Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 2nd, 2003
"Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a widespread opportunistic herpesvirus that causes severe and fatal diseases in immune-compromised individuals, including organ transplant recipients and individuals with AIDS," researchers in the United States explained. "It is also a leading cause of virus-associated birth defects and is associated with atherosclerosis and coronary restenosis."
"HCMV initiates infection and intracellular signaling by binding to its cognate cellular receptors and by activating several signaling pathways, including those mediated by mitogen-activated protein kinase,...
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