New insight about how viruses use host proteins to their advantage

Published: 2018-04-03


Viruses have a very limited set of genes and therefore must use the cellular machineries of their hosts for most parts of their growth. A new study, led by Göran Akusjärvi and Leif Andersson, both at Uppsala University/SciLifeLab, has discovered a specific host protein that many viruses use for their transport within the cell. The results were published in PNAS and opens up new possibilities to develop a broad spectrum anti-viral therapy.

Read full scientific paper in PNAS

Read full press release from Uppsala University