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Viruses and autophagy

Postby cookiemonster1 » Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:02 pm

Hi there,

One of my question for an assignment is that viruses initate a process that is similar to autophagy. Describe the process.

I'm a little lost here. I know that a virus inserts their genetic material to the host cell which may be incorporated into the host DNA and that autophagy is the fusion of a lysosome and an autophagosome to digest the cell's material. I'm a little confuse on how the process is similar. Can someone help me out? Thanks
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Postby JackBean » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:30 am

what about the lysis of the cell?
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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