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RNAi in the regulation of mammalian viral infections

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, June 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)

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RNAi in the regulation of mammalian viral infections
Published in
BMC Biology, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-58
Pubmed ID

Kuan-Teh Jeang


Although RNA interference (RNAi) is known to play an important part in defense against viruses of invertebrates, its contribution to mammalian anti-viral defense has been a matter of dispute. This is surprising because all components of the RNAi machinery necessary for robust RNAi-mediated restriction of viruses are conserved in mammals, and the introduction of synthetic small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) into cells efficiently silences the replication of viruses that contain siRNA complementary sequences in those cells. Here, I discuss the reasons for the dispute, and review the evidence that RNAi is a part of the physiological defense of mammalian cells against viral infections.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 3%
France 2 2%
Finland 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Iran, Islamic Republic of 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 105 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 31%
Student > Master 17 14%
Researcher 16 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 6%
Other 20 17%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 6%
Engineering 2 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 12 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 19. 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 25 March 2020.
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