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Gag protein

Definition
noun, plural: Gag proteins
A polyprotein encoded by a retroviral gag gene
Supplement
Gag stands for group-specific antigen.
Gag proteins are often the precursors processed by means of proteolysis into final viral structural proteins, such as mature protein matrix, capsid, and nucleocapsid.
Variant(s):

  • GAG-protein


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