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Coexisting or Cornered?

New Insights into Influenza's Anti-Antiviral Strategies

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, March 23, 2012
Researchers at Rockefeller University have identified a new way in which some influenza virus strains fight off the host immune response. In the H3N2 strain, a common seasonal flu strain, the tail of the NS1 protein has striking sequence similarities to a protein that also happens to be named H3 – the host protein histone H3.

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