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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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An essential tool for viral infection, capsids carry virus' genetic information and deliver it from cell to cell in its victim.
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for ovine astrovirus CH16 in brain tissues (hippocampus) of a sheep (ID 41669) with encephalitis using 2 polyclonal antisera targeted at the putative capsid protein of bovine astrovirus CH15.
NVR 3-778 is an investigational small molecule, direct-acting antiviral, for oral administration in patients with HBV that inhibits the HBV core or capsid protein.
The presence of two protein bands can be observed with apparent molecular masses of 96 and 106 kDa, corresponding to the major capsid protein (MCP) and the protein corresponding to the fusion of the MCP with RdRp or with other viral capsid fragments (data not shown) in accord with Poulos et al.
a) India 43 Banglandesh 6 Sri Lanka 9 East Timor 21 Philippines 4 Malaysia 4 Papu New Guinea 8 Brunei 2 China 3 (b) Capsid 10 prM 10 Envelope protein 10 NS1 10 NS2A 10 NS2B 10 NS3 10 NS4A 10 NS4B 10 NS5 10 Note: Table made from pie chart.
All of the current commercial vaccines are directed towards the immunogenic capsid gene (ORF2) of PCV2.
Their topics include producing and purifying viruses for structural studies, the X-ray crystallography of virus capsids, the evolution of viral capsid structures, mechanisms of icosahedral virus assembly, attachment and entry, developing anti-HIV drugs, and viral vectors for gene delivery.
Michelle Cousins, Petersfield, Hants IT 2 would appear that capsid bugs are active.
Expression of HPV capsid antigen was observed in 65% (13/20) cases by IHC and only six cases (30%) were positive by ISH.
A capsid is composed of proteins encoded by the viral genome, and its shape is the basis for its unique morphology.
The pest is the Capsid Bug that comes under a number of different names, including the Common Green Capsid and the Tarnished Plant Bug.