Viruses and Lipids
ExcerptAs 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. [...] View Full-Text
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Ono, A. Viruses and Lipids. Viruses 2010, 2, 1236-1238.
Ono A. Viruses and Lipids. Viruses. 2010; 2(5):1236-1238.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ono, Akira. 2010. "Viruses and Lipids." Viruses 2, no. 5: 1236-1238.