Study Shows How Cowpea Mosaic Plant Virus Stimulates the Immune System Against Cancer – News Medical

Read article - A study co-authored by Steven N. Fiering, professor of microbiology and immunology, and researcher at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, finds that cowpea mosaic plant virus (CPMV) stimulates the immune system to attack and often eliminate a cancerous tumor. “The recognition of CPMV by toll-like receptors illustrates how these receptors are quite flexible and recognize many more molecular patterns than immunologists previously knew," said Fiering.