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Gag protein


noun, plural: Gag proteins

A polyprotein encoded by a retroviral gag gene


Gag stands for group-specific antigen. Gag proteins are often the precursors processed by means of proteolysis into final viral structural proteins, such as mature protein matrix, capsid, and nucleocapsid.


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Re: no repeat sequences in exons of genes?

... the gene of interest.....remember its very unlikely to hit a piece of protein coding DNA, due to the fact that introns are way way way bigger than ... which they evolved has many protein-coding sequences (like HIV... env gag nef pol rev tat vif vpr vpu 9 protein coding genes producing >9 proteins ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: no repeat sequences in exons of genes?
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... does not disrupt the essential functions of the cells (DNA, RNA and protein synthesis). Some persistently infected cells may be assisted by the ... Retroviruses are known to have three structural genes in its genome: gag pol and env; these genes are not oncogenic. In the case of a virus wanting ...

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by rabia
Tue May 06, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: virology
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synonymous vs conservative missense mutation

... 1 base for another. However this type causes no change in the resultant protein because the codon encodes the same amino acid e.g. If CAU is changed ... encodes a different amino acid e.g. Sickle cell disease is caused by a GAG (which encodes glutamate) to GTG mutation resulting in the formation ...

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by Katy_Bobbles
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:50 pm
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Topic: synonymous vs conservative missense mutation
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HIV Reverse Transcriptase Enzyme

... of pinched off cell membrane that has patches of viral envelope glycoprotein (env or gp120 for short) protruding from the surface, and an intracellular/intravirion ... tail. Inside of the envelope is the nucleocapsid core composed of gag proteins which covers and protects the packaged viral RNA ...

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by blcr11
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:18 pm
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Topic: HIV Reverse Transcriptase Enzyme
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The Fiber Disease

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by London
Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:45 pm
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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