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Cambridge Immunology Network



My research involves studying Human Citomegalovirus (HCMV) immune evasion. I am particularly interested on the role of viral miRNAs during infection and also the role of NK cells controlling HCMV infection.


Key publications: 

Coiras M, Montes M, Montanuy I, López-Huertas MR, Mateos E, Le Sommer C, Garcia-Blanco MA, Hernández-Munain C, Alcamí J, Suñé C. Transcription elongation regulator 1 (TCERG1) regulates competent RNA polymerase II-mediated elongation of HIV-1 transcription and facilitates efficient viral replication. Retrovirology. 2013 Oct 28;10:124.


Montanuy I, Alejo A, Alcami A. Glycosaminoglycans mediate retention of the poxvirus type I interferon binding protein at the cell surface to locally block interferon antiviral responses. FASEB J. 2011 Jun;25(6):1960-71.


Montanuy I, Torremocha R, Hernández-Munain C, Suñé C. Promoter influences transcription elongation: TATA-box element mediates the assembly of processive transcription complexes responsive to cyclin-dependent kinase 9. J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar 21;283(12):7368-78. 

Dr Inmaculada  Montanuy Sellart
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Person keywords: 
NK cells
viral immune evasion