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the outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus

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The work is the culmination of studies carried out over the last decade looking at different portions of the cone-shaped container, or the capsid.
Therefore, viruses could be inactivated by ozone acting on the protein structure of a virus capsid or on nucleic acids of viruses.
Attachment and entry of recombinant Norwalk virus capsids to cultured human and animal cell lines.
Then, by having the computer repeatedly shuffle those disks into arbitrary arrangements on a spherical surface, they simulated the formation of millions of hypothetical capsids.
The patent announced today covers compositions of AAV vectors with AAV1 serotype capsids.
Both of these vaccines contain inactivated whole-virus particles and empty capsids produced in infected cell cultures, and both are adsorbed to alum in an effort to enhance immunogenicity.
When these viruses invade cells, the capsids get taken inside and never completely break apart," said lead researcher Jane Tao, assistant professor of biochemistry and cell biology at Rice.
Patton (Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) presents 20 articles reviewing current knowledge in this area, primarily from the perspective of the structure and related functions of capsids and individual viral protein products.
Serological cross reactivity between polyomavirus capsids.
In this study, rats with experimental arthritis were injected intramuscularly with AAV-TNFR:Fc vectors with AAV1 serotype capsids.
Capsids normally disassemble into individual proteins or into the pentamers or hexamers created during shell assembly.
Immunization of laboratory animals with such VLP preparations or with inactivated virions from various animal papillomaviruses (PV) has been shown to protect animals from papillomavirus associated disease, indicating the potential of prophylactic PV vaccines based on PV capsids.
Polymerase of 146/Kunming/04/China was almost identical with that of Saitama U4, but the capsids of 146/Kunming/04/China and Leeds/90/UK were distinctly different from that of Saitama U4.
The study reported here looked at new molecular approaches for detecting both intact and functional virus capsids and intact and functional--that is, replicating or transcribable--nucleic acids.
ITRs are necessary to package the therapeutic gene of interest into the AAV capsids.