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Contact: Gina Kirchweger
Salk Institute

Adenovirus Protein ORF3

Caption: The tiny adenovirus protein known as ORF3 (shown in green) clears the way for adenovirus replication by creating "zip files" of genes that help the cell defend itself against the virus. O'Shea hopes to exploit this finding to create adenoviruses that selectively destroy cancer cells.

Credit: Image: Courtesy of Dr. Clodagh O'Shea, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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