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    Comprehensive annotations of human herpesvirus 6A and 6B genomes reveal novel and conserved genomic features

    Yaara Finkel et al.
    Unbiased mapping of viral open reading frames (ORFs) and transcripts in HHV-6 genomes uncovers novel ORFs and lncRNAs that are conserved across betaherpesviruses.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Human cytomegalovirus interactome analysis identifies degradation hubs, domain associations and viral protein functions

    Luis V Nobre et al.
    The human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) interactome systematically characterises high-confidence viral-viral and viral-host protein interactions in HCMV-infected cells, facilitating multiple novel insights into HCMV and herpesviral function.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cytomegalovirus protein m154 perturbs the adaptor protein-1 compartment mediating broad-spectrum immune evasion

    Ivana Strazic Geljic et al.
    Single mouse cytomegalovirus protein, m154, downmodulates surface expression of numerous targets important for NK and CD8 T cell activation by perturbing adaptor protein-1 sorting and redirecting targets to lysosomal degradation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    High fat diet induces microbiota-dependent silencing of enteroendocrine cells

    Lihua Ye et al.
    Enteroendocrine cells sense nutrients in the gut and regulate digestive physiology but are rendered insensitive following fat ingestion due to alteration of gut microbiota.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Broadly neutralizing human antibodies against dengue virus identified by single B cell transcriptomics

    Natasha D Durham et al.
    Identification of viral and host determinants of broadly neutralizing antibodies targeting a new epitope on dengue virus that can be used to guide vaccine design.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Viral Latency: Down but not out

    Erin T Larragoite, Adam M Spivak
    A new study in monkeys suggests that treating HIV infection early with antiretroviral therapy reduces the number of latent viruses, but has little impact on viral reactivation when treatment stops.
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    Herpesviral lytic gene functions render the viral genome susceptible to novel editing by CRISPR/Cas9

    Hyung Suk Oh et al.
    CRISPR genome editing technology can efficiently introduce mutations into lytic and latent HSV genomes to block lytic replication and reactivation of latent herpes simplex virus genome though differential mechanisms.