Advance may aid the study of integration and excision and might ultimately have clinical application.
Differentially expressed HHV-6A/B and HHV-7 genes may have prognostic value in gliomas
Unclear if viral gene expression signature confers prognostic information that is independent of host cell gene expression signatures.
Two HHV-6 genes may contribute to pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroiditis
Genes U12 and U51 encode homologues of human G-protein-coupled receptors, and are potential triggers of autoimmunity.
Does inherited chromosomal integration of HHV-6 at 9q increase the risk of malignancy?
A large study of iciHHV-6 integration sites found integration at 9q more common in hematologic malignancies—but the study lacked power to draw firm conclusions.
Development of highly sensitive technique for detecting viral DNA sequences in cell-free plasma
Isolating DNA fragments less than 120 base pairs enriches for viral vs. cellular DNA.
G-1082A polymorphism of IL-10 may protect against HHV-6/EBV adenoid hypertrophy
The presence of HHV-6 and EBV DNA in nasal secretions correlates with the degree of adenoid hypertrophy in children.
HHV-6A U14 protein and NFκB activate each other
The late protein U14 of HHV-6A can induce the pro-inflammatory transcription factor NFκB, and NFκB, in turn, can encourage the replication of HHV-6A.
Different isoforms of CD46 affect infectivity and replication of HHV-6A and HHV-6B
While CD134 remains the more important receptor for HHV-6B, HHV-6B can use the CD46 receptor when a T cell has the C1 isoform of CD46.
HHV-6B may enter cells that don’t express CD134 via the nectin-2 receptor
If confirmed, finding could explain ability of HHV-6B to infect salivary, liver and neural cells.
Modulation of HHV-6B and HHV-6A infection and gene expression by CD9
The tetraspanin CD9 promotes CD46-dependent cellular infection by HHV-6A and impairs CD46-independent infection by HHV-6B.
The U20 and U21 genes of HHV-6A downregulate NK cell attack
U20/21 genes may help HHV-6A evade immune response
4C-seq genomic methodology used to examine HHV-6A integration sites
Chromatin interactions help silence transcription of HHV-6A genes following integration
Updated mapping and proposed new annotation of the HHV-6B transcriptome
An analysis of the kinetics of gene expression during infection of human Molt-3 T-cells agrees with previous studies, but also demonstrates unique findings.
A large scale whole genome sequencing study sheds light on HHV-6 integration events
Investigators at the Riken Institute in Japan developed new computational methods to detect virus induced structural variants in the human genome
A comprehensive review of the role and potential functions HHV-6A/B U94
The review covers the role the U94 gene product plays in the virus’s life cycle, replication, and latency, as well as in the immune response.
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