Cell transformation See transformation

cellular receptors A wide variety of cell-surface molecules are used as receptors by different viruses. These vary from gly-coproteins such as sialic acid or heparan sulfate to specific proteins on the cell surface such as CD4 or molecular immunoglobulins.

CELO virus An acronym for chicken embryo lethal orphan virus. An avian adenovirus.

central dogma The idea originally proposed by Crick FHC (1958, Symp Soc Exp Biol 12, 137) that genetic information can be perpetuated in the form of nucleic acid, but cannot be retrieved from the amino acid sequences of proteins. Prions appear to challenge this dogma.

Crick FHC (1970) Nature 227, 561

Central European encephalitis virus (CEE) The former name for Tick-borne encephalitis virus. See also Tick-borne encephalitis virus (European subtypes).

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