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Protein coat

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(virology) A coat of proteins surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus


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The protein coat is made up of protein subunits called capsomere. Additional layer of lipid molecules may envelope the protein coat.


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Ebola Virus: Development of Vaccines and Therapeutic Drugs

... virus (VSV), a common livestock pathogen, into which an Ebola viral coat protein has been introduced. With funding from the US DOD’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency ...

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by lorrainegenscript
Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:54 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Ebola Virus: Development of Vaccines and Therapeutic Drugs
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... itself, my question is why does it need ribosomal proteins??? "Protein translation" probably refers to the translation of single stranded ... do ribosomal proteins define life???? if so, then viruses with protein coat would become living and prions too.And all other protein particles ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

sure enough but since it can make its proteins itself, my question is why does it need ribosomal proteins??? do ribosomal proteins define life???? if so, then viruses with protein coat would become living and prions too.And all other protein particles too would be living ...

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by Sumanth001
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein

... enzyme required for production of chlorophyll (green pigment) in the coat of a pea seed (now it’s a gene. Note that trait loci can comprise of ... allele it produces 1000 times more of the enzyme (more mRNA and more protein) and, thus, a lot more pigment. In the meantime, homozygous plant ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:15 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How dominance works at the DNA/RNA/protein
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Question about phage library

... of phage display The starting point is usually a library of peptides, proteins or antibodies, which can be obtained commercially or constructed ... phage or phagemid genomes which proteins are expressed on the phage coat. This creates a direct physical link between the DNA sequences and their ...

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by poloke
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about phage library
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