Polyamines: Small Molecules with a Big Role in Promoting Virus Infection

Cell Host Microbe. 2016 Aug 10;20(2):123-4. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2016.07.012.


Polyamines play important roles in a range of cellular processes. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Mounce et al. (2016) link polyamine metabolism to the interferon response and demonstrate proviral effects for polyamines. The study points to the pathway as a potential novel pan-viral therapeutic target.

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  • Polyamines*


  • Polyamines