HIV and Tuberculosis syndemic December 2016

About one third of deaths among HIV-seropositive patients worldwide are due to co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). By infecting the same host, both pathogens replicate much better than alone. This syndemic is induced by a convergent dis-regulation of host immune response by HIV and MTB

Virus complete genomes October 2016

A list of curated virus complete genomes has been gathered and cleaned up from several resources. The list for vertebrate viruses covers 78,725 viruses comprising 333,953 sequences. Strain names with accession numbers are available for download.

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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure Curated by Dr. Chris Upton

Publication: ViralZone: a knowledge resource to understand virus diversity. Hulo C, de Castro E, Masson P, Bougueleret L, Bairoch A, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D576-82.

ViralZone current statistics
December, 2016
653 Virus description pages:
  • 101 Families
  • 543 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

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(UniProt release 2016_12)

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