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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases