Viral Immune Evasion: An Overview
from: Microbial Subversion of Immunity: Current Topics (Edited by: Peter J. Lachmann and M.B.A. Oldstone). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2006)
The presence in the immunocompetent host of numerous mechanisms to prevent the infection by pathogens has forced successful viral pathogens to acquire during evolution strategies to evade the host defense mechanisms. Our knowledge of viral immune evasion strategies has expanded enormously during the last ten years, with viral evasion mechanisms identified for most of the known immune pathways. These studies are relevant to understand viral pathogenesis and shed light into basic mechanisms of immunity read more ...