Alpha-dystroglycan can mediate arenavirus infection in the absence of beta-dystroglycan.

@article{Kunz2003AlphadystroglycanCM,
  title={Alpha-dystroglycan can mediate arenavirus infection in the absence of beta-dystroglycan.},
  author={Stefan Kunz and Kevin P Campbell and Michael B A Oldstone},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={316 2},
  pages={213-20}
}
Dystroglycan (DG) is a highly versatile cell surface molecule that provides a molecular link between the extracellular matrix (ECM) and the actin-based cytoskeleton. Encoded by a single gene, DG is posttranslationally processed to form alpha-DG, a peripheral protein identified as the cellular receptor for lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and Lassa… CONTINUE READING