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Budding viral hijackers co-opt the endocytic machinery to make a getaway

Diane Martindale

Journal of Biology 2003, 3:2  doi:10.1186/1475-4924-3-2

Published: 19 December 2003

Abstract

A retroviral Gag protein interacts with a cellular protein involved in forming endocytic vesicles in a manner that affects the production of virus particles. These findings help define the suite of host-cell components that are usurped by the virus to help it propagate.