Scientists reveal secrets of a deadly virus family

Posted by on April 26, 2016 5:01 pm
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Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), present on every continent except Antarctica. The research reveals important traits in LCMV and points to possible drug targets on LCMV’s close relative: Lassa virus.

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