Subversion of the host response to virus infection is a universal theme of virology and viral immunology. Multiple mechanisms are in place to limit virus spread on behalf of the host, yet through evolution, viruses have adapted to either weaken or eliminate the effects of these host factors. Cell death or apoptosis is one such example of a host response to viral infection. As such, experimental techniques that enable analysis of viruses (and viral genes) involved in triggering, blocking, or perhaps augmenting this process represent important tools for virologists, immunologists, and cell biologists. Presented here are a series of techniques developed in our lab for the analysis of apoptosis that occurs as a consequence of herpes simplex virus type 1 infection.
Series: Methods in Molecular Biology | Volume: 559 | Pub. Date: Dec-01-2008 | Page Range: 371-387 | DOI: 10.1007/978-1-60327-017-5_26
Subject: Cell Biology
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