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Investigator / Contact Person Noula Shembade

Research Focus

Chronic inflammation mediated by a transcription factor, NF-κB, in HTLV-1, EBV, and KSHV-infected cells plays a critical role in the development of oncogenic virus-associated malignancies. One of the main mechanisms of persistent NF-κB activation in oncogenic virus-infected cells is dysregulation of function of host factors by viral oncogenes. However, the cellular host factors required for persistent NF-κB activation in oncogenic virus-infected cells remains largely unknown. Thus, their focus determines the host factors that are involved in chronic activation of NF-κB and inflammation in HTLV-1, EBV, and KSHV-infected cells.

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