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Internal Deposition of Cobalt Metal and Iron Oxide Within CPMV eVLPs

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Abstract

Empty (containing no genomic material) CPMV virus-like particles are loaded within the virus capsid with metal or metal oxide. Metal ions are allowed to diffuse through pores in the capsid surface and are reduced or hydrolyzed to metallic nanoparticles. The external surface of the virus-like particles remains amenable to further chemical modification.

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  • Protein cages
  • Iron oxide
  • Cobalt
  • Cowpea mosaic virus-like particles
  • Templated mineralization

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This work was supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK (Core Strategic Grant to the John Innes Centre, D.J.E., and JIC DTG, A.A.A.A.).

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Aljabali, A.A.A., Evans, D.J. (2018). Internal Deposition of Cobalt Metal and Iron Oxide Within CPMV eVLPs. In: Wege, C., Lomonossoff, G. (eds) Virus-Derived Nanoparticles for Advanced Technologies. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1776. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7808-3_12

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