The Role of Epstein-Barr Virus in Burkitt’s Lymphoma

  • H. zur Hausen
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 57)


The pathogenesis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections has been analyzed extensively in recent years. In particular, the virus latency of this agent can be approached experimentally: it is the only one of the human herpes viruses that permits the establishment of latent infections under tissue culture conditions, thus facilitating studies of the mode of regulation of viral genome persistence.


Lymphoblastoid Line Oncogenic Agent Tious Mononucleosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. zur Hausen
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  1. 1.Institut für VirologieZentrum für Hygiene Universität FreiburgFreiburgWest Germany

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