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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences

Mapping the Resistance Potential of Influenza’s H + Channel Using an Anti-Viral Blocker


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Year 2017 Vol 6 Issue 4
Document Type : Short Communication
1Midhun Manohar 2Nihal Kulkarni 3Pradeep S
1Department of Biotechnology, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India .
2Department of Biotechnology, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India .
3Department of Biotechnology, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India .
Abstract
One of the biggest problems faced by biotechnologists and pharmacologists all over the world is the difficulty in predicting the strains of viral diseases that are coming into circulation. The problem becomes much worse when it becomes difficult to predict the virus’s resistance pattern.
Influenza A virus has many factors that play a role in its infection cycle. Here, we are trying to study how the virus exhibits resistance against an anti-viral blocker.
The blocker that is used in this case is amino-adamantane antiviral inhibitor (adamantine).

Keywords
Influenza A virus, Influenza M2 protein, adamantine
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