Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) binding and infection are mediated by interactions between the HMPV fusion protein and heparan sulfate.


Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is a major worldwide respiratory pathogen that causes acute upper and lower respiratory tract disease. The mechanism by which this virus recognizes and gains access to its target cell is still largely unknown. In this study, we addressed the initial steps in virus binding and infection and found that the first binding partner… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.06706-11


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