First-ever observation of the native capside of a retrovirus

10 junio 2015

For the first time ever, researchers have captured high-resolution images of the Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) capsid protein. Their images reveal unprecedented elements of flexibility in this protein, which are key for the assembly of the infectious particle. These findings represent a major progress in understanding retrovirus biology, opening new avenues towards the development of antiretroviral therapies.