Structure of the sialic acid binding site in Newcastle disease virus hemagglutinin-neuraminidase.
Hemagglutinin-neuraminidase refers to a single viral protein that has both hemagglutinin and neuraminidase activity. This is in contrast to the proteins found in influenza, where both functions exist but in two separate proteins.
Hemagglutinin-neuraminidase allows the virus to stick to a potential host cell, and cut itself loose if necessary.
Hemagglutinin-neuraminidase inhibitors have been investigated and suggest that there may applications for human use in the future.
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