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Keyword - Host gene expression shutoff by virus (KW-1190)

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Viral protein which prevents host gene expression by blocking for example host transcription, mRNA export or translation. This gives virus transcripts a competitive edge to use the hijacked translation machinery. Preventing the expression of host proteins is also a strategy to counteract the antiviral response.


Biological process


suppression by virus of host gene expression [ GO:0039657 ]


Host-virus interactionHost gene expression shutoff by virusBiological process