Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, and Rich Condit
On episode #112 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, and Rich review the making of a virulent poxvirus by insertion of the gene encoding IL-4, and severe 2009 H1N1 influenza due to pathogenic immune complexes.
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Links for this episode:
- Expression of IL-4 makes a killer poxvirus
- Additional studies on poxvirus-IL-4 recombinants
- Creation of killer poxvirus could have been predicted
- Interleukin regulation of Th responses
- Severe pandemic H1N1 disease due to immune complexes
- Unusually high influenza mortality in 18-65 years old
- The complement system
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- Letters read on TWiV 112
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