Immunity to Influenza and Future Vaccination Strategies
Influenza viruses are very small pathogens (typically 80-120 nm) belonging to the family of the Orthomyxoviridae together with four other genera: Thogoto virus, Isavirus and influenza B and C viruses. The influenza viruses are distinguished based on the membrane channel protein, genome size and surface glycoproteins. The influenza A viruses are further subdivided into subtypes based on the surface glycoproteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). At present, 16 subtypes of the HA and 9 subtypes of the NA are known.
|Keywords||T-cells, children, immunity, immunology, infectious diseases, influenza, vaccines, virology, virus|
|Promotor||Rimmelzwaan, G.F. (Guus)|
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
|Sponsor||EU, ViroClinics Biosciences B.V., Sanquin bloedvoorziening Unit Reagentia|
Bodewes, R.. (2011, March 18). Immunity to Influenza and Future Vaccination Strategies. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/22783