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Tetherin restricts direct cell-to-cell infection of HIV-1

Overview of attention for article published in Retrovirology, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Tetherin restricts direct cell-to-cell infection of HIV-1
Published in
Retrovirology, January 2010
DOI 10.1186/1742-4690-7-115
Pubmed ID

Björn D Kuhl, Richard D Sloan, Daniel A Donahue, Tamara Bar-Magen, Chen Liang, Mark A Wainberg


Tetherin (BST-2/CD317/HM1.24) is an interferon (IFN)-inducible factor of the innate immune system, recently shown to exert antiviral activity against HIV-1 and other enveloped viruses by tethering nascent viral particles to the cell surface, thereby inhibiting viral release. In HIV-1 infection, the viral protein U (Vpu) counteracts this antiviral action by down-modulating tetherin from the cell surface. Viral dissemination between T-cells can occur via cell-free transmission or the more efficient direct cell-to-cell route through lipid raft-rich virological synapses, to which tetherin localizes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Canada 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
Germany 1 1%
Unknown 61 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 30%
Researcher 18 27%
Student > Master 6 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 7%
Professor 4 6%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 5 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 51%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 7 10%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 January 2011.
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