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Zika virus' key into brain cells ID'd, leveraged to block infection and kill cancer cells

19:00 EST 15 Jan 2020 | AAAS

(University of California - San Diego) Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule -- αvβ5 integrin -- as Zika virus' key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells.

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