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Viral infection: A key host receptor for AAV

A transmembrane protein receptor that is critical for adeno-associated virus infection has been identified through an unbiased, genome-wide screen. Its role in viral entry could potentially be harnessed to develop enhanced gene therapy vectors and better animal models of human disease.

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  1. Sabrina Sun and David V. Schaffer are in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.

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    •  & David V. Schaffer
  2. David V. Schaffer is also in the Department of Bioengineering, the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA.

    • David V. Schaffer

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