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Pestiviruses

Pestiviruses are important animal pathogens related to hepatitis C virus, a major global health threat. They deliver their genome into the host-cell by fusing their envelope with a cellular membrane. The crystal structure of glycoprotein E2 from the pestivirus BVDV reveals a novel architecture and explains why membrane fusion requires acid and redox activation. Image created by Yorgo Modis.
Pestiviruses
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