Virology & Mycology

Virology & Mycology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0517

+32-466-901905

Defective interfering particles and their role in disease progression and persistence


10th World Congress on Virology and Mycology

May 11-12, 2017 Singapore

Alemayehu Reta

Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Virol-mycol

Abstract :

Defective interfering particles (DIPs) are internal deletion mutants of viruses that replicate at the disbursement of the parent virus. This review article aimed at reviewing current science on defective interfering particles of their molecular and immunological features, role in disease progression and persistence, impact on vaccine production and viral vectors, and future directions. Defective interfering particles are very important to the field of biotechnology due to their nature of stimulating the immune system and attenuating some of the live viruses during live-attenuated vaccine production, however, they have a devastating effect like interfering with vaccine production, i.e., decrease in the viral titer, and facilitate pathogenesis and persistence of some viral infections.

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