[Frontiers in Bioscience 2, d588-591, December 1, 1997]
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DETERMINANTS OF ORGAN TROPISM OF SENDAI VIRUS

M. Tashiro1 and J.T. Seto2

1 Department of Virology 1, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan, 162 and 2 Department of Microbiology, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 90032-8201

Received 11/10/97 Accepted 11/14/97

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Abstract
2. Introduction
3. Sendai virus
3.1 Genome and proteins
3.2 Molecular biology
3.3 Budding domain
3.4 Nucleotide sequence
3.5 Determinants of pantropism

4. Perspectives
5. Acknowledgments
6. References
7. Entire manuscript

Key words: Sendai virus, Pantropism, Systemic infection, Proteolytic cleavage, Bipolar budding, Organ tropism