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How herpes re-rears its ugly head

Researchers identify key protein that reactivates virus under stress

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8:10pm, March 26, 2009

A single viral protein enables dormant herpes virus to wake up, suggests a study appearing online March 26 in PLoS Pathogens. The protein, called VP16, acts as the gatekeeper for the damaging, infective activity of the virus, new results in mice show.

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