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Spontaneous curvature as a regulator of the size of virus capsids


Šiber, Antonio; Majdandžić, Antonio
Spontaneous curvature as a regulator of the size of virus capsids // Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 80 (2009), 2; 021910-1 doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.80.021910 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Spontaneous curvature as a regulator of the size of virus capsids

Autori
Šiber, Antonio ; Majdandžić, Antonio

Izvornik
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics (1539-3755) 80 (2009), 2; 021910-1

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Virus; capsid; protein; spontaneous curvature; energy; bending; self-assembly

Sažetak
We investigate the physical reasons underlying the high monodispersity of empty virus capsids assembled in thermodynamical equilibrium in conditions of favorable pH and ionic strength. We propose that the high fidelity of the assembly results from the effective spontaneous curvature of the viral protein assemblies and the corresponding bending rigidity that penalizes curvatures which are larger and smaller from the spontaneous one. On the example of hepatitis B virus, which has been thoroughly studied experimentally in the context of interest to us, we estimate the magnitude of bending rigidity that is needed to suppress the appearance of aberrant capsid structures (~60kBT). Our approach also demonstrates that the aberrant capsids that can be classified within the Caspar-Klug framework are in most circumstances likely to be smaller from the regular ones, in agreement with the experimental findings.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Fizika



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
035-0352828-2837 - Energetskom kompeticijom uvjetovani oblici i strukture nanometarskih sustava (Antonio Šiber, )

Ustanove
Institut za fiziku, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Antonio Šiber, (226073)

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus
  • MEDLINE


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