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Tag Archives: receptors
A nice short article looking at pathogen-host co-evolution. Continue reading
The cellular receptors and determinants that mediate entry of WNV are unclear to date. Continue reading
Hepaptitis B virus (HBV) likes liver cells (hepatocytes). In fact, it likes them so much it won’t grow anywhere else. The reason for this close connection is because the receptor this virus needs to infect cells is only found on … Continue reading
Ebolavirus (EBOV) and Marburgvirus (MARV) that compose the filovirus family of negative strand RNA viruses infect a broad range of mammalian cells. Recent studies indicate that cellular entry of this family of viruses requires a series of cellular protein interactions … Continue reading
New research shows that Niemann-Pick C1–like 1 (NPC1L1) cholesterol uptake receptor is an HCV cell entry factor that functions after binding, at or before fusion. Together with the facts that NPC1L1 is a cellular cholesterol receptor, the HCV particle is … Continue reading
Highly pathogenic avian H5N1 influenza viruses have spread throughout Asia, Europe, and Africa, raising serious worldwide concern about their pandemic potential. Although more than 250 people have been infected with these viruses, with a high rate of mortality, the molecular … Continue reading