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A Fusion-Inhibiting Peptide against Rift Valley Fever Virus Inhibits Multiple, Diverse Viruses

  • Jeffrey W. Koehler,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey M. Smith,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel R. Ripoll,

    Affiliation: DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kristin W. Spik,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Shannon L. Taylor,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Catherine V. Badger,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Rebecca J. Grant,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Monica M. Ogg,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Anders Wallqvist,

    Affiliation: DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Mary C. Guttieri,

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Robert F. Garry,

    Affiliation: Tulane University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Connie S. Schmaljohn mail

    connie.schmaljohn@amedd.army.mil

    Affiliation: United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: September 12, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002430

About the Authors

Jeffrey W. Koehler, Jeffrey M. Smith, Kristin W. Spik, Shannon L. Taylor, Catherine V. Badger, Rebecca J. Grant, Monica M. Ogg, Mary C. Guttieri, Connie S. Schmaljohn
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America
Daniel R. Ripoll, Anders Wallqvist
DoD Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland, United States of America
Robert F. Garry
Tulane University, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: connie.schmaljohn@amedd.army.mil

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JWK RFG DRR AW MCG CSS. Performed the experiments: JWK JMS DRR KWS SLT CVB RJG MMO AW. Analyzed the data: JWK JMS DRR SLT AW RFG CSS. Wrote the paper: JWK JMS DRR SLT AW RFG CSS.