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Model of how a Virus Works

Discussion in 'XMRV Research and Replication Studies' started by greybeh, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. greybeh

    greybeh Guest

    Of course, this is talking about an airborne virus, not something like XMRV (which the Whittemore Peterson Institute has clearly stated is NOT airborne).

    I would think the cell processes would work similarly, but the method of entrance would just be different.

    Here's a video animation with narration of how someone can become infected with a virus (in this case, again, an AIRBORNE virus):

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114075029

    OKAY, so can anyone tell me if the "big pink thing" is reverse transcriptase? I know nothing about viruses, but found this link fascinating and thought it might help spark discussion. Thanks, folks.
     
  2. Kati

    Kati Patient in training

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    Reverse transcriptase is different since we'd be talking about a retrovirus in the case of XMRV.
    The guy just explained the mechanism of viruses. I would suspect the big pink thing is transcriptase.

    Kati
     

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