MicroRNAs derived from Epstin-Barr Virus prevent immune destruction of infected cells

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevents infected cells from being attacked by the immune system. The virus drives production of small molecules, so-called microRNAs, that suppress alarm signals sent out by the infected cell. Scientists at Helmholtz Zentrum München have elucidated this previously unknown mechanism.“Our new studies show that by means of microRNAs, the virus prevents the …

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