viral envelope

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vi·ral en·ve·lope

the outer structure or coat that encloses the nucleocapsids of some viruses that mature by budding through the membrane cell; may contain lipoprotein.

vi·ral en·ve·lope

(vī'răl en'vĕ-lōp)
The outer structure that encloses the nucleocapsids of some viruses; may contain host material.
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Further chapters explore the mechanisms though which two of the major latent viral membrane proteins activate cellular signaling pathways.
He is also a discoverer of the ultra short acting analgetic/anesthetic remifentanil (ULTIVA(R)), the oral antidiabetic englitazone, the prostaglandin analog sulprostone (Nalador(R)), the use of viral membrane fusion inhibitors such as enfuvirtide (Fuzeon(R)) in combination with other retrovirals in the treatment of HIV infection, and the recent discovery of novel sodium channel blockers such as Parion Sciences 552 for the treatment of cystic fibrosis and chronic bronchitis.
The smaller C-terminal portion (HA2, [approximately equal to] 180 aa, excluding transmembrane and cytoplasmic domain) forms a stemlike structure that anchors the globular domain to the cellular or viral membrane.
Virosomes are reconstituted virus membranes, in this case influenza (flu) containing the viral membrane protein, hemagglutinin.
The anti-PS antibodies direct our immune responses to the inside-out components of the viral membrane, or envelope.
To do this, certain peptides normally hidden within the viral membrane must be lifted above the surface.
Our expansion represents an exciting time for Integral Molecular that will allow us to keep up with customer demand for our products and services while continuing to develop additional products focused on cellular and viral membrane proteins.
In the case of HIV, antibodies that can block infection target the proteins that stud the surface of the virus, which stick out like spikes from the viral membrane.
As a result, the jojoba facilitates rapid delivery of the TST molecules to the viral membrane.
We believe that because the compound attacks the viral membrane, rather than the protein structures, which vary from strain to strain, CSA-13 may prove to be effective in preventing infection against all strains of influenza, regardless of genetic mutations," stated Steven Porter, Chairman and CEO of Ceragenix.
The anti-PS antibodies direct the immune responses to the inside- out components of the viral membrane, or envelope.
This finding indicates that CSA-54 likely attacks the viral membrane and disrupts the virus from interacting with its target cells, similar to some of the known microbicidal peptides.