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Viruses 2010, 2(8), 1571-1576; doi:10.3390/v2081571

Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope

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Received: 16 June 2010 / Revised: 26 July 2010 / Accepted: 26 July 2010 / Published: 2 August 2010
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Abstract: Evasion of the host’s immune system is a required step for the establishment of viral infection. In this article, we discuss the recent findings of Heidmann and colleagues demonstrating that some retroviruses possess an immune suppressive (IS) domain "encrypted" within their envelope glycoprotein that is required to establish a successful infection in immunocompetent hosts [1].
Keywords: retroviruses; immune suppression; envelope retroviruses; immune suppression; envelope
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Varela, M.; Palmarini, M. Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope. Viruses 2010, 2, 1571-1576.

AMA Style

Varela M, Palmarini M. Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope. Viruses. 2010; 2(8):1571-1576.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Varela, Mariana; Palmarini, Massimo. 2010. "Multitasking: Making the Most out of the Retroviral Envelope." Viruses 2, no. 8: 1571-1576.

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