P24 capsid protein
p24 is a component of the HIV particle capsid. There are approximately 2000 molecules per virus particle, or at a molecule weight of 24 kDa, about 104 virus particles per picogram of p24. The onset of symptoms of AIDS correlates with a reduction in the number of CD4 T cells to less than 450 μL and increased levels of virus and protein p24 in the blood.
- Medical Microbiology, p637
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