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Anthrax hijacks host receptor

An atomic picture of how anthrax toxin binds to its host's cells reveals that the toxin commandeers a host receptor protein and tricks it into helping the toxin enter the cell.

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Figure 1: Throwing the anthrax switch.


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Bann, J., Hultgren, S. Anthrax hijacks host receptor. Nature 430, 843–844 (2004).

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