X-ray structures of H5 avian and H9 swine influenza virus hemagglutinins
bound to avian and human receptor analogs.
He's brewing a vaccine cocktail that combines particles of four different hemagglutinins
that in turn trigger protection against other related strains.
One is called hemagglutinins
(H) which help the virus attach on to a healthy cell and the other is called neuraminidases (N) which facilitate the release of viral particles from infected cells.
The scheme includes the probes corresponding to hemagglutinins
HA1-HA16 and then to neuraminidases NA1-NA9.
Known as the "receptor binding site" (RBS), this viral site is located on the heads of viral hemagglutinins
, spiky structures of sugar and protein that coat the viral envelope.
Merely swapping hemagglutinins
wasn't enough to make the composite virus into an airborne infectious flu in ferrets, though.
(1983) Genetic relatedness of hemagglutinins
of the H1 subtype of influenza A viruses isolated from swine and birds.
Lectins or hemagglutinins
are usually the abundant storage proteins in leguminous plants.
Prediction of mutation trend in hemagglutinins
and neuraminidases from influenza A viruses by means of cross-impact analysis.
Adsorption of influenza hemagglutinins
and virus by red blood cells.
H stands for hemagglutinins
, which are the molecules on the flu virus that allow it to invade the cells of respiratory passages.