Inhibition of breast cancer cell proliferation through disturbance of the calcineurin/NFAT pathway by human herpesvirus 6B U54 tegument protein

Mathieu Iampietro, Annie Gravel, Louis Flamand

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Nuclear factor of activated T cell (NFAT) proteins are key regulators involved in multiple physiological mechanisms, such as immune response and cell growth. The capacity of selective calcineurin/NFAT inhibitors to decrease NFAT-dependent cancer cell progression, particularly in breast cancer, has already been demonstrated. In this study, we report a role for the human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) U54 tegument protein in inhibiting MCF-7 breast cancer cell proliferation by inhibiting NFAT activation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12910-12914
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number21
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology

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