The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) protein EB is an mRNA export factor essential for virus production.

Abstract

The EBV early protein EB2 (aka Mta, SM and BMLF1) shares properties with mRNA export factors. It shuttles between the cytoplasm and the nucleus, and interacts with RNA both in vitro and in vivo but with no apparent sequence specificity. EB2 induces the cytoplasmic accumulation of mRNAs generated from intronless and intron-containing genes, likely through… (More)

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@article{Sergeant2008TheEV, title={The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) protein EB is an mRNA export factor essential for virus production.}, author={Alain Sergeant and Henri Gruffat and Evelyne Manet}, journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library}, year={2008}, volume={13}, pages={3798-813} }