Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Most aspects of glycobiology play important roles in the 'life' of viruses, for example in the correct folding of their envelope glycoproteins as well as in immune representation and escape. The pathogenicity of three major human pathogens, HCV (hepatitis C virus), HBV (hepatitis B virus) and HIV, which collectively infect more than 560 million people worldwide, is dependent on their glycoproteins. As the sugars (or glycans) that the viruses rely on are supplied by the host cell, we can exploit our knowledge of glycobiology to target this apparent Achilles' heel of these viruses. © 2006 Biochemical Society.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Biochemist

Publication Date

01/06/2006

Volume

28

Pages

23 - 26