Faculty Sponsor

Robert J. Visalli

Document Type

Presentation

Department/Program

Department of Biology

University Affiliation

Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition

Yes

Abstract

Known as the causative agent of genital herpes, HSV-2 infection affects half a billion people worldwide. When HSV-2 infects a host cell, the virus uses the host cell nucleic acid and protein synthesis machinery to replicate and assemble new viral particles. HSV-2, as well as the numerous other herpesviruses, have been shown to synthesize numerous immune modulation proteins. Some viral proteins work simultaneously to block interferon synthesis and its signaling effects.

Presentation Date

4-10-2010

Included in

Biology Commons

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