Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) belongs to the gamma-(2)-herpesvirus subfamily and has been closely linked to the Kaposi's sarcoma, primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) and multicentric Castleman's disease. The genome of KSHV is 165-170 kb and contains at least 88 open reading frames. KSHV ORF26 open reading frames are juxtaposed and span from nucleotide (nt) 46933 to 47850 of the virus genome. Akula et al (2003) report it acts as a Capsid protein.
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus