Cell fusion by Semliki Forest, influenza, and vesicular stomatitis viruses

@article{White1981CellFB,
  title={Cell fusion by Semliki Forest, influenza, and vesicular stomatitis viruses},
  author={Judith M White and Karl S Matlin and Ari Helenius},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1981},
  volume={89},
  pages={674 - 679}
}
Representatives of three families of enveloped viruses were shown to fuse tissue culture cells together. These were: Semliki Forest virus (SFV, a togavirus), vesicular stomatitis virus (a rhabdovirus), and two myxoviruses, fowl plaque virus and Japan influenza virus (Japan)/A/305/57). Unlike paramyxoviruses, whose fusion activity is known to occur over a broad pH range, fusion by these viruses was restricted to mildly acidic pH. The pH thresholds for the four viruses were 6.0, 6.1, 5.5, and 5.1… CONTINUE READING

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