CD46-mediated measles virus entry: a first key to host-range specificity

Denis Gerlier, Gayathrl Varior-Krishnan, Patricia Devaux

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Humans are the sole natural host of measles virus. The identification of CD46 as a virus receptor and of the involvement of moesin sheds some light on the molecular events occurring during virus entry into the cell. Knowledge of the key role of CD46 paves the way to creating transgenic mice sensitive to measles virus infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-345
Number of pages8
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)

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