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Research Article

Glycosaminoglycans and Sialylated Glycans Sequentially Facilitate Merkel Cell Polyomavirus Infectious Entry

  • Rachel M. Schowalter,

    Affiliation: Tumor Virus Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Diana V. Pastrana,

    Affiliation: Tumor Virus Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Christopher B. Buck mail

    buckc@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliation: Tumor Virus Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: July 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002161

About the Authors

Rachel M. Schowalter, Diana V. Pastrana, Christopher B. Buck
Tumor Virus Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: buckc@mail.nih.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RMS DVP CBB. Performed the experiments: RMS DVP. Analyzed the data: RMS DVP. Wrote the paper: RMS.