Discovering the Clever Way that Flaviviruses Boost Their Own Replication

A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has identified a key protein-modifying mechanism that the Zika virus and other mosquito-transmitted flaviviruses use to hijack infected host cells and promote their own replication. The discovery raises the prospect of new therapeutics for flaviviruses, a category of viruses for which few drug treatments or vaccines currently exist.

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