The ABC of Epstein-Barr virus infections.

  title={The ABC of Epstein-Barr virus infections.},
  author={Upton D Allen},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  • Upton D Allen
  • Published 2005 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology
The EBV has evolved mechanisms that allow it to take advantages of different aspects of the human immune system, resulting in evasion of the defense mechanisms of the host. The virus is capable of resting calmly in a "sea of tranquility". The virus has the unique ability among herpesviruses to transform infected B lymphocytes, thereby creating the potential… CONTINUE READING