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HIV's great escape

Viruses need cellular proteins to help them escape from cells. New results show that HIV and other viruses use the cellular machinery that normally delivers proteins to late endosomes and lysosomes.

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Figure 1: HIV assembly occurs either at the plasma membrane or on late endosomes.

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Marsh, M., Thali, M. HIV's great escape. Nat Med 9, 1262–1263 (2003).

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