Xiangjie Yao

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The genus Metapneumovirus within the subfamily Pneumovirinae of the family Paramyxoviridae includes two members, human metapneumovirus (hMPV) and avian metapneumovirus (aMPV), causing respiratory tract infections in humans and birds, respectively. Paramyxoviruses enter host cells by fusing the viral envelope with a host cell membrane. Membrane fusion of(More)
Although much has been learned about Hepatitis C virus (HCV), research progress has been hindered by the lack of a suitable cell culture system supporting its replication. Recently, a unique HCV strain JFH1 has been found to replicate efficiently in cell culture with production of infectious HCV (HCVcc). Baculovirus vectors were found to be efficient(More)
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