New Approach to Epstein-Barr Virus and Resulting Diseases

The Epstein-Barr virus can cause a spectrum of diseases, including a range of cancers. Emerging data now show that inhibition of a specific metabolic pathway in infected cells can diminish latent infection and therefore the risk of downstream disease, as reported May 23, 2024 by researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel and colleagues in Science. The Science article is titled “A Metabolic Dependency of EBV Can Be Targeted to Hinder B Cell Transformation.”

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