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Hijacked Antiviral Protein Subverts Energy Production to Aid Viral Infection

Viruses are notorious for entering cells, taking over their internal machinery, and turning them into virus manufacturing centers. But new research by Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator Peter Cresswell reveals how human cytomegalovirus takes this gambit one step further, turning a protein that host cells use to protect themselves against viruses into a saboteur that supports viral infection.
 
 

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