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  • abbreviation Epstein-Barr virus

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  • noun the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China


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  • The Henle's laboratory was deeply interested in the newly discovered Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and the whole team was actively engaged in developing serological tests for this virus and in studying its epidemiology.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • I started to work eagerly on the induction of specific chromosomal aberrations in adenovirus type 12-infected human cells, simultaneously studying a DNA-replication disturbance of individual chromosomes in human lymphoblastoid and lymphoma cell lines, and, to please my mentor, I demonstrated electron microscopically the presence of EBV particles directly in individual serologically antigen-positive Burkitt's lymphoma cells.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • By the end of 1969 I had the first data available that the non-EBVproducing Burkitt's lymphoma cell line Raji contained multiple copies per cell of EBV DNA.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • The biopsies also included material from nasopharyngeal carcinomas, where serological assays also suggested an involvement of EBV infections.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • Shortly thereafter it was also possible to demonstrate EBV DNA in Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal cancer biopsies.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • The intention was to prove that EBV DNA persists in every tumour cell of Burkitt's lymphoma and does not establish a persistent infection there, as assumed at that time by a number of my former colleagues.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • Since our previous EBV work led to the identification of EBV DNA in specific human cancers, I had asked my colleague Heinrich Schulte-Holthausen to use the same technique to search for HSV-2 sequences in cervical cancer biopsies.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • In Germany, where around a third of oil stocks from the June release went unsold, the government was opposed to further action, said Eberhard Pott , who sits on the management board of the authority that controls Germany petroleum inventories, EBV.

    IEA: No Need for Emergency Oil Release Right Now James Herron 2011

  • The major problem, the purification of sufficient quantities of EBV DNA from a low number of spontaneously virus-producing cells, was quickly solved.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009

  • Here I decided to change my topics completely to EBV research.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography 2009


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