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Host–pathogen interaction

Culprit within a culprit

The parasitic infection mucocutaneous leishmaniasis can vary in severity. It emerges that the levels of an RNA virus within the parasite affect both the host's immune response and the parasite's persistence.

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Figure 1: What a difference RNA makes.


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Olivier, M. Culprit within a culprit. Nature 471, 173–174 (2011).

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