Welcome to BioMed Central's Influenza Gateway, highlighting the latest research from BioMed Central journals on influenza-related topics.
Antigenic diversity of apical membrane antigen 1 (AMA1) in Plasmodium falciparum malaria is restricted to three alleles, suggesting that a multi-allele vaccine targeting limited AMA1 variants should confer protection against malaria.
Gerardo Chowell and Hiroshi Nishiura review the transmission dynamics of Ebola, discussing how modelling can give insight into its spread and the effects of control interventions, and highlighting the need to collect epidemiological data in real-time
The mechanisms of aging increase susceptibility of the distal lung epithelium to influenza infection and delay the lung repair process contributing to the severity of the infection in the elderly.
The 1918 influenza pandemic initially entered India via Bombay (now Mumbai) and over time, and with distance from the city, showed a pattern of speed deceleration and decreased overall virulence but with a prolonged epidemic wave.
Native camel lactoferrin and its purified N- and C-lobes display differing inhibitory activities against hepatitis C virus cell entry and viral replication in Huh7.5 cells.
Analyses of publicly-available data on influenza A (H7N9) virus infection provide reliable estimations of transmissibility but limited information on disease severity, suggesting these data could be useful to analyze the spread of infection.
Human macrophages were infected with SARS coronavirus via its binding to our own antibodies, which then entered through the macrophage FcgammaRII receptor.
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