©2017 by Yohei Yamauchi

VIRAL CELL BIOLOGY

Viral infectious diseases represent one of the world’s highest threats to human health and social wellbeing. Of those, influenza viruses cause 500 million infections every year.

Viruses exploit cellular processes such as signaling, endosome maturation, intracellular transport, mechanical stress by cytoskeletal motors, ubiquitin system, and cell division.

By understanding the mechanism of virus-host interactions and the cell biology of virus infection, we may be able to develop novel cell-targeted antiviral strategies that combat viral disease.

Discovery of a host cell factor  that

debundles incoming flu vRNPs

(click image for 2019 Nature Microbiology paper)

 -Nature Research Blog -

Debundling a waddle of flu ribonucleo-penguins

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HOW FLU 'MIMICS' 

PROTEIN WASTE TO ENTER CELLS

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