Simone K Forbes

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The effect of abrogating the interferon (IFN) response on human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) replication was investigated using primary human cells engineered to block either the production of or the response to type I IFNs. In IFN-deficient cells, HCMV produced larger plaques and spread and replicated more rapidly than in parental cells. These cells demonstrate(More)
Regulation of the lectin galectin 9 (Gal-9) was investigated for the first time during human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection. Gal-9 transcription was significantly upregulated in transplant recipients with reactivated HCMV in vivo. In vitro, Gal-9 was potently upregulated by HCMV independently of viral gene expression, with interferon beta (IFN-β)(More)
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