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CIC bioGUNE discovers a new form of virus reproduction

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- The laboratory of Dr. Abrescia has described for the first time how the virus PRD1 uses lipids and proteins that are part of its structure to generate a nanotube used to translocate its genome and to penetrate and infect cells.

- The finding could boost new strategies to fight against bacteria such as Salmonella or E. coli, for example by recreating these cell-drilling tubes in the laboratory.

- The discovery was recently published in the prestigious scientific journal, PLoS Biology, and has been distinguished by the editors in the Synopsis section.

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