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Medical Term:

kaposin B

Pronunciation: kap-o-sin'


A viral protein of the Kaposi sarcoma–associated human herpesvirus that leads to increased host cytokine secretion through activation of host cell mitogen-activated protein kinase-associated protein kinase 2.

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