Bat influenza viruses transmit among bats but are poorly adapted to non-bat species

@article{Ciminski2019BatIV,
  title={Bat influenza viruses transmit among bats but are poorly adapted to non-bat species},
  author={Kevin Ciminski and Wei Ran and Marco Gorka and Jinhwa Lee and Ashley Malmlov and Jan Schink{\"o}the and Miles Eckley and Reyes A. Murrieta and Tawfik A Aboellail and Corey L Campbell and Gregory D. Ebel and Jingjiao Ma and Anne Pohlmann and Kati Franzke and Reiner Ulrich and Donata Hoffmann and Adolfo Garc{\'i}a-Sastre and Wenjun Ma and Tony Schountz and Martin Beer and Martin Schwemmle},
  journal={Nature Microbiology},
  year={2019},
  volume={4},
  pages={2298-2309}
}
Major histocompatibility complex class II (MHC-II) molecules of multiple species function as cell-entry receptors for the haemagglutinin-like H18 protein of the bat H18N11 influenza A virus, enabling tropism of the viruses in a potentially broad range of vertebrates. However, the function of the neuraminidase-like N11 protein is unknown because it is dispensable for viral infection or the release of H18-pseudotyped viruses. Here, we show that infection of mammalian cells with wild-type H18N11… Expand
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