The bacteriophage lambda gpNu3 scaffolding protein is an intrinsically disordered and biologically functional procapsid assembly catalyst.


Procapsid assembly is a process whereby hundreds of copies of a major capsid protein assemble into an icosahedral protein shell into which the viral genome is packaged. The essential features of procapsid assembly are conserved in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic complex double-stranded DNA viruses. Typically, a portal protein nucleates the co-polymerization… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2011.07.045


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