Ebola Receptor TIM-1 (image) University of Iowa Health Care Caption Cellular protein TIM-1 acts as a receptor for Ebola virus and Marburg virus. Microscope image shows TIM-1 expression (in green) on the surface of human airway cells. Credit University of Iowa Usage Restrictions May only be used with appropriate credit for news or educational purposes. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.