BAFfled by Poxviruses?

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Successful viruses engage in a dynamic interplay with their hosts, where both utilize diverse strategies to impose their supremacy. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wiebe and Traktman describe a novel interaction between vaccinia virus and mammalian cells. A host protein called BAF can bind ectopic cytoplasmic DNA and block viral DNA replication, whereas vaccinia in turn counteracts this inhibition with a virus-encoded serine threonine kinase that inactivates BAF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 17 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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