The Role Of Ns Segments On The Antibody Response And Protective Cd8+ T Cell Responses

Grant number: 1036335 | Funding period: 2012 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Influenza viruses developed two ways to survive against host immune response: (i) mutating in its genes to escape host immune response, which may cause a new pandemic; (ii) using its NS1 protein to impair host immune response. However, little is known on how these two processes occur and whether NS1 could influence the outcome of escape mutants. By using virological and immunological methods, this study will show how viruses use different NS1 to enhance the viral escape mechanism.