Virus Tricks Manipulate the Cytoskeleton

B0001397 Stress fibres, focal adhesions & lamellae

Viruses, with only a few genes, are able to commandeer the complex mechanisms of human cells. Previous posts have described remarkable behavior of herpes, HIV and Ebola. These tiny pieces of genetic material are able to make proteins that evade the attacks from immune cells and trick membranes to allow entry. Viruses can…

(Mehr in: Jon Lieff, M.D.)