Scientists were able to determine the mechanism of action of Ebola virus against the human immune system. This should help to improve the performance of finding effective tool for protection against the epidemic.
Researchers claim to have solved the mystery of the deadly epidemic.
Scientists from the University of Washington in St. Louis, working in collaboration with researchers from the Medical Center Southwestern Medical Center at the University of Texas and other professionals have found protein VP24 (e- Ebola, VP-Virus Protein, viral protein, „24 – „serial number in the genome).
The virus practically completely block the immune response to invasion. So it has the opportunity to freely multiply within the body, then blocking immunity is no longer necessary.
Subsequent reaction of the cells of the immune system against the huge increase of viruses can be so strong that vital organs themselves are irretrievably damaged, writes BBC.