Publication - Scripps Research Scientists Find Potential Achilles’ Heel on Lassa Fever

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have determined the atomic structure of a protein that the Lassa fever virus uses to make copies of itself within infected cells. The structural data reveal an unexpected molecular crevice where the viral protein grips the viral genes, making this crevice a target for potential antiviral drugs.

Read the article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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