Viral Zone

November 4, 2022

What do Virus Assembly/disassembly Paradox mean?

Viruses are highly ordered supramolecular complexes that have evolved to propagate by hijacking the host cell’s machinery. A virus outside the cell has a complete structure […]
September 30, 2022

How do viruses or viral components move within the infected cell?

Intracellular Trafficking Following profitable penetration inside cells, the virus particles must get to an applicable website within the cell for genome replication. This course of is […]
September 30, 2022

Virus Penetration: How do they overcome the plasma and nuclear membrane?

The viral genome needs to get to the cytoplasm or to the nucleus for the virus that replicates in the nucleus. In other words, the viral […]
September 25, 2022

Towards the commemoration of the World Rabies Day September 28 – Things to ponder

Introduction Rabies is a viral disease that causes encephalitis in humans and other mammals whose main symptoms include fever and tingling at the site of exposure, […]
August 31, 2022

What is the difference between virus isolate, variant, strain, serotype, topotype and genotype?

There are a number of necessary terminologies generally utilized in virology and ought to be clearly outlined to be in the identical understanding amongst scientists in […]
August 19, 2022

Why is it difficult to control African Swine fever in Tanzania?

Introduction African swine fever virus (ASFV) is a double stranded DNA virus of the family Asfaviridae and genus Asfivirus that causes African swine fever (ASF). The […]
August 18, 2022

How are the RBCs used for HA and HI prepared?  

Hemagglutination assay and hemagglutination inhibition test (covered in the diagnostic virology) are very important assay Virology. Both use red blood cells where some viruses tend to […]
August 18, 2022

Interactions of hemagglutinins with sialic acids receptors

What’s a hemagglutinin? Orthomyxoviruses include envelope-associated proteins, hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA) inserted into the lipid bilayer and protruding on the floor as spikes. The hemagglutinin […]
August 18, 2022

Endocytic pathways for virus internalization

Viruses use a number of advanced and fewer understood mechanisms and pathways to ship their cargo (nucleocapsid and accent proteins) to the cytoplasm and or nucleus. […]