Activation of Latent HCMV Genome

Stable Identifier
R-HSA-9614810
Type
Reaction [omitted]
Species
Homo sapiens
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Human cytomegalovirus
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A cell containing a repressed or latent Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) genome sits quietly carrying on its normal cellular functions. The HCMV silenced HCMV geneome can be activated by a number of celluar events or state changes. Reactivation of HCMV lytic infection is correlated to changes in histone modifications around the MIEP promoter resulting in a new chromatin structure conducive to transcriptional activity. These changes are intimately linked with cell differentiation, a phenomenon known to reactivate latent virus in vivo.

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
  Fields Virology

Knipe, DM, Howley, PM

  2013
19682613 Chromatin structure regulates human cytomegalovirus gene expression during latency, reactivation and lytic infection

Sinclair, J

Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2010
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viral infectious disease DOID:934 Viral disease, virus infection, virus infection
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