Ultrasonic absorption evidence of structural fluctuations in viral capsids.

Abstract

When the coat protein of the small icosahedral virus, brome mosaic virus, reassembles into capsids, the ultrasonic absorption of the solution greatly increases. Submitting the solution to an ultrasonic field thus appears to reveal spontaneous molecular motions within a protein assembly. Confirmatory evidence of a dynamics of a protein shell comes from… (More)

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