Neutralizing antibodies against herpesvirus entry complex and fusogen

Ling Zhong, Wanlin Zhang, Claude Krummenacher, Qinjian Zhao, Xiao Zhang

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Herpesviruses lead to significant health challenges, notably through conditions like herpes, varicella, zoster, mononucleosis, and various cancers including Kaposi's sarcoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and lymphoma. Yet, no approved treatments explicitly target the initial infections of herpesviruses. The herpesviruses' cell entry mechanism relies on the coordinated action of several glycoproteins and involves multiple host cell receptors. Glycoprotein B (gB) is essential for membrane fusion and gets activated by the entry complex, primarily formed of gH and gL. Given the central role of this entry complex and the fusogen in herpesvirus infections, antibodies neutralizing targeting the key epitopes on these glycoproteins offer a promising strategy to counteract herpesvirus infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeutralizing Antibodies and their Role in Health and Disease
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9798891137011
ISBN (Print)9798891135413
StatePublished - Apr 2 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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