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  • noun biochemistry A protein that forms the crystalline matrix of viral polyhedral bodies


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  • Mukherjee B, Burma S, Hasnain SE (1995) An unusual 30-kDa protein binding to the polyhedrin gene promoter of Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus.

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  • Surprisingly, the polyhedrin subunits are more similar to picornavirus coat proteins than to the polyhedrin of cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (CPV).

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  • There was no effect on the complex formation when binding was carried out in the presence of unlabeled polyhedrin gene promoter (

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  • The use of flexible adaptors to generate a powerful system for packaging irregular particles is characteristic of the AcMNPV polyhedrin and may provide a vehicle to sequester a wide range of objects such as biological nano-particles. et al. & contentID = 10.1038/emboj. 2009.352&publicationDate = 12/03/2009&Vol = & Issue = current ">

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