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Follow-up to Viral attachment

A.J.Cann nna at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Oct 31 13:06:15 EST 1997


In article <63ado1$d8f at net.bio.net>, Rajesh Krishnam
<krishnam at gulag.mit.edu> wrote:

>Is it because viral fusion and entry does not occur each time a virus
>binds to the cell even though the binding is specific?

This is indeed the case. Binding, unlike entry (penetration), is a
non-energy requiring, REVERSIBLE process.
See:    http://www-micro.msb.le.ac.uk/224/Replication.html






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