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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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Poster LBPEB13: Safety and antiviral activity over 10 days following a single dose of subcutaneous GS-6207, a first-in-class, long-acting HIV capsid inhibitor in people living with HIV
Phylogenetic analyses suggest that factors other than the capsid protein play a role in the epidemic potential of GII.2 norovirus.
Both groups also found evidence that Arc capsids contain Arc mRNA and that the capsids are released from neurons inside those vesicles.
After seeing the capsids, we knew we were onto something interesting."
All four of the core variants we identified, T2013, K2048, C2129, and Y2131, corresponding to residues 38, 50, 77, and 77, respectively, fall within the assembly domain, which forms the shell of viral capsid. Mutations in this domain may cause inefficient capsid assembly and subsequently retention of capsid within hepatocytes that could cause liver injury [24].
On the other hand, the MS2 capsid sympathizes with the pac site of DNA or RNA and can encapsulate the target RNA or DNA by locating at the five terminus of the pac site.
In this case, they utilized the approach to monitor how the HIV capsid uncoats in the cell at the individual particle level.
These VLPs are capsid particles generated from the L1 region of the HPV DNA.
The central DNA-containing core was surrounded by a bilayered capsid. [sup][4] Others have described the viral particle having a brick-shaped morphology and irregular tubules at its surface together with the characteristic crisscross spiral pattern.
The virus responsible for infectious myonecrosis (IMNV) has an icosahedral symmetry with a diameter of around 40 nm, and its capsid is composed of 120 subunits with a floating density of 1.366 g [mL.sup.-1] in cesium chloride (CsCl).
An overall APV prevalence of 22% was determined using a broad-spectrum nested PCR that amplified the major capsid protein VP1 gene of polyomavirus.
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