Human herpesvirus 8 encodes a homolog of interleukin-6.


Kaposi's sarcoma is a multifocal lesion that is reported to be greatly influenced by cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) and oncostatin M. DNA sequences of a novel human gammaherpesvirus, termed human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) or Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, have been identified in all epidemiological forms of Kaposi's sarcoma with high frequency… (More)


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@article{Neipel1997HumanH8, title={Human herpesvirus 8 encodes a homolog of interleukin-6.}, author={Frank Neipel and J. C. Albrecht and Armin Ensser and Y. Q. Huang and J. J. Li and Alvin E. Friedman-Kien and Bernhard Fleckenstein}, journal={Journal of virology}, year={1997}, volume={71 1}, pages={839-42} }