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An international team of scientists showed that by swapping a single amino acid they could change the sugar to which the human BK polyomavirus will bind on the surface of cells.
By Valle, Luis Del White, Martyn K; Khalili, Kamel Abstract The human polyomavirus JC (JCV) is a small DNA tumor virus and the etiologic agent of the progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
By Shishido-Hara, Yukiko Higuchi, Kayoko; Ohara, Sinji; Duyckaerts, Charles; Hauw, Jean-Jacques; Uchihara, Toshiki Abstract Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a fatal demyelinating disorder due to human polyomavirus JC infection in which there are viral inclusions in enlarged nuclei of infected oligodendrocytes.
In the latest version of the hide-and-seek game between pathogens and the hosts they infect, researchers have found that a virus appears to cloak itself with a recently discovered gene silencing device to evade detection and destruction by immune cells.
Polyomavirus is the sole genus of viruses within the family Polyomaviridae. Ludwik Gross discovered the first polyomavirus, Murine polyomavirus, in 1963. Many polyomaviruses infect birds and mammals and have been extensively studied as tumor viruses in humans and animals. Polyomaviruses are DNA-based, small, and icosahedral in shape. They can potentially cause tumors and often persist as latent infections in a host without causing disease. There are three major clades or...
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