Research Progress

[08-10-2014]Are T lymphocytes also innate immune cells?

Recently, a series of studies from Prof. Tang Hong's lab indicate that innate-like T lymphocytes play a pivotal role in the maintenance of homeostasis of innate inflammatory responses. In sterile inflammation such as acute cardiac inflammatory response to high blood pressure, vascular endothelial cells and fibroblasts derived IFN-γ is responsible for recruitment and activation of CD8+ T cell...

[08-10-2014]Progress in innate immune pathway regulation

The research team led by Prof. Chen Xinwen from WIV recently made great progress in innate immune pathway regulation, identifying an alternatively spliced isoform of MITA lacking exon 7, termed MITA-related protein (MRP), the findings of which has been published in the internationally prestigious journal, namely, The Journal of Immunology. The team identified an alternatively spliced isoform of...

[10-04-2014]A nerve cell model for HCMV latent infection has been established by scientists in Wuhan Institut...

Recently, the research group led by Prof. Luo, Min-Hua in Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS has achieved significant progress on establishing and characterizing the first nerve cell model for Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) latent infection, namely, HCMV latently infected T98G glioblastoma cell model. Relevant research results have been published in the Journal of Virology (JV) as the spotlight art...

[15-07-2013]Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) Made Big Progress in Research of Virus Bi-specific Fluorescence...

Recently, a team led by Prof. Wang Hanzhong of WIV made big progress in research of virus labeling by Nano material for the visibility of interaction between the virus and host cell. Relevant article has been published on the academic journal Biomaterials. Virus single-particle labeling and tracking technology offers us new perspective into the interaction between virus and its host cell. Now t...