capsid capsid

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a variety of leaf bug
  2. (n) the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

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News

  1. Viral puzzles

    ( International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) ) The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste have coordinated a study on the ...
    on December 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Decoding viral puzzles

    The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. Scientists have coordinated a study on the mechanic properties of viruses that have improved their understanding, so much that they were able to make conjectures ...
    on December 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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  • "The virus first assembles the protein shell of the head and then packages the DNA into this empty capsid," Rossmann said. "This process could be likened to building a house and then filling it with furniture."
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Michael Rossmann Source: Science Daily (press release)

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