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Postby lara » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:30 am

y r helper viruses so specific??
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Postby victor » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:20 pm

Just refer to the viruses' anti-receptor or virus attachment binding [VAB]which are composed by glycoprotein, glycolipids or phospolipid with each unique 3D structure...
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Postby lara » Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:14 am

what i really wanted 2 know was y r some incomplete viruses specific about the viruses that make up 4 their deficiencies?
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Postby victor » Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:36 pm

I'm talking about virus here, so don't relate it with viroids and prions.
Incomplete viruses means viruses that incomplete in having enzymes they need to replicate themselves [e.g. Adenoviridae]. But some viruses have already 'complete' in having those [e.g. Poxviridae, Herpesviridae]. Complete and incomplete only differs in the enzymes [Also, I'm not talking about impotent virus that failed to code their protein and oftenly called 'incomplete'] they need to replicate and activate them...
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Postby lara » Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:49 am

AND I AM TALKING ABOUT HELPER VIRUSES,AND NOT MERE VIRUSES,NOR PRIONS OR VIROIDS!the doubt is this:why can't any virus help out an 'impotent virus'?why are they so selective?do they have any mechanisms like the usual receptor on the host surface?
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Postby victor » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:17 pm

Viruses have some receptors like protein, oligosaccharides, etc...the mecahnisms is just like a molecule (ex, protein) get bound with specific protein receptors....viruses have the 3D shaped antireceptors just like the protein do...simply said, the virus 'hijack' the host's receptor.

Why viruses can't help the impotent one? well, I can said that they're not programmed to do that.. :D
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