EXPRESSION OF INTERLEUKIN-10 ACTIVITY BY EPSTEIN-BARR-VIRUS PROTEIN BCRF1 SCIENCE Hsu, D. H., Malefyt, R. D., Fiorentino, D. F., Dang, M. N., Vieira, P., Devries, J., Spits, H., Mosmann, T. R., Moore, K. W. 1990; 250 (4982): 830-832


Cytokine synthesis inhibitory factor (CSIF; interleukin-10), a product of mouse TH2 T cell clones that inhibits synthesis of cytokines by mouse TH1 T cell clones, exhibits extensive sequence similarity to an uncharacterized open reading frame in the Epstein-Barr virus BCRF1. Recombinant BCRF1 protein mimics the activity of interleukin-10, suggesting that BCRF1 may have a role in the interaction of the virus with the host's immune system.

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