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Microbes Infect. 2001 Aug;3(10):859-66.

Modulation of apoptosis during herpes simplex virus infection in human cells.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Box 1124, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, One Gustave L. Levy Place, New York, NY 10029-6574, USA.


Human herpes simplex virus (HSV) is cytolytic and has profound impacts on its host cells. Consequences of HSV infection include the induction of apoptosis and the concomitant synthesis of proteins which act to block this process. We review recent evidence showing how this important human pathogen modulates the fundamental cell death process.

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