Role of Envelopment in the HEV Life Cycle
AbstractHepatitis E virus (HEV), an enterically transmitted hepatotropic virus, was thought to be non-enveloped for decades. However, recent studies have revealed that the virus circulating in the patient’s blood is completely cloaked in host membranes and resistant to neutralizing antibodies. The discovery of this novel enveloped form of HEV has raised a series of questions about the fundamental biology of HEV and the way this virus, which has been understudied in the past, interacts with its host. Here, we review recent advances towards understanding this phenomenon and discuss its potential impact on various aspects of the HEV life cycle and immunity. View Full-Text
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Yin, X.; Li, X.; Feng, Z. Role of Envelopment in the HEV Life Cycle. Viruses 2016, 8, 229.
Yin X, Li X, Feng Z. Role of Envelopment in the HEV Life Cycle. Viruses. 2016; 8(8):229.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yin, Xin; Li, Xinlei; Feng, Zongdi. 2016. "Role of Envelopment in the HEV Life Cycle." Viruses 8, no. 8: 229.
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