Human herpesvirus U15 (IPR008644)

Short name: Herpes_U15

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U15 is an ORF present in human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) that was initially isolated from patients with the AIDS and lymphoproliferative disorders, but was subsequently shown to be responsible for the common childhood disease exanthema subitum (roseola). Several gene fragments of HHV-6 have been shown to activate the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 long terminal repeat (LTR) [PMID: 11069999]. The ORF U15 encodes a protein of 110 amino acids, whose function in unknown.

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