The role of lipid microdomains in virus biology.

@article{Nayak2004TheRO,
  title={The role of lipid microdomains in virus biology.},
  author={Debi P. Nayak and Eric Ka-Wai Hui},
  journal={Sub-cellular biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={443-91}
}
Many of the highly pathogenic viruses including influenza virus, HIV and others of world wide epidemiological importance are enveloped and possess a membrane around the nucleocapsid containing the viral genome. Viral membrane is required to protect the viral genome and provide important functions for attachment, morphogenesis and transmission. Viral membrane is essentially composed of lipids and proteins. While the proteins on the viral envelope are almost exclusively virally encoded, lipids… CONTINUE READING

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