Chemical action of influenza virus on the red blood cell membrane. I. Action on membrane neuraminic acids.


The chemical action of influenza virus strains PR8 and Lee and of periodate on the neuraminic acid containing lipids of human red blood cells has been investigated by thin layer chromatography. The results showed that haemagglutination by the two strains as well as periodate treatment induced manifold and profound chemical alterations in the neuraminic acid… (More)


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