Telomerase activation by Epstein-Barr virus latent membrane protein 1 is associated with c-Myc expression in human nasopharyngeal epithelial cells.


Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), one of the oncoproteins encoded by Epstein-Barr virus is sufficient for the development of nasopharyngeal carcinoma in vivo and nasopharyngeal epithelial cellular immortalization in vitro. It has also been shown to increase the telomerase activity in primary human nasopharyngeal epithelial cells by an unknown mechanism. We… (More)


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