The human CD46 molecule is a receptor for measles virus (Edmonston strain).


Measles virus normally causes disease in human beings, and the host range of this virus may be determined by a specific receptor on the surface of primate cells. Human-rodent somatic cell hybrids were tested for their ability to bind measles virus, and only cells that contained human chromosome 1 were capable of binding virus. A study of lymphocyte markers… (More)