Viral and cellular messenger RNA targets of viral microRNAs

  title={Viral and cellular messenger RNA targets of viral microRNAs},
  author={Bryan R Cullen},
Given the propensity of viruses to co-opt cellular pathways and activities for their benefit, it is perhaps not surprising that several viruses have now been shown to reshape the cellular environment by reprogramming the host's RNA-interference machinery. In particular, microRNAs are produced by the various members of the herpesvirus family during both the latent stage of the viral life cycle and the lytic (or productive) stage. Emerging data suggest that viral microRNAs are particularly… CONTINUE READING