Tag Archives: apoptosis

HIV-Mediated Apoptosis: New Therapeutic Targets

This review discusses the apoptotic pathways that result in the demise of the immune system in HIV infection. Continue reading

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Modulation of apoptosis by oncogenic viruses

Hmm, this sounds like a good exam question for next year’s paper. 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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Parasite Evades Death by Promoting Host Cell Survival

Chagas disease, caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted to humans by blood-feeding insects, infects an estimated 8 to 11 million people throughout Mexico, and Central and South America. Although it is still rare in the United States, according to … Continue reading

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Dengue virus infection activates the unfolded protein response

Dengue fever and Dengue hemorrhagic fever have emerged as some of the most important mosquito-borne virus diseases in the tropics. No effective vaccine or antiviral drug therapy is currently available against Dengue viruses and the mechanisms of pathogenesis in Dengue … Continue reading

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