Novel Genes of Kaposi's Sarcoma Associated Herpesvirus (Human Herpesvirus Eight)
occurring in AIDS patients and closely associated with Karposi�s sarcoma (KS), body cavity based lymphomas (BCBL), multiple myeloma, and multicentric Castleman�s disease (MCD). JHU scientists have discovered several novel viral open reading frames (ORF�s) for KSHV. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) This invention can be used commercially for the diagnosing of HHV-8 associated diseases such as Karposi�s sarcoma, Castleman�s Disease, Multiple myeloma, and Bady cavity based large cell lymphoma. This invention could also be used to provide a method of screening to test candidate drug compounds for treating HHV-8 infections.
Patent (Set) US 6,264,958
Hayward, Gary S.
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