Cowpea mosaic virus unmodified empty viruslike particles loaded with metal and metal oxide

Alaa A. A. Aljabali, Frank Sainsbury, George P. Lomonossoff, David J. Evans

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Empty (devoid of RNA) viruslike particles (eVLPs) of Cowpea mosaic virus can now be obtained readily. CPMV can encapsulate, within the protein capsid, cobalt or iron oxide by environmentally benign processes. The external surface also remains amenable to chemical modification. The development of eVLPs for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents is now a reality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)818-821
Number of pages4
Issue number7
Early online date8 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2010


  • encapsulation
  • mineralization
  • nanoparticles
  • viruses

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