Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 20510923
Cell 2010 May;141(5):754-6
As part of their life cycle some single-stranded RNA viruses remodel host cytoplasmic membranes into specialized organelles. In this issue, Hsu et al. (2010) demonstrate how the viruses selectively co-opt host machinery to make this unique organelle, which has a lipid composition favorable to viral replication.