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Influenza “Histone Mimic” Suppresses Antiviral 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…

USC researchers uncover mechanism that allows influenza virus to evade the body's immune response

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…

Protein 'tubules' free avian flu virus from immune recognition

Two domains or portions of the protein NS1 combine to form tiny tubules where double-stranded RNA is hidden from the immune system, said Dr. B. V. Venkataram…

Discovery opens door for drugs to fight bird flu, other influenza epidemics

Researchers at Rutgers University and The University of Texas at Austin have reported a discovery that could help scientists develop drugs to fight the…