Open Access Mini Review Article ID: JCMBT-5-133

    Viral evolution and Immune responses

    Pilar Domingo-Calap*

    Antiviral responses are activated rapidly after viral infection in order to control and prevent dissemination of the virus. Different pathways are activated in the immune system, including innate and adaptive responses. On the other hand, viruses have evolved specifi c strategies to evade these responses. Due to the high viral evolutionary rates, escape variants can emerge and spread fast in the population. The co-evolution between viruses and their host is a constant arms race, and is of special interest to understand the viral escape mechanisms that may guide the future development of antiviral treatments and vaccines.


    Published on: Nov 14, 2019 Pages: 13-18

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/jcmbt.000033
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