A protein encoded by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 2-kilobase latency-associated transcript is phosphorylated, localized to the nucleus, and overcomes the repression of expression from exogenous promoters when inserted into the quiescent HSV genome.

@article{Thomas2002APE,
  title={A protein encoded by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 2-kilobase latency-associated transcript is phosphorylated, localized to the nucleus, and overcomes the repression of expression from exogenous promoters when inserted into the quiescent HSV genome.},
  author={Sharyn Thomas and Caroline E. Lilley and D. S. Latchman and Robert S. Coffin},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2002},
  volume={76 8},
  pages={4056-67}
}
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is characterized by its ability to establish a latent infection in sensory neurons, from which it can periodically reactivate. The mechanisms of latency, however, remain unclear. The HSV genome is quiescent during latency except for the expression of the latency-associated transcripts (LATs). Although the exact function of the… CONTINUE READING