Our immune system blocks Influenza virus

Our immune system blocks Influenza virus
Researchers have recently found that our immune system can block the dependency of flu virus on our own protein-cutting machinery (i.e. proteases) to create new viruses capable of spreading infection. It is the host protein PAI-1 that shuts down host’s proteases and prevents the virus from relying upon the host’s proteases to spread the infection. This discovery provides possibilities in the treatment of not only flu but also other viral infections.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. Our immune system blocks Influenza virus. BioLim O-Media. 09 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0191.