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Epstein-Barr virus reactivation after superinfection of the BJAB-B1

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by heapsreal, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. heapsreal

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    Studies examining herpesvirus-herpesvirus (cytomegalovirus (CMV)-Epstein-Barr
    virus (EBV)) interactions are limited, and many of the studies have been clinical observations
    suggesting such an interaction exists. This report aims to examine the

    in vitro susceptibilities of
    BJAB-B1 and P3HR-1 cells (EBV positive Burkitt's lymphoma B-cell lines) to a CMV superinfection;
    and show that EBV reactivation occurs after CMV superinfects these cell lines.
    The BJAB-B1 and P3HR-1 cells were observed to be susceptible to a CMV superinfection
    by the detection of the major immediate early (MIE) viral transcript and protein (p52) expression.
    The BZLF1 transcript was observed in both cell lines superinfected with CMV, indicating EBV
    reactivation. BZLF1 protein was observed in the BJAB-B1 cells. Antigen detection was not
    performed in the P3HR-1 cells.
    The results from the in vitro superinfections support the in vivo studies suggesting a
    CMV infection is related to an EBV reactivation and suggests that CMV may be important as a cofactor
    in EBV pathogenesis in the immunocompromised patient.
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  3. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    Concord, NH
    EBV is mentioned in this YouTube:

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  4. AFCFS

    AFCFS Senior Member

    I had posted the link to The Treatment Center for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (A. Martin Lerner, M.D., M.A.C.P) under another thread, but may want to look at it. He focuses mostly on EBV and CMV, although do not recall mention of BJAB-B1. Aside from info/research on the site, he also has articles on PubMed. Don't know him and not recommending him, but his research seems pretty interesting and accessible - also has two videos on the site (rather long and in depth from my perspective, but worthwhile to watch).

    One thing that seems it should be simple to find, but I have not, is how/if EBV reactivation would change the tests that check for EBV. Lab Tests Online explains the Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies and shows:

    VCA-IgM (Appears first, gone in 4-6 weeks)
    VCA-IgG (it appears within a week of infection, then present for life)
    EBNA-IgG (Becomes positive in 2 – 4 months, then present for life)
    EA-D IgG (Positive in about a week, usually gone in 2 weeks, persists in 20% of people)

    So, just wondering how/if the test would change with reactivation - e.g. would VCA-IgG and EBNA-IgG show positive again? It gets a little confusing as I believe one of the videos on The Treatment Center for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) states something to the effect that EBV may be acting in a "sub-clinical" process.
  5. AFCFS

    AFCFS Senior Member

    I appreciate a good overview like that, it helps to frame up things and be able to explain them to people that are willing to listen.

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