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Critical role for the chemokine receptor CXCR 6 in NK cell – mediated antigen-specific memory of haptens and viruses
The textbook view of adaptive immunity is that it is mediated exclusively by T cells and B cells, which rely on nonhomologous recombination of variable, diversity and joining gene segments mediated
Identification of alpha-dystroglycan as a receptor for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus and Lassa fever virus.
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A peripheral membrane protein that is interactive with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) was purified from cells permissive to infection and determined to be alpha-dystroglycan (alpha-DG).
The three-dimensional structure of canine parvovirus and its functional implications.
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The three-dimensional atomic structure of a single-stranded DNA virus has been determined and some of the amino termini of VP-2 run to the exterior in full but not empty virions, which is consistent with the observation that someVP-2 polypeptides in full particles can be cleaved by trypsin.
Broadly cross-reactive antibodies dominate the human B cell response against 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza virus infection
The Rockefeller University Press $30.00 J. Exp. Med. Vol. 208 No. 1 181-193 www.jem.org/cgi/doi/10.1084/jem.20101352 181 Influenza is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States (Beigel,
Programming the magnitude and persistence of antibody responses with innate immunity
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It is demonstrated that immunization of mice with synthetic nanoparticles containing antigens plus ligands that signal through TLR4 and TLR7 induces synergistic increases in antigen-specific, neutralizing antibodies compared to immunization with nanoparticles minus a single TLR ligand, and there was enhanced persistence of germinal centres and of plasma-cell responses, which persisted in the lymph nodes for >1.5 years.
Influenza type A virus neuraminidase does not play a role in viral entry, replication, assembly, or budding
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It is suggested that neuraminidase is not required for influenza virus entry, replication, or assembly in cell culture or in mice.
Alpha/Beta Interferons Potentiate Virus-Induced Apoptosis through Activation of the FADD/Caspase-8 Death Signaling Pathway
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It is reported that inducible overexpression of functional PKR in murine fibroblasts sensitized cells to apoptosis induced by influenza virus, while in contrast, cells expressing a dominant-negative variant of PKR were completely resistant.
An infectious clone of the West Nile flavivirus.
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Design of a subgenomic replicon, as well as a full-length infectious clone of the lineage II WN strain, which appeared surprisingly stable compared to other flavivirus infectious clones, was used to investigate effects of 5'- and 3'-nonrelated sequences on virus replication and infectivity of synthetic RNA.
Host cell dependence of viral morphology.
  • P. Roberts, R. Compans
  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 12 May 1998
TLDR
Observations indicate that the polarized cell phenotype and the integrity of the actin microfilament network are important cellular determinants of the morphology of a filamentous influenza virus.
Virus-Like Particle Vaccine Induces Protective Immunity against Homologous and Heterologous Strains of Influenza Virus
TLDR
Immune sera administered intranasally were able to confer 100% protection from a lethal challenge with PR8 or WSN, which provides further evidence that anti-HA antibodies are primarily responsible for preventing infection.
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