599th Day of CUBE chatShaala: Continuation regarding the role of detergents in Floral dip and in corona prevention

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It was an interesting discussion today where tried to connect the concept of use of alcohol and soap in genetic engineering in cardamine and the role a soap can have on a plant cell or any cell like coronavirus cell

We tried to understand how coronavirus genetic material ( blue circle in diagram )enters the human cell( shown as pink circle in diagram ). And we thought that the blue cell - virus cell’s membrane would be fusing with that of the membrane of human cell and becoming a single membrane and thus the gentic material which is shown as light blue color dot in bigger blue circle is getting entry inside the human cell once the viral cell membrane fuses with that of human cell membrane . Thus once genetic material of virus is entering into human cell now it can cause infection and affect the human cell

Here is the catch , now if we stop this fusion of the coronavirus membrane with that of the human cell membrane then we can stop the infection. But how​:thinking: can we stop that ? Can soap help us ? :thinking::thinking:

Yes soap can disrupt the lipid membrane. But how ? Soap has both hydrophilic part and hydrophobic part as that of lipids of viral membrane and thus soap’s hydrophilic part interacts with that of hydrophilic part of lipid and similarly hydrophobic part of soap and lipid interacts there by soap disrupts the interaction between lipid in viral membrane and can thus lead to break down of virus cell

Thus understand the coronavirus structure and the lipid membrane gave us context to understand the chemistry of action of soaps also about the membranes of virus and human cell

We also compared the affect of soap on oil and how soap removes oil from our dirty clothes since oil is also hydrophobic molecule and that helped us understand the affect of soap on the lipid molecules of viral membrane

@Abhijeet Singh @Saida Sayyed @Abhigyan Ray @Navaneel CUBE @Janhvi Deshmukh kindly add points that we discussed today :relaxed:


599th day of CUBE Chatshaala:08 November 2021

Map 18 CUBist from 17 Centers had joined the webinar

INDIA
Delhi
Dr P. Chitralekha: DSC

Goa
Akshay K: Goa

Jharkhand
Rechel Tirkey: Morabadi, Ranchi

Maharashtra
Abhigyan :Sakinaka, Mumbai
Abhijeet Singh: Ulwe, Navi Mumbai
Aditya Joshi: Kalyan
Arunan MC: Breach Candy, South Mumbai
Darshana Vishnu Chandel: Adarsha Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Faizaan Shaikh: Adarsha Vidyalaya, Mumbai
Janhvi Deshmukh: Wardha
Kiran Yadav: H B C S E, Mumbai
Saida Sayyed: Bandra, Mumbai
Shraddha Sonavane: Panvel
Sunita Chahar: NES Ratnam College, Mumbai
Sreedevi Menon: Adarsha Vidyalaya Mumbai

West Bengal
Soumyadip Biswas: St.Xaviers College Kolkata

Dr.Anushila Chatterjee
Srujal Girish Jain

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