capsid

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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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Photo: Schematic representation of the AIDS virus genome showing regions of DNA that code for production of, among other things, viral core protein (gag), reverse transcriptase (pol) and envelope proteins (env).
It works by a mechanism different from that of approved drugs or other drugs in development, by blocking a key step in the processing of a viral core protein called capsid.