Research Progress

[21-05-2012]Significant Progress Made by WIV in Research on Variant HBsAg

Recently, significant progress on variant Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg)has been made by the research team led by Dr. Chen Xinwen at WIV . The research achievement was published in Journal of Virology (2012, 86(8), 4658-4669. doi: 10.1128 / JVI.06 353-11). Hepatitis B surface antige(HBsAg), the envelope proteins of hepatitis B virus (HBV), induce protective immune response. The region comp...

[06-12-2011]Professor Chunfu Zheng’s Lab has made significant headway in alphaherpesviruses

Dr. Chunfu Zheng’s Lab has made significant headway in alphaherpesviruses research and published three articles in Journal of Virology in 2011. One of Professor Chunfu Zheng’s articles titled “Varicella-Zoster Virus Immediate-Early Protein ORF61 Abrogates the IRF3-Mediated Innate Immune Response through Degradation of Activated IRF3” has been selected by the editors of the Journal of Virolo...

[23-11-2011]GCRV Related Results Compiled into the Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of...

The Ninth report of the International Committee on taxonomy of viruses (ICTV) has newly been published by Elsevier Academic press. Recent progresses on Grass carp reovirus (GCRV), made by researchers from Dr. Qin Fang, a member of The Reoviridae Study Group for ICTV, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was incorporated into the related chapter on dsRNA viruses in the repor...

[03-06-2010]A remarkable progress on the penetration mechanism of non-enveloped dsRNA virus

Cell, the international leading scientific journal, published a coverpaper entitled: “3.3 ? Cryo-EM Structure of a Nonenveloped Virus Reveals a Priming Mechanism for Cell Entry” in the issue of April 30, 2010 (Seeing http://www.cell.com). This achievement came from a joint research between Professor Qin Fang’s group from Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professo...