Micro bio 200 - Microbiology 200 Melissa Brace Herpes Virus is a virus that is not curable but can be managed The most common way the Herpes Virus

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Microbiology 200 Melissa Brace Herpes Virus is a virus that is not curable but can be managed. The most common way the Herpes Virus enters the host is that it releases capsid and the tegument proteins into the cytosol of a host cell. After that it fuses with the plasma membrane. This is where the capsid is then transported to cells nucleus, where it harbors in the nuclear pore complex. What cells do the herpes Virus tend to invade? Well they tend to attack mature dendritic cells (DC) which are the most potent antigen-presenting cell with in the entire immune system. Several members of the “Herpesviridae family show examples of avoiding the mature dendritic cells in the immune system. It can interfere with antigen appearance and production of the homologous cytokines. Interference with the way theses cells work represent a very powerful mechanism for viruses to avoid immune responses this is why herpes virus is hard to cure. It uses Glycoprotiens which are very important for the virus
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course BIO 200 taught by Professor R during the Fall '08 term at Western Illinois University.

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Micro bio 200 - Microbiology 200 Melissa Brace Herpes Virus is a virus that is not curable but can be managed The most common way the Herpes Virus

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