Cell Reports volume 5, issue 2, P458-470 2013 DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.09.012 View full text
Ming-Han Tsai, Ana Raykova, Olaf Klinke, Katharina Bernhardt, Kathrin Gärtner, Carol S. Leung, Karsten Geletneky, Serkan Sertel, Christian Münz, Regina Feederle, Henri-Jacques Delecluse

Abstract: The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is found in a variety of tumors whose incidence greatly varies around the world. A poorly explored hypothesis is that particular EBV strains account for this phenomenon. We report that M81, a virus isolated from a Chinese patient with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), shows remarkable similarity to other NPC viruses but is divergent from all other known strains. M81 exhibited a reversed tropism relative to common strains with a reduced ability to infect B cells and a high propensity …

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