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Keyword - Degradation of host cell envelope components during virus entry (KW-1235)

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Definition

Virion protein involved in breaking down host cell surface components to reach the host cytoplasmic membrane. Many prokaryotic viruses for example carry enzymatic activities to degrade the host cell lipopolysaccharide layer, cell wall, or capsule.

Category

Biological process

Gene Ontology

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GOi

disruption of host cell envelope during viral entry [ GO:0098994 ]

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