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Keyword - Viral attachment to host adhesion receptor (KW-1233)

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Virion surface protein implicated in the initial binding to a specific host adhesion molecule. Adhesion receptors can be for example proteoglycans, sialic acids or a protein receptor. This initial attachment is not sufficient for triggering virus entry into host cell. In prokaryotic viruses, the primary attachment is called reversible adsorption.


Biological process

Gene Ontology


adhesion receptor-mediated virion attachment to host cell [ GO:0098671 ]


Viral attachment to host adhesion receptorHost-virus interactionVirionVirus entry into host cellViral attachment to host cellCellular componentBiological process
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