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Since secreted molecules rapidly dissociate from the originating cell, isolation of individual cells based on specificity of secreted proteins is not currently possible.
One is secreted from cells infected with the Ebola virus, and the other forms the surface of the new viruses manufactured by infected cells.
Adding to that hope is a more controversial result from the same researchers: They contend that BRCA1, the protein encoded by BRCA1, is secreted by breast cells and belongs to an obscure family of proteins called granins.