Answer to Question #258296 in Biology for abc

Question #258296

reason out the specificity of HIV on its host cell



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2021-11-02T13:37:02-0400

A virus attaches to a specific receptor site on the host cell membrane through attachment proteins in the capsid or via glycoproteins embedded in the viral envelope. The specificity of this interaction determines the host—and the cells within the host—that can be infected by a particular virus.


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