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Keyword - Viral capsid assembly (KW-0118)

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Viral protein involved in the assembly of the capsid. In most cases virion assembly is spontaneous, but viruses like adenoviruses, herpesviruses, microviruses and tailed bacteriophages need the help of scaffolding proteins to assemble their capsid. Maturation steps that remove the scaffolding proteins and induce structural changes in the assembled capsid are also often part of the assembly process.


  • Viral procapsid assembly


Biological process

Gene Ontology


viral capsid assembly [ GO:0019069 ]


Viral release from host cellViral capsid assemblyBiological process
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