CMV robs us of our youth in two nefarious ways

Ed Park, MD dr ed park, immune senescence, TA-65, Telomerase activation 0 Comments

So we suspected that chronic CMV infection ages us but we only conprehended that the immune system burns out fighting it. Until this paper, we didn’t realize that it also steals the healthy gene transciption factors that the host cell needs to stabilize its telomers. It’s a double whammy.