Nucleocapsid Assembly of Baculoviruses
AbstractThe baculovirus nucleocapsid is formed through a rod-like capsid encapsulating a genomic DNA molecule of 80~180 kbp. The viral capsid is a large oligomer composed of many copies of various protein subunits. The assembly of viral capsids is a complex oligomerization process. The timing of expression of nucleocapsid-related proteins, transport pathways, and their interactions can affect the assembly process of preformed capsids. In addition, the selection of viral DNA and the injection of the viral genome into empty capsids are the critical steps in nucleocapsid assembly. This paper reviews the replication and recombination of baculovirus DNA, expression and transport of capsid proteins, formation of preformed capsids, DNA encapsulation, and nucleocapsid formation. This review will provide a basis for further study of the nucleocapsid assembly mechanism of baculovirus. View Full-Text
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Zhao, S.; He, G.; Yang, Y.; Liang, C. Nucleocapsid Assembly of Baculoviruses. Viruses 2019, 11, 595.
Zhao S, He G, Yang Y, Liang C. Nucleocapsid Assembly of Baculoviruses. Viruses. 2019; 11(7):595.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhao, Shuling; He, Guanghui; Yang, Yiheng; Liang, Changyong. 2019. "Nucleocapsid Assembly of Baculoviruses." Viruses 11, no. 7: 595.
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