Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but as citizens infect lung cells was a mystery. The researchers report that hantaviruses gain entry into lung cells by & # 39; open & # 39; cell surface receptor called protocadherin 1 (PCDH1). Deleting & # 39; receptors made up of many laboratory animals resistant to infection. The findings show that targeting & # 39; & # 39 PCDH1 can; be a useful strategy against the deadly Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.
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