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Anthrax hijacks host receptor

Nature volume 430, pages 843844 (19 August 2004) | Download Citation

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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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  1. James G. Bann is in the Department of Chemistry, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0051, USA.

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  2. Scott J. Hultgren is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA. e-mails: jim.bann@wichita.edu hultgren@borcim.wustl.edu

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