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Viral alteration to host cell membrane?

Paul Becquart becquart at infobiogen.fr
Tue Oct 1 12:06:44 EST 1996


Mr Nicholas Moody (nicholas.moody at jcu.edu.au) wrote:
: Does anybody know of any viruses that can alter the membrane of the
: host cell (in cell culture) so that no other viral particles are able
: to enter the cell?

Hi!

If i remember well, retroviruses alter the membran composition. In fact,
the protein-synthesis-engines produce viral proteins destinated to the
membran to avoid new particles entry. (sorry for my english). So it's
impossible to reinfect a cell culture by the same retrovirus. This
phenomenon is also abserved for vegetal retroviruses.

Paul





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