By Wolfgang B. Fischer
In Viral Membrane Proteins: constitution, functionality, and Drug layout, Wolfgang Fischer summarizes the present structural and sensible wisdom of membrane proteins encoded via viruses. moreover, participants to the publication deal with questions on proteins as power drug ambitions. the variety of data coated contains sign proteins, ion channels, and fusion proteins. This booklet has a spot within the libraries of researchers and scientists in a big selection of fields, together with protein chemistry, molecular biophysics, pharmaceutical technology and study, bioanotechnology, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
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For the early phase of infection, we hypothesize that after digestion of the cell wall, the viral membrane fuses with the host plasma membrane. This fusion of the Kcv containing viral membrane with the high resistance host membrane increases the Kϩ conductance of the host membrane. The resulting membrane depolarization might prevent membrane fusion by a second virus, thus inhibiting infection by a second virus. , 2003). Depolarization is host specific and its time course is correlated with the number of infecting viruses.
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