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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...

Poxviruses Adapt Quickly To Fight Host Of Viral Defenses
2012-08-17 12:28:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered how poxviruses, viruses that contain DNA, can change quickly; in particular, they have an “accordion-like” way of viral adaption to fight against host viral defenses. Poxviruses, which include smallpox, can lead to a number of diseases in both humans and animals. They are seen as harmful, as they can pass through the species barrier with low mutation rates. Recently, there has been...

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2010-06-10 10:52:50

New therapeutic prospect: Tipping the balance to encourage flu death Scientists have uncovered the flu's secret formula for effectively evolving within and between host species: balance. The key lies with the flu's unique replication process, which has evolved to produce enough mutations for the virus to spread and adapt to its host environment, but not so many that unwanted genomic mutations lead to the flu's demise (catastrophic mutagenesis). These findings overturn long-held assumptions...

2010-05-28 17:53:38

RNA viruses hijack cellular enzyme to create viral replication factories on cell membranes Nihal Altan-Bonnet, assistant professor of cell biology, Rutgers University in Newark, and her research team have made a significant new discovery about RNA (Ribonucleic acid) viruses and how they replicate themselves. Certain RNA viruses "“ Poliovirus, Hepatitis C virus and Coxsackievirus "“ and possibly many other families of viruses copy themselves by seizing an enzyme from their host...

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2009-03-19 08:23:51

Targeting factors in patients, rather than the virus, could avoid development of resistance Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers are investigating a new way to block reproduction of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) "“ targeting not the virus itself but the human genes the virus exploits in its life cycle. In the March 19 Cell Host & Microbe, they report finding nearly 100 genes that support the replication of HCV and show that blocking several of them can suppress viral...


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