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Airway protease/antiprotease imbalance in atopic asthmatics contributes to increased Influenza A virus cleavage and replication

Creator: Kesic, Matthew J, Hernandez, Michelle, Jaspers, Ilona

Abstract Asthmatics are more susceptible to influenza infections, yet mechanisms mediating this enhanced susceptibility are unknown. Influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) protein binds to sialic acid residues on the host cells. HA requires cleavage to (more)

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12931_2012_article_1255.pdf

Collection: BioMed Central

Date Deposited: 2016-06-03

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