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Keyword - Viral capsid maturation (KW-1273)

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Viral protein involved in the refolding and structural rearrangements of the procapsid shell that give rise to the more stable mature capsid structure. These maturation events occur during the intracellular capsid assembly process. In many cases, procapsid maturation is initiated by the activation of a viral protease. Most bacterial viruses as well as Herpesviruses assemble as a procapsid that mature through a massive conformational change of the surface shell.


  • Viral procapsid maturation


Biological process


viral procapsid maturation [ GO:0046797 ]


Viral release from host cellViral capsid assemblyViral capsid maturationBiological process