Viral decoys – how the Ebola virus leads the immune system astray

Currently published in Cell Reports.
A research team from Tübingen and Göttingen has described in the renowned journal Cell Reports a new mechanism how the Ebola virus escapes the immune system. The virus causes infected cells to release decoys that inactivate neutralizing antibodies and prevent immune cells from releasing important messenger molecules. These findings could lead to the development of new vaccines against hemorrhagic fever viruses.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft