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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Scripps Research Scientists Show Lack of Single Protein Results in Persistent Viral Infection

LA JOLLA, CA – Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have shown a single protein can make the difference between an infection clearing out of the body or persisting for life. The results also show where the defects occur in the immune system without the protein and offer the possibility that targeting this signaling pathway could be beneficial for treatment of persistent viral infections in humans. 


Currently hundreds of millions of people around the world are afflicted with persistent viral infections such as HIV, HCV, and HBV.

The new study is published in the June 14, 2012 issue of the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

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