Type:

Other

Description:

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. When a virus infects a cell, cellular defense mechanisms are activated, sometimes even causing cell death in an effort to stem the infection. As McFadden explains in his commentary, the virus in turn marshals its own countermeasures, striving to keep the cell alive so the virus can replicate and spread. A report by Schisler et al. shows how one of these countermeasures--synthesis of glutathione synthase, which protects cells against oxidative damage--is used by molluscum contagiosum virus and synthesized by a unique translation control mechanism for selenoproteins.

Subjects:

    Education Levels:

      Keywords:

      oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722023209047T,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,glutathione peroxidase,anti-oxidant protein,selenoprotein,immune system,Life Science,oxidative damage,molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV)

      Language:

      English

      Access Privileges:

      Public - Available to anyone

      License Deed:

      Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

      Collections:

      None
      This resource has not yet been aligned.
      Curriki Rating
      'NR' - This resource has not been rated
      NR
      'NR' - This resource has not been rated

      This resource has not yet been reviewed.

      Not Rated Yet.

      Non-profit Tax ID # 203478467