Researchers Find "Key" Used by Ebola Virus to Unlock Cells and Spread Deadly Infection

Kartik and his collaborators, Thijn Brummelkamp (Netherlands Cancer Institute), John Dye (USAMRIID), and Sean Whelan (Harvard Medical School) have identified a cellular protein, NPC1, that is critical for infection by Ebola virus. This work was published in the August 24 online edition of Nature. See accompaning presser and watch the video.