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capsid

[′kap·səd]
(invertebrate zoology)
The name applied to all members of the family Miridae.
(virology)
In a virus, the protein shell surrounding the nucleic acid and its associated protein core. Also known as protein coat.
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Single-assay combination of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) EBNA1- and viral capsid antigen-p18-derived synthetic peptides for measuring anti-EBV immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgA antibody levels in sera from nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients: Options for field screening.
EBV specific antibodies include Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA IgM) and Nuclear Antigen (EBNA IgG).
The structure of a thermophilic archaeal virus shows a double-stranded DNA viral capsid type that spans all domains of life.
Thus work on HPV prophylactic vaccines has focused on the viral capsid proteins L1 and L2.
In comparison with simple capsid architecture ([phi]X174), more complex viral capsids (MS2 and T7) were less susceptible to ozone ([rho] < .
The viral capsid may be just a protein "crystal" with a genome inside.
26 $64-$232 SN, sensitivity; SP specificity; LR, likelihood ratio; IM, infectious mononucleosis; VCA, viral capsid antigen; EBNA, Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen; CBC, complete blood count; PCR, polymerase chain reaction
Partial sequencing of the viral capsid identified it as a type 1 poliovirus derived from one of the three strains in the Sabin OPV.
Twarock considered lines and planes projecting from such a lattice onto a three-dimensional sphere representing a viral capsid.
To give one example of the content of these chapters, the discussion of time-resolved mass mapping of viruses in chapter 6 explains how proteolysis of intact viruses, together with MALDI analysis of capsid and interior proteins, was used to demonstrate the dynamic nature of the viral capsid.
In new work at IFR, scientists are attempting to express purified viral capsid protein in a heterologous system so that they can study how attachment occurs to cultured cells.