Maximum projection of capsomer from capsid shell layer

Value ~5.8 nm
Organism HPV human papillomavirus
Reference Baker TS, Newcomb WW, Olson NH, Cowsert LM, Olson C, Brown JC.Structures of bovine and human papillomaviruses. Analysis by cryoelectron microscopy and three-dimensional image reconstruction. Biophys J. 1991 Dec60(6):1445-56.PubMed ID1663794
Method cryoelectron microscopy and three dimensional image reconstruction techniques
Comments The capsid morphologies of the human and bovine papillomaviruses are nearly indistinguishable. Each capsid consists of a shell layer (approximately 2 nm thick) of nearly continuous density from which capsomers project radially to a maximum height of approximately 5.8 nm.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103119