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Keyword - Viral attachment to host cell flagellum (KW-1240)

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Virion protein involved in the primary attachment to host flagellar receptor. This attachment allows the prokaryotic virus to move along the host flagellum to find its entry receptor for viral genome penetration. Some prokaryotic viruses such as bacteriophages Chi or PV22 specifically interact with their host's flagellum, move toward the base of the flagellum to come in contact with the host cytoplasmic membrane and deliver the viral genome into the host cytoplasm.


Biological process

Gene Ontology


virion attachment to host cell flagellum [ GO:0098931 ]


Host-virus interactionVirionViral attachment to host cell flagellumVirus entry into host cellViral attachment to host cellCellular componentBiological process
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