Elke, Adam, and Gabor join TWiV to discuss their work on Lloviu virus, a filovirus, including recovery of infectious virus from a DNA copy of the genome and from Schreiber’s bats in Hungary.
The family of viruses known as the Filoviridae (filo, from the Latin for thread) is well known for the ebolaviruses, which cause the hemorrhagic disease that regularly erupts in Africa. As Earth€™s virome is slowly revealed, other filoviruses are discovered.
Jeremy Luban, Aaron Lin, and Ted Diehl join the TWiV team to discuss their work on identifying a single amino acid change in the Ebola virus glycoprotein from the West African outbreak that increases infectivity in human cells. You can find TWiV #415 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen below. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV415.mp3″] Click arrow to play Download TWiV 415 (67 MB …
Vincent and Alan speak with Erica Ollmann Saphire about her career and her work on understanding the functions of proteins of Ebolaviruses, Marburg virus, and other hemorrhagic fever viruses, at ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston, MA. You can find TWiV #394 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen or watch the video below. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twiv/TWiV394.mp3″] Click arrow to …
On episode #5 of the science show This Week in Evolution, Sara Sawyer and Kartik Chandran join Nels and Vincent to talk about how the filovirus receptor NPC1 regulates Ebolavirus susceptibility in bats. You can find TWiEVO #5 at microbe.tv/twievo, or you can listen below. [powerpress url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/twievo/TWiEVO005.mp3″] Click arrow to play Download TWiEVO 5 (73 MB .mp3, 98 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email
On episode #309 of the science show This Week in Virology, the TWiVocytes answer questions about Ebola virus, including mode of transmission, quarantine, incubation period, immunity, and much more. You can find TWiV #309 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.