Modulation of host innate and adaptive immune defenses by cytomegalovirus: timing is everything.

@article{Loewendorf2010ModulationOH,
  title={Modulation of host innate and adaptive immune defenses by cytomegalovirus: timing is everything.},
  author={Andrea I Loewendorf and Christopher A Benedict},
  journal={Journal of internal medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={267 5},
  pages={483-501}
}
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) (HHV-5, a beta-herpesvirus) causes the vast majority of infection-related congenital birth defects, and can trigger severe disease in immune suppressed individuals. The high prevalence of societal infection, the establishment of lifelong persistence and the growing number of immune-related diseases where HCMV is touted as a potential promoter is slowly heightening public awareness to this virus. The millions of years of co-evolution between CMV and the immune system… CONTINUE READING

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