Track 12: Neuro virology

Neuro Virology mainly focuses on the viruses which infects the nervous system and to trace neuroanatomical pathway by using viruses for gene therapy and to eliminate the harmful populations of neural cells. Viruses infects the Nervous system because Neurons lack molecules which are necessary to present viral cells on the surface to killer cell and provides a safe house for the viruses to replicate. Viruses can persist for host’s lifetime if once it gets into the hosts neuron.Clinical virology characterises or isolates the viruses which are responsible for human pathologies by direct or indirect ways. Example of some tests to identify the viruses responsible for infection in humans are Influenza A RNA detection, HCV genotyping, BK virus DNA quantitation, HIV integrase inhibitor resistance testing.

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