Penn Researchers Shine the Light of Venus to Learn How the Herpes Virus Invades Cells
Thursday, December 13, 2007
University of Pennsylvania researchers have uncovered an important step in how herpes simplex virus, HSV-1, uses cooperating proteins found on its outer coat to gain entry into healthy cells and infect them. Further,the study’s authors say, they have demonstrated the effectiveness of monitoring these protein interactions using biomolecular complementation.
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