fusogen

fusogen

(fūz′ŏ-jĕn″) [Fm. fus(ion) + ″]
A substance that can cause cellular membranes to merge.
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During this time, homotypic fusion of yeast vacuoles was also shown to proceed after SNARE complex disassembly (via treatment with excess yeast homologs of NSF and [alpha]-SNAP), indicating the need for a downstream fusogen (Ungermann et al.
Scientists have known that the herpes virus fusogen does not act alone, requiring a complex of two other viral cell-entry proteins.
This unexpected result leads us to believe that this protein complex is not a fusogen itself but that it regulates the fusogen.
China's FusoGen Pharmaceuticals has developed a new HIV fusion inhibitor that is currently in human clinical trials.
We have known that the herpes virus fusogen does not act alone and that a complex of two other viral cell-entry proteins is always required.