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Table 1 List of virus-encoded microRNAs and their possible functional roles.

From: microRNAs in viral oncogenesis

Virus Name Family Number of microRNA precursors Functional role
Epstein Barr virus Herpesviridae 23 ? Regulation of Tumor Suppression/Apoptosis
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Herpesviridae 2 Regulation of Apoptosis
Human cytomegalovirus Herpesviridae 11  
Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus Herpesviridae 13 Regulation of cell adhesion, migration, and angiogenesis
Mareks disease virus (Type 1 and 2) Herpesviridae 25 Virus-induced transformation of chicken T cells
Mouse gammaherpesvirus 68 Herpesviridae 9 -
Rhesus lymphocryptovirus Herpesviridae 16 -
Rhesus monkey rhadinovirus Herpesviridae 7 ? Regulation of immune response pathways
Simian virus 40 Polyomaviridae. 1 Cytotoxic T-cell escape
Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Retroviridae 2 ? Regulation of latency