Epstein Barr Virus

Topic Completed: 1 June 2005

Revised: 5 March 2019

Copyright: 2002-2017,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Epstein Barr Virus [title] stain
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Epstein Barr Virus. website. Accessed March 20th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • See also EBER1
  • Strongly associated with sinonasal (NK) lymphomas
  • Associated with monoclonal B cell lymphoproliferative disorder (high grade) and immunosuppression (methotrexate) for autoimmune disease
  • Expresses LMP1, which prevents apoptosis via bcl2 interaction
  • Expresses EBER1, which transactivates host genes
Microscopic (histologic) images

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