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Lack of a single protein could lead to lifelong viral infection

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ecoclimber, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Ecoclimber

    Ecoclimber Senior Member

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    Lack of a single protein could lead to lifelong viral infection


    The difference between a virus getting cleared out of the body or a virus staying in the body forever – think HIV or hepatitis C – may come down to a single protein, according to a new study.

    The study also looked at immune system defects that occur as a consequence of missing or altered versions of the protein, pointing to a signaling pathway in the body that may be a useful target for treatment of persistent viral infections, which affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

    http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-06-scientists-lack-protein-results-persistent.html

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  2. Waverunner

    Waverunner Senior Member

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    Nothing but science is going to get us out of this situation. The faster science works, the sooner we will get healthy again. This is a very interesting study, thanks for posting it.
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    Enid Senior Member

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    Very interesting - thanks Ecoclimber.

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