Viral protein silences immune alarm signals

Posted by on June 29, 2016 5:52 pm
Categories: health

Viruses must avoid a host’s immune system to establish successful infections — and scientists have discovered another tool that viruses use to frustrate host defenses. New research demonstrates a novel mechanism by which viruses shut down alarm signals that trigger immune responses. This finding may open the door to future tools for controlling unwanted inflammation in severe infections, cancers and other settings.

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