Journal of Theoretical Medicine
Volume 6 (2005), Issue 2, Pages 91-93

An Equilibrium Assembly Model Applied to Murine Polyomavirus

Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK

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In Keef et al., Assembly Models for Papovaviridae based on Tiling Theory (submitted to J. Phys. Biol.), 2005 [1] we extended an equilibrium assembly model to the (pseudo–)T = 7 viral capsids in the family of Papovaviridae providing assembly pathways for the most likely or primary intermediates and computing their concentrations. Here this model is applied to Murine Polyomavirus based on the association energies provided by the VIPER web page Reddy et al.“Virus particle explorer (VIPER), a website for virus capsid structures and their computational analyses”, J. Virol., 75, pp. 11943–11947, 2001.