HOMOLOGY OF CYTOKINE SYNTHESIS INHIBITORY FACTOR (IL-10) TO THE EPSTEIN-BARR-VIRUS GENE BCRFI SCIENCE Moore, K. W., Vieira, P., Fiorentino, D. F., TROUNSTINE, M. L., Khan, T. A., Mosmann, T. R. 1990; 248 (4960): 1230-1234


Complementary DNA clones encoding mouse cytokine synthesis inhibitory factor (CSIF; interleukin-10), which inhibits cytokine synthesis by TH1 helper T cells, were isolated and expressed. The predicted protein sequence shows extensive homology with an uncharacterized open reading frame, BCRFI, in the Epstein-Barr virus genome, suggesting the possibility that this herpes virus exploits the biological activity of a captured cytokine gene to enhance its survival in the host.

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