Number of coat protein subunits

Value 2130 Unitless
Organism Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
Reference Klug A. The tobacco mosaic virus particle: structure and assembly. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1999 Mar 29 354(1383):531-5PubMed ID10212932
Comments In the TMV structure all 2130 coat protein subunits (except the few at the ends of the particle) make the same non-covalent contacts with each other, and this specific bonding pattern repeated many times leads to a symmetrical final structure.
Entered by Uri M
ID 104377