New therapeutic target against persistent viral infections
Life is a question of balance, and the body is no exception. Expression levels of certain proteins can affect the immune system' s ability to neutralize a virus. Type I interferons (IFN-I) are cytokines that were previously thought of as key contributors to the antiviral response, but emerging lines of evidence suggest that they may also participate in the establishment and maintenance of persistent viral infections.

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