Endometrial Gene Expression for HHV-6

  • Carolyn Coulam


Viral infections have been considered as possible environmental factors in human infertility. Two studies have confirmed the association of HHV-6 expression of endometrial cells and infertility providing a compelling suggestion of a role of HHV-6 in the etiology of infertility. This chapter describes HHV-6, discusses the association of HHV-6 and infertility, and reviews methods of detection of HHV-6 expression within the uterus.


Human herpesvirus 6 Infertility Uterine expression of HHV-6 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carolyn Coulam
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinical Immunology Laboratory, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and ScienceNorth ChicagoUSA

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