The Beacons of Viral Education (aka the TWiVoners) reveal a cost of being a male mouse – the Y chromosome regulates their susceptibility to influenza virus infection. You can find TWiV #441 at microbe.tv/twiv, or listen below. Click arrow to play Download TWiV 441 (72 MB .mp3, 119 min) Subscribe (free): iTunes, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV!
On episode #316 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich and Kathy discuss how interleukin 10 modulation of Th17 helper cells contributes to alphavirus pathogenesis. You can find TWiV #316 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.
In many viral infections, clinical symptoms such as fever, tissue damage, pain, and nausea are a consequence of the immune response. Damage caused by the immune system is known as immunopathology. For some viruses that do not directly kill cells (non-cytolytic viruses) the immune response is the main cause of disease. Immunopathology may be caused …