Analyzing VP22 Variants for Functional Differences Potentially Linked to Virulence

by Bridget Lunney
Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is a human pathogen infecting 67% of adults worldwide. Some of those infected will remain asymptomatic while others will frequently experience symptoms such as oral or genital lesions. A genome wide association study (GWAS) was conducted and identified a protein, viral protein 22 (VP22), that may be linked to the virulence of strains of HSV-1. My research seeks to identify any functional difference between two variants of VP22.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Health and Life Sciences
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University Park
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Moriah Szpara
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