Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 17th, 2002
How these viruses evade the immune system remains poorly understood, but researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri discovered that a mouse herpes virus uses molecules that mimic a cell's own proteins to help thwart an immune attack.
The findings also suggest that a branch of the immune system known as the complement system may play a more important role in controlling herpes virus infections than previously thought. The study is published in the August 2002 issue of the...
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