Herpes simplex type 1 virus (HSV-1) particle, Herpes image. Herpes capsid protean data source. HSV particles (virions) are composed of an outer lipid (fatty) envelope and an icosahedral protein core (capsid) encasing DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), the genetic material of the virus. HSV-1, more commonly known as oral herpes, causes sores around the mouth and lips called fever blisters or cold sores.
Also shown is: Herpes simplex virus type Ib, animated model. HSV-1 is a common virus that usually causes oral cold sores in humans, although it can be sexually transmitted, causing genital herpes. It is a double-stranded DNA virus of the Herpesviridae family.
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Keywords: Herpes, virus, std, vd, venereal disease, virion