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Tag Archives: Immunology
CCR5 deficiency predisposes to fatal outcomes in influenza virus infection. Continue reading
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
Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? Continue reading
A recent paper proposes a model which could explain the involvement of CVB as a contributory factor in diabetes. Continue reading
Why do some strains of Salmonella gauss gastoenteritis while closely-related organisms cause thyphoid? Continue reading
I’ve been banging on to my final year students about how cleever heresviruses are at evading the immune response. Continue reading
Leicester research shows for the first time that antimicrobial peptides have a functional role in anti-Crithidia defense. Continue reading
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
Two different events in the reovirus replication cycle can injure host cells by distinct mechanisms. Continue reading