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, 7 (9), R565-9

Enveloped Viruses: A Common Mode of Membrane Fusion?

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Enveloped Viruses: A Common Mode of Membrane Fusion?

F M Hughson. Curr Biol.

Abstract

Viruses use elaborate stratagems to enter cells. The HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein, which mediates both attachment and membrane fusion, has grudgingly begun to yield high-resolution structural information that suggests mechanistic similarities with the hemagglutinin protein of influenza virus.

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