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Viruses 2014, 6(9), 3652-3662; doi:10.3390/v6093652

The Ins and Outs of Viral Infection: Keystone Meeting Review

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
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Virus-Cell Interaction Section, HIV Drug Resistance Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
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Received: 6 September 2014 / Revised: 23 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 25 September 2014
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Abstract

Newly observed mechanisms for viral entry, assembly, and exit are challenging our current understanding of the replication cycle of different viruses. To address and better understand these mechanisms, a Keystone Symposium was organized in the snowy mountains of Colorado (“The Ins and Outs of Viral Infection: Entry, Assembly, Exit, and Spread”; 30 March–4 April 2014, Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, organized by Karla Kirkegaard, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, and Eric O. Freed). The meeting served to bring together cell biologists, structural biologists, geneticists, and scientists expert in viral pathogenesis to discuss emerging mechanisms of viral ins and outs. The conference was organized around different phases of the viral replication cycle, including cell entry, viral assembly and post-assembly maturation, virus structure, cell exit, and virus spread. This review aims to highlight important topics and themes that emerged during the conference. View Full-Text
Keywords: Keystone Symposium; virus infection; Ebola; HIV-1; VZV; HSV; HCV Keystone Symposium; virus infection; Ebola; HIV-1; VZV; HSV; HCV
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Bird, S.W.; Kirkegaard, K.; Agbandje-McKenna, M.; Freed, E.O. The Ins and Outs of Viral Infection: Keystone Meeting Review. Viruses 2014, 6, 3652-3662.

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