Action of Sendai Virus and Neuraminidase on the Alkaline Phosphatase Isoenzymes of HeLa Cells

THE mechanism of virus induced cell fusion is not clear. Among others, Sendai virus1,2 and Newcastle disease virus3 have been used to induce cell fusion; both viruses belong to the myxovirus group. In the early stages of fusion the virus is absorbed onto the cell surface and cytoplasmic bridges are formed between adjacent cells4. Okada5 has measured the… (More)