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Research Article

Epstein–Barr Virus MicroRNAs Are Evolutionarily Conserved and Differentially Expressed

  • Xuezhong Cai,

    Affiliation: Center for Virology and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Alexandra Schäfer,

    Affiliation: Center for Virology and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Shihua Lu,

    Affiliation: Center for Virology and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department of Cancer Biology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John P Bilello,

    Affiliation: New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ronald C Desrosiers,

    Affiliation: New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Rachel Edwards,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Nancy Raab-Traub,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Bryan R Cullen mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: culle002@mc.duke.edu

    Affiliation: Center for Virology and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: March 24, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0020023

About the Authors

Xuezhong Cai, Alexandra Schäfer, Shihua Lu, Bryan R Cullen
Center for Virology and Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
John P Bilello, Ronald C Desrosiers
New England Primate Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Southborough, Massachusetts, United States of America
Rachel Edwards, Nancy Raab-Traub
Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: culle002@mc.duke.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

XC, RCD, NRT, and BRC conceived and designed the experiments. XC, AS, SL, JPB, and RE performed the experiments. XC, NRT, and BRC wrote the paper.