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nucleocapsid

[¦nü·klē·ō′kap·səd]
(virology)
The nucleic acid of a virus and its surrounding capsid.
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It contains double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid genome enclosed within a nucleocapsid in the polyhedral inclusion body.
The nucleocapsid (N) protein of morbilliviruses is a major viral protein both in the virion and in the infected cell (Rima 1983).
Particles are composed of a tangle of nucleocapsids enclosed within the viral envelope, which contains surface projections 12 nm in length (Figure 1, panel C).
The envelope of the WSSV virion probably fuses with the endosome and the naked nucleocapsid is transported to the nucleus, in a similar way as in baculoviruses.
Nucleocapsids appeared to be angular and surface capsomer arrangement obvious.
Filamentous structures morphologically similar to viral nucleocapsids in otosclerotic lesions in two patients.
SOD enhances infectivity of Helicoverpa armigera single nucleocapsid nucleopolyhedrosis against H.
8 nm) and did not resemble the more thread-like nucleocapsids of influenza virus.
These segments are circular because of their 5' and 3' complementary termini and complex with a nucleocapsid (N) protein to form individual L, M, and S nucleocapsids (1).
These IFN-stimulated genes inhibit viral replication by many different mechanisms, including binding to viral nucleocapsids, translation inhibition, RNA degradation, RNA editing, and apoptosis induction.
Cleavage of the HA0 protein of influenza viruses results in an essential confonnational change in the HA protein, which enables the envelope of the endocytosed virus to fuse with the membrane of endosomes, releasing nucleocapsids into the cytoplasmic compartment (5,13).
Once internalized, the virus core uncoats, revealing flattened, disc-shaped, and electron-dense nucleocapsids described as "doughnut-shaped" (10,11).