Published in AIDS Weekly, February 2nd, 2004
According to published research from the United States, RRV "is one of the closest phylogenetic relatives to the human pathogen Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), yet it has the distinct experimental advantage of entering efficiently into lytic replication and growing to high titers in culture."
"RRV therefore holds promise as a potentially attractive model with which to study gammaherpesvirus structure and assembly," noted C.M. O'Connor and colleagues at the University of Virginia. In a recent study, they "isolated RRV capsids,...
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