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  • D A Marvin
  • 1998
The structural model of filamentous phage derived by X-ray fibre diffraction is supported by spectroscopic and genetic experiments. The structure of the receptor-binding domain at the end of the phage and the structure of the phage-coded intracellular DNA-binding protein have been determined at high resolution. The recent dissection of the virus life cycle(More)
Filamentous bacteriophages are interesting paradigms in structural molecular biology, in part because of the unusual mechanism of filamentous phage assembly. During assembly, several thousand copies of an intracellular DNA-binding protein bind to each copy of the replicating phage DNA, and are then displaced by membrane-spanning phage coat proteins as the(More)
  • D A Marvin
  • 1990
Inovirus (filamentous bacteriophage) is a simple system for studying the rules by which protein primary structure (amino acid sequence) controls secondary and higher order structure, and thereby function. The virus occurs naturally as a number of different strains with similar secondary and higher order structure, but the protein subunit that assembles to(More)
Filamentous bacteriophage virions can be engineered to display small foreign peptides in the N-terminal regions of all 2700 copies of the major coat protein (pVIII), but larger peptides can be accommodated only in hybrid virions, in which modified and wild-type coat protein subunits are interspersed. The copy number of peptides accepted in hybrid virions is(More)
The filamentous bacteriophages are flexible rods about 1 to 2 microns long and 6 nm in diameter, with a helical shell of protein subunits surrounding a DNA core. The approximately 50-residue coat protein subunit is largely alpha-helix and the axis of the alpha-helix makes a small angle with the axis of the virion. The protein shell can be considered in(More)