Functional genomics approaches to understand cytomegalovirus replication, latency and pathogenesis

Igor Landais, Jay A. Nelson

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a species-specific herpesvirus that is ubiquitous in the population and has the potential to cause significant disease in immunocompromised individuals as well as in congenitally infected infants. CMV establishes latency in cells of the myeloid lineage following primary infection. Highthroughput functional genomics approaches have provided insight into the mechanisms of CMV replication, but although CMV latency cell models have been useful in elucidating the mechanisms of viral latency and reactivation, omics approaches have proven challenging in these cell systems. This review will summarize the current state of knowledge concerning the use of functional genomics technologies to understand mechanisms of CMV replication, latency and pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)408-415
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Virology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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