Arrangement of L2 within the papillomavirus capsid.

Abstract

Papillomaviruses are a family of nonenveloped DNA tumor viruses. Some sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) types, including HPV type 16 (HPV16), cause cancer of the uterine cervix. Papillomaviruses encode two capsid proteins, L1 and L2. The major capsid protein, L1, can assemble spontaneously into a 72-pentamer icosahedral structure that closely… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.02726-07

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@article{Buck2008ArrangementOL, title={Arrangement of L2 within the papillomavirus capsid.}, author={Christopher B Buck and Naiqian Cheng and Cynthia D. Thompson and Douglas R Lowy and Alasdair C. Steven and John Schiller and Benes L. Trus}, journal={Journal of virology}, year={2008}, volume={82 11}, pages={5190-7} }