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HCMV infection: modulating the cell cycle and cell death

Student Author(s)

Jonathan Patrick Castillo

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology



Document Type


Medical Subject Headings

Apoptosis; Cell Cycle; Cytomegalovirus; Cytomegalovirus Infections; Humans; Models, Biological; Viral Proteins; Virus Replication


Immunology and Infectious Disease | Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is a member of the Herpesviridae family and is recognized as a significant pathogen to certain subgroups of the human population. It has become apparent that HCMV manipulation of the host cell cycle as well as the immune response promotes the replication and propagation of the virus. The ability of HCMV to modulate components of the host immune system and the response to infection most likely contributes to the pathology associated with this virus. This review will address the mechanisms HCMV has adapted to modulate the cell cycle to promote viral replication as well as the different ways it can prevent the "death" of an infected cell.

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Citation: Int Rev Immunol. 2004 Jan-Apr;23(1-2):113-39. Link to article on publisher's website

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Journal Title

International reviews of immunology

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