Table 1.

Discrimination in binding of empty capsid and poliovirus to cells with poliovirus receptor (HeLa cells) and cells without poliovirus receptor (L cells)

Type of particle 109particles boundRelative binding discriminationa
HeLa cellsL cells
Empty capsid42.12.616.2
Poliovirus40.92.914.1
  • a Relative binding discrimination is the ratio of the number of particles binding to HeLa cells to the number of particles binding to L cells.