Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 9th, 2003
"Nasopharyngeal carcinoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, and B-cell lymphomas are human malignancies associated with gammaherpesvirus infections," scientists in the United States explained. "Members of this virus family are characterized by their ability to establish latent infections in lymphocytes."
"The latent viral genome expresses very few gene products. The infected cells are therefore poorly recognized by the host immune system, allowing the virus to persist for long periods of time," noted H.J. Brown and colleagues at the...
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