Assembly of tomato blistering mosaic virus-like particles using a baculovirus expression vector system

  title={Assembly of tomato blistering mosaic virus-like particles using a baculovirus expression vector system},
  author={Raquel Medeiros Vasques and Roberto Franco Teixeira Corr{\^e}a and Leonardo A. da Silva and Rosana Blawid and Tatsuya Nagata and Bergmann Morais Ribeiro and Daniel M.P. Ardisson-Ara{\'u}jo},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
The expression of several structural proteins from a wide variety of viruses in heterologous cell culture systems results in the formation of virus-like particles (VLPs). These VLPs structurally resemble the wild-type virus particles and have been used to study viral assembly process and as antigens for diagnosis and/or vaccine development. Tomato blistering mosaic virus (ToBMV) is a tymovirus that has a 6.3-kb positive-sense ssRNA genome. We have employed the baculovirus expression vector… 
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