Epstein-Barr virus and the B cell: That's all it takes

David A. Thorley-Lawson, Emily M. Miyashita, Gulfaraz Khan

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Recent experiments demonstrate that a much broader range of B cells harbor Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in vivo than was previously expected from in vitro studies. In this review it is argued that EBV persists in vivo by integrating its biology with that of the normal B cells within which it resides, and that the B cell provides all the environments necessary for EBV to maintain its life cycle.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-208
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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