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Attacking pathogens through their hosts

Paul Kellam

Author Affiliations

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-2006-7-1-201

Published: 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.