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Keyword - Viral matrix protein (KW-0468)

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Broader
Virion

Definition

Protein that organises and maintains virion structure. It usually interacts directly with cellular membranes and is involved in the budding process. In some enveloped RNA viruses, it acts as a bridge between virion membrane and nucleocapsid.

Category

Cellular component

GOi

structural constituent of virion [ GO:0039660 ]

Graphical

VirionViral matrix proteinCellular component