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Journal of Virology Archives

Evolution of a deadly virus

May. 23, 2018—Genomic sequences have revealed that Florida is a major source of a mosquito-borne virus that causes disease in horses and humans.

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Keep your coat on, virus!

Sep. 22, 2015—A compound acting on serotonin receptors delays a critical step during reovirus cell entry, reducing viral infectivity.

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Contributors to coronavirus ‘fitness’

Feb. 24, 2015—Understanding the role that host membrane modification plays in coronavirus replication is essential for developing novel approaches to block the viruses that cause SARS and MERS.

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Targeting HIV’s “cap”

Feb. 10, 2015—New findings underscore the attractiveness of the HIV capsid – the structure that encloses the viral genome – as a therapeutic target.

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Natural killer cells don’t clear HMPV

Jul. 23, 2014—Understanding how the immune system responds to the respiratory virus HMPV is crucial for developing vaccines and anti-viral treatments.

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Respiratory virus vaccine candidate

May. 27, 2014—Virus-like particles containing a protein from human metapneumovirus are a promising vaccine candidate for this respiratory virus.

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Target cell entry to halt Chikungunya virus

Apr. 28, 2014—Understanding how chikungunya virus binds to and enters cells offers a new target for antiviral medications.

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Protein’s length, flexibility key to infection

Oct. 31, 2012—The structural architecture of the reovirus attachment protein is required for efficient reovirus infection of host cells.

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Cell entry ports for cold virus

Sep. 25, 2012—The respiratory virus HMPV uses its fusion (F) protein – which interacts with cellular receptors called integrins – to bind to and enter target cells.

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