Capsomere - definition of capsomere by The Free Dictionary
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cap·so·mere (kăp′sə-mîr′) or cap·so·mer (-mər)
One of the individual subunits that make up a viral capsid.
capsomere (ˈkæpsəˌmɪə) or
(Zoology) any of the protein units that together form the capsid of a virus
cap•so•mere (ˈkæp səˌmɪər)
any of the protein subunits of a capsid.
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vaccine may offer a simplified, economical alternative to VLPs that is particularly suited to the developing world where the burden of cervical cancer is greatest (33).
Malkin's work represented the first direct visualization of the capsomere
structure of a virus by AFM.
Virus-like particles and capsomeres
are potent vaccines against cutaneous alpha HPVs.