Attacking pathogens through their hosts
Virus Genomics and Bioinformatics Group, Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London, London W1T 4JF, UK
Genome Biology 2006, 7:201 doi:10.1186/gb-2006-7-1-201Published: 30 January 2006
Through understanding the intricacies of host-pathogen interactions, it is now possible to inhibit the growth of microbes, especially viruses, by targeting host-cell proteins and functions. This new antimicrobial strategy has proved effective in the laboratory and in the clinic, and it has great potential for the future.