Lipids in innate antiviral defense

John W. Schoggins, Glenn Randall

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It is becoming apparent that infections by a major class of viruses, those with envelopes, can be inhibited during their entry at the step of fusion with cellular membranes. In this review, we discuss multiple innate immune mechanisms that have evolved to modify the lipid composition of cellular and viral membranes to inhibit virion fusion of enveloped viruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-385
Number of pages7
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 16 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology


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