Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Vaccine. 2008 Sep 12;26 Suppl 4:D49-53.

The biology of influenza viruses.

Author information

  • 1Department of Microbiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York 10029, USA.

Abstract

The influenza viruses are characterized by segmented, negative-strand RNA genomes requiring an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of viral origin for replication. The particular structure ofthe influenza virus genome and function of its viral proteins enable antigenic drift and antigenic shift. These processes result in viruses able to evade the long-term adaptive immune responses in many hosts.

PMID:
19230160
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3074182
Free PMC Article

Images from this publication.See all images (1)Free text

FIGURE 1
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk