Blowing off Steam: Virus Inhibition of cGAS DNA Sensing

Benjamin A. Diner, Ileana M. Cristea

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Detection of viral DNA is essential for eliciting mammalian innate immunity. However, viruses have acquired effective mechanisms for blocking host defense. Indeed, in this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Wu et al. (2015) discover a herpesviral strategy for inhibiting the prominent host sensor of viral DNA, cGAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 9 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Virology
  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology


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