Carbohydrate determinants in ferret conjunctiva are affected by infection with influenza H1N1 virus

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Svend Kirkeby, Cyril Martel, Bent Aasted, Henrik Vorum

Carbohydrates often accomplish as cell-surface receptors for microorganisms and influenza virus preferentially binds to sialic acid through the viral haemagglutinin. The virus may attach not only to the epithelium in the airways, but also to the surface ocular epithelium.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Eye Research
Volume38
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)1027-1035
Number of pages9
ISSN0271-3683
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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