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Research Article

P53-Mediated Rapid Induction of Apoptosis Conveys Resistance to Viral Infection in Drosophila melanogaster

  • Bo Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & UF Shands Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Susanta K. Behura,

    Affiliation: Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Rollie J. Clem,

    Affiliation: Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Anette Schneemann,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • James Becnel,

    Affiliation: Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA/ARS, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • David W. Severson,

    Affiliation: Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Lei Zhou mail

    leizhou@ufl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & UF Shands Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: February 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003137

About the Authors

Bo Liu, Lei Zhou
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology & UF Shands Cancer Center, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Susanta K. Behura, David W. Severson
Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Rollie J. Clem
Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America
Anette Schneemann
Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, United States of America
James Becnel
Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology, USDA/ARS, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: leizhou@ufl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LZ BL. Performed the experiments: BL SKB. Analyzed the data: LZ DWS JB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJC AS JB. Wrote the paper: BL LZ.