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Kmiec, D., Iyer, S.S., Stürzel, C.M., Sauter, D., Hahn, B.H., and Kirchhoff, F. (2016). Vpu-Mediated Counteraction of Tetherin Is a Major Determinant of HIV-1 Interferon Resistance. MBio. 7.

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Portilho, D.M., Fernandez, J., Ringeard, M., Machado, A.K., Boulay, A., Mayer, M., Müller-Trutwin, M., Beignon, A.S., Kirchhoff, F., and Nisole, S., et al. (2016). Endogenous TRIM5? Function Is Regulated by SUMOylation and Nuclear Sequestration for Efficient Innate Sensing in Dendritic Cells. Cell Rep. 14, 355-369.

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