Myxovirus Envelope Proteins: A Directing Influence on the Faffy Acids of Membrane Lipids

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Science  07 Feb 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3867, pp. 573-574
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3867.573


Acyl chain compositions of the lipids of three strains of influenza virus show differences not anticipated from current theories of myxovirus assembly. Fatty acids of viruses with antigenically related envelope proteins show greater resemblance than those of an unrelated strain, which suggests that these proteins influence the composition of membrane lipids at the site of viral release.

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