Measles virus receptors and tropism.

  title={Measles virus receptors and tropism.},
  author={Yusuke Yanagi and Makoto Takeda and Shinji Ohno and Fumio Seki},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  volume={59 1},
Measles virus (MV) is a member of the Morbillivirus genus in the Paramyxoviridae family. Human signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAM) acts as a cellular receptor for MV. SLAM is expressed on immature thymocytes, activated lymphocytes, macrophages and mature dendritic cells. This distribution of SLAM is in accord with lymphotropism and immunosuppressive nature of MV. Canine distemper and rinderpest viruses, other members of the Morbillivirus genus, also use SLAM as receptors. Laboratory… CONTINUE READING


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