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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Oct;5(10):399-405.

Reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus: regulation and function of the BZLF1 gene.

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  • 1Dept of Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. speck@pathology.wustl.edu

Abstract

The switch from latent infection to virus replication in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-infected B cells is initiated by expression of the viral BZLF1 gene. Recent studies have identified the key cellular transcription factors involved in regulating this switch in viral programs and the signal transduction pathways to which they respond. Understanding this switch may facilitate development of strategies to interfere with EBV infection.

PMID:
9351176
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01129-3
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