatitis has been further characterized by evaluating viral proteins and viral nucleic acids of purified viruses from the liver of the experimentally infected rabbits. Rabbit hepatitis virus has one major structural protein of 54 kilodaltons and some minor proteins. Vrial RNA was resistant to DNAse I. The size of viral nucleic acid of this virus was calculated to be about 7.5 kilobases. These findings indicate that rabbit hepatitis virus belongs to the family Caliciviridae.


Supported by : Korea Science and Engineering Foundation