A Greasy Aid to Capsid Assembly: Lessons from a Salty Virus

Structure. 2015 Oct 6;23(10):1777-1779. doi: 10.1016/j.str.2015.09.002.


In this issue of Structure, Gil-Carton et al. (2015) use hybrid structural methods to investigate the architecture of the membrane-containing halovirus HHIV-2, a member of the PRD1-adenovirus lineage. This work sheds light on how lipid-proteins interactions guide the assembly of single β-barrel coat proteins to form an icosahedral capsid.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Archaeal Viruses / ultrastructure*
  • Capsid / ultrastructure*
  • Capsid Proteins / chemistry*
  • Genome, Viral*
  • Virion / ultrastructure*
  • Virus Assembly*


  • Capsid Proteins