[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Extracellular nucleotides and purinergic receptors participate in numerous cellular processes during viral infection. Despite their positive role in the immune response, purinergic signals can also favor the infection of cells by viruses and the pathogeny of viral diseases. Here, we highlight the multiple ambiguous roles of purinergic receptors in viral infections.
Microbes and Infection 06/2012; 14(14). DOI:10.1016/j.micinf.2012.05.010 · 2.86 Impact Factor