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Keyword - Degradation of host capsule during virus entry (KW-1238)

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Virion protein involved in breaking down host cell capsule to reach the host cell wall, and finally the host cytoplasmic membrane. Many prokaryotic viruses carry for example glycanase, polysaccharide lyase or deacetylase activities to specifically digest host capsule.


Biological process

Gene Ontology


disruption of host cell glycocalyx during viral entry [ GO:0098996 ]


VirionDegradation of host cell envelope components during virus entryDegradation of host capsule during virus entryVirus entry into host cellCellular componentBiological process
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