Statistical mechanics of viral entry.

Abstract

Viruses that have lipid-membrane envelopes infect cells by fusing with the cell membrane to release viral genes. Membrane fusion is known to be hindered by high kinetic barriers associated with drastic structural rearrangements-yet viral infection, which occurs by fusion, proceeds on remarkably short time scales. Here, we present a quantitative framework… (More)

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@article{Zhang2015StatisticalMO, title={Statistical mechanics of viral entry.}, author={Yaojun Zhang and Olga K. Dudko}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2015}, volume={114 1}, pages={018104} }