There's Been A Spike In Virus That Could Paralyze You. Here's What You Need To Know

What is this rare, polio-like condition that's being found throughout the U.S., including in New Jersey? How concerned should you be?

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  • Spike | definition of spike by Medical dictionary
    noun Drug slang A needle for injecting a drug verb To inject a drug Endocrinology See Insulin spike Infectious disease A popular term for a sharply defined febrile peak Neurology A sharply defined depolarization on EEG Virology A projection on the surface of the virus seen by EM, corresponding to hemagglutinin or neuraminidase on the coat of a virus ...
    06/16/2019 - 5:29 am | View Website
  • Peplomer
    Peplomer. A peplomer is a glycoprotein spike on a viral capsid or viral envelope. These protrusions will only bind to certain receptors on the host cell; they are essential for both host specificity and viral infectivity. The term 'peplomer' is typically used to refer to a grouping of heterologous proteins on the virus surface that function together.
    06/15/2019 - 3:39 pm | View Website
  • What are the spikes and there function in a virus?
    Spikes are proteins that are part of the viral capsid/envelope (depending on if the virus is a naked virus or not). It helps with attachment to the host cell.
    06/14/2019 - 9:28 am | View Website
  • Virus
    The spikes help the virus invade host cells. The influenza virus, for instance, has two types of spikes. One type, composed of hemagglutinin protein (HA), fuses with the host cell membrane, allowing the virus particle to enter the cell. The other type of spike, composed of the protein neuraminidase (NA), helps the newly formed virus particles to bud out from the host cell membrane.
    06/14/2019 - 3:08 am | View Website
  • Naming an Influenza Virus
    Naming an Influenza Virus. H spikes are associated with hemagglutinin, a type of glycoprotein that assists the virus in identifying the receptors on the host cell. The N spikes are an enzyme called neuraminidase. N spikes help break down the mucous material surrounding host cells in the respiratory tract and initiate penetration of the virus into the host cell.
    06/12/2019 - 2:31 pm | View Website
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