Tag Archives: Virology

Is a small artificial virus fragment the key to a Chikungunya vaccine?

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes Chikungunya fever. CHIKV occurs in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Regions where it has already caused epidemics include Africa, territories around the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and … Continue reading

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Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection

Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection 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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HIV Rev – Really Exasperating Virus protein

Two papers provide a more detailed structural picture of how HIV Rev works. Continue reading

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