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Molecular "Motor" Drives Rotavirus Replication

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May 20, 2002
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A non-structural protein called NSP2 appears to be the molecular “motor” that drives replication of rotavirus within cells lining the gastrointestinal tract -- a finding that could enable development of drugs to fight the virus, the major cause of life-threatening diarrhea in infants worldwide, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.

HOUSTON -- (May 16, 2002) -- A non-structural protein called NSP2 appears to be the molecular “motor” that drives replication of rotavirus within cells lining the gastrointestinal tract -- a finding that could enable development of drugs to fight the virus, the major cause of life-threatening diarrhea in infants worldwide, said Baylor College of Medicine researchers.


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