Lipid-Modifying Enzyme: New Target for Pan-Viral Therapeutics, Rutgers University Study  
12/12/2011 7:35:42 AM

Three different disease-causing viruses -- poliovirus, coxsackievirus, and hepatitis C -- rely on their unwilling host for the membrane platforms enriched in a specific lipid, phosphatidylinositol 4 phosphate (PI4P) on which they can replicate, Rutgers University researchers said on Dec. 7, at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting in Denver.