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Tumor Microenvironment Conditioning by Abortive Lytic Replication of Oncogenic γ-Herpesviruses


Münz, Christian (2020). Tumor Microenvironment Conditioning by Abortive Lytic Replication of Oncogenic γ-Herpesviruses. In: Birbrair, Alexander. Tumor Microenvironment. Cham: Springer, 127-135.

Abstract

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) constitute the human γ-herpesviruses and two of the seven human tumor viruses. In addition to their viral oncogenes that primarily belong to the latent infection programs of these viruses, they encode proteins that condition the microenvironment. Many of these are early lytic gene products and are only expressed in a subset of infected cells of the tumor mass. In this chapter I will describe their function and the evidence that targeting them in addition to the latent oncogenes could be beneficial for the treatment of EBV- and KSHV-associated malignancies.

Abstract

Epstein Barr virus (EBV) and Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) constitute the human γ-herpesviruses and two of the seven human tumor viruses. In addition to their viral oncogenes that primarily belong to the latent infection programs of these viruses, they encode proteins that condition the microenvironment. Many of these are early lytic gene products and are only expressed in a subset of infected cells of the tumor mass. In this chapter I will describe their function and the evidence that targeting them in addition to the latent oncogenes could be beneficial for the treatment of EBV- and KSHV-associated malignancies.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Experimental Immunology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Language:English
Date:1 January 2020
Deposited On:04 Feb 2021 08:04
Last Modified:07 Feb 2021 01:00
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978-3-030-35726-9
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35727-6_9
PubMed ID:32030652

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