Stress-related activation of Epstein-Barr virus.

  title={Stress-related activation of Epstein-Barr virus.},
  author={Ronald Glaser and G. R. Pearson and James F. X. Jones and Joel Hillhouse and Sidney Kennedy and Hongjuan Mao and Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  volume={5 2},
Herpesviruses characteristically persist in a latent state in the body over the lifetime of an individual. Under certain conditions, any one of the herpesviruses can be reactivated. The mechanisms underlying the establishment of latent virus infection or viral reactivation are not well understood; however, it is known that the cellular immune response plays a very important role in the maintenance of latency and in virus reactivation. One of the factors thought to be associated with the… CONTINUE READING

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