0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
1. Attachment: the recognizement of the target is made by proteins on the virus and receptive proteins on the membrane, and then the virus will attach it to the cell's membrane.2. Penetration: the virus may utilize either;Endocitosis: where the cell will englobe (pseudopodes) the virus and make endossomes. If the virus is folded (that "shell" after capside) then the virus will release it's nucleocapside through the endossome's membrane through the fusion of both folded virus and endosome's bilayer lipidic membrane affinity. If the virus isn't folded (it only has it's nucleocapsid), then it may lyses the endosome or even form pores on the endosome, easing it's way out.Or it may use Fusion: If the virus is folded, it can fuse both virus and cell's bilayer lipidic membrane (cuz of it's affinity) and release it's nucleocapsid directly into the citoplasm. (Fusion may also happen on endocytosis as previously mentioned on 2. endocitosis)Translocation: The virus is transported through the membrane by proteins (rare and no much information on why it happens).