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Cell Host Microbe. 2010 Oct 21;8(4):301-2. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2010.10.003.

A virus takes an "L" turn to find its receptor.

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  • 1Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. btsai@umich.edu

Abstract

Virus-receptor interaction represents a crucial step during virus entry. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Neu et al. (2010) identify a receptor motif that engages JC virus, a human polyomavirus known to cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in immunocompromised individuals.

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