Gallery 25: Infection of H-9 cells with the MN strain of HIV-1 virus, electromicrograph 2
Virus particle budding out from the cell. Although similar to the previous micrograph, the inner core is not as dense and therefore this is an "immature" viron budding out as opposed to a mature virus fusing in to infect a cell.
Magnification including computer enhancements are approximately 100,000 times. A mature round virus particle is sitting next to the cell ready for infection. Note the visible inner core.
Mature virus particles released from host cell.
Image showing Watson and Crick, chimp, macaques, HIV virus particles.
David Baltimore and Howard Temin explain work on the Rous sarcoma virus.
HIV particle proteins annotated.
In this section learn that newly made proteins leave the endoplasmic reticulum wrapped in a layer of membrane called a vesicle.
Organelles in a typical animal cell.
Explore the reverse transcriptase mechanism.
Journey inside a cell as you follow proteins and learn about cellular interactions. This 3-D animation brings to life the inner workings of a fibroblast cell as it responds to external signals. Created by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Interactive Know