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Capsule cell

Capsule cell --> amphicyte

One of the cells located around the bodies of the cerebrospinal and sympathetic ganglionic neurons.

Synonym: capsule cell.

Origin: amphi-_ g. Kytos, cell


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adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance

Question, and sorry if it sounds dumb! If a bacterium is covered by a capsule, and you have a possible adhesin embedded in the cell membrane, does the capsule not hinder the ability of the adhesin to adhere to the host ...

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by biology_06er
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: adherence to host cell-capsule hindrance
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Capsules and Slime layers

... you that slime is loosely attached vs. the reportedly more tenacious capsule. Ask your teacher. Suggest the distinction is not useful. What is capsule for an isolated cells is a slime layer for a population (millions of cells) on a surface. That appears ...

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by JorgeLobo
Sun May 20, 2012 10:45 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Capsules and Slime layers
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Capsules and Slime layers

If firmly attached to a cell wall of G+ bacteria leaving a structured tight matrix excluding particles it is a capsule. If loosely attached to a cell wall and matrix includes small particles it is referred to as a slime ...

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by dizzysally
Sat May 19, 2012 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Capsules and Slime layers
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Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... virus is 'active' in such a way that it is always ready to infect a cell if it find suitable one. And even an 'active' virus is not doing much: ... cell, it actually gets dismantled there: it unloads its genome and the capsule proteins are discarded. If the virus contains its own enzymes, those ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... word to describe viruses outside the host (or more precicely, the host cell). However, that would mean that all viral particles are "dormant" ... virus as a practice bomb or munition: it has an intact casing (=protein capsule) and fuse (=proteins that recognize the target cell) but it ...

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by biohazard
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:48 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
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