About The Author

Matteo is a Ph.D. research scientist at the Institute of Molecular Virology.

The Human PYHIN Proteins: Our Cellular Guardians Against DNA Viruses

In order to survive in an environment populated by hostile viruses ready to parasite them, mammalian cells have evolved a sophisticated variety of constitutively expressed receptors to detect extra- or intracellular pathogen-associated molecular signatures. Upon activation by binding to their targets, such receptors trigger a specific intracellular signaling which leads to a potent production and