Mechanisms of size control and polymorphism in viral capsid assembly.

Abstract

We simulate the assembly dynamics of icosahedral capsids from subunits that interconvert between different conformations (or quasi-equivalent states). The simulations identify mechanisms by which subunits form empty capsids with only one morphology but adaptively assemble into different icosahedral morphologies around nanoparticle cargoes with varying sizes… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/nl802269a

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@article{Elrad2008MechanismsOS, title={Mechanisms of size control and polymorphism in viral capsid assembly.}, author={Oren M Elrad and Michael F Hagan}, journal={Nano letters}, year={2008}, volume={8 11}, pages={3850-7} }