The atomic structure of the bluetongue virus core.Grimes, J.M., Burroughs, J.N., Gouet, P., Diprose, J.M., Malby, R., Zientara, S., Mertens, P.P., Stuart, D.I.
(1998) Nature 395: 470-478
- PubMed: 9774103
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/26694
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
The structure of the core particle of bluetongue virus has been determined by X-ray crystallography at a resolution approaching 3.5 A. This transcriptionally active compartment, 700 A in diameter, represents the largest molecular structure determined in such detail. The atomic structure indicates how approximately 1,000 protein components self-assemble, using both the classical mechanism of quasi-equivalent contacts, which are achieved through triangulation, and a different method, which we term geometrical quasi-equivalence.
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford, UK.