Identification and characterisation of the interferon-stimulated gene C5orf39

Mullan, Catrina Jahsmin (2018) Identification and characterisation of the interferon-stimulated gene C5orf39. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Innate immunity is a branch of the immune system that is responsible for controlling the early events of pathogen infection. One of the key components of the innate immune systems arsenal are the interferon (IFN) cytokines. IFNs are small signalling proteins that are released by cells in response to invading pathogens, and viruses in particular. They are named for their ability to interfere with viral replication. The result of IFN signalling is the up-regulation of a diverse collection of genes termed interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs). These genes act in synchrony to limit the replication of viruses. The protein products of ISGs are involved in a multitude of cellular pathways that limit replication and additionally intercept viral proteins and nucleic acid directly. Some of these ISGs are mediators of an important cell-death response, apoptosis. Apoptosis is a vital component of innate immune signalling and controls viral replication by sacrificing the infected cell to limit further infection of neighbouring cells. The function of specific ISGs in mediating this response is poorly understood.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Keywords: Interferon, apoptosis, virus, innate immunity.
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation > Centre for Virus Research
Supervisor's Name: Palmarini, Professor Massimo and Wilson, Dr. Sam
Date of Award: 2018
Embargo Date: 16 May 2021
Depositing User: Ms Catrina Mullan
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-9095
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 14:12
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 10:19
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/9095

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