- Melissa R Ryerson,
- Monique M Richards,
- Marc Kvansakul,
- Christine J Hawkins,
- Joanna L Shisler
J Virol 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
Department of Microbiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
Apoptosis is an important anti-viral host defense mechanism. Here we report the identification of a novel apoptosis inhibitor encoded by the vaccinia virus (VACV) M1L gene. M1L is absent in the attenuated MVA strain of VACV, a strain that stimulates apoptosis in several types of immune cells. Read More