New studies by HHMI scientists show how cells use sophisticated signaling mechanisms to control production of interferon.
Scientists have discovered the molecular pathway responsible for detecting loose bits of DNA outside a cell’s nucleus and setting off an immune reaction.
An immune defense protein uses prion-like qualities to fend off viruses.
A molecule best known for fighting off cellular clutter is now recognized as an important defender against another cellular threat: viruses.
HHMI researchers have discovered that mitochondria contain a protein that triggers the immune system to attack viral invaders.