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Rna Interference Viral Suppressor And
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RNA interference viral suppressor and RNA. Computer model showing the molecular structure of the B2 protein (blue and green) from a flock house virus (FHV), suppressing a double-stranded, small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecule (pink and yellow). RNA interference, or RNA silencing, has developed as a defence against viruses. However, some viruses have developed proteins such as B2, that inhibit the process and allow them to infect the host's cells.
March 6th, 2014
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