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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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They discovered that the rhinovirus capsid shows a recurring pattern of three proteins that fit together like bathroom tiles to form a relief map of miniature mountains and canyons.
FDA recently approved the first HPV cervical cancer vaccine that includes a portion of the L1 capsid protein to guard against this terrible disease.
Expression, self-assembly, and antigenicity of the Norwalk virus capsid protein.
HIV binds to receptors on human cells and then delivers the capsid inside them.
We are confident that our patent filing provides unique advantages to Bacilligen over others using such capsids or human virus based vectors," said Dr.
Capsid gene sequences were obtained by using a seminested GI-specific primer set (GIFF-1, GIFF-2, and GIFF3 for a first-round PCR and GISKR [GIFFN and GISKR] for a second-round PCR), which amplified 305 bp of the GI capsid gene; or a semi-nested GII-specific primer set (G2FB1, G2FB-2, and G2FB-3 for a first-round PCR and G2FBN [COG2F and G2SKR] for a second-round PCR), which amplified 299 bp of the GII capsid gene (17,21,22).
They consist of an outer shell called a capsid that contains the viral genome either DNA or RNA.
The VP1 region showed 2 reversions of the capsid determinant; [C.
Adenovirus infection of the cornea induces inflammation principally through contact between the viral capsid and the host cell.
Analysis of RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase (ORFIb) and Capsid Protein (ORF2) of Strain Nausika/08/ITA
We will determine whether picornavirus virions assemble from capsid protein protomers around the condensed genome or if the genome is packaged into a pre-formed empty capsid.
Through previous experiments together, the team observed mutations that allow the virus to survive in higher temperatures might also increase the stability of the capsid - the protein shell that encloses the genetic material of a virus.