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Descriptor English: Nucleocapsid
Descriptor Spanish: Nucleocápside
Descriptor Portuguese: Nucleocapsídeo
Descriptor French: Nucléocapside
Entry term(s): Nucleocapsids
Tree number(s): A21.249.500
B04.950.500
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019251
Scope note: A protein-nucleic acid complex which forms part or all of a virion. It consists of a CAPSID plus enclosed nucleic acid. Depending on the virus, the nucleocapsid may correspond to a naked core or be surrounded by a membranous envelope.
Annotation: a protein-nucleic acid complex of a virion
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Capsid (1977-1996)
Viral Core Proteins (1986-1996)
Viral Proteins (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note: 97; VIRAL N PROTEIN was indexed under VIRAL CORE PROTEINS 1986-96, CAPSID 1983-96, and VIRAL PROTEINS 1983-85
Online Note: use NUCLEOCAPSID (NM) to search VIRAL N PROTEIN 1983-96
History Note: 97; was VIRAL N PROTEIN (NM) 1983-96
Related: Nucleocapsid Proteins MeSH
DeCS ID: 32926
Unique ID: D019251
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Nucleocapsid - Preferred
Concept UI M0028665
Scope note A protein-nucleic acid complex which forms part or all of a virion. It consists of a CAPSID plus enclosed nucleic acid. Depending on the virus, the nucleocapsid may correspond to a naked core or be surrounded by a membranous envelope.
Preferred term Nucleocapsid
Entry term(s) Nucleocapsids



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