ESR and NMR studies provide evidence that phosphatidyl glycerol specifically interacts with poxvirus membranes

Abstract

The lung would be the first organ targeted in case of the use of Variola virus (the causative agent of smallpox) as a bioweapon. Pulmonary surfactant composed of lipids (90%) and proteins (10%) is considered the major physiological barrier against airborne pathogens. The principle phospholipid components of lung surfactant were examined in an in vitro model… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-7-379

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