capsomere


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capsomere

[′kap·sə‚mir]
(virology)
An individual protein subunit of a capsid.
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Human papillomavirus type 11 recombinant L1 capsomeres induce virus-neutralizing antibodies.
Herpes viruses have, a core containing a large double stranded DNA genome encased within, an icasopentahedral nucleocapsid containing 162 capsomeres, an amorphous proteinaceous tegument between envelope and capsid, a lipid bilayer envelop derived from host cell membranes, it contains surface spikes.
To determine the seropositivity for STLPyV, we developed a capture ELISA using recombinant glutathione S-transferase-tagged STLPyV VP1 capsomeres (online Technical Appendix, http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/EID/ article/20/9/14-0561-Techapp1.pdf).
The predominant structure consisted of spherical particles about 50 nm in diameter with a regular array of capsomeres, although smaller, larger, and irregular spheres were also seen (Fig.