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Member since: Dec 13, 2007
From: California, United States
Status: Genetics, Cancer & Bioethics Moderator
My points: 722    what's this
Name: [Privacy]

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About My Research

 My research focus is infectious disease and glycobiology. I study the role of glycosylation in viral protein biology. Most viral proteins that are involved in viral attachment and entry into the cell are variably glycosylated. They pick up this glycosylation being made as "cellular proteins" before viral packaging. These carbohydrates have been found to be critical for immune system protection and often mediate viral infection. I am currently looking at the interaction between galectins (a carbohydrate binding protein made most mammalian cells, particularly in the immune system) and the paramyxovirus Nipah. Expression of the Nipah F protein (NiVF) on infected cells causes cell/cell fusion (syncitia formation) leading to disease pathology. Galectin binding to NiVF disrupts syncitia formation.  

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