Published in Vaccine Weekly, June 7th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) expresses several proteins that manipulate normal cellular functions, including cellular transcription, apoptosis, immune response, and cell cycle control. The IE2 gene, which is expressed from the HCMV major immediate-early (MIE) promoter, encodes the IE86 protein."
"IE86 is a multifunctional protein that is essential for viral replication," said Dustin T. Petrik and colleagues at the University of Iowa. "The functions of IE86 include transactivation of...
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