The Coronavirus Nucleocapsid Protein

  • Hubert Laude
  • Paul S. Masters
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


The nucleocapsid (N) proteins of coronaviruses, as with most enveloped viruses, have received less attention than the surface glycoproteins and generally have been perceived to be of lesser concern. Interest in this class of proteins, however, has been stimulated in recent years by such diverse developments as the recognition of the importance of RNA-protein interactions, most notably in the study of spliceosomes and related ribonucleoproteins, as well as the finding in numerous viral systems that internal virion proteins can be major determinants of the cellular immune response.


Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus Infectious Bronchitis Virus Nucleocapsid Protein Mouse Hepatitis Virus Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hubert Laude
    • 1
  • Paul S. Masters
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Virologie et Immunologie Moléculaires, INRACentre de Recherches de Jouy-en-JosasJouy-en-JosasFrance
  2. 2.Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and ResearchNew York State Department of HealthAlbanyUSA

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