Immune responses to Epstein-Barr virus: molecular interactions in the virus evasion of CD8(+) T cell immunity

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Persistent viruses have mechanisms for modulating the host immune responses that are essential for achieving a lifelong virus–host balance while minimizing the viral pathogenicity. Here we review some of the immune-modulating mechanisms evolved by the ubiquitous but potentially oncogenic Epstein–Barr virus, with particular emphasis on the molecular mechanisms of genes interfering with HLA class I antigen presentation


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2010


  • Immune-evasion, Tumour virus, Epstein-Barr virus, Herpesvirus, Immune response, Antigen presentation