Anti-apoptotic protein kinase of herpes simplex virus

Yukihiro Nishiyama, Takayuki Murata

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Herpes simplex virus expresses proteins modulating the process of apoptosis, and the viral US3 gene encodes a unique serine/threonine kinase that protects infected cells from apoptosis. Here, we discuss the biological roles of the US3 protein kinase and the mechanism by which this kinase blocks apoptosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-107
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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