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Viruses 2010, 2(5), 1236-1238; doi:10.3390/v2051236

Viruses and Lipids

Received: 17 May 2010 / Accepted: 18 May 2010 / Published: 20 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Role of Lipids in Virus Replication)
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Excerpt: As obligatory intracellular pathogens, viruses exploit various cellular molecules and structures, such as cellular membranes, for their propagation. Enveloped viruses acquire lipid membranes as their outer coat through interactions with cellular membranes during morphogenesis within, and egress from, infected cells. In contrast, non-enveloped viruses typically exit cells by cell lysis, and lipid membranes are not part of the released virions. However, non-enveloped viruses also interact with lipid membranes at least during entry into target cells. Therefore, lipids, as part of cellular membranes, inevitably play some roles in life cycle of viruses. [...]
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Ono, A. Viruses and Lipids. Viruses 2010, 2, 1236-1238.

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Ono A. Viruses and Lipids. Viruses. 2010; 2(5):1236-1238.

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Ono, Akira. 2010. "Viruses and Lipids." Viruses 2, no. 5: 1236-1238.

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