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Gammaherpesvirus-Driven Plasma Cell Differentiation Regulates Virus Reactivation from Latently Infected B Lymphocytes

  • Xiaozhen Liang,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Christopher M. Collins,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Justin B. Mendel,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Neal N. Iwakoshi,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Samuel H. Speck mail

    sspeck@emory.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 26, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000677

About the Authors

Xiaozhen Liang, Christopher M. Collins, Samuel H. Speck
Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Xiaozhen Liang, Christopher M. Collins, Samuel H. Speck
Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Justin B. Mendel, Neal N. Iwakoshi
Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sspeck@emory.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XL NNI SHS. Performed the experiments: XL JBM NNI. Analyzed the data: XL NNI SHS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CMC. Wrote the paper: XL SHS.