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Virus Host Cell Receptors

  1. Timo Hyypiä

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0000433.pub2



How to Cite

Hyypiä, T. 2006. Virus Host Cell Receptors. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Turku, Turku, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


Viruses are intracellular pathogens that use receptor molecules on the cell surface for their entry. Viral receptors are therefore important determinants of tissue tropism and pathogenesis of the disease.


  • viral receptors;
  • signalling;
  • virus entry;
  • antiviral drugs