Published in AIDS Weekly, October 25th, 1999
Noting that "viruses may find it advantageous to establish persistent infection with periodic transmission to new hosts," researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a model system for studying, at the cellular level, how a virus evades the antiviral defenses of the organism it infects and becomes a persistent infection.
As a last line of defense against viral infection, some cells initiate the process of programmed...
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