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The impact of sex and species of cells in herpes simplex virus infection

Tseng, Yeu-Yang


Herpes simplex virus type I (HSV-1) is a large, enveloped DNA virus which belongs to the Herpesviridae family. HSV-1 is a highly infectious human pathogen that contacts mucosal surfaces to initiate infection and causes a range of diseases from mild cold sores to keratitis and encephalitis. A growing number of studies point to a sex difference in the prevalence and severity of viral infections. However, the role for sex in herpes infection is unclear due to the complexity of factors involving in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d77831416351


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