Capsid assembly scaffolding protein (IPR009636)

Short name: SCAF

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This entry consists of several phage scaffolding proteins involved in the icosahedric procapsid assembly [PMID: 18377930]. They co-assemble with the capsid proteins to form the procapsid, in which the scaffolding protein is found within the external shell of icosahedrally arranged capsid protein subunits. In a subsequent step the scaffolding protein molecules are released from the procapsid [PMID: 22514336].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0019069 viral capsid assembly

Molecular Function

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Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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