Chronic viruses, such as herpesviruses, shape host physiology. These viruses modulate the inflammatory state of the immune system and have evolved to harness inflammation as a mechanism to regulate viral latency and reactivation. In this review, I examine some of the recent work demonstrating the important role of inflammation in the regulation of the herpesvirus life cycle and discuss recent work that implicates coinfection in the regulation of herpesvirus latency.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Insect Science