Entry Schematic (IMAGE) Hokkaido University Caption The host enzyme Xkr8 is transported to the Ebola virus budding site along with viral glycoprotein(GP) and then incorporated to the viral envelope. Xkr8 flips PS from the inner layer to the outer layer of the envelope, exposing the phospholipids, which contribute to viral infection. VP40 is a major structural protein of the virus. Credit Nanbo A. et al., <i>PLoS Pathogens</i>, January 16, 2018 Usage Restrictions This image is copyrighted and can be used for reporting this press release if properly credited. License Licensed content 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.