What are Encapsulins?

Encapsulins are supramolecular proteinaceous structures found within numerous bacteria. Encapsulins are icosahedral in shape ranging in size from 20-40 nm in diameter. Formed from a single repeating subunit, these large assemblies are capable of encapsulating different cargo proteins or core cargo enzymes.

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2E0Z: Crystal structure of virus-like particle from Pyrococcus furiosus

3DKT: Crystal structure of Thermotoga maritima encapsulin

4PT2: Myxococcus xanthus encapsulin protein (EncA)

6I9G: Crystal structure of encapsulin from Mycolicibacterium hassiacum

6NJ8: Encapsulin iron storage compartment from Quasibacillus thermotolerans

6X8M: CryoEM structure of the holo-SrpI encapsulin complex from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942

6X8T: CryoEM structure of the apo-SrpI encapasulin complex from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942