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some general capsid questions

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some general capsid questions

Postby raneynickel » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:50 am

What kind of proteins are the capsid shells made of?

Will a collection of capsid proteins in soln' generally form an icosahedral (or other geometric shape, depending on protein..) shape; Will they from encapsulating shapes on their own?

can capsid shells be manufactured?
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Postby canalon » Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:47 am

Yes capsid proteins can self asemble in solution.
I am not sure what you mean by manufactured, but the genes can be cloned in plasmids, and protein can be synthesized without anything else from plamids.
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Postby raneynickel » Sun Aug 09, 2009 12:40 pm

canalon wrote:Yes capsid proteins can self asemble in solution.
I am not sure what you mean by manufactured, but the genes can be cloned in plasmids, and protein can be synthesized without anything else from plamids.

Re self assembly:
do you have any source material handy, something I can look at that might explain the nuts and bolts?
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Postby GUL » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:52 am

i want 2 know about the supramolecular interactions in dna self assembly
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