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Cryo-Electron Microscopy Makes Structure of Important Membrane-deforming Proteins Visible – Mirage News

Jülich/Heidelberg, 19 August 2020 – Viruses multiply in the human body by hijacking the functions of cells and using them for their own purposes. Ebola,…

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Jülich/Heidelberg, 19 August 2020 – Viruses multiply in the human body by hijacking the functions of cells and using them for their own purposes. Ebola, HIV and other viruses use, among other things, the so-called ESCRT-III complex for this purpose. In healthy cells, this intricate structure made up of numerous protein components is actually used to deform the cell membrane during necessary metabolic processes such as cell division, the formation of cellular organelles – the organs of the cell –…

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