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A pathogenic picornavirus acquires an envelope by hijacking cellular membranes. Nature (2013)

April 4, 2013

Hepatitis A virus discovered to cloak itself in membranes hijacked ...

A team led by Dr. Stanley Lemon discovered that hepatitis A virus does not have an envelope when found in the environment, but acquires one from the cells that it grows in within the liver. It circulates in the blood completely cloaked in these membranes.

Hepatitis A, Research

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