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DNA-templated CMV viral capsidproteins assemble into nanotubes

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Abstract

This communication describes the in vitro assembly of genetically recombinant Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) viral capsidproteins (CPs) into biological nanotubes, several micrometres long yet with a diameter of only ∼17 nm, triggered by double-stranded DNAs of different lengths.

Graphical abstract: DNA-templated CMV viral capsidproteins assemble into nanotubes

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2007, accepted on 15 Nov 2007 and first published on 21 Nov 2007


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B715299J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2008,0, 49-51
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    DNA-templated CMV viral capsidproteins assemble into nanotubes

    Y. Xu, J. Ye, H. Liu, E. Cheng, Y. Yang, W. Wang, M. Zhao, D. Zhou, D. Liu and R. Fang, Chem. Commun., 2008, 0, 49
    DOI: 10.1039/B715299J

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