How Influenza A, an RNA virus steals the RNA exosome?

A new article got published in Cell outlines a mechanism how influenza A depends on RNA exosome to successfully replicate inside the host. It’s still unknown how the virus got into the nucleus. RNA exosome is an essential protein complex that degrades RNA as a way to regulate gene expression. The general idea is that once inside the nucleus, the virus steals RNA molecules from the exosome in order to start the replication process.

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