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KSHV LANA generates novel cytoplasmic proteins through non canonical translation initiation J Virol. 2012 Dec 19


Dr. Reety Arora defends her PhD thesis and publishes a killer paper in Science Translational Medicine. Congratulations, Reety! Badhai ho!


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MCV Research Tools

MCV Teaching Slides
PDF file (right click to download file, 26.6MB)
Powerpoint file (right click to download file, 22.1MB)

MCV Genome Maps, Diagrams, and Clones:
MCV genome
MCV T antigen locus
Tumor-specific deletion pattern

MCV Antibodies:

MCV Genomic Clones:
MCV350: NIH AIDS Repository (search "merkel")
MCV339: NIH AIDS Repository
MCV206: NIH AIDS Repository

MCV Cell Lines:
MS-1: NIH AIDS Repository, European Collection of Cell Cultures
MKL-1: European Collection of Cell Cultures

IHC Staining Protocol

MCV Endnote Bibliographic Database
(October 2009, Download - 400k file)