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2013-02-13 17:51:08

In a paper published by Cell Host and Microbe on Feb. 13, a research team led by Blossom Damania, PhD, of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, found that suppressing the TLK enzyme causes the activation of the lytic cycle of both EBV and KSHV. During this active phase, these viruses begin to spread and replicate, and become vulnerable to anti-viral treatments. “When TLK is present, these viruses stay latent, but...

2011-01-20 22:03:33

Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus produces a protein that blocks the cell's inflammatory response In a new paper published Jan. 21 in the journal Science, a team of researchers led by Microbiology and Immunology professor Blossom Damania, PhD, has shown for the first time that the Kaposi sarcoma virus has a decoy protein that impedes a key molecule involved in the human immune response. The work was performed in collaboration with W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Jenny Ting, PhD....

2009-06-29 17:00:07

Scientists know that some cancers are triggered by viruses, which take over cellular systems and cause uncontrolled cell growth. Doctors "“ and patients who get shingles late in life "“ have also known for many years that some viruses, particularly the herpes virus, can lie dormant in a person's cells for long periods of time and then reactivate, causing disease. These viruses also cause significant disease in immunosuppressed people and those living with HIV/AIDS.A recent study...


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  • To talk saucily.
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