Number of copies of gene VIII (α-helical protein referred to as the major coat protein) that are arranged in helical pattern

Range ~2700 copies
Organism Bacteriophage
Reference Iannolo G, Minenkova O, Petruzzelli R, Cesareni G. Modifying filamentous phage capsid: limits in the size of the major capsid protein. J Mol Biol. 1995 May 12 248(4):835-44 DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.1995.0264 p.835 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID7752244
Comments P.835 right column bottom paragraph: "The cylindrical protein shell that surrounds the DNA core is largely made of the product of gene VIII, an α-helical protein that is referred to as the major coat protein. Approximately 2700 copies of this 50-residue protein are arranged in a helical pattern with the α-helix of the protein roughly parallel to the long axis of the virus."
Entered by Uri M
ID 116953