Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope

Varela, M. and Palmarini, M. (2010) Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope. Viruses, 2(8), pp. 1571-1576. (doi:10.3390/v2081571)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v2081571

Abstract

Evasion of the host's immune system is a required step for the establishment of viral infection. In this article, we discuss the recent findings of Heidmann and colleagues demonstrating that some retroviruses possess an immune suppressive (IS) domain "encrypted" within their envelope glycoprotein that is required to establish a successful infection in immunocompetent hosts

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Palmarini, Professor Massimo
Authors: Varela, M., and Palmarini, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Viruses
ISSN:1999-4915

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