Published in Cancer Weekly, June 1st, 2004
"In vitro studies have established that the latency-associated nuclear antigen encoded by human Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus and the related ORF73 gene product of herpesvirus saimiri interact with virus origins of replication to facilitate maintenance of episomal DNA. Such a function implies a critical role for ORF73 in the establishment and maintenance of latency in vivo," wrote scientists in the Journal of General Virology.
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