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Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits lytic replication of gamma oncogenic herpesviruses in vitro.

By | Herpesvirus, Viruses

Authors: Maria M. Medveczky, Tracy A. Sherwood, Thomas W. Klein, Herman Friedman, Peter G. Medveczky
BMC Medicinevolume, 15 September 2004

BACKGROUND: The major psychoactive cannabinoid compound of marijuana, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has been shown to modulate immune responses and lymphocyte function. After primary infection the viral DNA genome of gamma herpesviruses persists in lymphoid cell nuclei i…

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