The greasy response to virus infections

Lukas Bahati Tanner, Benhur Lee

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Virus replication requires lipid metabolism, but how lipids mediate virus infection remains obscure. In this issue, Amini-Bavil-Olyaee et al. (2013) reveal that IFITM proteins disturb cholesterol homeostasis to block virus entry. Previously, in Cell, Morita and colleagues (2013) showed the antiviral potency of the lipid mediator protectin D1.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number4
StatePublished - 17 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


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