JUL 01, 2013 01:31 PM PDT

HIV Genetic Code Shell Simulated By Supercomputer

WRITTEN BY: Jennifer Ellis
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A cone-shaped HIV capsid is composed of about 1,300 copies of the protein p24 arranged in a hexamer coat (blue) with p24 dimers & trimers (orange) linking each hexamer unit.
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