volume 66, issue 9, P5646-5650 1992
DOI: 10.1128/jvi.66.9.5646-5650.1992
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C N Yandava, S H Speck

Abstract: Epstein-Barr virus infection of peripheral B lymphocytes predominantly results in a latent infection, with a concomitant growth transformation of the infected cells. These cells express six nuclear antigens (EBNAs) and three membrane antigens. Transcription of all the EBNA genes is driven by one of two promoters, Cp or Wp, located near the left end of the viral genome, and the activities of these promoters are mutually exclusive. We have previously shown that Wp is exclusively used during the initial stages of…

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