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- Zuo, Xiaobing, et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2014 v.111 no.41 pp. 14675-14680
- DNA; Escherichia coli; bacteriophages; capsid; genome; humans; virus replication
- ... Releasing the packaged viral DNA into the host cell is an essential process to initiate viral infection. In many double-stranded DNA bacterial viruses and herpesviruses, the tightly packaged genome is hexagonally ordered and stressed in the protein shell, called the capsid. DNA condensed in this state inside viral capsids has been shown to be trapped in a glassy state, with restricted molecular mo ...
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