TWiV 426: I’m Axl, and I’ll be your cervid today

January 29, 2017

Zika-Gas6-AxlHosts: Vincent RacanielloAlan DoveRich Condit, and Kathy Spindler

The sages of TWiV explain how chronic wasting disease of cervids could be caused by spontaneous misfolding of prion protein, and the role of the membrane protein Axl in Zika virus entry into cells.

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