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Virologica Sinica, 33 (5) : 456, 2018
Common Infections May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease
MOE & MOH Key Laboratory of Medical Molecular Virology, School of Basic Medicine, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University, Shanghai 200032, China
 Correspondence: minfeng_shu@fudan.edu.cn;qiliang@fudan.edu.cn
Recent study by Joel Dudley and colleagues published in Neuron on July 11, demonstrated that both HHV-6A and HHV-7 could be key causal contributors to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, among various biological and technical issues, we review how complicate to demonstrate the link of HHV-6A and HHV-7 infection with AD in current situation, and highlight the potential open research directions of follow-up studies in the future.
Key Words: HHV-6A;  HHV-7;  Alzheimer's disease
Received: 27 Jul 2018  Accepted: 24 Aug 2018  Published online: 17 Sep 2018
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