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Virology. 1989 Nov;173(1):311-6.

Electron microscopy of the influenza virus submembranal structure.

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Division of Virology, National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

Electron micrographs of stain-penetrated influenza virus particles show a variety of internal structures that all consist of units of 4 X 4 nm. Isolated influenza virus M-protein, that is reassociated with lipid, forms very similar structures on liposomes. We therefore conclude that the 4 X 4 nm unit is M-protein. We further argue that the M-protein is not arranged with icosahedral symmetry.

PMID:
2815585
DOI:
10.1016/0042-6822(89)90248-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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