pseudorabies virus

A Viral Heist

HSV-1 virions capture the cellular motor protein kinesin from initially infected epithelial cells and ferry it to subsequently infected neuronal cells to deliver their genome into the nucleus of those cells.

TWiV 378: Herpes plays DUBstep

On episode #378 of the science show This Week in Virology, Greg Smith joins the TWiVirate to reveal how his lab discovered a switch that controls herpesvirus neuroinvasion, and then we visit the week’s news about Zika virus. You can find TWiV #378 at, or you may listen below. [powerpress url=”″] Click arrow to play Download TWiV …

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TWiV 115: Color me infected

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Marc Pelletier On episode #115 of the podcast This Week in Virology, Vincent, Alan, Rich and Marc discuss the finding that a limited number of incoming herpesviral genomes can replicate and express in a cell, and controlling viral replication in Aedes aegypti with a Wolbachia symbiont. [powerpress url=”″] Click the …

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