Discovery Of Protein That Reactivates Herpes Simplex Virus Helps Solve Medical Mystery

Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 18:21 in Health & Medicine

New research appears to solve a long standing medical mystery by identifying a viral protein, VP16, as the molecular key that prompts herpes simplex virus (HSV) to exit latency and cause recurrent disease. The new study points to a molecular target for designing improved HSV vaccines and treatments.

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