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Influenza Virus Effects on Cell Membrane Proteins

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Science  09 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3915, pp. 202-205
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3915.202

Abstract

During infection by influenza virus, viral proteins become firmly attached to (or part of) host cell plasma membrane, nuclear membranes, mitochondrial, and microsomal membranes. Purified virus particles contain less than I percent host cell protein. Virus envelope proteins completely replace host membrane proteins in those discrete spots on the plasma membrane from which progeny virions bud out.

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