Tag Archives: Immunology

HSV-1 evasion of the host humoral immune system

I’ve been banging on to my final year students about how cleever heresviruses are at evading the immune response. Continue reading

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Why Bees Need Their AMPs

Leicester research shows for the first time that antimicrobial peptides have a functional role in anti-Crithidia defense. Continue reading

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How, exactly, do prion proteins cause disease?

Most of the major questions about prions seem now to have been answered, but one big issue still remains – how exactly do these proteins cause disease? Continue reading

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Reovirus Activates a Caspase-Independent Cell Death Pathway

Two different events in the reovirus replication cycle can injure host cells by distinct mechanisms. Continue reading

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Sometimes it pays to be recognized

HIV may not always want to go unnoticed. Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Immune Defence

Innate and adaptive immunity are no longer black and white, there are increasing shades of grey. Continue reading

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Rotavirus Roundup

Several interesting papers on responses to rotavirus infection have been published recently, so I thought I’d round them up in one place. Continue reading

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It's not all down to the virus

When you get sick, make sure you take your fair share of the responsibility! Continue reading

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A novel role for lipid droplets in the antibacterial response

Histones bound to lipid droplets can protect cells against bacteria without causing the harm normally associated with the presence of free histones. Continue reading

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