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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This suggests that targeting the glycans of viral envelope proteins holds potential in the development of antiviral therapies.
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Integral Molecular is a specialist in the study of complex membrane proteins such as viral Envelope proteins.