Takeover of host ribosomes by divergent IRES elements.

Abstract

The ribosome is the macromolecular machinery in the host cell for which all viruses have to compete. Early in infection, the viral mRNAs have to compete with the host for both the ribosomes and for the limited pool of eukaryotic initiation factors that are needed to facilitate the recruitment of ribosomes to both viral and cellular mRNAs. To circumvent this… (More)

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