Increased efficiency of phorbol ester-induced lytic reactivation of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus during S phase

Shane C. McAllister, Scott G. Hansen, Ilhem Messaoudi, Janko Nikolich-Zugich, Ashlee V. Moses

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Expression of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) lytic genes is thought to be essential for the establishment and progression of KSHV-induced diseases. The inefficiency of lytic reactivation in various in vitro systems hampers the study of lytic genes in the context of whole virus. We report here increased expression of KSHV lytic genes and increased release of progeny virus when synchronized cultures of body cavity-based lymphoma-1 cells are treated with a phorbol ester during S phase of the cell cycle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2626-2630
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology

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