heavy metal viral inhibition?

MIKE krymkt at dataex.com
Sat Apr 13 21:08:29 EST 1996

Does anyone know if virii are inhibited by any heavy metal and what the 
chemical mechanism is? I have speculated that if this were to happen the 
heavy metal probably binds non-competitively to some early viral enzyme 
needed for host cell attachment or penetration.Any info would be greatly 

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