Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) encodes seven proteins necessary for viral DNA synthesis—UL9 (origin-binding protein), ICP8 (single-strand DNA [ssDNA]-binding protein), UL30/UL42 (polymerase), and UL5/UL8/UL52 (helicase/primase). It is our intention to provide an up-to-date analysis of our understanding of the structures of these replication proteins and how they function during HSV replication. The potential roles of host repair and recombination proteins will also be discussed.
Weller, Sandra K., "Herpes Simplex Viruses: Mechanisms of DNA Replication" (2012). UCHC Articles - Research. 240.