Average molecular mass of capsid protein

Value 27000 Da
Organism Virus
Reference Lošdorfer Božič A, Šiber A, Podgornik R. Statistical analysis of sizes and shapes of virus capsids and their resulting elastic properties. J Biol Phys. 2013 Mar39(2):215-28. doi: 10.1007/s10867-013-9302-3. p.6 bottom paragraph & p.12 3rd paragraphPubMed ID23860870
Method P.12 3rd paragraph: "Using the statistical analysis [investigators] have shown that capsid proteins of all viruses are similarly sized, prism-like, about 3 nm thick, having an average diameter of 5 nm and an average molecular weight of mprot≈2.7×10^4 amu [atomic mass unit=Dalton]."
Comments P.6 bottom paragraph: "Taken together, [investigators'] analysis shows that the concept of a typical capsid protein is indeed viable – the typical capsid protein is prism-like, about 3 nm thick and has an average diameter of 5 nm. The molecular weight pertaining to these protein dimensions can be estimated well by mprot≈2.7×10^4 amu, and the average number of amino acid residues peaks at ≈200 residues, with an additional smaller peak at ≈390 residues (Fig. 4)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 112739