Receptor binding by the Influenza virus

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Professor Kasson's team has recently published an article in the Biochemistry journal detailing how the influenza virus binds to cell surface receptors. In this article, the researchers detail how simulation techniques can be used to further analyze the biochemical and structural data of glycan binding by the influenza virus. They also review the work done in collaboration with Professor Pande's team, including research completed using Folding@home. Previous articles on the same subject can be found here and here.

20 glycan molecule structures are connected to the receptor-binding pocket of hemagglutinin.

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