Interactions between papillomavirus L1 and L2 capsid proteins. Journal Article uri icon



  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) capsid consists of 360 copies of the major capsidprotein, L1, arranged as 72 pentamers on a T=7 icosahedral lattice, with substoichiometric amounts of the minor capsid protein, L2. In order to understand the arrangement of L2 within the HPV virion, we have defined and biochemically characterized a domain of L2 that interacts with L1 pentamers. We utilized an invivo binding assay involving the coexpression of recombinant HPV type 11 (HPV11)L1 and HPV11 glutathione S-transferase (GST) L2 fusion proteins in Escherichia coli. In this system, L1 forms pentamers

publication date

  • January 1, 2003

Date in CU Experts

  • October 1, 2013 11:25 AM

Full Author List

  • Finnen RL; Erickson KD; Chen XS; Garcea RL

author count

  • 4

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 4818-26

end page

  • 4818-26


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