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Immune Ecosystem of Virus-Infected Host Tissues

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CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing 100101, China
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Key Laboratory of Fujian-Taiwan Animal Pathogen Biology, College of Animal Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(5), 1379; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms19051379
Received: 31 March 2018 / Revised: 30 April 2018 / Accepted: 3 May 2018 / Published: 6 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Host-Microbe Interaction 2018)
Virus infected host cells serve as a central immune ecological niche during viral infection and replication and stimulate the host immune response via molecular signaling. The viral infection and multiplication process involves complex intracellular molecular interactions between viral components and the host factors. Various types of host cells are also involved to modulate immune factors in delicate and dynamic equilibrium to maintain a balanced immune ecosystem in an infected host tissue. Antiviral host arsenals are equipped to combat or eliminate viral invasion. However, viruses have evolved with strategies to counter against antiviral immunity or hijack cellular machinery to survive inside host tissue for their multiplication. However, host immune systems have also evolved to neutralize the infection; which, in turn, either clears the virus from the infected host or causes immune-mediated host tissue injury. A complex relationship between viral pathogenesis and host antiviral defense could define the immune ecosystem of virus-infected host tissues. Understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying this ecosystem would uncover strategies to modulate host immune function for antiviral therapeutics. This review presents past and present updates of immune-ecological components of virus infected host tissue and explains how viruses subvert the host immune surveillances. View Full-Text
Keywords: virus; immunity; ecosystem; virus-host interaction; virus pathogenesis; immune subversion virus; immunity; ecosystem; virus-host interaction; virus pathogenesis; immune subversion
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Maarouf, M.; Rai, K.R.; Goraya, M.U.; Chen, J.-L. Immune Ecosystem of Virus-Infected Host Tissues. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 1379. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms19051379

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Maarouf M, Rai KR, Goraya MU, Chen J-L. Immune Ecosystem of Virus-Infected Host Tissues. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(5):1379. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijms19051379

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