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Viral membrane fusion

A useful short review from Stephen Harrison which approaches viral memberane fusion from a structural biology standpoint. Continue reading

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This is not the cure for HIV

CCR5 deficiency predisposes to fatal outcomes in influenza virus infection. Continue reading

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Escape of non-enveloped virus from intact cells

The primary mode of exit for non-enveloped viruses is cell lysis. However, more complex exit strategies are possible. Continue reading

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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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