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Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection

Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection Continue reading

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An anti-prion system that cures infected cells

A system to cure prion infection of cells in yeast may have applications in human diseases. Continue reading

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Oncogenes and RNA splicing of human tumor viruses

Oncogenic viruses, with the exception of HCV, require the host RNA splicing machinery in order to exercise their oncogenic activities. Continue reading

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Morbillivirus Infections: An Introduction

Research on morbillivirus infections has led to exciting developments in recent years. Continue reading

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A Short History of the Discovery of Viruses

A free online book. Continue reading

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Silencing the alarms: Innate immune antagonism by rotaviruses

This review discusses the structural and mechanistic basis of innate immune antagonism by two direct effectors, the Rotavirus NSP1 and VP3 proteins. It starts with a nice overview of Rotavirus biology then goes on to describe how the structural and … Continue reading

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T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? Continue reading

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Life in Our Phage World

“[the] molecular biology of higher organisms does not stand on the shoulder of giants, but on the shoulder of dwarfs like phage T4 and lambda.” Continue reading

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