Capsid

What is Capsid?

Capsid meaning Synonym(s): HIV Viral CoreThe bullet-shaped center of HIV. The HIV capsid contains the genetic information (two single strands of RNA) and three enzymes needed for HIV to replicate. Related Term(s): Envelope, Enzyme, Glycoprotein, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Ribonucleic Acid

 

reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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