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Latest NS1 Influenza Protein Stories

2012-03-14 13:56:38

A team of researchers led by scientists at The Rockefeller University has identified a novel mechanism by which influenza interferes with antiviral host response. The finding, reported in this week's issue of the journal Nature, shows that the immunosuppressive NS1 protein of the influenza A virus hijacks key regulators of antiviral gene function by mimicking a core component of gene regulating machinery. The results they describe have major implications for our understanding of the biology...

2009-05-21 09:51:28

Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a critical molecular mechanism that allows the influenza virus to evade the body's immune response system.The study will be published in the May 21 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe."We have found a mechanism that the influenza virus uses to inhibit the body's immune response that emphasizes the vital role of a certain protein in defending against viruses,"," says Jae Jung, Ph.D., professor and chair of the...

2008-11-06 15:00:29

U.S. scientists say they've found how the avian influenza virus "hides" from the body's immune system, preventing an antiviral response from infected cells. Baylor College of Medicine researchers said they discovered a protein found in the virulent avian flu virus strain called H5N1 forms tiny tubules in which it "hides" the pieces of double-stranded RNA formed during viral infection. Professor B.V. Venkataram Prasad and Zachary Bornholdt, now with the Scripps Research Institute,...

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2008-08-25 11:45:00

Rutgers, University of Texas at Austin researchers determine 3-D structure of a key site on a flu protein that suppresses human defenses to infectionResearchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the much-feared bird flu and other virulent strains of influenza.The researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a site on an influenza A virus protein that binds to one of its...