Apoptosis of the Human Hepatic Carcinoma 3B Cells Induced by Bluetongue Virus HbC3 Strain
Abstract: When investigating the effect of BTV-HbC3 on the hepatic carcinoma 3B (Hep-3B) cells , we detected a cytopathic effect (CPE) and inhibition activity of Hep-3B cells infected with BTV-HbC3 by using MTT, the apoptosis indicator using flow cytometry (FCM) and microstructures. The results showed that BTV-HbC3 could inhibit the Hep-3B cells proliferation moderately, which depended on the concentration of BTV-HbC3 and time．The human Hepatic carcinoma 3B cells infected by BTV-HbC3 had all the characteristic of apoptosis. Our finding indicated that oncolytic way of BTV-HbC3 was selectively replicated in tumor cells and induced apoptosis. It was further shown in our laboratory that normal human cells couldn’t be infected by this kind of virus suggesting that this virus possessed the potential function of killing the human hepatic carcinoma.