Munir M, Zohari S, Belak S, Berg M. Double-stranded RNA-induced activation of activating protein-1 promoter is differentially regulated by the non-structural protein 1 of avian influenza A viruses. Viral Immunol. 2012;25:79-85 pubmed publisher
..Comprehensive studies, focusing on the molecular mechanisms behind this differential inhibition, may facilitate exploration of the zoonotic and pathogenic potential of influenza A viruses. ..
Munir M, Cortey M, Abbas M, Qureshi Z, Afzal F, Shabbir M, et al
. Biological characterization and phylogenetic analysis of a novel genetic group of Newcastle disease virus isolated from outbreaks in commercial poultry and from backyard poultry flocks in Pakistan. Infect Genet Evol. 2012;12:1010-9 pubmed publisher
..Furthermore, these investigations emphasize the importance of continuous surveillance of ND in developing countries. ..
Munir M, Zohari S, Metreveli G, Baule C, Belak S, Berg M. Alleles A and B of non-structural protein 1 of avian influenza A viruses differentially inhibit beta interferon production in human and mink lung cells. J Gen Virol. 2011;92:2111-21 pubmed publisher
..This study therefore expands the versatile nature of the NS1 protein in inhibiting IFN responses at multiple levels, by demonstrating for the first time that it occurs in a manner dependent on allele type...
Munir M, Zohari S, Abbas M, Berg M. Sequencing and analysis of the complete genome of Newcastle disease virus isolated from a commercial poultry farm in 2010. Arch Virol. 2012;157:765-8 pubmed publisher
..These findings provide insight into the genetic nature of NDV circulating in Pakistan and are useful for both laboratory diagnosis and vaccine development for NDV...