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New pathogenic mechanism for influenza NS1 protein found

19:00 EST 13 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers report the biological effects of influenza protein NS1 binding to RIG-I -- the binding directly quiets the alarm that activates the cellular innate immunity defense against the infection. This is a newly described way for flu to antagonize the host cellular antiviral response.

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