HIV resource October 2015
A HIV home page have been developed to describe the molecular biology of HIV and the effect of antiretroviral drugs on it. This resource is supported by the Swiss South Africa Joint Research Programme.

New hidden genes in RNA viruses October 2015
New hidden genes have been discovered in RNA viruses. Alphavirus TF , Orbivirus NS4 , Luteovirus and Polerovirus P3a .
Interestingly, Potyvirus P3N-PIPO would be expressed by polymerase slippage, a process not observed in ss+RNA viruses before .

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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
October, 2015
532 Virus description pages:
  • 99 Families
  • 424 Genera
  • 9 individual Species

216 Viral molecular biology pages

Linking to:
(UniProt release 2015_09)

  • 428 reference strains
  • 16,602 manually reviewed proteins
  • 2,350,430 unreviewed viral proteins

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