Interleukin-27 expression following infection with the murine gammaherpesvirus 68.

IL-27 is a heterodimeric cytokine composed of p28 and Epstein Barr virus induced gene 3 (Ebi3) protein subunits. In the present study, we questioned whether murine gammaherpesvirus 68 (HV-68) could induce expression of Ebi3, p28, and IL-27 in this mouse model of an EBV-like infection. Cultured macrophages and dendritic cells exposed to HV-68 upregulated p28… (More)