A serpin takes a bite out of the flu

Curt M. Horvath*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Other than annual vaccinations, there are few remedies for seasonal influenza virus infections. A recent study in Cell from Dittmann et al. (2015) designed to reveal immune strategies against the flu has uncovered an Achilles' heel for influenza replication based on its requirement for host proteolytic machinery to enable efficient spread.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-284
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 11 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology


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